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Gary Taubes - Sugar: How Sweet It Isn’t
27 Feb, 2017 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

Sugar is the tobacco of the new millennium: backed by powerful lobbies, entrenched in our lives, and making some people very sick. There is growing evidence that sugar triggers chronic diseases such as diabetes that are likely to kill us, or at least hasten our deaths. In the U.S. and Canada about 30 % of the population has diabetes; obesity...
Angela Davis - Beginnings: Movements of Possibility
13 Feb, 2017 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

In times of crisis one can simultaneously see danger and opportunity. Today there is nostalgia for an imagined past and a desire to recreate it. It’s a seductive tale. Things were better then. The country was unchallenged in the world. Jobs were plentiful. Minorities, women, gays, immigrants knew their place. There was order in the land. But over many decades,...
Arun Gupta - Changing the System
06 Feb, 2017 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

With Donald Trump in the White House we may have entered a post-truth era. As Orwell wrote in his great essay “Looking Back on the Spanish War:” “If the Leader says of such and such an event, ‘It never happened’—well, it never happened. If he says that two and two are five—well, two and two are five. Orwell added, “This...
Martin Luther King, Jr – Beyond Vietnam
30 Jan, 2017 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech is aired repeatedly and the charismatic orator seems forever frozen on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on that August day. No doubt it was a great and historic presentation, profoundly moving and full of dazzling poetry and inspiring images. But he was to give another address no less significant to...
Gary Younge – Gunned Down: Kids Getting Killed
23 Jan, 2017 | 0:57:01 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

After the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in December 2012, impending firearm control legislation led to panic buying of guns throughout the country. In 2016, the prospect of Hillary as president led to another rush to buy. Smith and Wesson stock prices soared. Remington Arms Company boosted production. Walmart gun sales went up. Incidents of gun violence only seem to...
Stephen Cohen - Reheating the Cold War
16 Jan, 2017 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

Winston Churchill once observed, the further back you go, the farther forward you can see. We know little of Russia and its history beyond bears, Siberian winters, the Kremlin and Doctor Zhivago. The United States emerged victorious at end of the Cold War. An era of cooperation was to be ushered in. What should have been an opportunity to create...
Richard Wolff - Trumponomics
09 Jan, 2017 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

Trumponomics. Wall Street likes what it sees in the 45th president. The stock market is way up. The reality TV star heads up one of the most pro-corporate administrations in U.S. history. After railing against elites Trump’s cabinet is loaded with Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan honchos. Millionaires and billionaires are staffing key positions. It’s the wealthiest cabinet in history. Deregulation...
Medea Benjamin - The Saudi-U.S. Sinister Alliance
02 Jan, 2017 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The Saudi-U.S. relationship takes crucial shape in 1945 when FDR meets with Abdul Aziz ibn Saud, the king of Saudi Arabia, on a U.S. destroyer in the Suez Canal. The essence of the get together was to insure Saudi’s vast oil reserves would be the special preserve of U.S. oil companies. In return Washington would guarantee the security of the...
a series of elegiac sequences exploring the nature of individual loss
19 Dec, 2016 | 0:59:17 |
EN | Frieda Werden | Denman Readers and Writers Festival

Moving reading by the author, at the Denman Island (BC) Readers and Writers Festival, in July 205. Introduction by Bill Engleson. She imagines herself into the lives of the victims of the Air India Flight 182 bombing on June 23, 1985. There were 329 deaths. 82 Children. Canada's worst mass murder. The accused acquitted.
Wenonah Hauter - Smoke, Fumes & Big Oil
12 Dec, 2016 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

How grim is the news? 2016 will be the hottest year on Earth since data keeping began 136 years ago. Donald Trump says climate change is a hoax created by the Chinese. He says he will gut the Environmental Protection Agency and pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate change agreement. We can get out of this death spiral....
Vijay Prashad - Responsibility to Protect
28 Nov, 2016 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

Following the mass killings in Rwanda and the international communities’ failure to act, the UN formulated a new doctrine called Responsibility to Protect (R2P). Its key provision is “Sovereignty no longer exclusively protects states from foreign interference.” Libya is a perfect example of R2P gone haywire. There were hyperbolic reports of atrocities, bloodbaths and massacres. The U.S. invoked R2P. A...
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz – The Other Side of Thanksgiving
21 Nov, 2016 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The historical lens through which national holidays are viewed is often blurred and distorted. Thanksgiving is a case in point. The much-revered Pilgrims fresh off the Mayflower sat down and shared native foods with the friendly Wampanoags. A heart-warming story. But this idea of the gift-giving Indian, helping to establish and enrich what would become the United States, is a...
Launch event Speeches
18 Nov, 2016 | 0:10:07 |
EN | Patrick Auguste | Sir Wilfrid Laurier : Builder of Todays's Canada

In message M. Guy Matte, Executive director of the Canadian Foundation for Cross-Cultural Dialogue linked this initiative with the celebration of 150 Anniversary of Canada and the 175 anniversary of the birth of Sir Wilfrid Laurier. He stressed on the contribution of Sir Wilfrid Laurier to the construction of Canada. He thanked the different partners Canadian Heritage, Parks Canada, Laurier...
Gideon Levy - The Never Ending Occupation: Palestine
14 Nov, 2016 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

Israeli general and later prime minister Ariel Sharon said of the Palestinians: “We’ll make a pastrami sandwich out of them. We’ll insert a strip of Jewish settlements in between the Palestinians and then another strip of Jewish settlements, right across the West Bank, so that in 25 years’ time neither the United Nations nor the United States, nobody, will be...
Alfred McCoy - The Decline of U.S. Global Power
07 Nov, 2016 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

What’s the shelf life of empires? Decades, maybe centuries. All things come to an end. Recall Shelley’s great poem Ozymandias about the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses the Great and his seemingly invincible kingdom. Ozymandias was Greek for Ramses. I met a traveller from an antique land, Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. And on the...
Yassmin Abdel-Magied - Recognizing Bias
31 Oct, 2016 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

We all almost automatically think of ourselves as somehow evolved and enlightened and free from bias. Hey, I look at someone and judge that person on the merits of his or her character. Race, class, gender, age, sexual orientation, geographical origin, accent don’t factor in at all. We might be kidding ourselves to think we are free from prejudice. Cognitive...
Chomsky: The Election
03 Oct, 2016 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

What’s your favorite flavor? Trump? Hillary? Maybe Jill Stein or Gary Johnson? Or maybe you were one of the 13 million Bernie Sanders voters? A lot of people invest heavily in emotional terms in elections. Hopes are raised to the skies, then there are disappointing defeats or if your candidate wins and assumes office disillusionment sets in. And you say,...
Chris Williams - Eco-Socialism
26 Sep, 2016 | 0:00:47 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

Floods, fires, droughts, and rising temperatures are all on the increase in frequency and intensity. The terms unprecedented and record breaking are now so often used that they are becoming routine. Climate change is generating climate refugees from island nations in the South Pacific to small coastal communities in Alaska and Louisiana. They won’t be the last places to go...
Chris Williams - Eco-Socialism
26 Sep, 2016 | 0:00:47 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

Floods, fires, droughts, and rising temperatures are all on the increase in frequency and intensity. The terms unprecedented and record breaking are now so often used that they are becoming routine. Climate change is generating climate refugees from island nations in the South Pacific to small coastal communities in Alaska and Louisiana. They won’t be the last places to go...
David Daley - Gerrymandering: Tilting Elections
19 Sep, 2016 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

Gerrymandering. The word was coined after the redrawing of election districts by Governor Gerry in Massachusetts in 1812. He signed a bill that benefited his party. One of the contorted districts in the Boston area was said to resemble the shape of a salamander. How does this notorious political practice work? Two of the most common gerrymandering techniques are called...
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