“Stephen Harper’s foreign policy resembles that of [Lester] Pearson [the father of the Canadian Peacekeeper model] more than any Liberal would ever admit.” Or so claims Canadian author and journalist, Yves Engler.
Some of Engler’s book titles include: ‘Stop Signs — Cars and Capitalism on the Road to Economic, Social and Ecological Decay’ (with Bianca Mugyenyi),’The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy,’ ‘Canada and Israel: Building Apartheid,’ ‘Canada in Haiti: Waging War on the Poor Majority (with Anthony Fenton), ‘Playing Left Wing: From Rink Rat to Student Radical,’ and his latest, ‘Lester Pearson’s Peacekeeping — The Truth May Hurt.’
Yves Engler will be launching “Lester,” appearing at both Camosun College’s Lansdowne campus and up here at UVic this Wednesday March 28th.
Yves Engler in the first half.
And; less than a fortnight ago, Bernardo Vásquez Sánchez, a Zapotec community activist in San José Progreso, Oaxaca, Mexico was gunned down with his cousin, Rosalinda Dionicio Sánchez, and his brother Andres Vásquez Sánchez as they drove home. Bernardo recently told a Canadian journalist what he thought the crux of the growing tensions between Canadian listed, Fortuna Silver and locals was.
*Dawn Paley is a Vancouver-based journalist who has written for a multitude of newspapers and magazines in Canada. She has worked in radio and television too, her reports featuring on Democracy Now!, Free Speech Radio News, and CBC Radio. Dawn is also a contributing editor with The Dominion – Canada’s grassroots newsmagazine, and is a co-founder of the Vancouver Media Co-op.
Dawn Paley and a Death in Oaxaca in the second half.
And, Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV radio broadcaster Janine Bandcroft will join us to bring us up to speed with some of the things making newz on our city streets and beyond. But first, Yves Engler and homespun hurtful truths for Canadians.
* Sadly, we couldn’t connect with Dawn, but will try again another week. See her site at: DawnPaley.ca*
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