Defend our climate rally 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 pristine BC coast & lands and the salmon farming industry which poses risk to wild salmon and the environment.

Video: Edward Snowdon at TED Conference

Portrait of Edward Snowdon, March 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 know when you’re going to need them.” Chris Anderson interviews, with special guest Tim Berners-Lee.

Music as a language – Victor Wooten

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: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/victor-wooten-music-as-a-language

Video: Walk for Peace June 30

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 create Vancouver’s first Walk for Peace. 35,000 people gathered that first year, growing to 65,000 the following year and 100,000 in 1984. Now, in 2012, join us as we make history again with the special 30th Anniversary Walk for Peace!