This edition of Stark Raven features highlights from a forum looking at the War on Terror, the climate of fear and an increasingly aggressive and crusading police, security, and military apparatus.
Tiffany Chong, Stark Raven Radio
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held in Vancouver, BC. July 20, 2006.
Organized by No One Is Illegal Vancouver.
In light of the recent arrests of 17 young Muslim men, media sensationalism and government statements have stirred public frenzy about "homegrown terrorists", revealing a shallow multiculturalism and reinforcing the racialized national space of Canada. This discourse within the context of the War on Terror further justifies an increasingly aggressive and crusading police, security, and military apparatus both within and beyond these borders. A critical perspective, rooted in the historic and current reality about Canadian domestic and foreign policy, is necessary to address the climate of paranoia, racism, repression, and war-making.
* ANGELA STERRITT "Vilification of Indigenous women in the Media and Resistance to Racism and Sexism". Angela is a social justice advocate who works specifically for the rights of Indigenous women and girls. She is Gitxsan and Irish and lives and works on Coast Salish Territory. She has spent over 10 years in radio broadcast, as a researcher, producer and critic of the mainstream media.
* GARTH MULLINS: "Canada's Spy Agency: From Red Scare to Terror Alerts". Garth will be discussing the history of CSIS from Cold War anti-communism; to spying on postal workers, the peace movement, and anti-globalization activists; to the war on terror. Garth is a member of Autonomy & Solidarity and working on a doctorate on communities intervening in capitalist globalization.
* SUMAYYA KASSAMALI: "Multiculturalism, Racism, and the National Imaginary". Sumayya is a third-year Political Science and Women's Studies student at UBC and involved in interfaith, antiracist, and antiwar activism.
* JUDY HANAZAWA: "Enemy Aliens: Racial discrimination against Japanese Canadians". Judy is a member of the Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens' Association Human Rights Committee involved with post-redress community development.
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