velcrowripper

Giving and receiving: a celebration of friendship

I am starting to blog again after a month’s absence. I needed time off from everything to recharge. It has been a very intense six months starting with the occupation of Jewish women of the Israeli consulate to protest the assault on Gaza ,   going through the launch and tour of Transforming Power , and ending with the launch of Fierce Light, my friend Velcrow Ripper’s new film, in which I play a small part.   By the time it was all over, not counting my work at Ryerson, the solidarity with the Tamil and three presentations at the Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences, I was exhausted and recovering from a torn ligament in my knee and pneumonia. I just needed to stop.

In Honour of the 64th Anniversary of Hiroshima

Please take a moment on this 64th Anniversary of Hiroshima to watch this movie video by Velcrow Ripper entitled "Lanterns of Memory"  It includes an interview with a survivor

FierceLight, the secret of activism

If you need a dose of inspiration and belief in humanity's ability to save itself and the planet, go to see Fierce Light this week-end.  The beautiful and moving film about what Velcrow Ripper calls "spiritual activism" opens this week-end in Toronto at the Cumberland, Vancouver at the Fifth Avenue Cinema and Montreal at the AMC.   I am also in the film.