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On Surviving Trump – Living in America Series

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January 26, 2017
On Surviving Trump – Living in America Series

“To abandon facts is to abandon freedom. If nothing is true, then no one can criticize power, because there is no basis upon which to do so. If nothing is true, then all is spectacle. The biggest wallet pays for the most blinding lights.” That’s one of 20 pieces of advice from Timothy Snyder,...
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Joe Hill and Salt official selections

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March 20, 2016
Joe Hill and Salt official selections

My two short documentary films, Joe Hill’s Secret Canadian Hideout and Remembering Salt, are official selections in the 2016 Reel Work Labor Film Festival. They will be screened on Monday, April 25, 7 p.m., at the Service Employees International Union Hall, 517 Mission St., Santa Cruz, CA. See www.reelwork.org . Coming this summer My...
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New film on B.C. labor martyr Ginger Goodwin

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May 11, 2015
New film on B.C. labor martyr Ginger Goodwin

A new documentary film takes us back to the early 1900s in the coal mining regions of Vancouver Is. where labor martyr Ginger Goodwin spent his last days before being shot and killed by a special police constable. Goodwin’s Way revisits that labor history through a modern-day lens focused on the struggle to keep...
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Indiegogo starts Salt fundraiser

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January 22, 2015
Indiegogo starts Salt fundraiser

My second history film, Remembering Salt, is in the editing stages now. We have funding to complete most of the work but could use some help with post-production and distribution costs. If you want to make a contribution, go to this site: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/remembering-salt-cold-war-in-a-canadian-town/x/9665858  
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Mr. Movies – A Profile

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April 8, 2013
Mr. Movies – A Profile

For many SFU alumni, this year’s Oscar season might have triggered some warm memories of Ian Caddell, the irrepressible film critic who died of cancer last November at 64. After completing a BA (History ’76) at SFU Caddell wrote for the Georgia Straight, edited the film industry magazine Reel West and tirelessly promoted the...
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Radical Cheek

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February 15, 2011
Radical Cheek

In the early 1980s, I initiated a discussion about starting a new national alternative magazine to be called Goodwin’s after the British Columbia labour martyr and socialist trade union leader, Albert ‘Ginger’ Goodwin.
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Little Media

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February 13, 2011
Little Media

In the mid-1980s, I started writing for the now defunct content, Canada's media magazine. After contributing several feature articles focused on various aspects of the media, I was asked to write a column under the heading "Little Media".
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Books

Radical Rag by Ron Verzuh Underground Times by Ron Verzuh Selling Labour Down Under by Ron Verzuh Changing Images by Ron Verzuh Feasting With Love by Ron Verzuh Tea Leaves by Ron Verzuh Remembering Salt by Ron Verzuh