In this second part of the NOW Magazine mockumentary, we are taken to the NOW party, where Toronto notables like Ian Blurton, Howard Moscoe, Rob Stephaniuk and Olivia Chow wax poetic about 25 years of NOW.
The Raging Grannies perform at a special public screening on October 1st 2009 of the new feature documentary by Paul Manly, "You, Me and the SPP: Trading Democracy for Corporate Rule.", hosted by NDP International Trade Critic, Peter Julian at the House of Commons.
The screening kicked off Paul Manly's national tour. Following the screening, there was a panel discussion, including the filmmaker Paul Manly (www.youmespp.com), NDP International Trade Critic Peter Julian, Teresa Healy (Senior Researcher, Canadian Labour Congress), Bruce Campbell (Executive Director, Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives), Maude Barlow (National Chairperson, Council of Canadians) and Louise Casselman (Common Frontiers) and a question and answer period.
NDP International Trade Critic, Peter Julian, hosting a special public screening of the new feature documentary "You, Me and the SPP: Trading Democracy for Corporate Rule," toasts the quiet cancellation of the Security and Prosperity Partnership along with some friends (listed below).
The screening kicked off Paul Manlys national tour. Following the screening, there was a panel discussion, including the filmmaker Paul Manly (www.youmespp.com), NDP International Trade Critic Peter Julian, Teresa Healy (Senior Researcher, Canadian Labour Congress), Bruce Campbell (Executive Director, Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives), Maude Barlow (National Chairperson, Council of Canadians) and Louise Casselman (Common Frontiers) and a question and answer period.
On August 19th Caster Semenya burst onto the world scene with her record breaking 800 meter run. But for Semenya, known as The Pride of South Africa, it was a race that was quickly contested when the International Association of Athletics Federations ordered tests be done to verify her gender, thus sparking a cacophony of accusations, speculation and misinformation.
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President of the Canadian Labour Congress, Ken Georgetti, speaks before attending a House of Commons committee hearing presentation on Bill C-50 that would amend the Employment Insurance Act.
The Bill's provisions are purported to extend benefits to long-tenured workers and help stabilize the local economies of many hard-hit communities. But Georgetti says that much more remains to be done. Only half of all unemployed workers qualify for EI, and the average weekly benefit is only about $50 a day before taxes, Georgetti says. Tens of thousands of unemployed workers have exhausted their benefits and will end up on provincial social assistance.
Author and social justice activist Judy Rebick addresses the "Fix EI" Town Hall Meeting held at Ryerson University in Toronto - September 21, 2009
Eighty-six days after he was summarily kidnapped and forced out of the country by the military, and on his third attempt to return, ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya appeared at the Brazilian embassy in the capital city of Tegucigalpa on Monday morning. Hondurans flooded into the streets to support his return, to which the coup regime responded by instituting a curfew. When thousands of Hondurans refused to adhere to return to their homes, the regime resorted to brute force.
Produced by Jesse Freeston.
John Greyson, Toronto filmmaker who in protest pulled his film from the Toronto Film Festival because of its decision to focus its City-to-City programming on Tel Aviv, reads an open letter to Robert Lantos, a Canadian producer who aggressively attacked Greyson for his action.
John Greyson's action inspired 'The Toronto Declaration', a letter signed by thousands of prominent filmmakers, actors and activists in solidarity with the protest against TIFF's spotlight on Tel Aviv.
The documentary film Shouting Fire: Stories From the Edge of Free Speech screens on Friday Oct. 2 at 9:15p.m. as part of the M.U.C.K. Film Festival in Toronto. A panel discussion to follow, including Ward Churchill, who is featured in the film, and rabble.ca editor Derrick O'Keefe.