Marineland: SHUT IT DOWN!
Hundreds of activists protested on October 7 at Marineland's last day of the season beginning with a rally featuring Ric O'Barry, former Flipper trainer turned dolphin rescuer and star of the Academy-Award winning The Cove and ex-Marineland trainer Phil Demers. Protesters then stormed Marineland and stopped the dolphin "show" -- a modern day re-enactment of the stroming of the Bastille prison in Paris in 1789.
Ric O'Barry said the protests were a "demonstration of compassion" and that he wished elected officials "would show as much compassion as the people who put them in office." O'Barry would like to see the prohibition of the use of marine mammals in so-called amusement parks.
From October 14 to 17, the Quebec City Convention Centre will be the site of four full days of debate and decision that will chart a course for the CEP union in the coming months and years. Watch live on rabbletv!
Tune in live tonight at 7PM PST for the livestream of the final event of the cross-Canada tour on the Quebec student movement with Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, Ethan Cox, Cloé Zawadzki-Turcotte, and special guest moderator Judy Rebick. For event details click here.
An interview with Bridget Tolley and Kristen Gilchrist of Families of Sisters in Spirit (FSIS). They discuss the problem, the work they do, and the annual vigils on Oct 4 and Feb 14. Interview by Greg Macdougall for rabbletv.
Sasha Wiley, a Vancouver teacher, was the first speaker at a press conference held Friday, June 29 outside the courthouse and jail at 222 Main Street. She denounced the arrests by Vancouver police of herself and more than 10 other participants in casseroles protest actions over the past two weeks. In this clip, Wiley explains that at the time of her arrest Wednesday night she was even wearing the relevant section of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms on her clothing.
On Sunday, June 17, author and activist Judy Rebick spoke at a launch of her new book, 'Occupy This!' The event was held at the W2 Media Cafe, and sponsored by rabble.ca. Judy Rebick spoke about the lessons of the Occupy movement and also about the inspiring events around Quebec's student strike and 'Maple Spring'. In addition, to open the evening, Cecilia Point of the Musqueam First Nation spoke about their local struggle to save a sacred burial ground.
Part II of this video, with the conclusion of Judy Rebick's talk and the question and discussion period, can be viewed here.
Great Lakes Need Great Friends: Watch the rebroadcast of Maude Barlow's last stop on Great Lakes tour
The Great Lakes are a common heritage that belongs to the Earth, other species and future generations as well as our own. Hear how we can collectively protect them from private interests and government complacency and restore more democratic control over them. On the last stop of her eight city tour to protect the Great Lakes, The Council of Canadians' Maude Barlow is joined by Thom McClenaghan, President, Friends of the Coves Subwatershed and Patrick Donnelly, Urban Watershed Program Manager City of London. The event began with children's choir - El Sistema London. The lecture begins at 52 minutes into the video.