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This week: Maude Barlow was here at UVic in October, speaking out against another brick in the corporate-rule agenda wall, CETA, or the Canada-European Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement. It was the first leg of a cross-Canada tour still underway.
Maude Barlow and Canada’s Communities Are Not for Sale in the first half.
And; to watch the nightly news, you’d be forgiven for believing the only way to settle disputes is through violence or threats of violence. From the not so deftly veiled promises of president Obama that “no options will be taken off the table” of this or that international dispute, to the police riot squaders spraying peaceful men and women, old and young, with tear gas and rubber-encased steel bullets, it seems might makes right in this world.
But, beyond the glare of television lights, past the bleeding leading stories of the day, millions work diligently, without pause, for peaceful solutions to apparently intractable conflict.
Michael Riordon is one of those. Author, documentary film maker, playwright, and lecturer, Riordon has written five books, the latest of which is, ‘Our Way to Fight: Peace Work Under Siege in Israel-Palestine.’
Michael is at the University of Victoria tonight, in the David Strong Building, presenting, ‘Let My People Speak: Hear the repressed voices of peace workers in Palestine and Israel’ Of his work, Riordon says, “A primary goal is to recover voices and stories of people who are silenced and relegated to the margins and written out of the ‘official’ version of events.”
Michael Riordon in the second half.
And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will be here at the bottom of the hour to bring us news from an eventful week past on Victoria’s streets for the People’s Assembly, and beyond our borders too. But first, Maude Barlow, standing on guard for Canada where the government will not.
Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, http://www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com