Dimitri Lascaris on BDS, Gabriella Coleman, Red Risin Magazine, #RenameBC

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TODAY’S SHOW Host: Irwin Oostindie @DutchPhoto. Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun photo by Amanda Siebert.

02:00 Introduction

06:00 Belgian region snubs Canadian free trade deal

08:00 Duterte announces Philippines split from the USA pivoting to China

12:00 Great Bear Rainforest Diesel Spill in Heiltsuk Territory.

16:45 Weather

17:45 Gabriella Coleman on the DNC hack, whistleblowing, and hacking as performance.

gabriella-colemanIn this golden age of whistleblowing and leaking, Dr. Gabriella Coleman explores notable cases occurring outside of the orbit of Anonymous and considers the ethical implications of this type of public disclosure hack. Dr. Gabriella Coleman is Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy, Professor at McGill University, and author of Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous.  Coleman spoke last night at The Vogue Theatre as part of the UBC Wall Lecture Series.

27:15 Dimitri Lascaris on why does BDS Matter ?

dimitri-lascarisAt its August 2016 convention in Ottawa the Green Party of Canada passed a policy resolution to become the first (and only) party with representation in the House of Commons to publicly support elements of the Palestinian-led call for boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) to pressure Israel to respect international law, and oppose efforts to “prohibit, punish or otherwise deter expressions of support for BDS.” DIMITRI LASCARIS was the author and submitter of the Green Party resolution on “Palestinian Self-Determination and the Movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions” and was justice critic in the Green Party of Canada Shadow Cabinet before he was removed in September by leader Elizabeth May. Dimitri will preview a public event Friday evening in Vancouver, A Town Hall Discussion about Illegal Occupation.

41:45 Previewing new publication: Red Risin Magazine

red-risin-magRed Rising Magazine is an unfiltered space for Indigenous youth and their allies to tell their stories about what is happening right now, and what is about to happen next, in their lives and communities. Our work will be relentless. We hope to inspire a new generation of Indigenous artists, thinkers, writers, and leaders in the community. Red Rising is coming to Vancouver Saturday Oct 22nd to launch our 4th Issue “Storytelling as Resistance!”  Saturday’s event features Indigenous speakers Khelsilem, Simon Baker, Janet Rogers, Erica Violet Lee, Lisa Charleyboy, Valeen Jules, and Ntawnis Piapot! Event will be held at the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre from 2:00 – 4:30pm! Admission is based on a “pay what you can” or suggested: $5-$10

52:00 Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun on #RenameBC

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How would you rename BC? Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, an artist of Coast Salish and Okanagan descent, believes we should rename British Columbia. Share your idea for a new name!  www.renamebc.ca

Yuxweluptun, an artist of Coast Salish and Okanagan descent, graduated from the Emily Carr College of Art and Design in BC. Influential as both artist and activist, Yuxweluptun merges traditional iconography with representations of the environment and the history of colonization, resulting in his powerful, contemporary imagery; his work is replete with masked fish farmers, super-predator oil barons, abstracted ovoids, and unforgettable depictions of a spirit-filled, but now toxic, natural world.  Highly respected locally, Yuxweluptun’s work has also been displayed in numerous international group and solo exhibitions

MUSIC ON TODAY’S SHOW: Invincible and Enter-Tribal


SFU Surrey Indigenous Film Festival, Friday, Oct 21, 8:30am-4:30pm, Free
While Indigenous people have been a central focus of filmmakers since Edison first filmed Sioux ghost dancers in 1894, a recent generation of Indigenous artists have been taking up cameras and computers in order to better tell stories of specific interest to them. Co-presented by the Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival Society, the SFU Surrey Indigenous Film and Media Festival celebrates the diverse offerings by Indigenous film-makers and media artists to create images that reflect their worldviews and experiences. Offered as part of the SFU Masters of Arts for Teachers of English (MATE) program, this festival is on BC’s provincial wide PD day. We invite the public, especially teachers, to attend.

A Fundraiser for Wild Salmon, Sovereignty and Justice, Saturday Oct 22.
“Our fight against fish farms is for the benefit of all people because wild salmon is the backbone of this coast.” Join the Musgamagw Dzawada’nuxw on October 22nd at the Grandview Calvary Church for a night of story telling, videos, food & fundraising. The Musgamagw Dzawada’nuxw are on the front lines of evicting fish farms from their traditional territories in BC. In the past weeks they have boarded fish farms, held cleansing ceremonies, and found hard video evidence of the impacts these feedlots have on wild salmon.


Coast Salish Protocol: Making Territorial Acknowledgments Matter, Nov 2, 4:30pm SFU Wosk Centre
Interested in genuine reconciliation and want to make “territorial acknowledgements” matter? Learn about Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh protocol practices and how settlers can integrate reconciliation steps into their own or their organisation’s regular work. Deepen your practical understanding of colonialism and be an ally in confronting Coast Salish cultural erasure here in the Unceded Territories.




  1. A new Edward Snowden?  Real News clip on former whistleblower William Binney says the arrest of Harold Thomas Martin could be tied to the August release of NSA source-code.
  2. Rick Mercer – Donald Trump lessons for Canada’s NDP and Conservative leadership contests
  3. Kalilah Rampanen, 16 years old, sings her new song “Hey Mister Suit and Tie”
  4. #StandWithStandingRock / Sundance Film Festival presents new video: “For those of us who are media makers, filmmakers, storytellers — and have been a part of the Standing Rock camp — we can only hope that our medium contributes to the countenance of these events.” – Heather Rae, director ‘Trudell.’ To learn more about how filmmakers are responding: http://bit.ly/2czKtp8.  #nodapl #waterislife #StandWithStandingRock

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