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The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, brings the revolutionary struggle in Canada to life with street recordings, interviews, and deep analysis. Every three months, The Red Review releases seasonal analysis on the most important struggles in Canada and internationally, from struggles for Indigenous self-determination to resisting Canada imperialism. In between, we interview community organizers, authors, politicians, and unionists.

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The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, brings the revolutionary struggle in Canada to life with street recordings, interviews, and deep analysis. Every three months, The Red Review releases seasonal analysis on the most important struggles in Canada and internationally, from struggles for Indigenous self-determination to resisting Canada imperialism. In between, we interview community organizers, authors, politicians, and unionists.

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English


Episodes

Paying a Tithe to US Imperialism — The F-35 Boondoggle FT. Tamara Lorincz

2/10/2023
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back, RCMP off Indigenous land, and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons. In December 2022, the Canadian government announced its intention to award Lockheed Martin a contract to supply Canada with 88 F-35 fighter jets. Projected life-time costs currently stand at over $77 billion CAD, making this the second largest procurement in Canadian history. Is this the latest escalation in the new cold war with Russia and China? Or is maybe Canada already at war with Russia? We asked Tamara Lorincz, a fellow of the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute and organizer with the No Fighter Jets Coalition, this question and more. From the purchase of nuclear-armed war planes, to the supposed Chinese 'spy' balloon, and all the way to the Russia-Ukraine war, Emily and Daniel discuss with Tamara what this all means for the international working class and the prospect for peace. Tamara Lorincz and Socialist Action are both members of the No Fighter Jets Coalition and the Canada-Wide Peace and Justice Network, which are organizing a weekend of action between Feb. 24-26. Resources and information below. Stop the War, Stop NATO International Weekend of Action – February 23-26, 2023 http://bit.ly/3JYvqVhhttp://bit.ly/40LxKooResources on Canadian Procurement of Fighter Jets Soaring: The Harms and Risks of Fighter Jets and Why Canada Must Not Buy a New FleetOrganizations Canadian Foreign Policy InstituteCanadian Voice of Women for PeaceWomen’s International League for Peace and FreedomThe Canadian Pugwash GroupNo to NATO NetworkNo Fighter JetsCanada-Wide Peace and Justice Network SIGN THE PETITIONS: PETITION: NO NEW FIGHTER JETS Please sign & share our parliamentary petition and to tell the Trudeau government to #DropTheF35Deal: https://bit.ly/3Jvrawb PETITION: APPEAL FOR PEACE: End the war in Ukraine, the world wants peace. Target: National governments, the Commission of the European Union, members of the European Parliament, UN Secretary General, further responsible persons in Europe, the USA and Canada, and the global interested public: http://bit.ly/3jM82zB Support the show

Duration:01:01:01

Radical Vancouver Politics — The Birth of Vote Socialist

12/20/2022
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back, RCMP off Indigenous land, and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons. On May 1st, 2022, a new united front electoral alliance launched in Vancouver. With demands to defund the Vancouver Police Department, build public housing, and to tax big corporations, Vote Socialist ran a five month whirlwind of a campaign that netted its three candidates — Sean Orr for city council, Dr. Karina Zeidler for school board, and Andrea Pinochet-Escudero for park board — a combined 45,000 votes. This is the story of how Vote Socialist came to be. We sat down with two core members of Vote Socialist, Yvonne Hanson and Mark Lister, who breakdown key demands, political stunts, and the future of this grassroots united front. You can reach us at redreview[at]protonmail.com and click here to join our new Discord server! If you enjoy our work and would like to support us financially, check out our Ko-Fi page, where you can tip us or set up a monthly donation! You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information. Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement and the NDP Socialist Caucus. Websites: Vote SocialistDemocratic Socialists of VancouverVancouver EcosocialistsGabrielle Peters WordPress (Disability Justice Activist)Vancouver Area Network of Drug UsersVancouver Tenants UnionSupport the show

Duration:00:34:49

30 Minutes to a General Strike with OPSEU SEFPO Executive Board Member Julius Arscott

11/9/2022
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back, RCMP off Indigenous land, and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons. We were 30 minutes away from a call for a general strike. 30 minutes. RankandFile leaked it, and militants with exec positions in large unions confirmed — at 10 a.m. on Monday, November the 7th, multiple large unions with the backing of the Ontario Federation of Labour and the Canadian Labour Congress were going to announce a general strike. This is the story of how we got to that point. Hosts Emily and Daniel recount that events that led this labour movement to precipice of historic mass job action — the OSBCU strike, Bill 28, and OPSEU solidarity wildcat actions. They are joined by Julius Arscott, a three-term OPSEU SEFPO Executive Board Member and 2021 candidate for President of the Canadian Labour Congress, who shares what happened behind the scenes and why a general strike is closer than in a very long time. You can reach us at redreview[at]protonmail.com and click here to join our new Discord server! If you enjoy our work and would like to support us financially, check out our Ko-Fi page, where you can tip us or set up a monthly donation! You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information. Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement and the NDP Socialist Caucus. Websites: Canadian Civil Liberties Association on Bill 28 Videos: JP Hornick Speech on Monday, Nov. 7. Support the show

Duration:00:43:46

Presenting the Municipal Socialist Alliance — Sarah Szymanksi for Mississauga City Councillor

10/21/2022
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back, RCMP off Indigenous land, and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons. Join us this month for a new series, where Emily and Daniel introduce listeners to the Municipal Socialist Alliance (MSA) candidates running for mayor, city councillor, and school board trustee throughout Ontario! Up next is Sarah Szymanksi, the MSA candidate for Mississauga Ward 2 city councillor. Candidate Contact: Sarah can be reached at: szym9409[at]gmail.com Articles: TTC gets mock award for ‘least funded’ transit system Support the show

Duration:00:28:06

Presenting the Municipal Socialist Alliance — Danny Drew for Mayor of Guelph

10/18/2022
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back, RCMP off Indigenous land, and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons. Join us this month for a new series, where Emily and Daniel introduce listeners to the Municipal Socialist Alliance (MSA) candidates running for mayor, city councillor, and school board trustee throughout Ontario! Up next is Danny Drew, the MSA candidate for mayor of Guelph. Candidate Links: Danny Drew Website Danny Drew Twitter Danny Drew Facebook Danny Drew Instagram Community Organizations: Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition The People and Information Network (PIN) Royal City Mission Articles: 'I can't do this': Guelph councillor fails challenge to take transit for 1 week Support the show

Duration:00:28:17

The Red Review Presents the Municipal Socialist Alliance — Wali Abro

10/10/2022
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back, RCMP off Indigenous land, and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons. Join us this month for a new series, where Emily and Daniel introduce listeners to the Municipal Socialist Alliance (MSA) candidates running for mayor, city councillor, and school board trustee throughout Ontario! Up next is Wali Abro, the MSA candidate for city councillor in Toronto-Danforth Ward 14. Candidate Links: Wali Abro Website Wali Abro Twitter Wali Abro Instagram Community Organizations: Toronto BDS Network Articles and Videos: Socialists in the October Municipal Elections | with VOTE Socialist and Municipal Socialist Alliance Wali's Bio: Wali became a Canadian citizen last winter, having immigrated from Pakistan nearly 10 years ago. He subscribed to the clichéd image of Canada: that it was fair, compassionate, and built in partnership with the Indigenous peoples. That image was quickly shattered. Now, he's fighting for the Canada that was promised. Wali has long been an advocate for electoral reform, holistic social supports, and de-colonization. He is an active community volunteer, keeps close to the grassroots, and is a passionate activist for Indigenous rights from Turtle Island to Palestine. He is taking his fight forward by running, as part of the Municipal Socialist Alliance team, to be Councillor for Ward 14 - Toronto-Danforth on a platform that features immediate housing for people experiencing homelessness or precarious housing; improved public safety by significantly de-funding the police and investing in community well-being; and rebuilding Toronto's infrastructure with climate change and population growth in mind. Support the show

Duration:00:23:47

The Red Review Presents the Municipal Socialist Alliance — Mark Freeland

10/7/2022
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back, RCMP off Indigenous land, and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons. Join us this month for a new series, where Emily and Daniel introduce listeners to the Municipal Socialist Alliance (MSA) candidates running for mayor, city councillor, and school board trustee throughout Ontario! Up next is Mark Freeland, the MSA candidate for city councillor in Mississauga Ward 7. Candidate Links: Mark Freeland Twitter Community Organizations: Naujawan Support Network Justice for Peel Justice for Workers Mark's Bio: Mark Freeland is a unionized construction worker, running for city council in Ward 7 Mississauga. As a worker, Mark recognizes the need for solidarity — twice Mark helped unionize his workplace, including IATSE local 58 and LIUNA 183. He strives to end municipal politics being dominated by careerist politicians who shove money into developers’ pockets while social justice issues are ignored. Workers need a real voice in municipal politics. To know why a Workers’ Agenda at City Hall is needed just look at Patrick Brown, Dipika Damerla and Doug Ford. Mark Freeland says that the fight for free mass transit, accessible and supportive housing for all who need it, to preserve crucial farmland, to end racist policing, and to tax giant corporations and the rich requires a mass social movement. Support the show

Duration:00:20:00

The Red Review Presents the Municipal Socialist Alliance — Kiri Vadivelu

10/6/2022
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back, RCMP off Indigenous land, and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons. Join us this month for a new series, where Emily and Daniel introduce listeners to the Municipal Socialist Alliance (MSA) candidates running for mayor, city councillor, and school board trustee throughout Ontario! Up first is Kiri Vadivelu, the MSA candidate for city councillor in Scarborough Centre Ward 21. Candidate Links: Kiri Vadivelu Website Kiri Vadivelu Twitter Community Organizations: Toronto ACORN Justice for Workers Scarborough Tenants Union Articles and Videos: Interview with This Time in History Kiri's Bio: Kiri Vadivelu is a social justice activist running with the MSA for the seat in Scarborough Centre Ward 21. Kiri, who immigrated from Sri Lanka as a child, successfully resisted illegal eviction of his family at the Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board during the 2020 emergency lock down. He passionately strives to make housing a human right in Ontario. A founding member of the Scarborough Tenants’ Union, Kiri is a leading voice of Toronto ACORN and a committed member of Justice for Workers. He was a shop steward of the United Steelworkers Union where he fought for better working conditions, and was recipient of a 2019 leadership award from USW headquarters in Pittsburgh, USA. Kiri Vadivelu acquired a Bachelors of Arts (BA) in Criminology, Justice and Policy Studies at the University of Ontario in 2010. Support the show

Duration:00:22:38

The Red Review Presents the Municipal Socialist Alliance — Adam Golding

10/3/2022
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back, RCMP off Indigenous land, and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons. Join us this month for a new series, where Emily and Daniel introduce listeners to the Municipal Socialist Alliance (MSA) candidates running for mayor, city councillor, and school board trustee throughout Ontario! Up first is Adam Golding, the MSA candidate for city councillor in Toronto Ward 11 University-Rosedale. Candidate Links: Adam Golding Substack Community Organizations: Movement Defence Committee Community Justice Collective Seeds of Hope Videos and Articles: This Time in History — 2022 Virtual Toronto Mayoral Debate Adam's Bio: Adam Golding was born in Toronto, raised in Barrie, Ontario and has lived in University-Rosedale for 20 years where he is currently the MSA candidate in Ward 11. Adam teaches piano from his home in Kensington Market -- you may have seen the posters for "Anarchist Piano Lessons". At U of Toronto, he studied Philosophy, Mathematics, Cognitive Science, Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, Psychology and Computer Science, and got heavily involved in student politics. Adam focused on municipal politics when Mayor John Tory sued Khaleel Seivwright for erecting tiny shelters to save lives amid a state of emergency that Tory himself declared. He witnessed mass evictions and police violence at encampments last summer, where he was physically harmed and arrested along with dozens of others. That’s when TorCH: The Toronto Coalition for Housing, was formed. Following these events, Adam Golding worked on voter ID and fundraising for NDP campaigns, and joined the Socialist Alliance launched by leftists who are fed up with the status-quo AND fed up with the status-quo opposition to the status-quo. Support the show

Duration:00:23:08

Capitalist Zombies and the Inflationary Crisis

8/23/2022
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back, RCMP off Indigenous land, and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons. In this episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, Emily and Daniel tackle the current inflationary crisis. With inflation at 40-year highs and the Bank of Canada hiking interest rates, what do workers need to know in order to organize and fight back? Featuring today's headlines, macroeconomics 101, and a Marxist critique of neoliberal monetary policy. You can reach us at redreview[at]protonmail.com and click here to join our new Discord server! If you enjoy our work and would like to support us financially, check out our Ko-Fi page, where you can tip us or set up a monthly donation! You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information. Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement and the NDP Socialist Caucus. Sources: “Canada inflation rate gallops to near 40-year high, calls for supersized rate hike mount” — CNBC, June 22“People are furious with Canadian grocery stores for profiting off inflation” — BlogTO, July 16“Canada’s inflation rate hit 8.1% in June. Is this the peak?” — Global News, July 20“Sales of everything but food are slowing as inflation bites into consumer spending, Loblaws says” — CBC, July 29“Canada’s unemployment falls for 2nd month as labour force shrinks” — Aljazeera, Aug 5“Paycheque to paycheque.’ Inflation is hitting low-income Canadians hard — and its effects are likely to be long-lasting” — Toronto Star, Aug 6“Inflation means more food insecurity for Canada's post-secondary students” — Toronto Star Opinion, August 7“U of T economist unpacks soaring inflation – and how Canadians can cope” — UofTChartbook #131 Calibrating the polycrisis - with the help of the Bank of International Settlements — Adam ToozeSupport the show

Duration:01:12:24

The Spring Review — "Just saying that you're standing up for workers is not enough"

8/2/2022
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back, RCMP off Indigenous land, and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons. In this episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, where hosts Emily and Daniel cover important struggles from April into June, including the revitalization of militant May Day actions in Canada, the Ontario election, the launch of Vote Socialist in Vancouver, the 74th Nakba day and murder of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, and the extradition of Julian Assange. You can reach us at redreview[at]protonmail.com and click here to join our new Discord server! If you enjoy our work and would like to support us financially, check out our Ko-Fi page, where you can tip us or set up a monthly donation! You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information. Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement and the NDP Socialist Caucus. Organizers: Labour May Day Committee Laurier PSAC 902 Vote Socialist 2022 New Demo Chat Palestine Youth Movement Canadian BDS Coalition Jewish Voice for Peace Independent Jewish Voices Canada Articles: Ontario Election Post-Mortem: Strategy Shift Needed for the Progressive Left? Webcasts: The Sport and Prey of Capitalists: How the Rich Are Stealing Canada's Public Wealth Support the show

Duration:01:11:23

Capitalism is the Virus, Unionizing is a Vaccine

7/4/2022
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back, RCMP off Indigenous land, and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons. In this special episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, we rebroadcast a conversation between Emily, Daniel, and comrade Chris Wanamaker, host of The Open Mic, a Literary Journey into Words on local 107.3 FM in St. John's New Brunswick. In this conversation, Daniel reads out an article he published, "The Virology of Capitalism," which Chris connects to Emily's experience organizing a union of teaching assistants at Wilfrid Laurier University. Stay tuned until the end for Emily's brilliant rendition of "Union Maid." You can reach us at redreview[at]protonmail.com and click here to join our new Discord server! If you enjoy our work and would like to support us financially, check out our Ko-Fi page, where you can tip us or set up a monthly donation! You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information. Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement and the NDP Socialist Caucus. Support the show

Duration:00:54:14

Through the Looking Glass — Comparing Canadian and Australian Politics with Isabelle Moreton

6/20/2022
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back, RCMP off Indigenous land, and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons. In this episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, Emily and Daniel talk with Isabelle Moreton of Brisbane, Australia. Isabelle provides analysis and commentary on various political struggles, including disability justice, queer and trans liberation. With the Labor Party winning the majority of seats in the recent election, who better to speak to about what this actually means for the exploited and oppressed masses in Australia and for the international labour and socialist movement. Expect a more banter-y conversation with striking similarities drawn between the Canadian and Australian political context. You can reach us at redreview[at]protonmail.com and click here to join our new Discord server! If you enjoy our work and would like to support us financially, check out our Ko-Fi page, where you can tip us or set up a monthly donation! You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information. Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement, which is running the Labour Forward slate at the upcoming Canadian Labour Congress, and the NDP Socialist Caucus. Support the show

Duration:01:08:12

Canada Supports Slaughter in Yemen — with Hamza of Yemeni Community Canada

5/2/2022
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back, RCMP off Indigenous land, and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons. In this episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, Daniel talks with Hamza, a lead organizer with Yemeni Community Canada! He speaks out about the seven-year Saudi-led invasion of Yemen and how Canada is complicit in this illegal war. You can reach us at redreview[at]protonmail.com and click here to join our new Discord server! If you enjoy our work and would like to support us financially, check out our Ko-Fi page, where you can tip us or set up a monthly donation! You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information. Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement, which is running the Labour Forward slate at the upcoming Canadian Labour Congress, and the NDP Socialist Caucus. Website: World Beyond War Twitter: Labour Against the Arms Trade Website: Project Ploughshares Facebook: Yemeni Community Canada Website: Canada-wide Peace and Justice Network DW documentary showing arms ending up at the hands of ISIS fighters in Yemen: https://youtu.be/tkUv2R97I-Y Support the show

Duration:00:32:05

The Red Review Trailer

4/30/2022
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back, RCMP off Indigenous land, and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons. Hi Comrades, Check out the first promo/new intro for The Red Review. I enjoyed cutting together different soundbites from the first season of the podcast and tried to highlight the breadth of what we try to bring to our listeners and community — leaders of anti-oppression struggles, recordings from protests, deep analysis, and a smattering of humour! This trailer includes bits from the following episodes; The Winter Review — "Please sign me up for some backdoor socialism"Tales from Street-level: The Anti-Mandate Convoy Comes to TownChallenging Eco-colonialism Using Indigenous Science with Dr. Jessica HernandezInterview with Theresa Tait-Day about Wet'suwet'en Self-DeterminationCanadian Complicity in Tigrayan Genocide FT. Fifi of Tigrayan Advocacy CanadaThe Case for Demilitarization FT. Tamara LorinczYou can listen to all these episodes on our YouTube channel with manually-curated subtitles here or access all transcripts here. Other music attributions can be found here! So what do y'all think our new intro/trailer? In solidarity, Daniel You can reach us at redreview[at]protonmail.com and click here to join our new Discord server! If you enjoy our work and would like to support us financially, check out our Ko-Fi page, where you can tip us or set up a monthly donation! You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information. Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement, which is running the Labour Forward slate at the upcoming Canadian Labour Congress, and the NDP Socialist Caucus. Support the show

Duration:00:00:29

The Winter Review — "Please sign me up for some backdoor socialism"

4/6/2022
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back, RCMP off Indigenous land, and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons. In this episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, where hosts Emily and Daniel cover important struggles from the December into March, including the ambulance shortage in Alberta, the NDP-Liberal backroom deal, ongoing privatization in Newfoundland and Labrador, the struggle of meat packers at Cargill, UFCW betraying Uber workers, the seven year anniversary of the Saudi-led invasion of Yemen and Canada's complicity, and Socialist Action's demands regarding the Russian-Ukraine war. You can reach us at redreview[at]protonmail.com and click here to join our new Discord server! If you enjoy our work and would like to support us financially, check out our Ko-Fi page, where you can tip us or set up a monthly donation! You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information. Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement, which is running the Labour Forward slate at the upcoming Canadian Labour Congress, and the NDP Socialist Caucus. Website: Gig Workers United Website: Canadian BDS Coalition Website: World Beyond War Twitter: Labour Against the Arms Trade Website: Palestine Youth Movement (+PYM Reading List) Twitter: Palestine House Website: Project Ploughshares Facebook: Yemeni Community Canada Website: Canada-wide Peace and Justice Network "Top of the World" by Scott Holmes Music is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 "Prophet and Loss" by Blue Sky Moon is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Support the show

Duration:01:21:29

The Red Review — Tales from Street-level: The Anti-Mandate Convoy Comes to Town

3/14/2022
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back, RCMP off Indigenous land, and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons. You can reach us at redreview[at]protonmail.com In this bonus episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, Daniel talks with comrade Yvonne from Vancouver about what happened on the streets when the anti-mandate convoy came to town. This episode includes audio recordings from the anti-mandate convoy in Toronto. You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information. Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement, which ran the Labour Forward slate at the most recent Ontario Federation of Labour convention, and the NDP Socialist Caucus. Check out the photojournalism of Ryan Walter Wagner here, who covered the anti-mandate convoy in Vancouver. Support the show

Duration:00:34:36

The Red Review — Class Struggle or Just a "Con"voy?

3/7/2022
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back, RCMP off Indigenous land, and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons. You can reach us at redreview[at]protonmail.com In this episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, Emily and Daniel take you on a deep dive into the anti-mandate convoy? Is this a working-class movement or a eugenecist and reactionary movement led by the petit-bourgoiesie? What fueled the anti-mandate convoy, and what role did mainstream coverage of China's zero-covid strategy play? We end with a discussion about who ought to respond to the convoy — the police or labour? You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information. Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement, which ran the Labour Forward slate at the most recent Ontario Federation of Labour convention, and the NDP Socialist Caucus. Links: Twitter: Naujawan Support Network GoFundMe: Naujawan Support Network: Legal Defence Fund Website: Community Solidarity Ottawa Article: The Battle of Billings Bridge Article: Coverage of China’s Covid-Zero Strategy and Manufacturing Consent Article: Deliberate sabotage of Ottawa ‘Freedom Convoy’ counter-demo by aristocracy of labour Article: Some immunocompromised Canadians face anxious future with lifting of COVID-19 restrictions Support the show

Duration:01:18:29

The Red Review — Challenging Eco-colonialism Using Indigenous Science with Dr. Jessica Hernandez

1/31/2022
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. We demand Self-Determination for Indigenous Peoples. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons. In this episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, Emily and Daniel talk with Dr. Jessica Hernandez about her new book, Fresh Banana Leaves, and her conceptualization of Indigenous science and eco-colonialism. We finish with a discussion about how Indigenous peoples and settlers can unite against common oppressors and what it takes for that to happen. Links: Website: International Mayan League Website: Piña Soul Website: MiningWatch Canada Twitter: PrensaComunitaria Support the show

Duration:00:49:35

The Red Review — Interview with Theresa Tait-Day about Wet'suwet'en Self-Determination

1/10/2022
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons. In the final bonus episode of this season of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, Emily, Flo, and Daniel interview Theresa Tait-Day or Chief Wi'hali'yte of the Wet'suwet'en nation about what Indigenous self-determination looks like to her. In the first half of this episode (begins at 1:57), Theresa demands restitution from corporations and the Canadian state that built on their land and took their resources without any restitution. Theresa demands that traditional Indigenous governance be fully represented when resource development is negotiated. Theresa demands an end to the racist Indian Act. In the second half of this episode (begins at 45:45), Emily, Flo, and Daniel unpack the interview and discuss how socialists ought to incorporate the first principle of self-determination for oppressed nations into slogans, tactics, and movements. We wish to highlight that there are other Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chiefs with different perspectives on the Coastal GasLink pipeline project. It is not our place to decide who is right or wrong. We instead target the Canadian state and Canadian corporations with demands that center Wet'suwet'en self-determination. We encourage all listeners to explore other media if they wish to learn more about the different perspectives held by the Wet'suwet'en people regarding the Coastal GasLink pipeline. Watch this interview with Sleydo’, spokesperson for the Gidimt’en Checkpoint. A list of other articles that influenced this episode of The Red Review can be found here. Links: Website: First Nations Major Projects Coalition Some Previously Shared Links: Twitter: Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East Website: Palestine Youth Movement Website: No Pride in Policing Coalition Website: Red Braid Alliance Website: Last Stand for Forests Twitter: 1492 Land Back Lane Website: Tiny House Warriors Support the show

Duration:01:12:54