Progressive Voices

Rethinking Remembrance Day

| November 17, 2012


Artist: Progressive Voices
Title: Nora Loreto Remembrance Day
Length: 0:18:10 minutes (16.64 MB)
Format: 44.1kHz, 128Kbps

Show Notes:

Lest we forget

On this week's episode of Progressive Voices, I speak with Nora Loreto, writer, musician and activist based in Québec City. Nora provides critical analysis of Remembrance Day and what it means for Canadian society -- in particular, the jingoism of Remembrance Day, the symbolism of the red poppy and the Canadian culture of war.


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