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Redeye is a weekly show broadcast on Vancouver Cooperative Radio, CFRO 100.5fm. The show has been on the air for over 35 years, providing high-quality public affairs and arts programming to people looking for a progressive take on current events.


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Every child has the right grow up safely at home, go to a good school and be healthy. But the federal government chronically underfunds services for First Nations children on reserve. Cindy Blackstock took the government to court. After five years, the case is finally being heard. The ruling on this landmark case to end federal government discrimination against First Nations children is expected this spring. Cindy Blackstock spoke at the Vancouver Public Library on January 15. Check out our ...
Topics: equality, First Nations, reserves, children, health care, family services, education, Aboriginal...
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Traditional mariachi musicians wear black suits with silver buttons down the pant legs and they’re all men. But women have been involved in mariachi music for decades. Leonor Xochitl Pérez has spent 17 years researching the role of women in mariachi music. She’s also a mariachi musician herself. Leonor Xochitl Pérez will be in Vancouver in March with an exhibition on the role of women in mariachi. She speaks with Redeye host Lorraine Chisholm. Check out our  website  for more...
Topics: women, musicians, mariachi, mexico, chicana, culture, feminism
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Jen Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin tackle the issue of food waste in a film about what happened when they stopped buying groceries for six months and survived exclusively on discarded food. In this interview, Jen Rustemeyer explains the myriad reasons that gets thrown away. Jen Rustemeyer speaks with Redeye host Esther Hsieh. Check out our  website  for more information about Redeye. Find us on Facebook and like our  page  for regular updates.   
Topics: food, food waste, agriculture, poverty, economics, food labelling, farming
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Two weeks ago Canada Post issued 72-hour lockout notice to the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. But management withdrew its lockout notice when it didn’t get the backing of the Liberal government. Jennifer Savage is president of the Vancouver local of CUPW. She explains the issues at the bargaining table. Jennifer Savage speaks with Redeye host Lorraine Chisholm. Check out our  website for more information about Redeye. Find us on Facebook and like our  page  for regular updates.     
Topics: Canada Post, strike, lockout, postal workers, CUPW, collective bargaining, labour, pay equity, job...
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Film director Charles Wilkinson traveled to Haida Gwaii and found a community of people living a sustainable life independent of corporate rule and extreme resource extraction. Charles Wilkinson speaks with Redeye host James Mainguy. Check out our  website for more information about Redeye. Find us on Facebook and like our  page  for regular updates.    Haida Gwaii, sustainability, tar sands, resource extraction, First Nations, Northern Gateway, tankers, LNG, environment  
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Glen Coulthard’s book is for the generation of First Nations activists who want to change things entirely. Coulthard tackles current Indigenous-settler relations in Canada, drawing on Marx and Fanon. The book had its Vancouver launch at SFU Woodwards last month. Glen Coulthard invited four scholars and activists to share their thoughts on the book.  The book launch lasted a couple of hours so we’ve selected some excerpts from each of the speakers for this podcast. Check out our  website...
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Author Mike Berners-Lee figured out the carbon footprint of more than a hundred things from sending an email or installing solar panels to starting a war. His goal is to give us a carbon instinct which we can use to make a reasonable guesstimate about anything and everything. Mike Berners-Lee speaks with Redeye host Jane Williams. Check out our  website  for more information about Redeye. Find us on Facebook and like our  page  for regular updates.     
Topics: carbon footprint, environment, climate change, greenhouse gases, food
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Thorncliffe and Flemingdon are two working-class communities in Toronto.  Last month, a Muslim woman in Flemingdon Park was attacked by a group of men while she was taking her children to school. Zabia Afzal is a PhD candidate at York University and co-founder of Thorncliffe Reach-Out Teach-In. The group recently organized a rally to counter Islamophobia in Toronto. Zabia Afzal speaks with Redeye host James Mainguy. Check out our  website for more information about Redeye. Find us on...
Topics: Islamophobia, Toronto, racism, Muslim, anti-racism, Thorncliffe, organizing, Flemingdon
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In his recent book, Tom Slee delivers a sharp critique of technology companies like Airbnb and Uber, arguing that these businesses damage rather than serve the interests of communities. Tom Slee speaks with Redeye host Lorraine Chisholm. Check out our  website for more information about Redeye. Find us on Facebook and like our  page  for regular updates. 
Topics: airbnb, lyft, uber, taskrabbit, sharing economy, tourism, technology, community
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The Reconciliation Manifesto: Recovering the Land, Rebuilding the Economy has just been published by Lorimer Books. It is Arthur Manuel and Grand Chief Ron Derrickson’s second book, completed in the months before Arthur Manuel’s death in January 2017. Ska7cis Manuel joins us to talk about what Canada needs for true reconciliation to become a reality.   Check out our website for more information about Redeye. Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes.
Topics: Reconciliation Manifesto, Arthur Manuel, Indigenous rights, colonialism
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There is a new global elite who control our economic future. In his new book, former Project Censored director and media monitoring sociologist Peter Phillips unveils who these players are. The book includes such power players as Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Jamie Dimon, and Warren Buffett. We speak with Peter Phillips about the transnational capitalist class.
Topics: elite, capital, capitalism, growth, power, economy, media, global, giants, wealth, transnational,...
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Robert Fisk is a British journalist and author who writes extensively about Syria and ISIS. He has lived in the Middle East for 40 years and is renowned for his encyclopaedic knowledge of the region. He is currently on a lecture tour, speaking about how the Syrian civil war has radically changed the existing order in the Middle East. The tour is being organized by Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East. We recorded Robert Fisk’s, titled “Goodbye, Mr Sykes! Adieu, Monsieur...
Topics: Syria, ISIS, Middle East, ISIS, Saudi Arabia, refugees, Sykes-Picot agreement, Robert Fisk
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If Hillary Clinton is elected, she will be the first woman president in U.S. history. Major women’s organizations have endorsed her. A new book raises questions about Clinton’s commitment to feminism. Liza Featherstone is editor of False Choices: The Faux Feminism of Hillary Rodham Clinton. She speaks with Redeye host Lorraine Chisholm. Check out our  website for more information about Redeye. Find us on Facebook and like our  page  for regular updates.     
Topics: Hillary Clinton, feminism, women, US election, Democratic Party, US politics, pay equity,...
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The Nakwaxda’xw and Gwa’sala people were forcibly removed from their homelands in 1964. Now a new film by Lisa Jackson tells the story of their relocation and of their fight to return. The film contains archival scenes of Blunden Harbour shot by Edward Curtis,  candid interviews with elders and footage from a recent journey back to the ancestral village. Colleen and Jessie Hemphill speak with Redeye host Lorraine Chisholm. Check out our  website  for more information about Redeye. Find...
Topics: First Nations, forced relocation, Kwakwaka’wakw, Kwakiutl, Indian act, British Columbia,...
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The bonobo is one of our closest relatives in the animal kingdom. Unlike chimpanzees and humans, bonobos live in peaceful groups led by a dominant older females. Deni Bechard is the author of The Last Bonobo, a fascinating look at the bonobo, and the people who are working to  help them survive. Deni Bechard speaks with Redeye host Jane Williams. Check out our  website  for more information about Redeye. Find us on Facebook and like our  page  for regular updates.     
Topics: bonobo, chimpanzee, great apes, congo, conservation, Bonobo conservation initiative, environment
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Arundhati Roy paid her first visit to Vancouver in early April. While she was there, Carmen Rodriguez took the opportunity to talk with her about politics, writing and resistance movements. Arundhati Roy is winner of the 1997 Man Booker prize for her novel The God of Small Things, author of many books and essays, most recently Capitalism: A Ghost Story. Carmen Rodriguez is from Chile; she’s a novelist, a poet and an activist. Her most recent book, Retribution, was a runner-up for best book in...
Topics: arundhati roy, carmen rodriguez, politics, writing, India, Latin America, Chile, resistance...
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Ahed Tamimi is a Palestinian teenager, famous around the world for standing up to the Israeli occupation. Janna Ayyad is a child journalist from the same village who documents the violence she sees around her. Jesse Roberts is the director of the award-winning documentary Radiance of Resistance which profiles these two remarkable girls. The film is playing in Vancouver on Tuesday April 10.  In this episode, a conversation with Jesse Roberts.
Topics: Ahed Tamimi, BDS, Israeli occupation, West Bank, resistance
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Scarlett Johansson is an American actress and singer who became a global ambassador for Oxfam in 2005. She left that position in February after becoming the focus of criticism for her promotion of Sodastream, an Israeli company that manufacturers its products in an illegal settlement in the West Bank. Ali Abunimah is director of the Electronic Intifada. He speaks with Redeye host Jane Williams. Check out our  website  for more information about Redeye. Find us on Facebook and like our  page...
Topics: Scarlett Johnasson, sodastream, oxfam, occupied territories, palestine, west bank, illegal...
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Shakil Choudhury reframesthe debate on racial discrimingation, using stories, recent findings in neuroscience and lessons from real-world interventions to offer a new approach to combating racism. Shakil Choudhury is an educator and consultant based in Toronto. His book Deep Diversity has just been published by Between the Lines Press. Shakil Choudhury speaks with Redeye host James Mainguy. Check out our  website for more information about Redeye. Find us on Facebook and like our  page  for...
Topics: racism, diversity, discrimation, neuroscience, racial justice, education, bias
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The divide between rich and poor in British Columbia is wider than in any other province. Andrew MacLeod documents the corrosive impact of inequality in his new book. MacLeod is legislative bureau chief for the independent online magazine The Tyee, and author of the book A Better Place on Earth: The Search for Fairness in Super Unequal British Columbia.  He speaks with Redeye host Sean Mullen. Check out our  website  for more information about Redeye. Find us on Facebook and like our  page...
Topics: British Columbia, inequality, minimum wage, poverty, income disparity, poverty, income gap
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Dawn Paley is an independent journalist and co-founder of the Vancouver Media Coop. AK Press has just published her first book Drug War Capitalism. Dawn Paley was in Vancouver with the book last week. In this recording, you’ll hear Dawn talking about and reading from the book. You’ll also hear a true story from the drug war in Juarez writtten by Mexican photo journalist Julián Cardona and read by Juanita Sundberg. Check out our  website  for more information about Redeye. Find us on...
Topics: drug war, capitalism, police, national guard, corruption, paramilitaries, terror, Juarez, Mexico,...
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A remarkable new production opens next week at the Firehall Arts Centre. The Hooker Monologues will present narratives directly based on the experiences of sex workers and allies.The women involved say that it’s the first time in Canada a group of sex workers have created a theatrical work to tell their stories on their own terms. Carmen is a sex worker and one of the 10 performers in the Hooker Monologues. She speaks with Redeye host Lorraine Chisholm. Check out our  website for more...
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The West Moberly First Nations have been in BC Supreme Court since July 23 seeking an injunction to halt work on the Site C dam. They want to see construction stopped until the courts can rule on whether or not the dam constitutes treaty infringement. Sarah Cox is author of Breaching the Peace. She has been following the court case closely.
Topics: Site, C, dam, injunction, Supreme, Court, British, Columbia, Peace, River, valley, First, Nations,...
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Kate Harding brings wit, sarcasm and righteous fury to a dark topic in her new book Asking For It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture and What We Can Do About It. Kate Harding speaks with Redeye host Jane Williams. Check out our  website for more information about Redeye. Find us on Facebook and like our  page  for regular updates.     
Topics: rape, feminism, victim blaming, sexual assault, violence against women, asking for it
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The Black Lives Matter movement started in the U.S. in 2012. In the past three years, it’s become a global movement. Pascale Diverlus is co-founder of the Toronto chapter. She talks with Redeye host Esther Hsieh about some of the issues facing people of colour in Ontario. Check out our  website for more information about Redeye. Find us on Facebook and like our  page  for regular updates.     
Topics: black lives matter, toronto, racism, police brutality, violence, housing, discrimination,...
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We live in a society where the majority of people are up to neck in debt. And contrary to what we are told, the big banks want to keep it that way, according to Andrew Ross. Ross is professor of social and cultural analysis at New York University. He is also a social activist who participated in Occupy Wall Street. He speaks with Redeye host Lorraine Chisholm. Check out our  website  for more information about Redeye. Find us on Facebook and like our  page  for regular updates. 
Topics: debt, inequality, credit, occupy wall street, finances, personal debt, economy, banks
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While everyone knows that the rich have a lot more money than the poor, we appear to have no idea just how big that gap is. A new article takes a  look at our misconceptions about inequality.  Nicholas Fitz is the author of Economic Inequality: It’s Far Worse Than You Think, published this March in Scientific American. Nicholas Fitz speaks with Redeye host James Mainguy. Check out our  website  for more information about Redeye. Find us on Facebook and like our  page  for regular...
Topics: economy, inequality, rich, poor, wealth, taxes, corporations, income disparity, the one percent
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The Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation of Clayoquot Sound declared their first tribal park in 1984. Now there are four tribal parks in Tla-o-qui-aht territory and the model is being adopted elsewhere. Saya Masso is Natural Resource Manager for the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation. He speaks with Redeye host Jane Williams. Check out our  website  for more information about Redeye. Find us on Facebook and like our  page  for regular updates.     
Topics: First Nations, tribal parks, Tla-o-qui-aht, aboriginal title, Clayoqout Sound, mining, land claims
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Alan Sears argues that a belief in the transformative power of entrepreneurship has seeped into the pores of our culture to such an extent that it’s seen as the answer to all our economic woes.  Alan Sears is a professor of sociology at Ryerson University and editorial associate of the New Socialist webzine. He talks with Redeye host Jane Williams about his recent article in Briarpatch magazine titled The Cult of the Canadian Entrepreneur. Check out our  website  for more information about...
Topics: entrepreneur, business, economy, unemployment, youth, education, government policy, First Nations
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From a very early age, some children know they are different from the sex category assigned to them at birth. Ann Travers spent five years talking with trans kids and their parents. Their new book, The Trans Generation, offers a rare look into what it is like to grow up as a transgender child. Ann Travers is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Simon Fraser University.
Topics: trans, transgender, children, parents, queer, cultural, studies, kids, youth, non-binary
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In the Persian Gulf alone, the U.S. military has major bases in every country except Iran. There are bases in Pakistan on one end of the region and in the Balkans on the other. David Vine is the author of the upcoming book Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World. He speaks with Redeye host Sean Mullen. Check out our  website  for more information about Redeye. Find us on Facebook and like our  page  for regular updates.     
Topics: US bases, military, occupation, war on terror, persian gulf, pakistan
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Capital in the Twenty-First Century surveys 200 years of economic history and wealth distribution. It’s sold more than 100,000 copies and is one of the most talked about economics book in decades. Geoff Mann is associate professor of geography at SFU. He was one of the speakers at a recent public forum in Vancouver organized by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, SFU’s Centre for Humanities and Ricochet Media. Check out our  website  for more information about Redeye. Find us on...
Topics: Thomas Piketty, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, economics, inequality, wealth distribution,...
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In the wake of the attacks in Paris last month, the French government vowed to escalate surveillance of Muslims. Paul Gottinger says we need move beyond what he calls the hysteria of vengeance. Paul Gottinger is a journalist based in Wisconsin and author of a recent article on ISIS. He speaks with Redeye host James Mainguy. Check out our  website for more information about Redeye. Find us on Facebook and like our  page  for regular updates.     
Topics: terrorism, war on terror, attack on Paris, Muslims, ISIS, Middle East, France
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In September last year, transit ads showing four maps of Palestine started appearing on the side of Vancouver buses. The campaign met with loud opposition from Zionist groups.  Dr. Hani Faris of UBC explains why he believes the maps in the Disappearing Palestine campaign are both historically accurate and an important addition to the debate about the rights of Palestinians. Check out our  website  for more information about Redeye. Find us on Facebook and like our  page  for regular...
Topics: Israel, Palestine, occupation, Zionism, history, maps, bus ads, disappearing Palestine
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Shawna Potter is the lead singer of the feminist hardcore-punk band War On Women. Recently, she’s been training venues of all kinds to be safer spaces for people who experience harassment. AK Press has just published her pamphlet, Making Spaces Safer. It’s her DIY guide for any music, art, or community space looking to make the world a better place. 
Topics: harassment, sexism, violence, women, feminism, discrimination, punk, music, training
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The story we are told about the civil war in Syria is that it’s a fight for freedom and democracy against a brutal dictator. Journalist Rick Sterling says even though this narrative is based on lies and fraud, it has been adopted by even such venerable alternative news sources such as Democracy Now. Rick Sterling speaks with Redeye host James Mainguy.   Check out our  website for more information about Redeye. Find us on Facebook and like our  page  for regular updates.     
Topics: Syria, civil war, White Helmets, ISIS, Aleppo, Russia, Assad, freedom fighters, Democracy Now, arms...
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Jordan Westfall says the hundreds of drug overdose deaths are a legacy of Harper’s approach. Westfall is someone who formerly used opioid drugs and wrote his master’s thesis on overdose prevention. He is president of the Canadian Association of People who Use Drugs. Jordan Westfall spoke with Redeye host Jane Williams about how to prevent more fentanyl-related deaths.   Check out our  website for more information about Redeye. Find us on Facebook and like our  page  for regular...
Topics: fentanyl, opioid drugs, overdose, drug addiction, heroin, cocaine, British Columbia, safe injection...
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In the annual lecture at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute, George Monbiot challenges the idea that it’s possible to put a price on nature. George Monbiot writes a regular column for The Guardian. He is the author of many books including Heat: How to stop the planet burning. and most recently Feral: Searching for enchantment on the frontiers of re-wilding. We’d like to thank George Monbiot and Tony Payne of SPERI for permission to broadcast this lecture. Check out our ...
Topics: george monbiot, capitalism, consumerism, nature, monetization, economy, environment, global...
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Yvonne Bambrick has been cycling in traffic for years. She wrote this new book to help both new riders and veteran cyclists gain the skills to negotiate city streets safely. Yvonne Bambrick was one of the founders of the  Toronto Cyclists Union . She speaks with Redeye host Lorraine Chisholm. Check out our  website  for more information about Redeye. Find us on Facebook and like our  page  for regular updates.     
Topics: bikes, cycling, city, bike lanes, traffic, alternative transportation, guide, road-sharing
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A new documentary looks at the promise and challenges of creating a society ruled by its citizens. Astra Taylor is the director of What is Democracy?  In her film, she talks with activists, workers and intellectuals about what people’s power and democracy mean to them. 
Topics: democracy, political, system, citizens, documentary, art, film
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Roxanne Dunbatr-Ortiz is an Indigenous activist and scholar based in San Francisco. Her most recent book is An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States. She spoke in Vancouver on October 27, 2015. Her talk is introduced by Redeye host Rebecca Visser. Check out our  website for more information about Redeye. Find us on Facebook and like our  page  for regular updates.     
Topics: Indigenous, American Indian, settlers, colonialism, genocide, history, United States
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In 2011, the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear reactor in Japan experienced a triple meltdown. Japanese officials still don’t have a clear idea of what has happened inside the reactor. Gordon Edwards is President of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility. Gordon Edwards speaks with Redeye host Jane Williams. Check out our  website  for more information about Redeye. Find us on Facebook and like our  page  for regular updates.    fukushima, nuclear power, meltdown, tsunami,...
Topics: fukushima, nuclear power, meltdown, tsunami, radiation, pacific, contamination, Japan, environment
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The Blueberry River First Nations are in B.C. Supreme Court right now, fighting to stop runaway oil and gas development in north-eastern B.C. The Prophet River and West Moberly First Nations are also in court, challenging the government’s decision to go ahead with the Site C dam. Mae Burrows is a long-time environmental and labour activist. She talks about why it’s important for non-Indigenous people to support these legal battles. 
Topics: Site C, oil and gas development, Peace River, Indigenous, First Nations
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Following the Christchurch massacre, many Canadians are questioning the commitment of some Canadian politicians to an inclusive, multicultural society. In particular, Jason Kenney of the Alberta United Conservative Party and Andrew Scheer of the federal Conservative Party have been called out for their weak response to the Christchurch killings and the far right in Canada. Bashir Mohamed is an independent journalist based in Edmonton who has been tracking the connections between Kenney, Scheer...
Topics: Christchurch, white, nationalism, supremacy, Kenney, Scheer, Conservatives, Alberta, federal,...
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Richard Martineau is suing Ricochet Media for $350,000 for a satirical piece they published mocking his ideas. Ethan Cox says Martineau is known as a staunch defender of freedom of speech and satire, when it comes to protecting his own right to attack feminists and Muslims. Ethan Fox is co-founder of Ricochet Media. He speaks with Redeye host Lorraine Chisholm.   Check out our  website for more information about Redeye. Find us on Facebook and like our  page  for regular updates.       
Topics: Richard Martineau, quebec, journalist, satire, Ricochet Media, Journal de Montréal, lawsuit,...
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A new movie documents the realities on the ground for people who live along the Northern Gateway pipeline route in Northern Alberta and BC. Filmmaker Tomas Borsa speaks with Redeye host Jim Mainguy. Check out our  website  for more information about Redeye. Find us on Facebook and like our  page  for regular updates.       
Topics: Northern Gateway, diluted bitumen, oil pipeline, environment, line in the sand, First Nations, BC,...
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Larry Gambone was part of the Yippie movement in Vancouver. His recent memoir No Regrets has just been published by Black Cat Press. Larry Gambone speaks about his experiences in the movement with Redeye host Lorraine Chisholm. Check out our  website for more information about Redeye. Find us on Facebook and like our  page  for regular updates.     
Topics: counter-culture, Vancouver, Yippies, Vietnam war, anarchism, the Sixties
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The canoe has played a integral role in the lives of people in Canada for thousands of years. A new book takes us from the earliest days of the canoe to its current place in the culture of British Columbia . Author Sanford Osler speaks with Redeye host Jane Williams. Check out our  website  for more information about Redeye. Find us on Facebook and like our  page  for regular updates.     
Topics: canoe, kayak, dragon boats, First Nations, Haida, art, aboriginal people, history
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Bike lanes, wider sidewalks and lower speed limits are some of the design features that can make a street into a space that is comfortable for all users, not just drivers. The Slow Streets research group at Simon Fraser University recently produced a report on Commercial Drive, a main street in East Vancouver. Terry Sidhu and Samuel Baron are with Slow Streets. They speak with Redeye host Lorraine Chisholm. Check out our  website  for more information about Redeye. Find us on Facebook and...
Topics: urban planning, urban design, slow streets, complete streets, bike lanes, pedestrians, transit
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In the past week, thousands of women have shared their experiences of rape on Twitter. The hashtag #BeenRapedNeverReported says it all. Ariana Barer talks about why it’s still so hard to report rape. Ariana Barer speaks with Redeye host Jane Williams. Check out our  website  for more information about Redeye. Find us on Facebook and like our  page  for regular updates.     
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John Clarke is with the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty. He is deeply critical of the push to implement Basic Income in the context of the current neoliberal era.  He says it will not only cut benefits and depress the wages of the lowest paid workers but also threaten public housing, healthcare and education. We recorded John Clarke on February 27 here in Vancouver.
Topics: basic income, neoliberalism, poverty, housing, education
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In September, Naomi Klein launched the Leap Manifesto, outlining a bold new vision for a just and sustainable future. Seth Klein has done an economic analysis to show how the Leap can be funded. Seth Klein is BC Director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. He speaks with Redeye host Lorraine Chisholm. Check out our  website  for more information about Redeye. Find us on Facebook and like our  page  for regular updates.     
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In 1884, the Canadian government banned the Haida potlatch. But Haida elders kept the knowledge of the ceremony alive until the ban was lifted. In 1969, a potlatch was held to honour the raising of the first totem pole in 80 years, carved by Robert Davidson. Sara Florence Davidson co-wrote Potlatch as Pedagogy with her father to show how Haida traditions can be brought into present-day classrooms. She joins us in our studio to talk about the process of writing the book – and tells the story...
Topics: potlatch, Haida, pedagogy, education, ceremony, Davidson, carver, totem, Indigenous, art, culture
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Cultures have always exchanged ideas with each other. But sometimes the exchanges more closely resemble theft. The IPinCH project has produced a guidebook on appropriation from First Nations cultures. The Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage is based at SFU. Solen Roth was the lead developer of the guidebook. She’s an anthropologist and PhD candidate at the University of Montreal. Solen Roth speaks with Redeye host Esther Hsieh. Check out our  website for more information about...
Topics: First Nations, culture, appropriation, ethics, intellectual property, heritage, IPinCH
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When food banks first appeared in Canada almost 30 years ago, there was a vigorous public debate about them. Now they are a familiar institution and food poverty has gotten worse. Graham Riches wrote Food Banks and the Welfare Crisis in 1986. He has just co-edited the second edition of First World Hunger Revisited: Food Charity or the Right to Food? Graham Riches is former director of the School of Social Work at UBC. He speaks with Redeye host James Mainguy. Check out our  website  for more...
Topics: food banks, food charity, welfare rates, poverty, crisis, hunger, right to food
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Nuit debout is a French social movement that began on March 31 with the occupation of La Place de la République in protest against proposed labor reforms. It’s since spread across Europe. Gabriel Rockhill is associate professor of philosophy at Villanova University. Gabriel Rockhill speaks with Redeye host James Mainguy. Check out our  website for more information about Redeye. Find us on Facebook and like our  page  for regular updates.   
Topics: Nuit debout, France, Occupy, los indignados, Europe, neo-liberalism, austerity, popular movements
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A new novel by Bowen Island resident Joan Haggerty follows four families, including one Japanese family, through the tumultous years of the Second World War and beyond. Joan Haggerty speaks with Redeye host James Mainguy. Check out our  website for more information about Redeye. Find us on Facebook and like our  page  for regular updates.     
Topics: Japanese, internment, Second World War, racism, Bowen Island, British Columbia
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A new book by Todd Gordon and Jeffery R Webber examines the increasing presence of Canadian mining companies in Latin America and the environmental and human rights abuses that occur as a result. Todd Gordon is a professor of political science at York University. Todd Gordon  speaks with Redeye host James Mainguy.   Check out our  website for more information about Redeye. Find us on Facebook and like our  page  for regular updates.     
Topics: mining, imperialism, Canada, Latin America, human rights, environment, corporations, resources, raw...
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A new report urges the federal government to implement the recommendations in the 58 studies that have been done into ending violence against First Nations women and girls. The report was produced by West Coast LEAF in response to Stephen Harper’s claim that he’s not holding a national inquiry because there have already been too many studies. Redeye host James Mainguy speaks with Coola Louis of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs and Kasari Govender of West Coast LEAF. Check out our  website...
Topics: murdered and missing women, national inquiry, First Nations, Aboriginal, Indigenous, Stephen Harper
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Derrick Jensen says that applying personal lifestyle solutions to the world’s critical environmental threats is insignificant in the face of the problem. He says the only answer is collective action. Derrick Jensen is the author of many books including What We Leave Behind and Songs of the Dead. Derrick Jensen speaks with Redeye host Lorraine Chisholm. Check out our  website  for more information about Redeye. Find us on Facebook and like our  page  for regular updates.     
Topics: environment, climate change, personal change, derrick jensen, drought, species extinction
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Richard Wolff says whether or not Bernie Sanders gets the Democratic nomination, his campaign has been a success. He has proved that millions of Americans aren’t afraid to call themselves socialists. Richard Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts. He’s also the host of the radio program Economic Update. Richard Wolff speaks with Redeye host James Mainguy. Check out our  website for more information about Redeye. Find us on Facebook and like our  page...
Topics: Bernie Sanders, socialism, Democratic Party, nomination, Occupy movement, left, capitalism
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Hereditary Chief Smogelgem is one of two plaintiffs in a case against Coastal Gas Link to try and stop a pipeline going through Wetsu’et’en territory. The Coastal Gas Link pipeline is part of a  project to move natural gas to the proposed LNG Canada facility in Kitimat.  A large portion of the 670 km route is slated to go through Wet'suwet'en traditional territory. We recorded Chief Smogelgem speaking to a Vancouver audience on April 3.
Topics: Indigenous, pipeline, land, defender, gas, oil, industry, environment, fracking, direct, action,...
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Ken and Arlene Boon are living under the threat of expropriation in the Peace River farmhouse that Arlene grandfather built. Ken Boon is president of the Peace Valley Landowner Association representing 70 valley residents who would lose property to Site C’s reservoir. In this episode, we hear a talk by Ken Boon recorded at the Native Education College in Vancouver on March 26. 
Topics: SiteC, BCHydro, environment, NDP, PeaceValley
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Hundreds of young scientists signed an open letter to Justin Trudeau and several of his ministers, calling on Ottawa to make changes to "rebuild public trust" in environmental assessments. Dr. Aerin Jacob is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Victoria at the School of Environmental Studies and one of the authors of the open letter. Aerin Jacob speaks with Redeye host James Mainguy. Check out our  website for more information about Redeye. Find us on Facebook and like our ...
Topics: science, environment, Justin Trudeau, environmental assessment, Mount Polley, pipelines, risk,...
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We spoke with Anishinaabe comedian and media maker Ryan McMahon when he was in Vancouver to give the keynote speech for Media Democracy Day. One of of his recent projects is the documentary Colonization Road with filmmaker Michelle St. John. Ryan McMahon speaks with Redeye host Jane Williams. Check out our  website for more information about Redeye. Find us on Facebook and like our  page  for regular updates.     
Topics: stand up, comic, comedy, First Nations, Aboriginal, Colonization Road, reconciliation, podcast, Red...
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Nature, money, work, care, food, energy, and lives: these are the seven things that have made our world and will shape its future. In making these things cheap, modern commerce has transformed, governed, and devastated Earth. A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things is a new book by Jason Moore and Raj Patel. Jason Moore is our guest on the Redeye podcast today.
Topics: environment, labour, food, energy, money
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Capital in the Twenty-First Century surveys 200 years of economic history and wealth distribution. It’s sold more than 100,000 copies and is one of the most talked about economics book in decades. Economist Marjorie Griffin Cohen was one of the speakers at a recent public forum in Vancouver organized by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, SFU’s Centre for Humanities and Ricochet Media. Check out our  website  for more information about Redeye. Find us on Facebook and like our ...
Topics: Thomas Piketty, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, economics, inequality, wealth distribution,...
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President Park is accused of more than a dozen corruption-related offences. Critics say the scandals, which have brought millions onto the streets, expose deep divisions in Korean society. Hyun Lee is a member of the Solidarity Committee for Democracy and Peace in Korea. Hyun Lee speaks with Redeye host James Mainguy.   Check out our  website for more information about Redeye. Find us on Facebook and like our  page  for regular updates.   
Topics: south korea, corruption, US interference, Japan, impeachment, Asia, business, labour unions,...
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Labour organizing in China looks different than it does in the West but the issues are the same: wages, benefits and pensions. Eli Friedman is an expert on labour politics in postsocialist China. He is assistant professor of international and comparative labour at Cornell University. Eli Friedman speaks with Redeye host Esther Hsieh. Check out our  website  for more information about Redeye. Find us on Facebook and like our  page  for regular updates.     
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The scandal involving Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, and Donald Trump's presidential campaign has roots going back to the 1960s, and the development of the Internet. We speak with Yasha Levine, author of the book Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet.
Topics: Facebook, Trump, presidential, campaign, Cambridge, Analytica, surveillance, military, users,...
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All Bodies Dance Project brings together people with and without disabilities to explore movement as a means of creative expression. Naomi Brand explains the challenges and joys of inclusive dance. Naomi Brand has been involved in mixed-ability dance for many years. She is director of the All Bodies Dance Project. Trace is taking place at the Roundhouse in Vancouver May 18 and 19. Naomi Brand speaks with Redeye host Jane Williams. Check out our  website for more information about Redeye. Find...
Topics: all bodies dance project, trace, mixed-up ability dance, inclusive dance, disabilities, arts,...
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The first Canadian clinic to pay donors for their blood products opened its doors in Saskatoon last month. ExaPharma will give donors a $25 gift card each time they donate plasma. Tainted blood survivors and activists were in Ottawa last week demanding that federal Health Minister Jane Philpott close it down. Kat Lanteigne is a safe blood advocate and co-founder of bloodwatch.org. Kat Lanteigne speaks with Redeye host Jane Williams. Check out our  website for more information about Redeye....
Topics: blood, plasma, donors, ExaPharma, Canadian Plasma Resources, privatization, health care,...
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Lori Snyder is a Metis herbalist and educator of wild, native and medicinal plants. Lori is currently the 'eco-artist in residence' at Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre where she caretakes a Medicine Wheel Garden.  Lori offers various workshops on permaculture, medicine making, and garden consulting. In the past two years Lori has teamed up with Farm to School BC* to facilitate Indigenous Foodscapes into school yard gardens to help co-create living legacies for future generations. She joins...
Topics: Indigenous, food, foraging, urban, medicinal, herbalist, plants, gardens, education, schools
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From Maple Ridge at one end of the spectrum to New Westminster at the other, city councils are taking radically different approaches to solving the problems facing homeless people and low-income renters. Our City Beat reporter Ian Mass looks at how city councils around the Lower Mainland are tackling the housing file. 
Topics: housing, homelessness, homeless, renters, rental, modular, social, affordable, Vancouver, Maple,...
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While threats to clean water affect us all, Indigenous communities have been on the front lines of defending water from industrial pollution. In BC, this takes the form of resistance to pipelines, fish farming and, most importantly, mining. Nuskmata Matt is a water protector form the Secwepemc and Nuxalk peoples. She discusses the aftermath of the Mount Polley dam collapse and the need for strategies to protect water from mining and other industries on Indigenous land.
Topics: mining, water, protector, Mount, Polley, dam, pollution, tailings, Indigenous, Secwepemc, defender,...