Lower Island News, LIN archives project, UVIC alumni

Amazon Books, “Welcome to the year 2022 witch-burning, memes on U.S. Justice Alito”, August 27, 2022. Including Interesting 2011 backstory on social and political climate

My academic contribution is a reference in an academic paper out of Poland

Dec 30, 2021 Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation 2021 Annual Report reports on international donors including, yours truly…Mediageode:

Oct 1, 2021 Global Woman P.E.A.C.E Foundation 2021 Awards page expresses international solidarity / #AntiFGMGlobal (#GAFGM) #WalktoEndFGM2021, awardees history (2016-2021) fellow activists with on @1globalwoman.

September 3, 2022 Shared with Rail Passengers Association – Submitted short story – in response to NARP request for stories

March 20, 2021 Proud mention. An Academic citation of my Social Anthropology 2015 research paper, in a university Anthropology-course syllabus. Here: Anth410: Multispecies Anthropology: Other Species in Human Life, Professor Piers Locke, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

September 21, 2020 ResearchGateAcademic citation of my book in “Social Movement Studies”, SMS.

Feb 6, 2020 #LowerIslandNews announces being archived at UVIC Special Collections

August 22, 2019 Statement on the detention of Iran social anthropologist Kameel Ahmady – “We, the undersigned… – Diane Walsh: Reporter, MediaGeode GT Inc., Social Anthropology Research Management”.

June 30, 2019 Lower Island News gives thanks to MediaGeode and Diane Walsh for archiving/online administration over the last 9 years and for longstanding editorial commentary and reporting.

June 13, 2019 Diane Walsh, Scholar citation and mention 

June 1, 2018 MediaGeode in FPA, London UK mention 

October 2019, October 2018 @1globalwoman  Global Woman P.E.A.C.E Foundation  

Diane Walsh Media Category Presenter October 26, 2018

December 2017 Diane Walsh, Journalist: Quoted as a reference in these (2) texts

Lower Island News, December 2017, “A Frequent Report for LIN: Diane Walsh, National Press Club” Vol. 34, Issue 3

Diane Walsh mention, October 2017 in and in

Hilary Burrage’s excellent blog/summary of our cooperative Washington DC G.W.P.F. @1GlobalWoman Events Oct 20-Oct 22 2017 –a must-read on current #NoFGM debates @dwalshmedia @Arifa_Nasim, @E2Eradicate #EndFGM #antiFGMGlobal #GAFGM

Lower Island News, July 2017, “Hiding the horrible: Unwittingly eating horse meat“, Volume 34, Issue 2

Lower Island News, April 2017: A study into the transportation safety risks for travelers and staff. More than a year’s worth of research by MediaGeode on the airport/road that connects McTavish Bus Station and YYJ airport:

YYJ Victoria’s International Airport: The shameful secret of its first and final mile, Lower Island News, April, 2017

Lower Island News, Aaron Benjamin, a Canadian lawyer living in the U.S. reflects on U.S. 2016 Election results and G.W.P.F awards news (DW), December 2016.

Lower Island News, Washington DC National Mall award ceremony G.W.P.F. Walk 2016, December 2016, Volume 33, Issue 4

G.W.P.F 2016 Media Award – Washington BC, October 2016

Lower Island News, WWII: “One man’s humiliation – telling the story” September 2016, Volume 33, Issue 3. #Keila Ship Movement records, UK National Archives and John Myles Wilson medal listing

Lower Island News, LIN writer Diane Walsh has been selected to receive a Certificate of Recognition 2016 in Washington DC for advocacy & reporting, covering FGM/C globally Diane Walsh, National Mall, Washington DC, Oct 15_2016, Certificate of Recognition, Reporting on FGM

Lower Island News, SeaWorld polishes its marketing message partnering with Humane Society of the US, June 2016, Volume 33, Issue 2

Lower Island News, The Beluga’s Culture Shock – Seeing the world through the “Bubble”. Musing from East Scotland, March 2016, Volume 33, Issue 1. Gorilla Radio

January 2016 “Diane Walsh” quoted as reference 

[mentions] Lower Island News, LIN attends book launch at the Guardian in London, December 2015; “Continuing the international fight to eradicate FGM“, August 2015

Lower Island News, “The cocooning of Canada“, August 2015, link to my video and Mirror article St Andrews bagpiper’s peace-act (I am the one w/ the pink bag at back/left side)

Lower Island News, “Battle lines and battle scars” May 2015, Volume 2, Issue #2. (Update: May 2, 2015 – Dr. Morissanda Kouyate’s statement here)

Lower Island News, “Are rail passengers also getting fracked by BIG OIL“, February 2015, Volume 32 Issue #1

Diane Walsh mention in “For the Record: Preserving our stories for future generations” by Simon Yee // Cover Story // Volume 15, Issue 10 – December 9, 2014 – January 13, 2015

Diane Walsh’s Book is referenced in this Portuguese-language Doctoral Thesis completed in Brazil. Academic Reference can be seen on page 62 of  the published work, Salvador 2014.

Paloma 2Paloma 1‘Experiências De Abortos Provocados De Mulheres E Homens De Estratos Sociais Médios No Nordeste Brasileiro’ By: Paloma Silva Silveira, Doutorado Em Saúde Pública, Programa De Pós-Graduação Em Saúde Coletiva – Instituto De Saúde Coletiva, Universidade Federal Da Bahia.

Book mentioned as citation, see page 6, Author’s reference page – includes my book (see last line)

Lower Island News, “We are the ones who can’t be ignored” February 2015, Volume 32 Issue #1 – Global Woman P.E.A.CE Foundation, Washington DC Walk  Nov 8, 2014

Whitewhale: Canary in a Fish Bowl, December 10, 2015

Guerilla Radio

Lower Island News, Public education is governed: you must govern it with your vote  November 2004, Volume 31, Issue 4

The Royal Commonwealth Society, London, Sharing Canada’s Anguish, Oct 29, 2014


(Should be hyperlinked in article):

“On Oct 27th 2014 at 10:11 am EST, RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson indicated that 300 staff transferred into terrorism investigations since last week”.

Lower Island News, Mixed blood – A tribute to Madame Paoli, Marie de France, August 2014, Issue 31, Issue 3

Ocean Beach Rag, Proposed New TV series on Reality for Whales in Captivity, May 1, 2014 and Gorrilla Radio Blog April 30, LIN June 2014

Activism against slaughter of sharks 

Lower Island News, “Canada at the UN“, March 2014, Volume 31, Issue 1

The Source Newspaper, Canadian artists say , “No to FGM”, March 4, 2014

Whitehall Event, FPA, February 26, 2014

The Source Newspaper, Blueprints for greening Vancouver, January 21, 2014, Vol. 14, Issue 1.

The Source Newspaper, forum of diversity (cover story) Cultural open house – traditions preserved and shared, January 6, 2013, Volume 13, No. 35.

Lower Island News, Sanctuary is possible for the captive whale. Whales dancing the Macarena – it does NOT have to be this way!. Volume 30, Issue 5, December 2013.

Media Co-Op – Coop Média de Montréal, Menacée, attaquée, critiquée – Josée Gavi, fondatrice de l’ONG AMEVI-TOGO lutte sans relâche contre les MGF, le 17 Septembre, 2013.

Lower Island News. “Two sides of the coin” Vol. 30, Issue #3, July 2013 (original: Canna.Digest).

1World Online – Social Research Engine, “Journalism about more than entertainment, regurgitation” July 5, 2013.

Canna-Digest, DEA still fighting [industrial] hemp production, April 13, 2013

Lower Island News,  “MJ and Hemp , distinguished: A necessary learning curve not yet achieved” Volume 30, Issue 2, April 2013.

UN Special Magazine, “Change the fate of girls: It’s in our hands” Zero Tolerance UN Resolution. To view pdf. UN Special: February 2013 edition  pg. 18’s-in-our-hands/

Salem-News, “Sustain Hemp to Sustain our Habitat“, January 2013 (Canna-Digest).

Lower Island News, UN Eye Wide Open , Volume 30, Issue 1, January 2013.

MediaGeode, #IdleNoMore Train trip to Washington, DC: a little ditty, November 1, 2013

MediaGeode, “WashingtonDC: post-Sandy ghost town in pictures, October 30, 2012

Lower Island News, “Don’t miss the boat: a call-out to Youth, Belonging Victoria’s Youth-Homelessness Summit, Volume 29, Issue 3, September 2012

A Hemp Lifestyle Magazine, “A Hemp Textile Industry in British Columbia” May 2012, Issue 05

Lower Island News, “No just cockatoo nibbles and fish bait anymore” Victoria’s Local Food Movement, Volume 28, Issue #7, March-April 2012 Re-published in Salem-News

Lifestyle Insider, “The Kestral: Sustainable Transport“, Issue 3, March 2012

Essay in vain? Backstory is, I worked on an  MOE BC GOV intelligence analyst assessment – it was a required-essay for this posting competition requirement.

Having completed and submitted it, the posting got cancelled. Rather annoying.

It wasn’t totally in vain. Apprently, I’m told WWF was given a copy thanks to Dr. Keith Martin, former Canadian Liberal MP taking an interest in the subject matter and sharing it with them.

Here is my essay, The job before us: on the subject of the underground trade of illegal-exotics, dated November 30, 2011.

Years later, I shared my trafficking-in-exotics essay with the editors of an animal welfare magazine based in France; (Sept 30, 2022) after they contacted me on Twitter with a copy of their mag).

2021 news article of interest on shark finning

The Prague Post (now on line), Songs for Sinners, Nov 18, 2011

Catching the freedom wave musician, November 9, 2011. Re-published here.

UNFPA/UNICEF publication, my FGM article translated into Arabic, October 2011. Huge step for world-wide movement.

Salem-News, “Paving the way with hempcrete”, October 17, 2011.  Republish in LIN. Also here.

Mediageode, Tarsands Demo in Ottawa, Sept 26, 2011. (c) mediageode 2011 D. Walsh album.

Lower Island News, “Fellows donate $2, 700 to diabetes” September, 2011 Volume 28 Issue #3-4.

Salem-News, “BC’s economic boom in industrial hemp” July 16, 2010.

Lower Island News, “100 Mile House Plantation” September 2011, Volume 28 Issue#3-4.

Mediageode, Flotilla II: Kevin Neish well-wishes Rally – Hopes to reach Gaza, June 25, 2011.

The Leftist, UK, Art depictions of political events, June 2011 (c) mediageode 2011

MF Magazine, “Brookes Nevin”, Issue 17, Summer edition, May 2011.

Salem-News, “Global Alliance Against FGM greatly needed“, May 5, 2011

Lower Island News,“United Nations Fights FGM”, September 2011.

West FM Kenya Publication, “Latest news on FGM“, May 5, 2011

Mediageode,  Jasper Van’t Hof  benefit concert for GA-FGM – Versonnex, France, April 9, 2011

Salem-News, “Industrial hemp on the big scale: Will the US ever make that happen?” May 3, 2011

Lower Island News, “Industrial Hemp: The American picture“, April/May 2011, Volume 28, Issue #2, p. 16. Ping Back.

My art in The Guardian, featured in UN Women launch  and in Global Voices. You can view original pieces on #FGM here: painting 1 and painting2.

SETAT women’s organization, an NGO in Kenya and others used this painting of art for an educational workshop.

The Atlantic Wire, Top Tweets: AOL Buys HuffPO, Feb 7, 2011

Sott.Net, Society’s Child: “Say ‘No!’ to Female Genital Mutilation“, February 6, 2011. Featured in LIN.

Salem-News, ‘EV-hemp car’, “The Kestrel” January 17, 2011.  Republished in LIN

Motive Industries “News”, January 2011

Music and Fashion Magazine MF various 

MF Magazine, “The Material”, Winter 2010/2011, Issue 16

MF Magazine, “Donna Loren”, Winter 2010/2011,  Issue 16

MF Magazine, “Marsha Thomson”, Winter 2010/2011, Issue 16

Vancouver Observer, “A vision for VGH’s Eye Care Centre”, November 30, 2010 

Lower Island News, “Linking street activism with the workers’ fight for justice” December 2010, Vol. 27, Issue #6.

Media Co-op, Referendum..amidst the blues being sung about the Blue Bridge, Nov 2, 2010. The Blue Bridge.

MF Magazine, Wayne Wilkins”, November 5, 2010.

Salem-News, “H&C: A Posh Fashion Store” November 15, 2010.

MF Magazine, “Simon Fagan”, November 4, 2010.

Media Co-Op “Taking sides on the bridge debate: Chiming in with Dean Fortin at this juncture” – The Blue Bridge, November 4, 2010.

MF Magazine, American Idol finalist: “Anoop Desei”, November 2010.

Lower Island News, ” Aloha Palestine: A commentary on Palestinian Rights”, October-November 2010! Vol. 27, Issue #4.

MF Magazine, “Hellz”, November  2010.

Lower Island News, “Promise, progress of Millenium Development Goals discussed”, Vol.27, Issue 4.

Vancouver Observer, “Survivor speaks about the attack on the 2010 Flotilla to Gaza”, Oct 2, 2010. Salem-News, October 9.

Vancouver Observer, “UN hones in on FGM“, Sept 29, 2010.

MF Magazine, “Tiffany Hines”, October 2010.

MF Magazine: “BTFL People”, October 2010.

Lower Island News, “Feminine genital mutilation: a heinous practice”, August-September 2010, Vol. 2, Issue # 3.

MF Magazine: H&C “Not just PC schtick – eco-fashion is where it’s at”, August 6, 2010.

Pacific Free Press: “Ken O’Keefe: A Warrior of Heart”, July 14, 2010.

Vancouver Observer: “On the frontlines of the fight against FGM”, July 12, 2010.

MF Magazine: “Decadent Designs”, July 2010.

Lower Island News, “Concerns Surface over Canada’s political face to the world”, June-July 2010, Vol. 27, Issue #2.

Vancouver Observer: “Harper disfigures Canada’s political face with abortion position”, June 2, 2010. This was posted by World Food Program (WFP), ‘Hunger in the News’ category of their website

Vancouver Observer:  “Adrian Dix and a battle worth fighting for”, May 19, 2010.

A & U Magazine, New York: “One life: Chicago House’s Evany Turk”, April 2010, Issue 186.

J-Source: “What the CAJ Should Do?” – CAJ members weigh in on this group-discussion, April 20, 2010.

Lower Island News: “Getting medical resources to Haiti’s victims“, February-March 2010, Volume 27, Issue #1. 

Lower Island News: “Decriminalization or Legalization”, December 2009/January 2010, Volume 26, Issue #6. 

Curve Magazine: “Recommended book pick“, December 2009

Feature books written by Curve’s in-house writers. pg. 40 and look for the fourth book – that one is mine. Montreal, 2009. San Francisco, 2015 Google Books;  

Lower Island News: “Will a hemp-textile economy ever be on the horizon in BC’s economic future”, October/November 2009, Volume 26, Issue 5. 

Lower Island News:  “Frank talk about economic options that could rescue BC”, August/September 2009, Volume 26, Issue 4.  

Lower Island News: “HIV-AIDS Awareness”, August/September 2009, Vol. 26, Issue #4.

Lower Island News: “Man, was that Fest’ Fun” Federal NDP Leader Jack Layton, leading the NDP contingent  in Vancouver’s 2009 Pride Parade (in pictures).

The Socialist: “In the midst of constitutional lawsuits”. July 2009, Webzine.

Pacific Free Press: “Puff Pundit Ann Coulter Stoops to New Low”, June 25, 2009.

Lower Island News: “The Glass Wall: the People vs. Obama’s Supreme Court nomination”, May/June edition, Volume 26, Issue #3.

On her Website, “Heartfelt”, an interview with Gloria Feldt, Former President of US Planned Parenthood, June 3, 2009 – “Penetrating Sotomayor’s Judicial Philosophy

Outlooks Magazine: “The Next Stop is Canada: N.L.G.J.A. turns to us”, June 2009. 

MF Magazine:  “Lola and Emily”, May 2009.

Lower Island News, “Smug Liberals need a smack down”, May/June edition, Vol. 26, Issue #3.

Pacific Free Press: “(Re) the Dawning of the Dread: BC Zombie Election Returns Campbell”, May 30, 2009.

Outlooks Magazine:  “Summer Holidays:  What about a Canadian Road trip?” May 2009. 

Lower Island News: “Writing from the past”, March-April 2009, Volume 26, Issue #2.

Street Newz: “Protestors at Oak Bay City Hall”, April 2009.

Pacific Free Press: “In a Different Light”, March 5, 2009. (Francis Crick 1961 letter)

Lower Island News:  “Professor Writes Daring Play: One of These Days“, January-February 2009,Volume 26, Issue #1.

Outlooks Magazine:  “Oh, Canada: Blissful and Bountiful”, February 2009 (pg. 10).

The Lower Island News: “Where’s your hard-earned money going now? – Passenger Tickets”, November/December 2008, Volume 25, Issue #6.

Pacific Free Press: “Victoria citizens model to the world”, Oct 28, 2008.

The Socialist: “An insightful interview with author and activist Greg Palast”, Oct 19, 2008. Webzine.

Pacific Free Press: “These Days of the Borg”, October 23, 2008.

Clout Magazine (of Press Telegram, LA Daily Media): “Cars with Clout: The Sun’s in our Grasp“, October/November 2008.

Lower Island News: “An Unusual Election Climate”, September/October 2008, Volume 25, Issue #5  (front page)

VIDEO  Dean Fortin on July 18, 2008, before being elected to the City of Victoria.

The Lower Island News: “Meet the Solar Taxi”, September/October, Vol. 25, Issue #5.

Pacific Free Press: “Lifting the media black out on the Greens”, September 27, 2008.

The Prague Post:  Day & Night “Songs for Sinners”, Tiger Lillies, September 17, 2008. 

The Lower Island News: “Workers seek equality”, July/August, Volume 25, Issue #4.

Clout Magazine: “In the Pink”, August 2008.

Clout Magazine: “Everything you need to know for your prefect wedding: Resource Guide”, August 2008.

The Understory: “On Same-Sex Marriage, the Church, and the Charter”, July 2008, Vol. 2 No. 1 (Ontario).

VIDEO UVIC Professor of History Ben Isitt (history of Labour in BC, outlining perspectives on the municipal election in Victoria BC – 2008.

Socialist Worker: “Workers challenges” June 2008, No. 497 (print edition).

CPIRC News:  “The Lure of the Internet”, Volume 8, Issue 2.

Straight Goods: “Distinctions”, June 12, 2008 

The Lower Island News: “Jody Paterson Talks”, Part 2 of 2, May/June, Vol. 25 Issue #3.

Republic of East Vancouver: “Distinctions”, May 22 2008 to June 4 2008, No 189.

Socialist Worker: “Workers seek safe and secure work environment”, May 2008, No. 496. (print edition).

Curve Magazine: “Follow the Leader: the Head of Canada’s Green Party Helps Wave America’s Rainbow Flag”, May 2008, Volume 8, No. 4. copy

Third Space: “Health/homelessness”, Spring 008, Spring 2008, Volume 25, Issue 1. (print edition)

Clout Magazine:  “411”, June/July  2008 (Clout magazine announces its Premier Issue April 2008).

Lower Island News: “Times are a’ changing on the Eco Front”, March/April 2008, Volume 25, Issue  #2 (front page).

Lower Island News: “Jody Paterson talks about her career”, March/April 2008, Volume 25, Issue #2.

Lower Island News: “The Honourable Denise Savoie speaking about the environmental challenges facing Victoria”, Jan/Feb 2008, Volume 25, Issue #1.

The Republic of East Vancouver:  “More than just insidious spamming” April 10, 2008 to April 23, 2008, No. 186.

Straight Goods: “Protecting coastal waters: NDP MP defends her private members’ bills to protect BC environment”, Nov 9, 2007.

J-source: the Canadian Journalism Project:  “The writer’s challenge and the publisher’s prerogative”, October 2007.

Outlooks Magazine: “Green media blackout”, October 2007. Copy

Stanwood/Camano News: “Stanwood’s new stand”, August  2007 (front page) Archived at

Xtra! West: “Beyond Mom and Pop Poses” April 25, 2007 (print edition + on-line).

Xtra! West,  “He said, she said”, July 19, 2007 (Elizabeth May and reflections on Green Party in Canada).

The Qualicum Totem, “Kidney Foundation says Thanks to donors and to Campaign Organizer Diane Walsh” Dec 31, 2001 (print-only)