Posts filed under “History”

Blast from the Past: Of Continued Relevance

NEWS RELEASE · 25th August 2010 VANCOUVER CO-OP RADIO SHUTS DOWN NATIVE JUSTICE PROGRAM “HIDDEN FROM HISTORY” AFTER NINE YEARS ON THE AIR A Reflection by its broadcaster and host, Kevin D. Annett I was a budding activist in the summer of 1975, fresh out of a Vancouver high school, when Co-op Radio came into being. [...]

The Great Looting: A Post-America Obituary on the Road to Revolution

by Kevin D. Annett The wealthy parasites, the pimps, the criminals had all fled like drowning rats to Havana’s docks as the insurgents approached the capital. But ahead of them the dictator Batista had already left the country with the entire Cuban treasury in his pockets, billions of pesos stolen from the people. In their [...]

Lingering with Intent in the Land of No-one

by Kevin D. Annett “They treat me like I’m invisible” said Joe, homeless and toothless. “Well you’re not” I assured, extending my hand to him. “I see you.” And life returned to his eyes. The view out the window tonight appears unchanged from forty years ago: the same deceptively quiet slum and its hundred-window stare. [...]

The Asylum is our World: Lessons from Ward Two West

by Kevin D. Annett   Personal adjustment to a psychotic social order is no sign of mental health. - Eric Fromm One of the more gratifying illusions granted to me by advancing age is the sense that my sixty one years have occured to teach me something. Take my time working in a psychiatric facility, for [...]