Went down to the University of Victoria to check out Jennifer Pickford's film Eco Warriors the Documentary, featuring local eco heroes Ingmar Lee, Zoe Blunt, and others.
Here's a bit of the blurb from the filmmaker's website: www.pickfordproductions.com
This documentary depicts the increasingly harsh treatment of people who protest against what they see as crimes to the environment. Today, protesters who were once described as environmental activists are being called ‘terrorists’, and environmental activism is being labeled ‘eco-terrorism’.
Environmental activists being labeled as terrorists is an increasingly real threat since United States Federal Bureau of Investigation now includes a category for 'eco-terrorism' under its Domestic Terrorism Section. Many see the use of the term 'eco-terrorist' as a propaganda term devised by law-enforcement to criminalize or marginalize their protests.
Today, two seasoned guests of Gorilla Radio past agreed to repeat. Regurgitating too is the annual celebration of colonial dominion, known colloquially as, "B.C. Day." It was just after that day last year I talked with author, and activist, professor Robert Jensen following a chance encounter with Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper.
And; last week, last month, last year, and for the last ten years Gorilla Radio has aired, Jon Elmer has brought to us an insider's look at daily life within the siege of remnant Palestine. Stymied at Egypt's border crossing with Gaza: (see here)last week, Jon has since passed into the West Bank.
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