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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 | Global Research News Hour

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...
Three of its core participants talk about the work of the Vancouver-based group Feminists Deliver.
17 Nov, 2020 | 0:27:58 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Angela Marie MacDougall is a Vancouver feminist who traces her ancestry to northern Sweden and to Western Africa, and the executive director of Battered Women's Support Services. Jennifer Johnstone is a white settler feminist and the CEO of the Central City Foundation. They are co-founders and co-chairs of Feminists Deliver. Rhiannon Bennett is a Musqueam woman and the decolonization and...
Wendie Wilson and Rachel Zellars talk about the African Nova Scotian Freedom School.
10 Nov, 2020 | 0:28:34 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Rachel Zellars is an African-American academic, lawyer, and community organizer who has lived in Canada for more than a decade and a half, and in Halifax for the last couple of years. Wendie Wilson is an African Nova Scotian teacher, artist, writer, and community advocate whose family has been in the province for at least eight generations. Scott Neigh interviews...
Three faculty members talk about the work of the Mount Royal Anti-Racism Coalition.
03 Nov, 2020 | 0:28:13 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Renae Watchman, Michael Truscello, and Leah Hamilton are faculty at Mount Royal University, a small undergraduate institution in Calgary. They are also members of the Mount Royal Anti-Racism Coalition, a group of faculty dedicated to a wide range of anti-racist work on and beyond campus. Scott Neigh interviews them about what racism looks like in the academy, and about what...
...invokes Elizabeth Cady Stanton in the fight against patriarchal terrorism
26 Oct, 2020 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

It's 100 years since the US Constitution was amended to say women have the right to vote, and a new biography of the late Andrea Dworkin is hot off the press. Dworkin was a ferocious feminist orator, and here she is in peak form in 1991, at the birthplace of the US women's suffrage movement. She calls women to resist...
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...
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...
France Trépanier and Chris Creighton-Kelly talk about the work of Primary Colours/Couleurs primaires
15 Sep, 2020 | 0:27:53 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

France Trépanier is an artist and curator of Kanien’kehá:ka and French ancestry. Chris Creighton-Kelly is also an artist, and is of Anglo-Indian descent. They are the directors of Primary Colours/Couleurs primaires, a project that has been working to bring Indigenous art to the centre of the Canadian arts system, and to support work by artists of colour. Scott Neigh interviews...
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