Part 1 of the show looks at the health consequences of gentrification in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside and the powerful community struggle against the Sequel 138 condo development with Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood Council board member Ivan Drury. Part two examines mass incarceration and political imprisonment as an assault on people's health and people's aspirations for healthier, liberated world. It includes part of talk by Angie Ipong, a former political prisoner who spent 6 years in jail in the Philippines for her work organizing with peasants and indigenous people, and an interview with Charlotte Kates of the SAMIDOUN Palestinian Prisoners Support Network about the health consequences of mass incarceration of Palestinians in Israeli occupation jails.
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