Negotiators from 12 Pacific Rim countries meet in secret in Vancouver over the weekend of June 15 -- 17th to set new investment rules within the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). No announcement of this "intersessional" on investment has been made to the public or the media. People in Canada first learned about this TPP 'mini' negotiation from an article in the Peruvian media Friday. For more on the Vancouver meetings, check out this article by Stuart Trew.
'Refugee health care cuts in Canada -- We're better than this': A spoken word piece by Ikenna Onyegbula. Watch the video and share it!
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When Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper came to London yesterday, he was met by crowds of tar sands protesters, standing in solidarity with First Nations communities and everyone in Canada trying to stop the destruction.
Highlights from the June 8 Community Teach-In at Jack Purcell Community Centre, Ottawa, as part of a national day of action in support of sex workers. Event hosted by POWER: Prostitutes of Ottawa/Gatineau: Work, Educate, Resist http://powerottawa.ca
As the Justice Department prepares to file charges against Booz Allen Hamilton employee Edward Snowden for leaking classified documents about the National Security Agency, the role of private intelligence firms has entered the national spotlight. Democracy Now! has the coverage.
Journalist Glenn Greenwald interviews NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Film by Laura Poitras.
The Personal Democracy Forum just wrapped up in New York City, with the theme "Think Bigger" in honour Aaron Swartz. Kimberly Bryant is the Founder and Executive Director of Black Girls CODE, a non-profit organization focused on introducing girls of color (ages 7-17) to the field of technology and computer programming with a concentration on entrepreneurial concepts. Ms. Bryant has enjoyed a very successful professional career as a Biotechnology Engineer in a series of technical leadership roles for various Fortune 100 companies such as Genentech, Merck, and Pfizer. Ms.
Free Speech TV and Deep Dish TV are teaming up June 7th - 9th to bring you live coverage of the 2013 Left Forum. A unique phenomenon, Left Forum convenes the largest annual gathering of a broad spectrum of left and progressive intellectuals, activists, academics, organizations and the interested public. Conference participants come together to engage a wide range of critical perspectives on the world, to discuss differences, commonalities and alternatives to current predicaments, and to share ideas for understanding and transforming the world. The conference is held each year in New York City.The streaming schedule is below.
Video by DgSolidarity: June 3, 2013 VAG downtown Vancouver, unceded Coast Salish Territories -- Hundreds gathered at a very high energy rally to listen to impassioned speeches and poetry, experience Turkish culture, and to experience this very intense spoken work performance, held in Solidarity with the people in Istanbul and elsewhere in Turkey suffering at the hands of police, under an unrelenting government.