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.
This webcast marks the beginning of a national conversation convened by Friends of Canadian Broadcasting to gather expert and everyday views about the future direction of our CBC. Another round of severe cuts has left supporters of public broadcasting wondering how we can make a difference. There is a growing groundswell of opinion that we need to fundamentally rethink the CBC from the ground up. Please join us for this important web event right here at rabble.ca Thursday, May 31st from 4 to 6 pm EDT. Bring your ideas and opinions about the kind of CBC YOU want to this interactive forum, or simply plan to watch and listen to what promises to be a provocative, thoughtful and entertaining event.
An Ottawa-wide demonstration in solidarity with the Quebec uprising. We'll join up with the students of the Outaouais to fight Special Law 78!
Watch live TONIGHT: Great Lakes need great friends: Maude Barlow's final stop on the Great Lakes tour
Join Maude Barlow and other guests to celebrate the Great Lakes – 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. Maude Barlow will be joined tonight by Thom McClenaghan, President, Friends of the Coves Subwatershed and Patrick Donnelly, Urban Watershed Program Manager City of London.
rabble contributor Bill Clennett shares a taste of what the Montreal protests against Charest government's Loi 78 and proposed tuition increases are like. Recorded on the evening of May 24th, the video presents two of the demos: beginning with one of the local community actions in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve neighbourhood and from there to a major night time demo that brought thousands of people on the streets of downtown Montreal, and from there proceeded throughout the city for about four hours.