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...iiberate Hindu weddings.
05 Sep, 2021 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

India's new female priestesses are solemnizing weddings, breaking barriers and stereotypes in the formerly patriarchal sphere. Priestess weddings simplify and shorten the service, and make it more participatory. These weddings are trending among educated women and their mothers, who want equal female participation in place of the traditional Kanya daan, in which father gives daughter to husband. Women priests and...
Reviewing case with James DiEugenio following launch of JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass
16 Jul, 2021 | 0:59:12 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

This week’s instalment of the Global Research News Hour focuses on the first assassination death: John F. Kennedy. It takes during the same week that an explosive new documentary series is released! The release of JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass takes place also 30 years after the release of the blockbuster JFK and it is directed as well by...
Rescuing Men from Patriarchy
14 Jun, 2021 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Swayam, founded in 1995, supports girls and women who've faced gender violence, but their new campaign is directed at men and boys. Men who participate in the project say recognizing women's humanity helps them recognize their own. SochBadley, baatbadlegi, the tagline in two new online videos, means Change the thinking, you will be the change.
Jo Nash on COVID crisis, Vandana K on Indian farm protests
13 May, 2021 | 0:59:19 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

This week on the Global Research News Hour, we dedicate the entire program to the situation in India as it now rocks global media with tragic, and arguably misleading headlines. In our first half hour we hear from author Jo Nash of the group Left Lockdown Sceptics about the true nature of the pandemic in the country and other factors...
Young Climate Feminist Leaders Talk
30 Nov, 2020 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

On September 25, 2020, WEDO (the Women's Environment and Development Organization) hosted a virtual "Radical Futures Roundtable: Young Climate Feminists in Conversation." Panelists from around the world talked about how they came by their radicalism and their expertise, and about their radical visions for the future.
Essential approaches to fast-encroaching drought
09 Nov, 2020 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In India, water is a women's issue and a woman's burden, but only concerted community action can ensure water for survival as groundwater and lakes dry up. WINGS contributing producer Kalpana Pradhan recorded two highly successful water activists, one rural and one urban. Their projects are large and replicable.
50% of local government seats are now for women
02 Nov, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In August 2020, the world lost broadcaster and author Indu Ramesh to the Covid pandemic. Among her achievements were many outstanding programs for WINGS. From 2011, here's her coverage of village women in India embracing newly mandated roles in local government. Indu was then 74 years old.  Working with her is her daughter, Aparna Devagiri.
Sisterhood and Strategies
07 Sep, 2020 | 0:28:41 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

A panoply of events, speakers and topics from the conference and beyond.
Voices from Manitoba, Colombia, Brazil and east Himalayas on Hydro-power
04 Sep, 2020 | 0:59:32 |
EN | Michael Welch |

This week’s Global Research News Hour features a variety of speakers from a conference on Hydro-impacted communities hosted by Wa Ni Ska Tan. They include speakers from three Manitoba communities, Senator Mary Jane McCallum, speakers from Columbia, Brazil, and feminist political ecologist Deepa Joshi.
Safetipin, founded in India, covers 50 cities around the world
10 Aug, 2020 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In 2005, the Jagori Women's Resource Centre in Delhi began to develop a multi-stakeholder research and organizing project for women to evaluate their cities for safety, map the results, and use the data to call publicly for change. As of 2020, the project, now based in Haryana, India, and known as Safetipin, has spread to Latin America, Africa, and much...
Reports from India and Cameroon
08 Jun, 2020 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Nilanjana Bhowmick reports from New Delhi on 3.5 million women who are "barefoot health workers"; Patience Wirngo interviews women workers confronting COVID-19 through many fields in Cameroon.
A global network of women activists
24 May, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

WorldPulse.com is an online network where women activists working specifically on women's and girls' issues in their countries and regions tell their stories and make contact with each other. Tamarack Verrall follows as many of these stories as she can, comments to their authors, and now is working on getting press coverage in Canada for the stories and for the...
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.
From the uprising in Chile, a chant heard round the world
24 Feb, 2020 | 0:28:39 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

"The patriarchy is a judge, that judges us for being born, and our punishment, is the violence you don't see.  ... the cops, the judges, the state, the President - the rapist is you." Words from a translation of a chant that is performed in public by masses of women in synchronization, in Santiago, Chile and hundreds of other cities...
Riffat Hassan, Muslim Feminist Theologian
25 Jan, 2020 | 0:28:40 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

A rousing talk by Islamic theologian Riffat Hassan, exploring how the story of Adam and Eve crept into Islam, though it is not in the Q'uran. Speech from a panel about the rise of conservatism at the NGO Forum of the UN 4th World Conference on Women in Huairou, China, 1995.
Organizers in Montreal & Toronto speak about solidarity with the wave of protests in India.
21 Jan, 2020 | 0:28:13 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Aadita Chaudhury is a graduate student at York University in Toronto. Mehak Sawhney is an international student doing her PhD at McGill University in Montreal. And Baj Mukhopadhyay is a physician also based in Montreal. Scott Neigh interviews them about the wave of protests in India against the National Register of Citizens, the Citizenship Amendment Act, and the BJP government,...
Marxist economists on Class, State and Nation in the twenty-First Century
28 Dec, 2019 | 0:59:12 |
EN | Michael Welch |

This week's Global Research News Hour radio program features presentations by two prominent Marxist economists at the 2019 World Association for Political Economy (WAPE) forum, held in WInnipeg at the University of Manitoba July 19-21. The conference theme this year was 'Class, State and Nation in the twenty-First Century.' Utsa Patnaik is Professor Emeritus, Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi). The...
A gender education program aims at inculcating respect
11 Nov, 2019 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Equality and respect for all humans regardless of gender or gender expression is a teachable subject, especially if it starts young. That is the premise of the Dear Boys project started by Swati Sengupta. She describes how it started, how it is taught, and its effects to WINGS contributing producer Kalpana Pradhan, who also adds additional sound and supporting interviews.
and the feminization of farming
21 Jul, 2019 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In the hilly Kordagu (AKA Coorg) region of Karnataka state, coffee has been grown for generations. Like other small-scale agriculture in the era of globalization, financial rewards are small and women carry an increasing amount of the work.
Bruce Clark on judicial suppression, Reuben George on Transmountain, John Schertow on intl scene
21 Jun, 2019 | 0:59:25 |
EN | Michael Welch |

This week's episode marks National Indigenous Peoples Day (in Canada). We therefore present interviews thematically linked with Indigenous struggles and resistance in Canada and around the world. Our first guest, Bruce Clark PhD, elaborates on his thesis that the legal system in Canada has been utilizing instruments to suppress Indigenous sovereignty in law and that it therefore is culpable in...
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