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Lead organizer Ryan Andersen talks about the work of the Calgary Alliance for the Common Good.
07 Apr, 2020 | 0:27:40 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Ryan Andersen is the lead organizer of the Calgary Alliance for the Common Good, a coalition that brings together around 30 faith groups, union locals, and community organizations representing about 35,000 people to organize, advocate, and mobilize for a more just and compassionate vision for their city. Scott Neigh interviews him about the organization, about its slow and steady approach...
Dr Stephen Bezruchka - COVID-19 & Capitalism
06 Apr, 2020 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The COVID-19 coronavirus disease pandemic has cast in deadly high relief that the United States, the richest country on Earth has a dysfunctional health care system. One should not even call it a system. “It’s unimaginable,” a CNN anchor commented upon seeing footage of hospital tents in New York’s Central Park and a refrigerator truck loading up corpses in Brooklyn....
at the start of America's longest war
06 Apr, 2020 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden |

On October 9, 2001, poet Susan Bright read peace poetry in Frieda Werden's kitchen, as both were grieving Bush's bombing of Aghanistan (starting America's longest war). Among the poems is a tribute to Enheduanna, the earliest poet whose name is still known - she wrote peace poetry more than 4,000 years ago.
About organizing with workers in Chinese grocery stores and restaurants in Toronto.
31 Mar, 2020 | 0:28:15 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Justin Kong is the executive director of the Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter, and the lead organizer in their Chinese Grocery Store Worker Project. Scott Neigh interviews him about organizing with workers in Chinese grocery stores, restaurants, and other businesses in the community. In particular, given the upsurge in anti-Chinese racism and the importance of grocery workers in the...
A deeper look at COVID19 and how mainstream society responds to crisis
31 Mar, 2020 | 0:26:33 |
EN | Stuart Richardson | Latin Waves

Derrick Jensen is an American, anarchoprimitivist, ecophilosopher and radical environmentalist living in Crescent City, California. According to Democracy Now!, Jensen “has been called the poet-philosopher of the ecological movement. Host Sylvia Richardson takes a deep dive with Derrick Jensen on COVID19, how governments seem to respond to different crisis in different ways, who are the winners and losers of this...
Joseph Stiglitz - A New Social Contract
30 Mar, 2020 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

After 40 years the economic doctrine of neoliberalism has reached a dead end. But not for everyone. The 500 richest people in the world, all of whom are billionaires, gained a combined $1.2 trillion in wealth in 2019. Advocates of neoliberalism preach a kind of economic fundamentalism, i.e., markets rule, tax cuts for the rich, deregulation, privatization and austerity. As...
Traditional recycling meets new law and methods in Bangalore
30 Mar, 2020 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Documentary covers early and recent recycling initiatives led by women; the 3 primary categories of waste to be segregated; a history of caste discrimination around waste disposal; and the new recycling law in Bangalore, which requires additional household labour.
The complicated history of museums, the Trans Mountain pipeline, and the Acts of Resistance exhibit.
24 Mar, 2020 | 0:28:15 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Sharon Fortney is the Curator of Indigenous Collections and Engagement at the Museum of Vancouver. Scott Neigh interviews her about the complicated colonial history of museums and about the Acts of Resistance exhibit. It features the massive banners designed by Indigenous artists and used in an aerial blockade of tanker traffic in the Burrard Inlet to oppose the Trans Mountain...
23 Mar, 2020 | 0:29:12 |
EN | Stuart Richardson | Latin Waves

Sylvia Richardson of Latin Waves Interviews Dana Lyons on his latest album the Great Salish Sea, Dana speaks about the need for citizens to protect this pristine coast from Coal, Oil exports and how this is already happening in Oregon and Washington State. Songs, The Great Salish Sea, The Salmon Come Home, Sometimes, It’s a Matter of Asking. Visit
Stephen Bezruchka - The Coronavirus Pandemic
23 Mar, 2020 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The coronavirus pandemic has sent waves of fear across the globe. It is a dangerous moment. We are benumbed by the dizzying statistics of new cases and the number of deaths popping up all over the world. What is it? It is a novel virus named for the crownlike spikes that protrude from its surface. It can infect both animals...
The UN Declaration on this Human Right, and how it is used
23 Mar, 2020 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

On 28 July 2010 the United Nations General Assembly declared safe and clean drinking water and sanitation a human right. Maude Barlow explains how this declaration passed and how it has been used to actually claim the right to water.
A Look at Two Influenza Pandemics A Century Apart
21 Mar, 2020 | 0:18:08 |
EN | Alexandra de Boer |

Canada's Department of Health (Health Canada) was created in 1919, in response to the Spanish Flu and WWI. Now, a century later, will Canada's new influenza pandemic again be a catalyst for stronger, more equitable health care and human rights?
Mayson Fulk talks about his work as the trans liaison with District 6 of the United Steelworkers.
17 Mar, 2020 | 0:28:14 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Mayson Fulk works in manufacturing in London, Ontario, and is a member of the United Steelworkers. Among other roles, he serves as their trans liaison for District 6, which covers all of Canada. Scott Neigh interviews him about what unions can do to stand up for trans workers. An important step in the journey of many (though not all) transgender...
The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men
16 Mar, 2020 | 0:28:50 |
EN | Stuart Richardson | Latin Waves

Robert Jensen is an emeritus professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, a founding board member of the Third Coast Activist Resource Center, and a member of the team developing Ecosphere Studies at The Land Institute. Jensen’s most recent book, The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men from Spinifex Press, offers a critique...
Eric Foner – The Legacy of Reconstruction
16 Mar, 2020 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The Declaration of Independence declared equality as an American ideal, but it took a century to even partially realize that goal. One of the key periods of U.S. history is Reconstruction. They were the years following the Civil War. The era began with promises of egalitarianism. The 13th, 14th and 15th amendments to the Constitution were revolutionary. They abolished slavery,...
or, How To Hack a Democracy
16 Mar, 2020 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Unlike Canada, which has paper ballots counted in the presence of scrutineers, the United States has fallen prey to the corporate voting industry. It boasts of its free and fair elections; but even in Congress, official reports are pointing out massive suppression of voters, massive purging of voter rolls, alarming malfunction of election technology and vulnerability to hacking. Two courageous...
Vishan Charamis and Maud Nevoret talk about the Rap Battles for Social Justice.
10 Mar, 2020 | 0:27:48 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Vishan Charamis and Maud Nevoret are part of a collective that organizes a series of social justice-focused hip-hop workshops and shows in Montreal. Scott Neigh interviews them about their experiences with hip-hop and with struggles for social change, and about the Rap Battles for Social Justice. Maud Nevoret grew up in France in a very political home. She left school...
Jenny Brown – Women: Labor Pains
09 Mar, 2020 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

In 2018, the birth rate in the United States reached its lowest level in decades. This alarmed the patriarchal class who want to control women’s bodies. Reproductive rights and access to abortion are under sustained political attack. Roe v. Wade is under threat. What role does misogyny play in gender relations? Feminist activists assert that declining birth rates represent a...
Anniversary of the attempted coup in Venezuela
09 Mar, 2020 | 0:28:23 |
EN | Stuart Richardson | Latin Waves

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has supplied, since 2017, over 467 million dollars to the Venezuelan opposition for what they falsely call “humanitarian aid,” On this interview Host Sylvia Richardson talk with Dr. Maria Paez Victor about the anniversary of the attempted coup in Venezuela, the anniversary of the Battle of the Bridges, and the power of a...
Simon Black talks about the work of Labour Against the Arms Trade.
03 Mar, 2020 | 0:28:06 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Simon Black is an assistant professor of Labour Studies at Brock University in St. Catherines, Ontario, who been active in the anti-poverty and labour movements since he was a teenager. He is also a founder of Labour Agains the Arms Trade. Scott Neigh interviews him about Canada's involvement in arms production and about his group's work within the labour movement...
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