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New book on homophobic violence; Spartacus Books re-opens

(00:17 - 18:36) Douglas Victor Janoff's groundbreaking new book "Pink Blood" looks at the nature and extent of homophobic violence in Canada. He discusses the challenges he faced in doing his research, for instance the fact that some police departments across the country keep statistics on homophobic attacks and others don't. He argues for a national watchdog group on violence against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people.

(18:37 - 32:41) Spartacus Books was a venerable Vancouver institution - the city's only volunteer-run, anarchist bookstore. When it burned to the ground in 2004, many people thought it was gone forever. But now Spartacus Books is about to open again, right next door to its old location and with ambitious plans for a series of free workshops in the variety of subjects and skills. Laura MacDonald is a member of the original collective.

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