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A Discussion about BC's upcoming provincial election
23 Oct, 2020 | 0:59:53 |
EN | Frieda Werden | Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon

This week, SIsta C presents PBA Podcast: a discussion the upcoming provincial election. Robin Erickson reads a certificate of appreciation for our PBA zoomcasters. Charlotte Ferrell introduces special guests Gudrun Langolf, past president of COSCO, and 411 Board member Stuart Alcock. Guests urge listeners to exercising their valuable voting rights. Stuart outlines available voting methods and notes that mail ballots...
Medeana Moussa and Wing Li talk about the work of Support Our Students Alberta.
20 Oct, 2020 | 0:28:16 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Medeana Moussa is an entrepreneur and mother of four who lives in Calgary, and she is the executive director of Support Our Students (SOS) Alberta. Wing Li holds a PhD in neuroscience, has two children, and is the communications director for the group. SOS Alberta is a grassroots, nonpartisan network focused on standing up for the rights of students to...
Noam Chomsky – The President, The Pandemic & the Election
19 Oct, 2020 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

We are in “unchartered territory,” as the media incessantly remind us. We are on the eve of an election amidst a pandemic. The president has declared in advance that the election is a “hoax,” it is “rigged.” He would not even commit to saying he would honor the outcome. “We’ll see what happens,” he says. He knew early on how...
and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms
19 Oct, 2020 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Kathleen Mahoney, who argued both the Keegstra and the Butler cases before Canada's Supreme Court, explains how these two cases - one on hate speech and one on pornography - helped to create a judicial philosophy that weighed freedoms and harms in the balance. She spoke to a University of Chicago Law School conference on Speech, Equality and Harm, in...
Shannon Hardy and Bridget Graham talk about the work of Abortion Support Services Atlantic.
13 Oct, 2020 | 0:28:03 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Shannon Hardy and Bridget Graham live in Halifax and work as doulas. They are also, respectively, the coordinator and the director of volunteers of Abortion Support Services Atlantic, a volunteer-run group that exists to provide support to people in Atlantic Canada who are trying to get an abortion. Scott Neigh interviews them about the barriers that people face in accessing...
Government takes advantage of Pandemic to bail out banks
12 Oct, 2020 | 0:28:31 |
EN | Stuart Richardson | Latin Waves

We are in the midst of class war says Ellen Brown speaking with Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson The pandemic reveals the government can make available money on demand. Unfortunately the money has been channeled to bail out banks once again.
Susan Campbell and Angie Lynch talk about the Just Recovery Ontario campaign.
06 Oct, 2020 | 0:28:07 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Susan Campbell and Angie Lynch are both social workers who work for community legal clinics in Ontario. Scott Neigh interviews them about Just Recovery Ontario, a campaign pushing for a recovery from the pandemic that would fix the many injustices and shortfalls in our social safety net that COVID-19 has made so evident. By this point, most of us are...
Arundhati Roy – What Have We Done to Democracy?
05 Oct, 2020 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

India is often called the world’s largest democracy. Narendra Modi is the prime minister. He was elected in 2014 and again in 2019. Prior to becoming prime minister, he was chief minister of the state of Gujarat, where in 2002, a massacre of Muslims took place. Modi denied any involvement. But the State Department was not convinced and banned him...
Coronavirus pandemic is more than a medical crisis, it is also a political and ideological crisis
05 Oct, 2020 | 0:28:58 |
EN | Stuart Richardson | Latin Waves

The current coronavirus pandemic is more than a medical crisis, it is also a political and ideological crisis. It is a crisis deeply rooted in years of neglect by neoliberal governments that denied the importance of public health and the public good while defunding the institutions and decades of austerity. Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Jorge Marti about...
A woman's commitment to help
05 Oct, 2020 | 0:28:41 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Unicef estimates there are 30 million street children in Africa. In Kenya, they are concentrated in highly populated urban slums. Glue is the drug of choice for most, taking the edge off hunger, discomfort, and a shortage of hope. Faswila Athman Omar is a woman who dedicates much of her time and resources to counselling and feeding these children, finding...
Members of Docs for open debate explain concerns about the virus and the emergency measures
02 Oct, 2020 | 0:59:08 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

This episode of the Global Research News converses with two members of Docs for Open Debate to get more lowdown on their concerns about why politicians, the WHO and the media are getting it wrong about the virus and why voices like theirs are crucial.
A Discussion with knowledge keeper Kendra Crowell
30 Sep, 2020 | 0:59:52 |
EN | Frieda Werden | Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon

Sista C shares a Powered by Age podcast Discussion: On Raising A 2-spirit Child Into Healthy Adulthood, with presenter Kendra Crowell, an elder Knowledge Keeper and leader of an Indigenous Elders creativity group. #BIPOC
About blockades protecting some of the last big-tree, old-growth forest on Vancouver Island.
29 Sep, 2020 | 0:28:17 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Carole Tootill and Joshua Wright are residents of British Columbia who are heavily involved in forest protection activism. Scott Neigh interviews them about the Fairy Creek blockades, which are protecting some of the last big-tree, old-growth forest on Vancouver Island from clear-cut logging. Tootill grew up in B.C., and first got involved in environmental and forest protection issues as a...
Climate Front Line producer speaks about need for a new narrative
28 Sep, 2020 | 0:28:16 |
EN | Stuart Richardson | Latin Waves

Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Alfredo Gonzalez Valenzuela an environmental scientist and host of Climate Front Line, how it is not enough to understand the science, it is necessary to have a relational connection to nature, and to peoples most impacted by exploitative processes of development. To understand each other as equals and to change the narrative of...
Ruth Bader Ginsburg - Gender Equality
28 Sep, 2020 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

Legal battles for gender equality didn’t begin with the Women’s Movement of the 1960s. But it laid the groundwork for the historic 1972 Supreme Court decision that made gender discrimination unconstitutional. That case was successfully argued by then-38-year old Brooklyn-born attorney Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It set precedent for another ruling a few years later that men should also be eligible...
Interview upon leaving UN Women
28 Sep, 2020 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Dr. Purna Sen is leaving UN Women after 5-1/2 years as first Policy Director and then Executive Coordinator and Spokesperson on Sexual Harassment and Other Forms of Discrimination. She spoke about the work, including the effects of the hierarchical nature of the UN, #MeToo, COVID19, and Black Lives Matter, on the struggle for safety and equality for women around the...
The campaign to oppose the federal government's plan to spend $19 billion on new fighter jets.
22 Sep, 2020 | 0:28:11 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Tamara Lorincz is a long-time peace and justice activist and a member of Canadian Voice of Women for Peace. Brent Patterson has also been involved in peace and social justice issues for many years, and he is the executive director of Peace Brigades International – Canada. Scott Neigh interviews them about a campaign to oppose the federal government's plan to...
Reparations not Deportations
21 Sep, 2020 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Stuart Richardson | Latin Waves

David Bacon is a photojournalist, author, political activist, and union organizer who has focused on labor issues, particularly those related to immigrant labor. He has written several books and numerous articles on the subject. His most recent book is In the Fields of the North / En los campos del norte: , David Bacon documents the experiences of some of...
Jason Stanley – How Fascism Works
21 Sep, 2020 | 0:57:01 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

What is fascism? Michael Parenti, author and historian says, “Fascism historically has been used to secure the interests of large capitalist interests against the demands of popular democracy. Then and now, fascism has made irrational mass appeals in order to secure the rational ends of class domination.” Fascism flourishes in times of economic insecurity and cultural backlash. Opportunistic politicians offer...
John Helmer on Navalny; Stevan Gojic on Belarus and NATO
18 Sep, 2020 | 0:59:12 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

This hour of the Global Research News Hour we showcase recent developments in and around Russia and try to determine if this major power is being put on the defensive as things heat up. WE first speak with journalist John Helmer about the apparent poisoning of Alexei Navalny and whether it is the Russians or the Germans who have some...
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