The Future of Food with Dr. Vandana Shiva
Scientist, author, and activist, Vandana Shiva presented the University of Victoria's President's Distinguished Lecture and Special Convocation address marking the school's 50th anniversary. A packed house gave the iconic food, environment, and agricultural justice activist repeated standing ovations, and were entertained in an extended Q. and A. session after her address.
This Week: "They were all vultures, and the rest of us were just food." So begins reporting investigator Greg Palast's latest recording of the everyday depravity that is the modern world, 'Vultures' Picnic: In Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates, and High-Finance Carnivores.'
'Vultures' Picnic' joins Palast's previous best-sellers, 'The Best Democracy Money Can Buy,' and 'Armed Madhouse' to complete a chilling trilogy chronicling the corporate malfeasance and personal moral turpitude literally endangering the lives and well-being of every living creature on Earth.
Greg Palast, in pursuit of petroleum pigs, power pirates, and high finance carnivores in the first half.
And; down at this end of the oil pipeline, where you and me, and those who drive internal combustion engines need to go to get their fuel, the price of that fix has risen, not only in a steady progression, but by fits and spurts, sometimes yo-yoing by ten and twenty percent at points of purchase in a single day! It wasn't always this way; so, what's changed?
Paul Summerville and tracking the international economy at the gas pump in the second half.
And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with some of the things going on on the streets of the city and beyond. But first, Greg Palast takes us on a Vultures' Picnic.
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Palestine / Israel: Fear of the Future
September 27, 2011 - October 11, 2011
Join us as Amira Hass, a journalist with the Israeli newspaper Haaretz since 1989, shares her views as a journalist on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and Palestinians’ experiences under Israeli occupation.
Sponsored nationally by Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East, and KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives.
Victoria, British Columbia - Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 07:30 PM. (Full Details)
Monday, January 28th, 2002
As Canada’s monetary and political independence sink slowly into history; as our leaders sell our sovereignty, erasing our most dearly held institutions; as Canadian soldiers depart for foreign wars, led by foreign masters, we may take a winter’s moment to ponder the legacy of our great acquiescence to corporate rule. Ontario has become a toxic dumping ground, B.C. the new haven for pipelines and offshore oil derricks, the North withering under climate change, and the Atlantic fished out. And, on the great prairie, our oceans of wheat are threatened by a spill more destructive than anything Exxon could muster. On the first half of today’s show, organic farmer and member of the Saskatchewan Organic Directorate, Marc Loiselle on the fight against genetic pollution in Canada’s heartland.
And, can we change our culture? No-one can doubt, our present course is disastrous for the environment, human health, and holds no hope of achieving either justice or peace. But what to do? In the second half of the program, inventor, author, futurist, and co-founder of The Venus Project, Jacques Fresco will be here with his vision of an alternative, sustainable, new world civilization…But first, Marc Loiselle fighting genetic pollution.
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