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Earth Rights

February 9, 2015
| Part two of a speech by Vandana Shiva, in which she addresses solutions based in human rights allied to rights of nature.
Length: 29:29 minutes (40.51 MB)
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The World Social Forum: Building alternative forms of globalization

Photo: Amine Ghrabi/flickr

The greatest progressive innovation of our century -- to this point -- has been the World Social Forum (WSF). In the book Another World is Possible: popular alternatives to globalization at the World Social Forum, William Fisher and I first contended that the World Social Forum represented the beginning of building a new left and a new global civilization, grounded by a desire for participatory, radical democracy.

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Five global food trends for 2015

I have no idea whether cauliflower will send kale back to the farm leagues this year, or if Greek yoghurt is doomed to eat the dust of customers rushing away to kefir, or whether harissa will redefine cool and sriracha will be yesterday's hot sauce.

But I can see some clear trends arising from deep-going changes within our global food system. We are in a moment of greater shift disturbing than any since the modern food movement emerged full-blown from distinct social, cultural, spiritual, ecological and public health organizations during the 1990s.

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Redeye

Kayak: A play about climate change

January 11, 2015
| Annie is a wealthy middle-aged woman lost in a kayak. As she floats aimlessly on the water, she is haunted by memories of Julie, a radical environmentalist and girlfriend of her son, Peter.
Length: 14:59 minutes (13.73 MB)
December 22, 2014 |
With 2014 about to end as the warmest year on record, it is becoming more and more urgent that meaningful action to address climate change take place.
Redeye

The Pom Bombs: Radical Sass Cheer Troupe

December 10, 2014
| Dressed in turquoise, silver and lots of glitter, the Pom Bombs take their political chants out into the streets to raise energy, start dialogue and have fun.
Length: 10:46 minutes (9.86 MB)
Redeye

A feminist view of the revolution in Ukraine

December 5, 2014
| Marusya Borciurkiw is a Canadian filmmaker of Ukrainian descent. She traveled to Kyiv at the end of April to direct a documentary about activists in Ukraine during and after the Euromaidan revolution.
Length: 19:38 minutes (17.98 MB)
Image: Alice Shen
| December 5, 2014

Anti-austerity marches take over Quebec streets

Photo : Raynald Leblanc

All photos used with permission from Confédération des syndicats nationaux.

Thousands of people stormed the streets in Montreal and Quebec City this past weekend to protest against austerity measures proposed by the Quebec national government.

The march was organized by Collectif refusons l'austérité, a group that includes several union and student movements such as L'ASSÉ and Centrale des syndicats du Quebec.

Around 100,000 Montreal protesters descended on the downtown streets, making their way to Place des Festivals from René-Levesque Boulevard.

The anti-austerity movement inspired its own hashtag on Twitter: #manif29nov.

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Feminist Current

FAFIA launches campaign of solidarity with Aboriginal women and girls

December 1, 2014
| Meghan Murphy speaks with Cherry Smiley and Shelagh Day about the ongoing effects of colonialism on Aboriginal women and girls and the call for a national inquiry into missing and murdered women.
Length: 30:47 minutes (28.19 MB)
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