Nettie Wild KONELĪNE, Rojava Self-Determination, NATO threatens Russia

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TODAY’S SHOW Host: Irwin Oostindie @DutchPhoto.

02:30 Introduction

04:00 #StandingRock North Dakota defense

We share frontline audio from Queen Sacheen, Dallas Goldtooth and (starting at 00:10:30) CNN with an interview with actor Mark Ruffalo.  Police in riot gear faced off with land defenders on horseback as the months-long protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline came to a head Thursday. At least 117 protesters were arrested after law enforcement Humvees and helicopters began to flood the area to break up the defenders’ encampment near the pipeline’s path. Scroll down for 2 events to show solidarity with #NoDAPL


16:45 Other news headlines: from #SiteC, Calais refugee children, Venezuela’s rightwing coup attempt, Netherlands’ far right, Malaysia to buy China naval vessels instead of American vessels, and more.

28:00 Struggles for Self-Determination from Rojava to British Columbia


Steven Henderson of Vancouver Communalism previews their conference: Struggles for Self-Determination from Rojava to British Columbia, Saturday, Oct 29, 10am-5pm, SFU Harbour Centre, Room 1700.
– Nissy Arif, teacher and Kurdish activist.
– Cody Bergerud, Victoria based activist and former YPG medic and participant in Tev-Dem.
– Alex Moreau & Baz Andok (nom de guerre), Vancouver based veterans of YPG and Tactical Medical Unit (TMU).
– Firat Kabak Batman (nom de guerre), Swedish Kurd who is serving in the TMU.
– Chris Shaw, Vancouver-based activist.
– Kanahus Manuel, Ts’Peten Defense Committee.
– Steven Henderson, Vancouver-based communalist.
– Ama Tierney, US based journalist and activist.
Moderator/Facilitator: Stephen Collis

38:00 Roger Annis on NATO militarism, Trump and Russia


Roger Annis at “NATO is in the midst of a two-day meeting in Brussels of  defense ministers of the military alliance’s member countries. (Yesterday) the meeting announced decision to escalate NATO’s threatening military posture against Russia by land, sea and air. The escalations will take place in the Baltic and Black seas, and along Russia’s borders with the Baltic states and Poland.” What are the implications of US policy and Trump rhetoric towards Russia and European security. How is political and military jargon with the US election causing NATO to gather at the Russia border and how are the real threats of annihilation of millions of human lives simplified in matter-of-fact terms and election sound bites.

49:00 Nettie Wild’s new film, KONELĪNE


Nettie Wild’s extraordinary KONELĪNE open this week for a special 2-week run at the Vancity Theatre. The film takes us beyond the Lower Mainland to reveal the stunning landscape to the north, and to chart the tension between a still relatively pristine beauty and the scars that economic development inevitably brings in the form of resource extraction and power lines. (Also like Haida GwaiiKONELĪNE was awarded the Best Canadian Feature Documentary prize at HotDocs earlier this year.)

First and foremost a rhapsodic visual response to a place and the people in it, KONELĪNE engages the senses with its ravishing aerial views and staggering vistas (as well as its superb, subtle sound design). On at least three separate occasions, Wild catches something thrillingly new and raw on camera, whether it’s a moose coming to a sticky end, horses being cajoled across a torrential river or a power transmission tower being painstakingly lowered into place by a massive helicopter. Then there’s the sequence where fish are airlifted up river for their own protection… And the scenes where a member of the Tahltan First Nation discusses his efforts to learn his native tongue (“koneline” means “beautiful land”)… By no means a polemic, the film is instead a meditation on different cultures, different conceptions of time and value, and a glimpse of the something that will surely outlast us all.

“Transcendent, breathtaking spectacle…. [Wild] lets the camera hunt for art in every frame, mining veins of abstract beauty rather than sharp nuggets of political narrative. She allows every image an ecumenical gaze.”—Brian D. Johnson, Maclean’s


Friday October 28, 11:30-1pm US Consulate, 1045 West Pender, Vancouver
#StandingRock Solidarity Rally #waterislife #waterprotectors Solidarity Event
Lunch time gathering, Bring your drum, Bring yourself, Bring your prayers, Bring your voice and songs, Bring a sign #waterislife #waterissacred  #standingwithstanding
Coast Salish opener, Speakers, Drumming and praying.
We see all the things that are happening on fb live. We want to bring all nations together in coast salish territory to bring awareness, show solidarity, peacefully pray and gather.
We also want to raise some funds for the legal funds.

Saturday, October 29, 12-2pm, Commercial Drive Skytrain
Standing Rock Flashmob
lets get together and stand in solidarity with Standing Rock.. soo we can pray, sing and create awareness towards the stand off in that territory please come one! come all.

Friday-Saturday, October 28-29
#CallResponse exhibition (7-10pm) and performances (Saturday)
OPENING RECEPTION: October 28, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM at grunt gallery; with performances throughout the day.
LIVE PERFORMANCES: OCTOBER 28, 2016, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Maria Hupfield, IV Castellanos and Esther Neff
LOCATION: Motion Capture Studio, ECUAD (Room 285e, 1399 Johnston St, Granville Island)
*Pre-registration for this performance is required:
4:00 – 7:00 PM Ursula Johnson with Cassandra Smith and Cease Wyss
LOCATION: park behind grunt (E 5th Ave @ Brunswick) Rain or shine!
8:30 PM Laakkuluk Williamson-Bathory and Tanya Tagaq
LOCATION: Native Education College (285 E 5th Ave @ Scotia)
EXHIBITION DATES: October 29 – December 10, 2016
Christi Belcourt, Maria Hupfield, Ursula Johnson, Tania Willard, and Laakkuluk Williamson-Bathory
Isaac Murdoch, Esther Neff & IV Castellanos, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Marcia Crosby, and Tanya Tagaq
Tarah Hogue, Maria Hupfield, and Tania Willard,  in partnership with grunt gallery

Friday, October 28, 4-6PM:
Rally For Affordable Housing in Vancouver
Rally to demand the City of Vancouver take immediate steps to regulate the housing market. North side of Vancouver City Hall, 453 W 12th Ave.


Friday, October 28, 7:30-11pm, Biltmore Cabaret
Immortal Azizi Gibson Halloween with Kimmortal and Traffik

Nov 2, 4:30pm:
Coast Salish Protocol: Making Territorial Acknowledgments MatterSFU 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 Rampanen16 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:  #nodapl #waterislife #StandWithStandingRock

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