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Posts by Silver Donald Cameron

Todd Labrador

Posted on Nov 2, 2016 | 0 comments

Mi’kmaq Canoe Builder Connected for Thousands of Years Todd Labrador is a respected and celebrated traditional Mi’kmaq canoe builder, in fact he’s the only one still practicing the craft. In this exclusive Green Interview he speaks with Silver Donald Cameron about the painstaking process involved in making the traditional birch bark canoes and how he hopes it will...

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Thunder Bay! Time to take stock…

Posted on Oct 23, 2016 | 0 comments

THUNDER BAY!  The north shore of Lake Superior is magnificent – great sweeping vistas of water interrupted by majestic islands, endless reaches of yellow and green forest, an aloof northern landscape made for trolls and giants and the music of Sibelius. And then there’s the towering Canada Goose statue at Wawa, an enormous folly asserting the presence of...

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A Rainy Day in Brampton — and on to Waterloo and Guelph

Posted on Oct 16, 2016 | 0 comments

A rainy Sunday in Brampton, Ontario – part of a huge sprawl of malls, warehouses, factories and freeways spilling westward from Toronto. We’re in the Indian Line Campground, the closest one to downtown Toronto, but it’s not very close – about half an hour with light traffic, much more in busy periods. It’s a good base for the screenings and...

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Toronto, here we come!

Posted on Oct 8, 2016 | 0 comments

Wow. Just … wow. That’s the best word I know to describe the splendid audience reaction to the Green Rights film. People love it! They love the stories, love the hopefulness, love the pace, love the use of folk-art and folk-music to mark the transitions from one story to another. Canadians don’t know these international success stories, and they’re...

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ON TO OTTAWA!

Posted on Oct 1, 2016 | 0 comments

I’m standing in this gorgeous auditorium that seats 350 or 400, and most of the seats are full, climbing up in rows and ranks to the roof. I’m being introduced – very warmly – by Dr. Jonathan Langdon, Canada Research Chair in Sustainability and Social Change Leadership. I’ve done presentations to a couple of classes. But right now, in this...

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Thank you, Halifax! And on to Antigonish!

Posted on Sep 26, 2016 | 0 comments

Wow! A standing ovation, brisk book sales, strong cash donations and a lively question period – what more could one have asked from our Halifax screening of the Green Rights film last evening at Mount St. Vincent University? The event was graciously hosted by MSVU President Ramona Lumpkin, and MC’d by Dr. Ian Stewart of King’s College on behalf of our...

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The Halifax Screening is Next!

Posted on Sep 22, 2016 | 0 comments

We’re launched on the tour! And it’s going beautifully. THE TOUR: We showed the Green Rights film at Acadia University in Wolfville on Monday and had a very warm reception. I did a little Facebook Livecast that morning – I intend to use FB Live often as the tour goes on. Yesterday in Truro, I spoke about Warrior Lawyers to an enthusiastic awards luncheon...

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The Green Rights Multi-Media Project

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 | 0 comments

  Watch the Film Please click here to view the film. (Members Only). Director’s Cut Please click here to view the 90 min Director’s Cut. (Members Only)   The right to breathe. The right to clean water. The right to wholesome food. Air, water, food – these are the sources of life. Without them, we die. And in most nations – more than 180...

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Thumbnail, Kindle and Calendar

Posted on Sep 11, 2016 | 0 comments

You spoke. We listened. You told us overwhelmingly that you preferred the photo that showed me talking with Mi’kmaw canoe builder Todd Labrador, beside the Wildcat River. But some of you found the people lost in the background. So we cropped it closer, clarified the text, and we’re using it as our thumbnail. Thank you! Here it is: Meanwhile, Warrior...

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Reflections on a Labour Day

Posted on Sep 6, 2016 | 0 comments

This is an article I wrote a few years ago for a publication issued by the National Union of Public and General Employees. I don’t think they’ll mind if I re-issue it several Labour Days later. FIGHTING THE NEW FEUDALISM  by Silver Donald Cameron We are the wealthiest people in the history of the world. So how can it be that at the feet of the cold glass...

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The Minister, Halifax, Taiwan, and Hawaii

Posted on Sep 4, 2016 | 0 comments

So who’s that? Canadian Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, speaking with Bill Casey, MP for Colchester-Cumberland, Nova Scotia — who is a big fan of the Green Rights project and The Green Interview. And what are they talking about? Casey is presenting the Green Rights project to her, and strongly suggesting she attend the celebratory reception...

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Sending Green Rights and Warrior Lawyers into the World

Posted on Aug 31, 2016 | 0 comments

Help us choose a thumbnail. And: Warrior Lawyers is published!  We need to choose a thumbnail for Green Rights: The Human Right to a Healthy World. Here’s the photo I’ve been using:   That’s an actual shot from the film, but I don’t know how well it communicates for us. I’m standing on a log that’s floating on a pond of crude oil...

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Salmon — in a Suit

Posted on Aug 21, 2016 | 1 comment

Salmon — in a Suit Last week, a St. John’s lawyer named Owen Myers took the government of Newfoundland and   Labrador to court. Myers’ lawsuit alleges that the government broke its own laws and regulations by exempting a salmon farm project in Placentia Bay from a full-scale environmental review. The $250 million project would be one of the largest...

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And now… Green Rights, The Tour!

Posted on Aug 13, 2016 | 0 comments

There it is, in a nutshell. In every creative project, there’s a tension between creating the work and helping it find its audience. For months, we’ve been finishing the keystone pieces of the Green Rights multi-media project (www.GreenRights.com) – a feature-length film called Green Rights: The Human Right to a Healthy World, and a book entitled Warrior...

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Elin Kelsey

Posted on Aug 6, 2016 | 0 comments

Elin Kelsey, author and science communicator, speaks with Silver Donald Cameron in this exclusive Green Interview about the profound and often overlooked relationship between humans and the non-human world. As the narrative of doom and gloom permeates environmental stories, Kelsey is interested in shifting the dominant narrative to one of optimism and hope by...

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Defenders of the Dawn: Green Rights in the Maritimes

Posted on Jul 28, 2016 | 0 comments

Written and narrated by Silver Donald Cameron Directed by Chris Beckett Produced by Chris Beckett and Erika Beatty   INTRO The original nations of northeastern North America make up the Wabanaki Confederacy. Their territory is “the dawnlands,” and they are “the people of the dawn.” Today the dawnlands are being assaulted by reckless industrialism, and the...

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In September: A New Film, a New Book!

Posted on Jul 21, 2016 | 0 comments

In 2012, the Green Interview team vowed to make a feature-length documentary about the human right to a healthy environment, and Mother Nature’s right to be respected and protected. It’s a right recognized in 180 of the 193 UN member countries — but not in North America. The film would tell inspiring stories about citizens and lawyers in South America, Europe, Asia and Africa who are using the courts to fight for clean air and water, healthy food, an end to the reckless abuse of the natural world, and environmental justice.

Done, my friends, done! In September 2016, the GreenRights film will be released — right here on TheGreenInterview.com!

And so will its companion book, Warrior Lawyers, where

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Polly Higgins

Posted on Jun 15, 2016 | 0 comments

Polly Higgins, lawyer for the Earth, speaks with Silver Donald Cameron in this exclusive Green Interview about the concept of ecocide and how she is trying to make it a new UN recognized crime against peace just like crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide. Ecocide is damage, destruction or loss of ecosystems such that peaceful enjoyment of a territory by...

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Jan van de Venis

Posted on Apr 16, 2016 | 0 comments

Stand up for Your Rights, Grrowd, and Guardians for Future Generations Jan van de Venis is a Dutch lawyer who is working to make the connections between human and environmental rights. In this exclusive Green Interview, van de Venis discusses the work of Stand Up for Your Rights, a crowd-funding site called Grrowd, and the concept of Guardians for Future...

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Anders Hayden

Posted on Apr 2, 2016 | 0 comments

Anders Hayden, author and university professor, speaks with Silver Donald Cameron in this exclusive Green Interview about the flaws inherent with our current measures of progress — the GDP. He explains, “There are actually ways in which the GDP could be going up in ways that are resulting in a net destruction of things that have real value, things that may not be...

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