Young people from across Canada recount their empowering stories at a Vancouver gathering.
This summer, In August, Raging Grannies from Victoria, Vancouver and all over North America gathered in Victoria for a 4 day Unconvention to celebrate their 25 anniversary.
During their Unconverntion they took time out on August 9th to commemorate the atomic bombings of the Japanese cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima by the United States during the final stages of World War II in 1945.
Representative democracy in Canada is increasingly delegating financial power to cabinet ministers who in turn are handing it over to Investment managers, from the banking sector. The problem is that human rights and direct democracy are not in the agenda of market capitalism.
Prof. Paul James, figuratively speaking, says that social movements have hit the wall, and that people on Main Street need to build alternative systems of services and trade which are independent from Wall Street and independent from the current system of representative democracy.15 minute video