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17 minutes | 6 months ago
Sister Elizabeth Kelleher speaks about the moral need to build social housing
Sister Kelleher passed on Aug 16 2013 and her life continues to be an inspiration to all** Sister Elizabeth Kelleher, an 85 year old nun with the Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement, we talk about her efforts to stop more gentrification in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside the poorest postal code in Canada. Sister Elizabeth is a pillar in the Downtown Eastside where she tirelessly gives of her time and continues to be a source of inspiration for many, many people. She operates a soup kitchen that feeds between 300 and 500 of the city’s most poverty stricken each day. It is estimated that there are over 10,000 homeless people in BC , of which 32 percent are aboriginal, and amongst women, 50 percent. A homeless person dies every 12 days in B.C. Conservative Estimates put the national homeless numbers at close to 300,000. The annual cost of homelessness in Canada in 2007 was approximately $4.5 to $6 billion in emergency services, community organizations, and non-profits. The cost both financially and morally of doing nothing is tremendous. Canada is the only G8 country without a national housing plan or poverty reduction strategy.
8 minutes | 6 months ago
Two Takeaways from COVID19
This crisis has been hard on people, allot of sacrifice has been made to ensure we are safe. But what are the two main things we should learn from this crisis. How can we diminish the impact of future pandemics.
28 minutes | 6 months ago
Charles Boylan a Life of Resistance
Activist and radio legend and my good friend Charles Boylan did this interview while in the late stages of his cancer, he will always be in my heart , he never stopped trying to make a better world Charles Boylan was a Canadian radio broadcaster and political activist. He was the former producer of Wake up with co-op and the program Discussion, on CFRO 100.5FM; a community-run, co-cooperatively-owned, non-corporate radio station broadcasting from Vancouver, British Columbia. Boylan also run for political office federally and provincially as a representative of the Marxist “Leninist Party of Canada and People’s Front respectively. We spoke about the upcoming year 2017 which Charles coins the “The Year of Resistance”, we speak about the struggles and challenges ahead and the hard work that needs to be done to realize the new horizon where ordinary people get together and chart their own future taking back power from the monopoly interests, a bright future where the working class rises up with communities of interest to deal with the issues of our time, real action on the environmental, social and democratic crisis can be accomplished when we work together. A most importantly how to create an anti war government that respects human dignity with social love for our brothers and sisters.
6 minutes | a year ago
Fitness for the People
Host Stuart Richardson speaks to Zack Froese founder of MetamorrepHIIT, a free Fitness program for all ages once per week (every week) that has grown to quite a community gathering. How people can get some fresh air, meet new people and get in shape. It happens every Tuesday at Parkland Elementary School , Coquitlam, BC from 7 – 8 PM. for more info go to http://box5216.temp.domains/~metamore/home/
25 minutes | 2 years ago
Myths and Prejudices about issues of poverty and homelessness
Zoe Luba is an organizer with Stop Demovictions Burnaby, coordinated by the alliance against displacement, a political organization building dual power between working class and indigenous communities to dismantle capitalism and colonialism. Stop demovictions Burnaby is fighting mass gentrification in the metrotown neighbourhood through grassroots resistance including public meetings, protests and occupations. Stuart interviews Zoe […]
29 minutes | 2 years ago
Duff Conacher on SNC Lavalin Scandal
If you are involved in important community work or have a great idea please get in touch with me and we can arrange to have a chat and get this idea out to the world. Join the Conversation is just that, I want this space to be a place where people share ideas and form a […]
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