Listen to entire program here:
According to the International Policy Institute website, Phyllis Bennis directs the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington DC. She is a founder of and remains on the steering committee of the U.S. Campaign to End Israeli Occupation, works closely with the United for Peace and Justice anti-war coalition, co-chairs the UN-based International Coordinating Network on Palestine, and since 2002 has played an active role in the growing global peace movement.
We spoke with her after the UN imposed a so called no-fly zone over Libya which is enforced by mainly western nations. While on the one hand many believe a people inspired revolt needed assistance, others saw the western powers again invading a Muslim country under the pretext of humanitarian needs in pursuit of their own agenda. It remains to be properly explained by western powers, including Canada, why Palestinians in Gaza and civilians in Bahrain and Yemen have not been afforded the same intervention. A new world order is certainly needed, and Bennis spoke of the concept of internationalism where movements for peace and justice are built and can expand to displace the current global economic order which thrives on war and occupation.
You can further support the work of Phyllis Bennis and the New Internationalism Project here.
OPIRG-Windsor presents: DECOLONIZATION FOR SETTLERS WORKSHOP
Tuesday, March 22. 7 pm @ Windsor Workers Action Centre 328 Pelissier ST.
This workshop comes from an understanding that colonialism is not an issue for Indigenous people alone to deal with. It encourages non-Native people to see the ways colonialism is all around us and within us – and how to deconstruct and transform both social relations and the many layers of colonialism within our hearts and minds.
In more detail, this workshop employs interactive discussion, historical documents, treaty texts, maps and images to explore the history of colonization around the Great Lakes, the ways in which non-Native people are signatories to treaties which are currently being broken (and the responsibilities carried therein), and the ways colonialism impoverishes our relationship with the land.
Presenter Matt Soltys lives in Guelph, Ontario, and is active in environmental justice, food security, and anti-colonial movements. he is also a father, a naturalist, former organizer with the indigenous peoples solidarity movement, and producer of Healing the Earth Radio.
We spoke with Donna Longmore about the upcoming fundraiser for Ten Thousand Villages and the Global Resource Centre:
We’re Saving a Seat for You
at our annual Global Resource Centre / Ten Thousand Villages fundraising dinner:
Saturday, April 9, 2010 – cocktails at 6pm – dinner at 7 pm
St. Angela’s Hall, 750 Erie Street East, Windsor
Tickets: $25 per adult, (with $14 tax receipt) – children 12 and under, $12 (no tax receipt)
Please order your tickets soon;
call (519) 255- 1293 or visit our store (624 Chilver) or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Not only will you meet old friends and have fun, you’ll enjoy the great food and music!
Door Prizes; Loonie Auction; 50/50 draw; Raffle.
Music by ‘Nothing Special’