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John Lennon – “Happy Christmas (War Is Over)”

John Lennon – “Happy Christmas (War Is Over)”

Dec 11, 2015

This song, written over forty years ago, still resonates today. It’s been performed and set to video in many ways. Here are two approaches, one in an operatic setting, the other highlighting those suffering from war and...

Alert to ‘Roundup Ready Crops’

Alert to ‘Roundup Ready Crops’

Nov 12, 2015

Here is a presentation by Thierry Vrain focussing on GMOs, specifically ‘Roundup-ready crops’ and their nutritional implications. From the American College of Nutrition channel on YouTube.

Bernie Saunders on religion

Bernie Saunders on religion

Nov 5, 2015

Bernie Saunders, running to become Democratic nominee for the 2016 presidential election in the United States, responds to the question of his religion.

The Scarecrow

The Scarecrow

Jun 1, 2015

Video produced by Chipotle Mexican Grill, created by Moonbot Studios and includes Pure Imagination sung by Fiona Apple. More info at chipotle.com Common Ground respects Chipotle’s move to be GMO-free, and their short brilliant video animation tells well the tale of real vs junk food. A must...

Defend our climate rally 2014

Defend our climate rally 2014

Jun 1, 2014

Defending Our Climate Rally from Ennid on Vimeo. On May 10, 2014 thousands of Canadians coast-to-coast stood up to defend our climate and our local communities. In British Columbia, Canada, thousands of concerned people came together at Sunset Beach in Vancouver. Of great concern are the proposed pipelines and the increased risk for oil spills on the...

Video: Edward Snowdon at TED Conference

Video: Edward Snowdon at TED Conference

Mar 18, 2014

Mar 18, 2014 Appearing by telepresence robot, Edward Snowden speaks at TED2014 about surveillance and Internet freedom. The right to data privacy, he suggests, is not a partisan issue, but requires a fundamental rethink of the role of the internet in our lives — and the laws that protect it. “Your rights matter,” he say, “because you never...

Music as a language – Victor Wooten

Music as a language – Victor Wooten

May 9, 2013

Music is a powerful communication tool–it causes us to laugh, cry, think and question. Bassist and five-time Grammy winner, Victor Wooten, asks us to approach music the same way we learn verbal language–by embracing mistakes and playing as often as possible.  Lesson by Victor Wooten, produced by TED-Ed. View full lesson:...

Video: Walk for Peace June 30

Video: Walk for Peace June 30

Jun 25, 2012

Saturday June 30th join the thousands who will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Vancouver’s famous Walk for Peace. The day kick off at Kits Beach at 12 noon for a 1:00 pm walk across the Burrard Street Bridge to the Sunset Beach entertainment stage in the West End. In 1982, against the escalating nuclear arms race, many diverse groups came together to...

Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot

Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot

May 4, 2012

A Greener, Less Anthropocentric Envisioning A poetic reflection on the tininess of our world in the universe, but the wonder and horror of it up close.

Shallow Waters: song by 10-yr-old Ta’Kaiya Blaney

Shallow Waters: song by 10-yr-old Ta’Kaiya Blaney

Apr 30, 2012

10 year old Ta’Kaiya Blaney is Sliammon First Nation from B.C., Canada. Along with singing, songwriting, and acting, she is concerned about the environment, especially the preservation of marine and coastal wildlife. Shallow Waters was a semi-finalist in the 2010 David Suzuki Songwriting Contest, Playlist for the Planet....