Winnipeg Peace Fesitval dedicated to Nick Ternette

July 18, 2013
August 6, 2011: Nick Ternette at Winnipeg’s Annual Lanterns for Peace ceremony marking the anniversaty of the 1945 US nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Photo: Paul S. Graham

August 6, 2011: Nick Ternette at Winnipeg’s Annual Lanterns for Peace ceremony marking the anniversaty of the 1945 US nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Photo: Paul S. Graham

For more than 30 years, Winnipeggers have come together, in June, to march for peace. In doing so, we strive to educate our neigbours about the the roots of war and to keep alive the message that peace and social justice are inextricably interwoven.

This year, we dedicated the festival to our longtime friend and comrade in the struggle for peace and justice, Nick Ternette. Politically active in many arenas, Nick worked for social justice until the end of his life, despite the health challenges that ultimately caused his death on March 3rd, 2013.

Featured speakers at this year’s event included political activist Emily Ternette, who provided a loving tribute to her departed husband, and David Barsamian, host of the weekly American political affairs program, Alternative Radio, which has been running for 27 years.

In addition to the speeches of Emily Ternette and David Barsamian, my video report includes a brief interview with Nick, held as we marched along during the 2012 Walk for Peace.

Links:

Peace Alliance Winnipeg
Project Peacemakers


Camera:
Paul S. Graham
Ken Harasym

Narration, Interview, Editing:
Paul S. Graham

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Myths for Profit

March 25, 2012

Myths for Profit is an award-winning documentary by Montreal filmmaker Amy Miller that challenges the popular conception that Canada is a global good guy by reviewing our dismal record in international development, national defence policy and peacekeeping. Peace Alliance Winnipeg and Project Peacemakers screened this video and hosted a panel discussion at the Millennium Library Feb. 18, 2012. Moderated by Glenn Michalchuk, chair of Peace Alliance Winnipeg, the panel was composed of:

  • Dennis Lewycky: Dennis is the Executive Director of the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg, with extensive experience in community development in several countries including Belize, Botswana, Colombia, Tanzania, Israel, various Caribbean islands, Pakistan and Uganda.
  • Roger Annis: Roger chairs the Canada-Haiti Action Network and has decades of experience in international solidarity work.

Because we were only able to license the documentary for broadcast, this program will not be available on YouTube.

Broadcast Information

Shaw TV Channel 9
Length: 89 minutes
Thursday, March 29, 2012: 8:00 p.m.
Friday, March 30, 2012: 12:30 a.m.
Saturday, March 31, 2012: 4:30 a.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 1, 2012: 12:30 p.m.

Note: broadcast dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Cameras: Ken Harasym, Harold Shuster, Dwayne Crowe
Editor: Paul S. Graham


Upcoming on Shaw Cable 9: How Canada lost its bid for a UN Security Council Seat

June 10, 2011

Length: 60 minutes
Broadcast date and times: Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Broadcaster: Shaw Cable 9, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Speaking at a forum, Jan. 23, 2011, sponsored by Peace Alliance Winnipeg and Project Peacemakers, author/activist Yves Engler explores Stephen Harper’s foreign policy and how it cost Canada its bid, in 2010, for a seat on the United Nations Security Council.