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Dr. Helen Caldicott

Decidedly (by me) one of the more important discussions about the Fukushima nuclear disaster which subsequently leaked a bunch of radioactive goo into the world (much like every other time nuclear power plans turned instantly into a darned disaster).  Listen to this podcast (http://www.radio4all.net/files/jazzwilliams@gmail.com/3400-1-184IYLTP_20120508.mp3) if you wish to hear a veteran (well…two actually) of the anti-nuclear movement be disgusted at the horribly failed notions of “safe” and “clean” energy.  Dr. Helen Caldicott is doing a tour for her updated and revised classic (in my own spiffy opinion) “If You Love This Planet”.  She will be visiting Saskatoon on Thursday November 1st, 2012 at the United Church located at 304 3rd Ave North.  Turning the Tide (r)evolutionary media will be hosting a table at the event and hopefully not looking too badly.     

For those of you who might not know, nuclear energy is a very contemporary issue especially when dealing in Saskatchewan’s politics and economy.  We mine a poop load of Uranium here (http://curriculum.cna.ca/curriculum/cna_can_nuc_hist/uranium_sask-eng.asp?bc=Uranium%2520Mining%2520in%2520Northern%2520Saskatchewan&pid=Uranium%2520Mining%2520in%2520Northern%2520Saskatchewan).  As the Stephen Harper and Brad Wall governments sell Canada and Saskatchewan wholesale (and I’m pretty sure that’s not a stretch of terms) under no-holds barred contracts there is also very much investment put into nuclear energy in the province under their advisement.  The University of Saskatchewan lies host to a nuclear reactor just shortly north of the main campus (securely protected and mostly off hands and eyes to the public) which most people in the city don’t know about (nor was it even discussed with most of the population).  We, as a province, are suppliers of a decent proportion of the world’s uranium market.  There are a large amount of resources on the matter (including this important one by John Warnock: http://www.johnwarnock.ca/Saskatchewan%20as%20a%20Resource%20Hinterland%20Economy.pdf).  How’s that for rhetoric.  Sorry for the jumble jamble.  I hope you can make it if you are from Saskatoon.  If not, then I hope you have a chance to check out Dr. Caldicott’s radio show and writings.

http://saskatoonpeace.wordpress.com/2012/09/26/dr-helen-caldicott-speaks-on-our-nuclear-legacy-lets-end-saskatchewans-growing-radioactive-footprint/

http://www.cleangreensask.ca/Home/upcoming-speaking-events-1/drhelencaldicottinsaskatoonnovember12012

http://www.soeea.sk.ca/event/other/2012-11-01/~760

Admittedly dated but still cool short film with the same title and same subject matter as the aforementioned book by Dr. Caldicott.  Available on the National Film Board website (like a lot of cool things, they make their stuff available!)  http://www.nfb.ca/film/if_you_love_this_planet/

Left: Abolish Restaurants: A Workers Critique of the Food Service Industry

Right: Solidarity: Unionism at Starbucks

Available at Turning the Tide Bookstore and Video Rental

New This Week: Miss Representation

Trailer:

Miss Representation explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media’s limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman.
For rent or buy.

Available at Turning the Tide Bookstore and DVD Rentals

New This Week: Miss Representation

Trailer:

Miss Representation explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media’s limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman.

For rent or buy.


Available at Turning the Tide Bookstore and DVD Rentals

Left: Becoming the Media: A Critical History of Clamor Magazine

Right: Sing for your Supper: A DIY Guide to Playing Music, Writing Songs, and Booking your Own Gigs

Available at Turning the Tide Bookstore and Video Rentals

Riot Boy/Grrl of the Prairie


Available at Turning the Tide Bookstore and Video Rentals

Consent and Sexual Assault: Support, Prevention & Change

Available at Turning the Tide Bookstore and Video Rental

Reinvent(ing) Love


Available at Turning the Tide Bookstore and Video Rentals

Migration, Land, and Olympics: A Resource Guide
Available at Turning the Tide Bookstore and Video Rental
Left: Attacking Prisons at the Point of Production: A Brief Look at Militant Actions Against the Prison-Industrial Complex
Right: Fostering Struggle Under the Anvil of the State: A Radical Manual for Supporting Prisoners and Surviving Prison

Available at Turning the Tide Bookstore and Video Rentals
Happy International Zine Month!
We’re on the third day of IZM, so we thought we’d share some zines and zine making guides we have at Turning the Tide currently.
Whatcha mean, what’s a zine?

Happy International Zine Month!

We’re on the third day of IZM, so we thought we’d share some zines and zine making guides we have at Turning the Tide currently.

Whatcha mean, what’s a zine?