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Produced by Canadian Dimension magazine, Alert! Radio is a weekly show covering politics, economics, issues of social and environmental justice; features interviews, commentaries, profiles of people in the news; has features on music, media, the arts; as well as special shows dedicated to new ideas or significant events.

Produced by Canadian Dimension magazine, Alert! Radio is a weekly show covering politics, economics, issues of social and environmental justice; features interviews, commentaries, profiles of people in the news; has features on music, media, the arts; as well as special shows dedicated to new ideas or significant events.
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Produced by Canadian Dimension magazine, Alert! Radio is a weekly show covering politics, economics, issues of social and environmental justice; features interviews, commentaries, profiles of people in the news; has features on music, media, the arts; as well as special shows dedicated to new ideas or significant events.




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Alert! Radio - An Evening with Chris Hedges—Toronto

As part of our on-going 50th anniversary celebrations, Canadian Dimension hosted an evening with Chris Hedges on Sept 20, 2013 at Bloor Street United Church in Toronto. At the event Hedges details the destruction of the left, the power of the Occupy movement among other topics. The audio includes introductions by Simon Black and Jim Stanford. Thanks to Sean Michael Turrell for the audio and all those who made the evening so wonderful.

Duration: 01:10:03

Alert! Radio - Episode 195

Organizer Matthew Brett addresses the current state of Occupy movement and the Quebec student strike. Gordon Laxer on the consequences of delaying the Keystone XL pipeline. Lesley Hughes on the most censored stories of 2011.

Duration: 00:58:46

Alert! Radio - Episode 192

James Petras discusses Greece, austerity and the European economic crisis. The Council of Canadian’s Trade Campaigner, Stuart Trew, updates us on Canada’s most recent rounds of trade talks with the European Union, and Winnipegger Ken Kalturnyk assesses Harper’s agenda for the Canadian Wheat Board.

Duration: 01:00:12

Alert! Radio - Episode 184

Canadian Dimension editors and regulars reflect on the outcome of the federal election and discuss how we must fight the Harper majority: John Cartwright (Toronto & York Region Labour Council); Eric Darier (Quebec Greenpeace); Leo Panitch (Socialist Register); Dennis Pilon (Political Scientist); Andrea Levy (Historian); Judy Rebick (; Geoff Bickerton (CUPW); John Clarke (OCAP); Richard Sanders (COAT), Clayton Thomas Muller (IEN).

Duration: 00:59:52

Alert! Radio - Episode 183

Toronto Star columnist Antonia Zerbisias reflects on how the social media has transformed public discourse and its likely impact on the federal election. Quebec commentator Pierre Beaudet discusses the NDP surge in Quebec and the future of the Bloc Quebecois and the Liberal Party. South African academic Patrick Bond talks about the upcoming UN Conference on Climate Change in Durban and some of the events being planned by oppositional forces.

Duration: 00:58:42

Alert! Radio - Episode 182

Roger Rashi talks about the Cochabamba + 1 Conference on Climate Justice (April 15-17) organized by Alternatives and Canadian Dimension magazine; Sean Devlin, the moving force behind talks about its creation and impact; Jim Silver talks about his new book, Poverty and Public Housing.

Duration: 00:59:35

Alert! Radio - Episode 181

Roger Annis, coordinator of Canada Haiti Action Network, exposes Michel Martelly’s questionable background and talks about where Haiti is going under its new president. Economist Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C., explains how the debt ceiling imposed by the US Congress almost shutdown the federal government and comments on Obama’s concessions to the far right. Saul Landau talks about his new film “Will The Real Terrorists Please...

Duration: 00:57:14

Alert! Radio - Episode 179

Political Scientist Dennis Pilon gives Harper’s critique of coalition government a failing grade; Legal authority Paula Mallea gives Harper’s Tough on Crime Agenda a failing grade; Military analyst Bill Robinson looks at Canada’s military spending under Harper in historical perspective; award winning journalist Helen Fallding who broke the story about No Running Water on northern reserves talks to Alert about the conditions she found in northern Manitoba and the efforts by First Nations to...

Duration: 00:58:47

Alert! Radio - Episode 178

CAW Economist Jim Stanford discusses the defeat of the Harper government and the electoral options as the election campaign is about to take off. Publisher James Lorimer talks about the likely impact of lifting the ban on foreign investment in the Canadian book publishing industry. Researcher and educator Marita Moll reflects on whether nuclear energy is still an option after Fukushima.

Duration: 00:59:56

Alert! Radio - Episode 177

Political Scientist Dennis Pilon explores the prospects of the projected May Federal Election and Why a Liberal-NDP Alliance is NOT in the cards. Sean Smith examines the results of the February Irish elections and the rise of the United Left Alliance which could change the face of Irish Politics.

Duration: 00:57:25

Alert! Radio - Episode 176

There’s a widespread consensus that the world is facing another food crisis. The only question is what is causing it and what to do about it. ALERT invited Robert Pollin to discuss these questions. Robert Pollin is a professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and founding co-director of its Political Economy Research Institute. What is the state of the fightback against the frontal attack on public sector unions in Wisconsin? And can Wisconsin happen in Canada?...

Duration: 00:59:43

Alert! Radio - Episode 175

Sarah.k Granke of FemRev gives a short history of IWD on this, its 100th anniversary and talks about the new feminist movement in Canada. York University’s David McNally talks about how the fightback against government meltdown and austerity policy will emerge and the challenges ahead for the revolutionary movements in the Middle East. Andrea Harden Donahue, Energy and Climate Change Campaigner for the Council of Canadians talks about how the campaign again the tar sands is building...

Duration: 01:02:41

Alert! Radio - Episode 174

Award winning author and film maker Saul Landau talks about the significance of the attack on Wisconsin public sector unions led by Governor Scott Walker and the importance of the fight-back. Palestinian writer and activist Adam Hanieh gives an in depth explanation of the causes of the Arab revolt, where they are headed and the interest of the US in restricting its aspirations.

Duration: 00:58:28

Alert! Radio - Episode 173

CKLN Board Member Joeita Gupta describes the steps the Ryerson radio station is undertaking in its appeal against the CRTC revocation of its licence. Award winning economist John Loxley reviews the issues surrounding the global economy as the G20 nations prepare for the latest round of meetings in Paris next month.

Duration: 00:58:02

Alert! Radio - Episode 172

Mordecai Briemberg gives his take on the U.S., Egyptian and Canadian interests in the outcome of the Egyptian uprising. Jim Stanford explains what kind of a federal budget Canada needs and why further cuts in the corporate income tax is the wrong way to go. Steven Staples points out what there is about the perimeter security deal that we should be worried about.

Duration: 00:55:51

Alert! Radio - Episode 171

Egyptian Canadian Mustafa Henaway delves into the background of the uprising in Egypt and Tunisia and explores possible outcomes both within these countries and in the region. (NOTE: This interview was recorded hours before the violence broke out in Cairo.) Journalist and blogger Murray Dobbin assesses how Stephen Harper has changed Canada over his five year regime.

Duration: 00:59:55

Alert! Radio - Episode 170

Yves Engler shows how the NDP’s Middle East policy is so unbalanced as between Israel and the rights of Palestinians. In Brussels at the latest round of the Canada-EU free trade negotiations, Council of Canadians trade campaigner Stewart Trew talks about how European opposition to the tar sands and GM grain imports could scuttle a deal. JP Laplante explains why the Harper government so vehemently opposes requiring Canadian mining companies to follow Canadian human rights and environmental...

Duration: 00:59:30

Alert! Radio - Episode 169

Murray Dobbin explains what lies behind the sudden surge of CEO salaries and bonuses. Independent Journalist Kai Hasserliis gives a behind the scene report on the Sudan independence referendum. Canadian Labour Congress researcher Chris Roberts brings us up to date on the Harper government’s retreat on pension reform.

Duration: 00:59:51

Alert! Radio - Episode 168

Canadian Dimension editors reflect on the critical developments in 2010 what happened and equally important, what did not happen; and look ahead to expectations for 2011. Mitch Podolak uncovers new political songs for Music is the Weapon.

Duration: 00:59:24

Alert! Radio - Episode 167

Montreal journalist Paul Jackson says that the Haitian People will not accept election results determined by the USA as Haiti’s most popular party, Fanmi Lavalas, headed by the exiled former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, was frozen out of the election. Eco-feminist Terisa Turner on her way to Cancun, discusses what she expects will happen at the UN’s latest conference on Climate Change. James Mulvale of Basic Income Earth Network talks about why the Guaranteed Annual Income has...

Duration: 00:59:53

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