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The case for solidarity
02 May, 2021 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

The late Leslie Feinberg gave this rousing and reasoned plenary speech at the 1995 US National Women's Studies Association conference in Oklahoma City, calling for unity in struggle across apparent divides of sex, class, race, and gender expression.
Jeffery Robinson - The South, Slavery & the Lost Cause
19 Apr, 2021 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The Lost Cause is rooted in the South’s search for justification and the need to find a substitute for victory in the Civil War. In attempting to deal with defeat, the South created an image of the war as a noble epic fought by brave men. The war, the mythology goes, wasn’t about preserving slavery it was about Southern values....
For violence at home and within the force
19 Apr, 2021 | 0:28:45 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Two interviews from Women on the Line converge on the problem of police sexist and racist misconduct and its toleration by the system.
Texas style
12 Apr, 2021 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

While US House Bill 1 "For the People" languishes in the Senate, 47 out of 50 state legislatures have considered or passed new voter restrictions. From the WINGS archive: women at the Texas Democratic Women's Convention of 2016 describe the mechanisms of voter suppression and their uphill battle to stop it. Updated April 11, 2021.
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...
Robin Morgan on Clarence Thomas and Ms. Magazine
29 Mar, 2021 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In 1990, Robin Morgan became Editor in Chief of Ms. Magazine and transformed its policies, including making it international and advertising-free. Speaking to a UN Symposium on Sex Stereotyping in Media, October 24, 1991, she tells how impossible it was to get facts on Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas out through mainstream media, and goes on to tell how advertisers...
Survivors of Japanese incarceration during WWII
21 Mar, 2021 | 0:28:40 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Voices of Japanese American women elders are heard mainly inside their own communities and families. They hold the memories of a painful past that criminalized and removed them officially from their existence as “Americans” by President Franklin Roosevelt in his Executive order 9066 on February 19, 1942. The elders re-tell their experiences of incarceration and transformation and connect those to...
Dr. Samir Shaheen-Hussain talks about his activism & his new book on medical colonialism in Canada.
02 Mar, 2021 | 0:28:17 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Samir Shaheen-Hussain is a pediatric emergency physician who practices in Montreal and an assistant professor in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. He also played a central role in the #aHand2Hold campaign, which won a victory against one aspect of medical colonialism in Quebec in 2018. Scott Neigh interviews him about his new book, Fighting for a Hand to...
With guests Kim Ives and Jean Saint-Vil
25 Feb, 2021 | 0:59:23 |
EN | Michael Welch |

This week salutes the last week of Black History Month by examining the shocking events taking place on the troubling nation of Haiti. The President Jovenel Moise claims he still rules the country in spite of a constitution that lawyers and opposition politicians say demands his rejection. We get the latest updates from Kim Ives of Haiti Liberte, and we...
Ra'anaa Brown and Shana Calixte talk about the work of Black Lives Matter – Sudbury.
23 Feb, 2021 | 0:28:14 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Ra’anaa Brown and Shana Calixte are residents of Sudbury, Ontario. Brown is the co-president of Black Lives Matter – Sudbury, and Calixte is the group’s Director of Community Relations. Scott Neigh interviews them about what the struggle for Black lives looks like in northern Ontario and about their conference coming up on February 27 and 28, “Here to Stay Baby”:...
Eddie Glaude, Jr. & Cornel West - James Baldwin’s Legacy
22 Feb, 2021 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

James Baldwin was one of the most significant figures of the 20th century. In this moment of racial reckoning, his life and work are being discovered and rediscovered. He was born in 1924 and died in 1987. He graduated from high school in New York but was otherwise self-taught. He said, “I love America more than any other country in...
Pivotal organizer for Black voting rights in America
22 Feb, 2021 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Dr. Merline Pitre delivered this talk February 17, 1990, in Dallas, Texas, during the first annual conference on African American History in Texas. She covers the political development, style and achievements of Lulu Belle Madison White, one of the strategists behind the Supreme Court case Smith v Allwright that stopped the use of whites-only political primaries. White was also a...
About what it means to centre Black, Indigenous, and racialized youth in sexual health and rights.
02 Feb, 2021 | 0:28:18 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Sarah Edo works with a publication called Nuance. pihêsiw is part of the Native Youth Sexual Health Network (NYSHN). In the context of this year’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Week (SRH Week), Scott Neigh interviews them about what it means to centre Black, Indigenous, racialized, and migrant youth in questions of sexual health and rights. SRH Week is an annual...
San Francisco Bay Area drumming group brings beats to life
31 Jan, 2021 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Girls don't drum was the rule of the day. Sistah Boom members shattered it. They've enlivened LGBTQ, human rights and other issue events - both protests and celebrations - at home and in Washington DC for 4 decades. This documentary by Chana Wilson also tells how they worked to heal their internal racial divide.
Maya Adachi and Kota Kimura talk about the work of Japanese Canadians for Social Justice.
12 Jan, 2021 | 0:27:57 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Maya Adachi and Kota Kimura are members of the Toronto-based Japanese Canadians for Social Justice. Scott Neigh interviews them about the group’s origins, its expansive vision of solidarity, and its involvement in struggles on the ground. In 2018, famous Japanese-Canadian poet and novelist Joy Kogawa brought together a number of people that she knew in Toronto to found Japanese Canadians...
Anti-feminist, racist, anti-liberal methodologies of the right
10 Jan, 2021 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

From the WINGS archive: Jean Hardisty's 1999 plenary speech to the US National Women's Studies Association describes the tactics and ideologies of three waves of anti-feminist movements, exemplified by Phyllis Schlaffly, Beverly LaHaye, and Camille Paglia, and concludes by describing the sneaky equality rhetoric of the white-rights movement. She predicted the need for what arose as the Black Lives Matter...
Souheil Benslimane talks about the work of the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project.
29 Dec, 2020 | 0:28:26 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

[The following is a rebroadcast of an episode of Talking Radical Radio that originally aired in June 2020.] Souheil Benslimane describes himself as a father, a partner, and an illegalized and criminalized migrant who lives on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory (also known as Ottawa). Since his release from prison in 2018, he has been involved in the Criminalization and...
with a call to stop rape and an inter-generational feminist discussion
07 Dec, 2020 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

On the International Day Against Violence Against Women (Nov. 25), UN Women's Executive Director delivered a scathing address about her desire to end rape. Also during the 16 Days (ending with World Human Rights Day December 10), UN Women Europe debuted a new podcast series called Generations Talk Gender.
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.
Cam Scott, Irene Bindi, and Daniel Friesen talk about the work of Police-Free Schools Winnipeg.
24 Nov, 2020 | 0:28:05 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Cam Scott, Daniel Friesen, and Irene Bindi are community organizers and members of Police-Free Schools Winnipeg. Scott Neigh speaks with them about the struggle to get police out of Winnipeg schools. In general, middle-class white people tend to experience police as a source of safety. But lots of people not in that category, particularly Black and Indigenous people, tend to...
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