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I’m a Canadian writer and documentary-maker.

Our Way to Fight: peace-work under siege in Israel-Palestine is my fifth book. It emerged from four years of intensive research, two journeys, and encounters with more than sixty grassroots peace and human rights activists in Palestine and Israel.

For almost four decades I’ve generated books and articles, audio, video and film documentaries, and plays for radio and stage.

A primary goal of my work is to recover voices of people who have been silenced in the mainstream, including First Nations (aboriginal) youth, Mozambican farmers, inmates in Canadian prisons, traditional healers in Fiji, queer folk across Canada, Guatemalan labour activists, peace-workers in Israel-Palestine, and most recently, scientists who challenge the status quo and refuse to be silenced.

Each of these voices adds an essential piece to the evolving human story, our collective work-in-progress.  Together they challenge the noisy monotone of the official version, and honour the chaotic diversity of life.

Latest book (2014) is Bold Scientists: dispatches from the battle for honest science.

I also lead courses, workshops and seminars for community organizations, trade unions, schools, colleges and universities.

I live with my partner in rural Canada.

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