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Stephanie Fung and Rajani Tadaka talk about resisting mass firings in the hotel industry.
27 Jul, 2021 | 0:28:04 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Stephanie Fung is the communications organizer for UNITE HERE Local 40, which represents workers in the hospitality industry in British Columbia. Rajani Tadaka is a hotel worker in Vancouver and a member of Local 40. In the wake of the extensive pandemic-related layoffs in hotels in BC, many employers chose to fire laid off workers rather than recall them as...
Matias de Dovitiis talks abou the work of the Canadian Latin American Alliance.
20 Jul, 2021 | 0:28:11 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Matias de Dovitiis is a long-time activist and one of the co-founders of the Canadian Latin American Alliance. Scott Neigh interviews him about Canada’s orientation towards Latin America and about the work of the alliance to, according to their website, support “the development of a relationship between Canada and Latin America that is based on principles of democracy, self-determination and...
Vanessa Hartley talks about responding to environmental racism in Shelburne, Nova Scotia.
13 Jul, 2021 | 0:28:13 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Vanessa Hartley is 21 years old and an eighth generation Black Loyalist descendent. She is the chair of the South End Environmental Injustice Society (SEED). And she is a resident of Shelburne, a town of about 1200 people on the southwest coast of Nova Scotia. Scott Neigh interviews her about the town, about environmental racism, and about the work of...
Cihan Erdal and Ömer Ongun talk in their first joint interview since Erdal's release.
06 Jul, 2021 | 0:28:13 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Cihan Erdal is a scholar at Carleton University in Ottawa. In September 2020, while on a visit to Turkey, he was arrested and jailed. His husband, Ömer Ongun, was immediately plunged into a whirlwind of activities organizing the Free Cihan Erdal support campaign. After nine long months in prison, Erdal was released in mid-June, though he may not yet leave...
Russell Lavis and Michael Bueckert talk about the many forms of Palestinian solidarity.
29 Jun, 2021 | 0:28:10 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Russell Lavis lives in Toronto and is an ultramarathon runner who uses his abilities to act in solidarity with the Palestinian people, most recently by raising money for the Help Gaza Breathe campaign. Michael Bueckart is based in Montreal and he is a scholar, an activist, and the vice-president of Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME)....
We hear from two members of the Coalition Against the Proposed Prison in Kemptville, Ont.
22 Jun, 2021 | 0:28:22 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Colleen Lynas and Victor Lachance are residents of Kemptville, Ontario. They are also members of the Coalition Against the Proposed Prison (CAPP) Kemptville. Scott Neigh interviews them about their town, about the Ontario government’s unilateral decision to build a jail there, and about what residents are doing in response. Kemptville is a town of 4000 people about 50km south of...
Barbara Byers, Lori Johb, and Donna Smith talk about the Prairie School for Union Women.
15 Jun, 2021 | 0:27:51 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Barbara Byers, Lori Johb, and Donna Smith are long-time feminists and trade unionists in Saskatchewan. They are also organizers of the Prairie School for Union Women, happening this year as an online event between June 22 and 25. Scott Neigh interviews them about the 25-year history of the school, and about its current incarnation in the context of COVID-19. Barbara...
Jon McPhedran Waitzer and Andy Wei talk about the work of Resource Movement.
08 Jun, 2021 | 0:28:15 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Jon McPhedran Waitzer and Andy Wei are members of an organization called Resource Movement. With chapters in Montreal and Toronto, Resource Movement brings together young people from across Canada who have wealth and/or class privilege to work towards the redistribution of wealth, land, and power. Scott Neigh interviews them about the politics of organizing wealthy people in support of social...
Andrew Winchur talks about the work of the Parkdale Free School.
01 Jun, 2021 | 0:28:07 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Andrew Winchur is the director of the Parkdale Free School, a grassroots educational initiative for residents of the Parkdale neighbourhood in Toronto to share their knowledge and lived experience in a safe, inclusive, and anti-oppressive setting. Scott Neigh interviews Winchur about popular education, radical pedagogy, and the Parkdale Free School. Parkdale is a neighbourhood in the west downtown core of...
Trade unionist Tara Ehrcke talks about climate, labour, and the recent Labour Climate Forum.
25 May, 2021 | 0:27:59 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Tara Ehrcke is a teacher in Victoria, BC, and throughout her career she has been active in her union, the British Columbia Teachers Federation. Since 2018, her energies have been largely focused on the climate crisis, and she is part of an informal network of climate-focused trade unionists who organized the recent Labour Climate Forum. Scott Neigh interviews her about...
Two disability activists talk about their opposition to Bill C-7 & about the Disability Filibuster.
18 May, 2021 | 0:28:13 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Catherine Frazee and Quin Lawrence are activists and organizers who have been involved in many issues, but they are particularly focused on disability issues. They were part of the upswell of opposition to Bill C-7, which expanded the eligibility for medical assistance in dying in Canada. In the week before the legislation passed, that opposition culminated in an action called...
Editors of the grassroots journal *Upping the Anti* reflect on theory and ideas for social movements
11 May, 2021 | 0:28:21 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Kieran Hart, Sharmeen Khan, and Temóc Thania Vega are activists and organizers in Toronto. They are also on the editorial collective of Upping the Anti, a print publication that describes itself as “a journal of theory and action.” Scott Neigh interviews them about the importance of ideas and radical theory to struggles for justice and liberation, about the challenges of...
Pierre Cloutier de Repentigny and Tai Jacob talk about the work of JusticeTrans.
04 May, 2021 | 0:28:14 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Pierre Cloutier de Repentigny is a lawyer and will soon be an assistant professor of law and legal studies at Carleton University. He is also the co-chair of the board of JusticeTrans, an organization dedicated to ensuring access to justice for trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and Two Spirit people in the Canadian context. Tai Jacob is a scholar, a community...
Susie Goulding talks about the COVID Long Haulers Support Group Canada and their advocacy.
27 Apr, 2021 | 0:28:05 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Susie Goulding is a founder of the COVID Long Haulers Support Group Canada, a group for people with long COVID to support each other, advocate for themselves, and collaborate with researchers. Scott Neigh interviews her about long COVID and about the group’s work, particularly its advocacy for recognition, research, and rehabilitation. In the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, nobody...
Movement lawyer Irina Ceric talks about radical legal support organizing in North America.
20 Apr, 2021 | 0:28:13 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Talking Radical Radio Radio — Social movements and radical legal support organizing By Scott Neigh on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 Irina Ceric is a lawyer and a criminology instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey, BC. Since the 1990s, she has mainly used her legal expertise in social movement contexts and in doing radical legal support organizing. In the last...
Environmental Action Now Ajax-Pickering and the successful fight to protect Duffins Creek wetland.
13 Apr, 2021 | 0:28:05 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Emma Cunningham is a resident of Pickering, Ontario, and a member of Environmental Action Now Ajax-Pickering (EANAP). Recently, EANAP won an important victory against an attempt to use a provincial Minister’s Zoning Order (MZO) to override planning and environmental processes and build a warehouse on the Duffins Creek wetland, a protected wetland the middle of Pickering – an approach to...
The group Parents of Black Children is supporting parents and advocating for Black students.
06 Apr, 2021 | 0:28:13 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Kearie Daniel is a communications and public relations professional who focuses on equity consulting, as well as a podcaster and blogger. She is also a parent advocate and co-founder of the group Parents of Black Children. Scott Neigh interviews her about anti-Black racism in the school system and about how Parents of Black Children is supporting parents and advocating for...
Three voices from Laurentian University, which recently filed for insolvency protection.
30 Mar, 2021 | 0:28:04 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

On February 1, 2021, Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, announced that it was filing for creditor protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA). It faces the likelihood of massive program cuts and job losses. Reuben Roth is a labour studies and sociology professor at Laurentian. Katlyn Kotila and Darius Garneau are both fourth-year undergraduate students, Kotila specializing in political...
An interview with founding members of a new worker co-op and a union for artists in Vancouver.
23 Mar, 2021 | 0:28:12 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Talking Radical Radio Radio: Artists as workers — a new model for organizing By Scott Neigh on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Jonny Sopotiuk is a visual artist, a curator, and a community and labour organizer. Zandi Dandizette is a new media installation artist and an arts and culture worker. Both are founding members of the Vancouver Artists Labour Union Co-operative...
Mary Kelly and Alex Bestos talk about the work of Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy.
16 Mar, 2021 | 0:28:10 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Mary Kelly is an undergraduate student at the University of British Columbia and she is a national board member of Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP). Alex Bestos works at a health research centre focused on substance use, and they are the international liaison for CSSDP. Scott Neigh interviews them about the current state of drug-related public policy in...
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