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Bringing social movement priorities into party politics

12/12/2017
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In episode #249 of Talking Radical Radio, Scott Neigh interviews Samantha from the organization Courage. In recent years, the combining of movement and party politics have had a profound impact on the electoral landscapes in the US and the UK, and Courage is working to similarly push mainstream party politics to the left in Canada. For a more detailed description of the episode, go here: http://talkingradical.ca/2017/12/12/trr-courage/

Duration: 00:28:18


Building a student movement to end campus sexual violence

12/5/2017
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In episode #248 of Talking Radical Radio (December 5, 2017), Scott Neigh interviews Jade Cooligan Pang. She is an undergraduate student taking Political Science and Human Rights at Carleton University in Ottawa, and she is one of the central organizers of Our Turn, a new national student-based initiative to work against sexual violence on college and university campuses. For a more detailed description of this episode, go here: http://talkingradical.ca/2017/12/05/trr-our_turn/

Duration: 00:28:03


Direct action against development in Winnipeg

11/28/2017
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In episode #247 of Talking Radical Radio (November 28, 2017), Scott Neigh interviews Jasmine Thomas. She was a core participant in the Rooster Town Blockade at the Parker Wetlands in Winnipeg this past summer, which for two months successfully defended an ecologically sensitive site in the south end of the city from development. Though the occupation ended in September, the group continues to pursue both legal and political means to stop the development, while also fundraising to cover the...

Duration: 00:28:07


Learning from political prisoners and "awakening resistance" in Canada

11/21/2017
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In episode #246 of Talking Radical Radio (November 21, 2017), Scott Neigh interviews Helen and Bill. Helen is a long-time anti-authoritarian organizer and a member of the collective that produces the Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar. Bill is a migrant justice organizer with the group Solidarity Across Borders. Both are based in Montreal. They talk about the 2018 Certain Days calendar's theme of "Awakening Resistance" and about what a range of movements in Canada can...

Duration: 00:28:19


Celebrating films about the experiences and struggles of workers

11/14/2017
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In episode #245 of Talking Radical Radio (November 14, 2017), Scott Neigh interviews Navjeet Sidhu and Scott MacDonald. They are board members of the Canadian Labour International Film Festival, an event that brings films about work, workers, and working-class struggle to cities and towns across the country every November. For a more detailed description of this episode, go here: http://talkingradical.ca/2017/11/14/trr-labour_filmfest/

Duration: 00:28:11


TRR ep. #244 (Nov. 7, 2017): Cross-country solidarity with Muskrat Falls land protectors in Labrador

11/7/2017
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In episode #244 of Talking Radical Radio (November 7, 2017), Scott Neigh interviews Kelly Morrissey and Emily Philpott about the work of the Ontario Muskrat Solidarity Committee. They are building support in Ontario and elsewhere in the country for the mostly-Indigenous land protectors in Labrador who oppose the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric dam project. For a more detailed description of the episode, see here: http://talkingradical.ca/2017/11/07/trr-ontario_muskrat_solidarity/ ‎

Duration: 00:28:17


TRR ep #243 (Oct. 31, 2017): Injured workers fighting for healthcare, benefits, and dignity

10/31/2017
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In epoisode #243 of Talking Radical Radio (October 31, 2017), Scott Neigh interviews Sang-Hun Mun and Hannah Alexander. They are members of Injured Workers Action for Justice, a group of injured workers who are pushing to change the workers' compensation system in Ontario so that it starts to actually meet the needs of injured workers, particularly when it comes to healthcare. For a more detailed description of the episode, see here:...

Duration: 00:28:12


TRR ep #242 (Oct. 24/2017): Demanding an apology and redress for Canada's anti-LGBTQ purge campaigns

10/24/2017
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In episode #242 of Talking Radical Radio (October 24, 2017), Scott Neigh interviews Lynne Gouliquer, Carmen Poulin, and Gary Kinsman. They are all members of the We Demand An Apology Network, which since 2015 has been putting pressure on the federal government to formally apologize and provide redress for the purge campaigns that targeted LGBTQ people in the public service and military in Canada over several decades, ruining thousands of careers and lives. For a more detailed description of...

Duration: 00:27:52


TRR ep #241 (Oct. 17/2017): Palestine, statelessness, and Omar Ben Ali's fight for status

10/17/2017
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In episode #241 of Talking Radical Radio (October 17, 2017), you will hear about Omar Ben Ali's fight for immigration status in Canada, about a new campaign from the group Tadamon in support of that fight, and about how Omar's struggle relates to the broader Palestinian struggle. For a more detailed description of the episode, see here: http://talkingradical.ca/2017/10/17/trr-omar_and_tadamon/

Duration: 00:27:57


TRR ep #240 (Oct. 10/2017): Long-haul opposition to the dangers of nuclear waste

10/10/2017
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In episode #240 of Talking Radical Radio (October 10, 2017), Scott Neigh speaks with Brennain Lloyd. She is part of the Know Nuclear Waste project, which works to support individuals, groups, and communities as they respond to the dangers posed by the nuclear industry’s efforts to put high-level radioactive waste near where they live. For a more detailed description of this episode, go here: http://talkingradical.ca/2017/10/10/trr-know_nuclear_waste/

Duration: 00:28:02


TRR ep #239 (Oct. 3/2017): Building unapologetically Black spaces in Winnipeg

10/3/2017
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In episode #239 of Talking Radical Radio (October 3, 2017), Scott Neigh speaks with Alexa Potashnik. She is the founder of Black Space Winnipeg, a group that works to create spaces that are unapologetically pro-Black and Afrocentric, while also acting in solidarity with other oppressed groups, and challenging anti-Black racism and building inclusivity across all sectors within Winnipeg. For a more detailed description of this episode, go here:...

Duration: 00:28:10


TRR ep #238 (Sep. 26/2017): Grassroots disability politics in BC

9/26/2017
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In episode #238 of Talking Radical Radio (September 26, 2017), Scott Neigh speaks with Paul Gilbert and Margo Bok. They are involved in the BC Disability Caucus, a group whose work has spanned the range from online education and discussion to mobilizing people into the streets to get disability issues on the public agenda in British Columbia. For a more detailed description of the episode, go here: http://talkingradical.ca/2017/09/26/trr-bc_disability_caucus/

Duration: 00:28:00


TRR ep. #237 (Sep. 19/2017): Fighting back against developers to protect a wetland in Niagara Falls

9/19/2017
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In episode #237 of Talking Radical Radio (September 19, 2017), Scott Neigh speaks with Emily Spanton, Taylor Telford, and Rose McCormick. They are involved in Save Thundering Waters Forest, a campaign that has done everything from lobbying politicians to a week-long land occupation this past August in its efforts to save a wetland in Niagara Falls from being turned into luxury housing. For a more detailed description of this episode:...

Duration: 00:28:07


TRR ep. #236 (Sep. 12/2017): Demanding access to public services without fear of deportation

9/12/2017
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In episode #236 of Talking Radical Radio (September 12, 2017), Scott Neigh speaks with Mirtha Rivera and Emily Eaton. Both were active with the Regina Access Without Fear campaign, which demanded that the city of Regina adopt a policy enabling all residents to access city services without fear of repercussions related to their immigration status – an initiative that required rather a different approach than similar campaigns have often taken in larger cities. For a more detailed description...

Duration: 00:28:12


TRR ep. #235 (Sep. 5/2017): Challenging inequities in and through the arts

9/5/2017
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In episode #235 of Talking Radical Radio (September 5, 2017), Scott Neigh speaks with Michele Decottignie and Olivia Marie Golosky. Both are involved in the performing arts in Calgary, Alberta. Discrimination and inequities pushed them both from their involvement in mainstream contexts in the arts sector. Both have taken up the radical theatre practice of “theatre of the oppressed.” And both are now, through Stage Left Productions and through the Calgary Congress for Equity and Diversity in...

Duration: 00:28:13


TRR ep. #234 (Aug. 29/2017): Working to ban racist logos from Ontario schools

8/29/2017
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In episode #234 of Talking Radical Radio (August 29, 2017), Scott Neigh speaks with Lynne Courchene-Allard and Jean-Paul Allard. They are parents in Ottawa, Ontario, who have taken up the fight against racist logos, mascots, and team names, most recently by filing a human rights complaint against the Ontario Ministry of Education seeking a ban on such logos in the province’s schools. For a more detailed description of this episode, go here:...

Duration: 00:28:07


TRR ep. #233 (Aug. 22/2017): A community organizer’s grassroots run for Vancouver city council

8/22/2017
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In episode #233 of Talking Radical Radio (August 22, 2017), Scott Neigh speaks with Jean Swanson and Aiden Sisler. Swanson, who has been a participant in struggles for social justice in Vancouver for decades, is running for a seat on city council. She’s doing so at the urging of a network of mostly young activists and organizers, including Sisler. Their goal is to mobilize grassroots movement energies to pry open space in the municipal political landscape to start addressing fundamental...

Duration: 00:28:02


TRR ep. #232 (Aug. 15/2017): Radical research bringing campus and community together

8/15/2017
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In episode #232 of Talking Radical Radio (August 15, 2017), Scott Neigh speaks with Lama El-Hanan, Rachele Gottardi, and Maverick Smith. They are involved in the Toronto Research Action and Community Exchange (TRACX), an initiative to connect students interested in doing grassroots social justice-focused research with community organizations who need research done. They also organize an annual symposium, which this year will focus on the research needed to support efforts to counter the rise...

Duration: 00:27:52


TRR ep. #231 (Aug. 8/2017): Celebrating grassroots LGBTQ media

8/8/2017
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In episode #231 of Talking Radical Radio (August 8, 2017), Scott Neigh speaks with Dorian Jesse Fraser. Fraser is part of the Queer Between the Covers collective, which maintains a distro of hard-to-find queer and trans print media and organizes an annual book and zine fair in Montreal – one of the largest queer book fairs in North America. For a more detailed description of this episode, go here: http://talkingradical.ca/2017/08/08/trr-qbtc/

Duration: 00:28:03


TRR ep. #230 (Aug. 1/2017): Telling histories of struggle through posters and comics

8/1/2017
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In episode #230 of Talking Radical Radio (August 1, 2017), Scott Neigh speaks with Julia Smith and Sean Carleton of the Graphic History Collective. They talk about the group's decade of work with comics as a means to tell histories of marginalized people and of struggles for justice, and about their current Remember Resist Redraw poster project. For a more detailed description of this episode, go here: http://talkingradical.ca/2017/08/01/trr-remember_resist_redraw/ ‎

Duration: 00:28:13

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