On this week’s episode of Talking Radical Radio, co-chairs Trudi Gunia and Michael Murphy reflect on the Saskatoon Peace Coalition’s eleven years of work against war, militarism, and oppression as they manifest at the local, national, and international levels.
The pull of politics focused on opposing war and empire is not as strong for many activists in Canada today as it was a decade ago, when Afghanistan was already occupied, Iraq was newly invaded, and the so-called Global War on Terror in full swing. Yet the militarization of Canadian society is on the rise, more and more tax dollars are going to fund the military rather than meet human need, and vicious impacts of war and empire remain just as unsolved today as then in places like Afghanistan, Syria, and Palestine, not to mention the ongoing colonial occupation of indigenous lands on Turtle Island. Gunia and Murphy talk about what they and a group of people they refer to as “stalwarts” are doing to engage new activists and to work for peace and justice across a range of scales, places, and issues.
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