The political climate before the explosion at Stonewall in New York's Greenwich Village in 1969 has been artfully documented by John Scagliotti, whose films Before Stonewall and After Stonewall tell the story of gay activism and the struggle for social justice throughout the twentieth century. You can find out more about Scagliotti's work here.
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Viigo President and CEO Mark Ruddock talks to rabbletv's Wayne MacPhail about how he uses Twitter to keep track of his company's social media shadow, stay on top of competitors and connect with his customers. rabbletv caught up with him at the Social Media Summit in Toronto, April 29, 2009 put on by the Advanced Learning Institute.
What are the topics and books that are buzzing at Congress 09's book fair? rabble.ca was there to show you.
Co-owners Deanna Zunde and Ed Lynds talk with host Wayne MacPhail about the Darkhorse, their coffeehouse on the ground floor of the Centre for Social Innovation in Toronto. This video is a part of the Quick Change series for rabbletv
In Ottawa on Saturday, May 9th, a rally was held by the human rights monument to draw attention to security certificate use in Canada. This clip was filmed by Bill Clennett.
Also, don't miss this video of Mohamed Harket as he finally gets to exercise his right to free speech.
Mohamed Harkat was arrested on December 10th, 2002 (International Human Rights Day) under a Security Certificate and spent 43 months in jail without ever being charged or having access to the evidence. After one year in solitary confinement and 3.5 years in jail, he was released on bail in June of 2006 under the toughest bail conditions in Canadian history.
A scientist with the Manhattan Project racing to develop the first nuclear bomb, Joseph Rotblat quit in protest, believing nuclear weapons were no longer needed to win World War II.
He became a catalyst for non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and peace movements around the world, founding the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs and eventually winning the Nobel Peace Prize. This first of a 5-episode podcast follows the discussions and debates inspired by screenings of The Strangest Dream, a film about Rotblat's life and work dedicated to world peace.
For more on the film, including exclusive clips, visit: http://nfb.ca/strangestdream.
A massive protest against the Sri Lankan army for its assault on the Tamil minority took place in Toronto, shutting down the Queen Elizabeth Way highway, a major traffic artery for the city. Protesters (which included many non-Tamil supporters) said they were marching in opposition to the "2000 plus Tamils killed Saturday night and Sunday morning by the Sri Lankan Armed Forces."
In this episode host Wayne MacPhail interviews Yvonne Bambrick, the executive director of the Toronto Cyclists Union. http://bikeunion.to Quick Change is a vidcast that focusses on the social change tenants in the Centre for Social Innovation at 215 Spadina Avenue in Toronto.
After a screening of his new film, Fierce Light, director Velcrow Ripper discussed his work with the Globe and Mail's Liam Lacey at the flagship Roots store in Toronto. To learn more about the film visit http://www.fiercelight.org/
"Fierce Light" is a feature documentary that captures the exciting movement of Spiritual Activism that is exploding around the planet, and the powerful personalities that are igniting it.
Watch the trailer here.