Ep 03: ‘Oka Everywhere’: 25 Years Since The Crisis

On this episode: we talk about the new Amazon Prime show ‘The Man in the High Castle,’ provide some updates on the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement, and try to parse through the ways North American Jewish communities are talking about the nuclear deal signed by Iran. We reflect on CIJA’s attempt at a national conversation on Jewish safety and examine legal controversies surrounding the state of ‘J’ dating. We’re then joined by Clifton Nicholas, a Mohawk filmmaker and activist, to talk about his fundraising campaign to produce a new film looking back at the uprising in Kanesatake 25 years later.

*CORRECTION: In this episode, David mentioned that Black Lives Matter activists shut down the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto but it was actually the Allen.

Show Notes:

A. Header
‘The Man in the High Castle’

B. News
1. CIFTA Update
Canadian Government Israel: Market Access Plan 2015-2017

Ottawa Citizen David Pugliese – Kenney and Finley Headed to Rheinmetall Canada in Quebec for Canadian Forces Equipment Announcement

Israel Business News – Canada Buys Iron Dome Radar Technology from Israel

Shalom Life Staff – The Canadian Army is Acquiring Israel’s Iron Dome Technology

Ipolitics Amanda Connoly – Israel’s Iron Dome Technology to be Adapted for Guelph Smart Grid

2. ‘The Iran Deal’
Forward Sigal Samuel – Netanyahu’s Speech Makes an Amazing Techno Dance Song


CJN Shimon Fogel – After the Iran deal, a call for action

CIJA – Canada is right not to lift Iran sanctions prematurely

CJN Paul Lungen – Protesters liken Iran deal to 1930s treaty with Hitler

2b. CIJA’s National Conversation on Jewish Safety
CJN Sheri Shefa – Suspicious Men Spotted in Car Outside Synagogue

CIJA – What is CIJA Doing to Strengthen Security for the Jewish Community?

YRP – Reports of Suspicious Activity Near Thornhill Synagogue Unfounded

CIJA – Police Conclude Investigation Into Security Incident at the BAYT Synagogue

Madeline Smith Globe and Mail – A Call to Action: Black Lives Matter Toronto Continues the Fight Against Racism

C. Shkoyach
Daniel Koren Shalom Life – Exclusive: JSwipe Founder Opens Up About JDate Lawsuit

Jewish Journal Adam Wills – “The Jewish King”

D. Interview with Clifton Nicholas
Indiegogo Fundraiser for ‘In the Long Shadow of the Pines: 25 Years Since Oka’

Clifton Nicholas – Elsipogtog: No Fracking Way! (2014)

Clifton Nicholas – Karistatsi Onienre: The Iron Snake (2014)

APTN Tom Fennario and Jorge Barrera – CSIS Agent Targeted Kanesatake Man Over Greece Trip: Recording

Gazette Pierre Saint-Arnaud – Group of Innus Block Access to Hydro Quebec Site Near Havre-Saint-Pierre

RCMP Blocked from Entering Unist’ot’en Camp

03 ‘Oka Everywhere’: 25 Years Since The Crisis


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