Dr David Suzuki message to the world

Written By: - Date published: 10:38 am, November 3rd, 2011 - 4 comments
Categories: capitalism, class war, Environment, International - Tags: ,

This address from Dr David Suzuki to the world, delivered to a gathering at Occupy Vancouver, attracted some attention in comments yesterday. Well worth watching…

4 comments on “Dr David Suzuki message to the world”

  1. Afewknowthetruth 1

    Great to see TS pick up on this.

    Just in case any of the ‘trolls’ don’t know who David Suzuki is

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Suzuki

    ‘Suzuki earned a Ph.D in zoology from the University of Chicago in 1961, and was a professor in the genetics department of the University of British Columbia from 1963 until his retirement in 2001. Since the mid-1970s, Suzuki has been known for his TV and radio series and books about nature and the environment. He is best known as host of the popular and long-running CBC Television science magazine, The Nature of Things, seen in over forty nations. He is also well known for criticizing governments for their lack of action to protect the environment.’

    and how he was abused by the empire but came back fighting:

    ‘A third-generation Japanese-Canadian (“Canadian Sansei”), Suzuki and his family suffered internment in British Columbia during the Second World War from when he was there (1942) until after the war ended. In June 1942, the government sold the Suzuki family’s dry-cleaning business, then interned Suzuki, his mother, and two sisters in a camp at Slocan in the British Columbia Interior.[2] His father had been sent to a labour camp in Solsqua two months earlier. Suzuki’s sister, Dawn, was born in the internment camp.

    After the war, Suzuki’s family, like other Japanese Canadian families, was forced to move east of the Rockies. The Suzukis moved to Islington, Leamington, and London, Ontario. Suzuki, in interviews, has many times credited his father for having interested him in and sensitized him to nature.’

    His daughter is noted for this impassioned plea for sanity in 1992:

    Unfortunately, a lifetime of effort has failed to stem the tide fueled by corporate corruption and greed.

    • AAMC 1.1

      If you’ve seen footage and pics of Oakland today, port and banks shut down, Goldman Sacs with Bush in side with an angry mob demanding a citizens arrest in NYC, perhaps the like of Suzuki are feeling like something has finally sunk in…

  2. DJL 2

    +1
    Kids today could really benefit from TV shows like ” The Nature of Things”.

  3. DJL 3

    Highly recomended. Its Canadian but very relevant here. Particually when he talks about Stephen Harper government reducing the size of Enviroment Canada. Sounds like Key reducing DOC…. Don’t want any pesky enviromentalists and conservation people getting in the way when theres a buck to be made.

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