Monday, January 16 LEFT BEHIND
, Part 1
|Photo: Occupy K Street demonstrators protest the street of Washington, October 29, 2011. REUTERS/Jose Luis Magana
Over the past 30
years, the benefits of economic growth in Canada, the US and much of the
rest of the world, have gone increasingly to the top one percent of the
population. For the majority of families, however, incomes have
stagnated. This rise in inequality coincided with a sea change in
government policy. Beginning in the 1980s, governments in much of the
English-speaking world embarked on what has been called the neoliberal
revolution - deregulation, privatization and tax cuts, aimed at
liberating markets and stimulating the economy. The rising tide was
supposed to lift all boats, but it didn't. Jill Eisen
explores what happened. Part 2 airs on Monday, January 23.
Tuesday, January 17WACHTEL ON THE ARTS - Frederick WisemanEleanor Wachtel, host of
Writers & Company, talks to the master of American documentary
film-making, Frederick Wiseman. His new movie, released this
week in New York and making its way across the U.S. this spring, is called
Crazy Horse and it takes viewers behind the scenes at a famous cabaret
night-club in Paris.
Wednesday, January 18 - Thursday, January 19 ZIONISM FROM WITHIN
appearing on the international stage in the nineteenth century, Zionism
has evoked strong emotions, both positive and negative. Nowhere have
its meaning and aims been more hotly debated than amongst Zionists
themselves. Frank Faulk
speaks with Zionists about the movement's troubled history and the current struggle over its meaning.
Friday, January 20 THE EVERYWHERE WAR
We now live in a world where death can be delivered across vast distances. Political geographer Derek Gregory
three current cases of war without borders. He asks provocative
questions about what these new spaces mean for the future of war. This
is part of a series of Wall Exchanges, lectures sponsored by the Peter
Wall Institute of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.