By Michael Welch
Dimitri Lascaris is a man of exceptional quality, strength and integrity. He is one of the people bearing counter-narratives on foreign policy that led me to get involved with radio 15 years ago. He joins the likes of Noam Chomsky, Chris Hedges, Arundati Roy, Edward Said, Howard Zinn, Michael Parenti, and many other thinkers who spoke outside the boundaries of what is considered acceptable in our Western society and consequently were denied access to the mainstream state and corporate backed media.
Dimitri Lascaris is a lawyer, journalist and activist. Over the course of his more than 30 year career he has been involved in multiple high profile law firms including New York’s Sullivan & Cromwell, Siskinds LLP in Canada, and Toronto’s Kalloghlian Myers LLP. In 2012, Dimitri was named by Canadian Lawyer Magazine as one of the 25 most influential lawyers in Canada, and in 2013, he was named by Canadian Business Magazine as one of the 50 most influential persons in Canadian business.
From 2012 to 2022, Dimitri was a correspondent and Board member of The Real News Network. He has also served on the boards of numerous other public-interest, not-for-profit corporations.
Dimitri has been prominently outspoken on foreign policy, particularly on Israel-Palestine, Venezuela, Syria and Ukraine.
As I write this, he is endeavouring to go on a special voyage to Russia. He discusses his plan in a recent article: “The Art of Peace Requires Us to See the World Through the Eyes of Our Enemies.”
In this clip, Dimitri discusses the critical factual knowledge about the war in Ukraine, the suppression of publications like Ethnorama News Winnipeg that dares to publish some of these facts, and a few more details about his trip to Russia.