Thursday, January 31, 2013

Global Protest Movements and Implications: Mr. Brian Seaman Interview

As Mr. Brian Seaman discusses, recently the Alberta based Mikisew and Frog Lake First Nation bands filed law suits against the federal conservative government's omnibus bills, C-38 and C-45. These bands argue that the federal government failed to consult First Nations and these bills fail to protect the environment, and thereby they violate First Nation Treaties. These law suits are two of three legal suits filed by First Nations against the federal government.
In this podcast, Mr. Stephen Garvey, Foundation for Democratic Advancement Executive Director, interviews Mr. Brian Seaman, a Canadian lawyer and legal researcher for the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Center. Brian appeared on the FDA World Democracy Discussion on December 5, 2012 in which he discussed the role of mainstream media in political discourse and how and why people should ensure the accuracy and broadness of their news information. In this podcast, Brian discusses global protest movements with emphasis on the Canadian grassroots movement, Idle No More. Brian clarifies the purposes and broad implications of this movement. Also, he discusses conflicting ideologies and ideas in Canadian, American, and global society. Brian identifies two current false narratives that have been pushed relentlessly on Canadians for the obvious benefit of special interests as opposed to the interests of all Canadians. He challenges Canada's and America's addiction to oil in which he presents a case, with examples, for a society built significantly around sustainable energies such as wind, solar, and hydro power. Brian argues that the present societal and economic course of both Canada and the United States is shortsighted and self-serving, and heading Americans and Canadians for severe social and environmental consequences. He declares that the time is now for people to act and challenge the minority status quo and rebuild a world based on globalization which balances economics and human, political, and environmental rights. For non-mainstream, insightful, and provocative discussion from people working in the field of international politics, listen in or download the FDA podcasts.

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1 comment:

Thank you for sharing your perspective.