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About the drug war in Canada, drug user organizing, and the new Crackdown podcast.
11 Jun, 2019 | 0:28:19 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Garth Mullins is an activist and organizer who has been part of many different movements, as well as a freelance journalist and an award-winning broadcaster. He has been a drug user for most of his adult life – primarily heroin in his younger years and methadone today – and he is currently a drug user activist. Scott Neigh interviews him...
About the history and current campaign against sex discrimination in the Indian Act.
04 Jun, 2019 | 0:28:04 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Lynn Gehl is an Algonquin Anishinaabe-kwe, an advocate, and a writer based in Peterborough, Ontario. Through her own decades-long court battle as well as her involvement in political mobilizations, she is a long-time participant in the fight against sex discrimination in the federal Indian Act. Scott Neigh interviews her about the history of that struggle and about the current "6(1)(a)...
Hana Shafi, aka Frizz Kid, talks about her art, her poetry, and her feminist politics.
28 May, 2019 | 0:28:00 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Hana Shafi, also known as Frizz Kid, is an artist, a poet, a freelance writer, and a feminist. She is also the author of It Begins With The Body (Book*Hug Press, 2018), a book of poetry and illustrations. Scott Neigh interviews her about her work and her politics. As anyone who has been paying attention lately can attest, the internet...
Jacky Tuinstra Harrison and Barry Rooke talk about the #DefendCampusRadio campaign.
21 May, 2019 | 0:28:13 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Jacky Tuinstra Harrison is the general manager of CJRU 1280 AM, also called The Scope, a relatively new campus radio station affiliated with Ryerson University in Toronto. Barry Rooke is the executive director of the National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA), which represents about 110 not-for-profit radio stations of various sorts across the country, including 19 campus stations in...
Hirut Melaku and Rachel Zellers talk about the work of the Third Eye Collective.
14 May, 2019 | 0:28:06 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Hirut Melaku is a doula and lactation consultant with a focus on reproductive justice. Rachel Zellers is a professor, a community worker, and an organizer. Both are members of the Third Eye Collective, a group of Black women based in Montreal. Scott Neigh interviews them about their work developing transformative justice approaches for responding to sexual and gendered violence. When...
Jill Graham-Scanlan talks about the work of the Friends of the Northumberland Strait.
07 May, 2019 | 0:28:14 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Jill Graham-Scanlan is a lifelong resident of Pictou County, Nova Scotia, a lawyer, and the president of the Friends of the Northumberland Strait. Scott Neigh interviews her about the group's work to oppose a plan that would see effluent from the Northern Pulp mill piped into the strait, putting ecosystems, fisheries, and communities at risk. The Northumberland Strait is that...
Rowan Moyes talks about Bar None Winnipeg and their prison rideshare project.
30 Apr, 2019 | 0:28:06 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Rowan Moyes is a member of Bar None Winnipeg. Scott Neigh interviews Moyes about Bar None's prison rideshare project, about their prison abolitionist politics, and about the other ways that Bar None and its members are working towards a world without prisons. In Manitoba, just like in a lot of other places, most of the jails and prisons are hard...
Carol Martin and Sophie Merasty talk about the new Red Women Rising report.
23 Apr, 2019 | 0:28:15 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Carol Martin is a Nisga'a woman who has been part the Downtown Eastside (DTES) neighbourhood of Vancouver for almost 30 years and she works at the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre. Sophie Merasty is a Denesuline and Woodland Cree woman who has been part of the DTES for close to 30 years as well, and she works in the performing arts....
Frances Ravensbergen talks about the migrant justice group Bridges Not Borders.
16 Apr, 2019 | 0:28:01 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Frances Ravensbergen is a resident of Hemmingford, Quebec, a small town near the US-Canada border. It lies quite close to Roxham Road, which has become well-known as the most frequently used location for refugees wanting to cross irregularly – that is, not at a formally recognized border crossing – from the US into Canada. Scott Neigh interviews Ravensbergen about Bridges...
Peter Gibbs talks about the work of Organize BC to build the capacities of progressive organizers.
09 Apr, 2019 | 0:27:52 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Peter Gibbs is a co-director of the social movement capacity-building organization Organize BC. Scott Neigh talks with him about Organize BC's use of training, coaching, and community-building to build the skills of organizers working for social and environmental justice in western Canada. Depending on the details of a given collective struggle, and on the community or movement at its centre,...
Two activists talk about the Fight for $15 and Fairness - Newfoundland and Labrador.
02 Apr, 2019 | 0:28:10 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Alyse Stuart is an organizer with the Canadian Federation of Students. Keith Dunne is the campaigns and communication coordinator with the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees. Both are active with the Fight for $15 and Fairness – Newfoundland and Labrador, and they speak with Scott Neigh about how that campaign is fighting to increase one of...
About Taking What We Need, a solidarity fund created by and for trans women living in Montreal.
26 Mar, 2019 | 0:28:15 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Estelle Davis is one of the co-founders of Taking What We Need, a grassroots solidarity fund created by and for trans women in Montreal. It provides material support to trans women in the face of the many exclusions, barriers, and costs that they experience. Scott Neigh interviews Davis about the limits of the politics of visibility, about the barriers that...
David Lester talks about his decades of combining radical politics with music and art.
19 Mar, 2019 | 0:28:07 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

David Lester is a Vancouver-based musician and graphic artist whose work has been woven through with radical politics since he started out in the 1970s. Musically, he is best known as half of the rock duo Mecca Normal, while graphically he has been involved for decades in the creation of everything from pamphlets to posters to graphic novels. Scott Neigh...
The Herongate Tenant Coalition's fight against mass evictions, rent increases, and gentrification.
12 Mar, 2019 | 0:28:08 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Tammy Mast and Kenneth Aliu are residents of the Herongate neighbourhood in Ottawa and active members of the Herongate Tenant Coalition. Scott Neigh interviews them about the coalition's ongoing work to fight mass evictions, chronic disrepair, rent increases, and gentrification in a neighbourhood containing one of the largest clusters in the country of rental housing owned by a single private...
Board member Kathy Dawson talks about the work of the Alberta Pro-Choice Coalition.
05 Mar, 2019 | 0:28:13 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Kathy Dawson is a board member of the Alberta Pro-Choice Coalition (APCC), which brings together groups from across the province to "protect and support sexual health and reproductive rights in Alberta." As a provincial election looms that may well bring the United Conservative Party (UCP) under Jason Kenney to power, Scott Neigh interviews Dawson about the threats she sees to...
An interview with the co-founders of Equity Watch, a group that fights workplace discrimination.
26 Feb, 2019 | 0:28:00 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Liane Tessier is a former firefighter who fought a landmark human rights case related to workplace harassment and gender discrimination in Halifax. Judy Haiven is a retired professor from the business school at Saint Mary's University who taught industrial relations. They are co-founders of Equity Watch, a grassroot group that aims to fight bullying, harassment, and discrimination in workplaces by...
John Clarke talks about his decades as an organizer with the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty.
19 Feb, 2019 | 0:27:53 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

John Clarke was an organizer with the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) from its founding in 1990 until his retirement in late January 2019. Though he intends to remain a very active member of the group, this still marks a significant transition for one of Ontario's most visible militant grassroots organizations. Scott Neigh interviews Clarke about his long history of...
Mike Reynolds and Frédérique Chabot talk about sex-positive parenting.
12 Feb, 2019 | 0:28:13 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Mike Reynolds is a father of two girls and an online content creator and community builder under the banners of Everday Girl Dad and the Sew Manly Podcast. Frédérique Chabot is a mother, also of two girls, and the director of health promotion at Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights. In the context of Action Canada's Sexual and Reproductive...
Emergency physician Samir Shaheen-Hussain talks about last year's successful #aHand2Hold campaign.
05 Feb, 2019 | 0:27:53 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Samir Shaheen-Hussain is a pediatric emergency physician who practices in Montreal and a professor in the Department of Pediatrics in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. He has also been involved in grassroots social justice organizing around issues like Indigenous solidarity, migrant justice, and anti-police brutality for more than a decade and a half. Scott Neigh interviews him about...
An interview about histories of anti-Black city building in Halifax and Black community resistance.
29 Jan, 2019 | 0:28:12 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

LaMeia Reddick is a community worker and consultant in Halifax. Ted Rutland is an associate professor in the Department of Geography, Planning, and Environment at Concordia University in Montreal and the author of Displacing Blackness: Planning, Power, and Race in Twentieth-Century Halifax (Univeristy of Toronto Press, 2018). Scott Neigh interviews them about about the long histories of anti-Black racism in...
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