Interview with Brice Dansereau-Olivier from Printemps 2015 comitee

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With University classes ending and student strikes winding down, many are wondering what's next for the anti-austerity movement.

CKUT volunteer Celia Robinovitch caught up with Comite Printemps 2015 organizer Brice Dansereau-Olivier to reflect on the recent anti-austerity action and discuss where the movement is headed.

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Gender Based Violence in Myanmar

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We bring you a brand new doc from CKUT's very own Portia Larlee who is based in Yangon, Myanmar [formerly Burma].

Portia probes deeply into what people say, think, and do about Gender Based Violence in a country that has a mythology of equality and a reality of subordination.

This documentary was produced for WINGS, the Women's International News Gathering Service, that looks at gender based violence in that south east Asian country. Speakers include a parliamentary minister, a taxi driver, a Buddhist nun, and more. For more information, check out http://www.wings.org.

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Entrevue avec Pierre Yves Serinet sur l’impact des Accords de Libre Echange

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Le 20 avril, le premier ministre Philippe Couillard a présenté aux invités du Conseil du Patronat sa vision pour créer richesse et prospérité au Québec, quelques semaines à peine après son budget d’austérité 2015 et avoir signalé son intention de ratifier l’Accord de libre-échange Canada-Union européenne (AÉCG), rapidement, sans débat public. Le Reseau Quebecois sur l’Integration Continentale (RQIC) a organisé une manifestation le 20 avril pour montrer leur désaccord avec le gouvernement Québécois.

Anouk Millet de CKUT a eu l’occasion d’interviewer Pierre Yves Serinet, porte parole de l’organisation pour nous parler plus en detail de ces Accords de libre-echange avant la manifestation.

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Dolores Chew talks about Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reception in Canada

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Indian Prime-Minister Nerandra Modi did a 3 day diplomatic visit to Canada from April 14 to 16. He is a very controversial figure: he is being celebrated for his successful economic measures in India, but also strongly criticized for his Hindu-nationalist politics and his involvement in the 2002 Gujarat massacre that targeted Muslims.

CKUT’s Anouk Millet interviewed Dolores Chew of the Forum for peace, secularism and democratic development in South Asia, or CERAS.

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Reaction of the UQAM’s lecturer union president to the occupation

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Last wednesday, after some students broke the court injunction inside UQAM, the administration allowed the SPVM to intervene and they arrested 21 students protesting against austerity inside the pavilion J-A De Seve. In reaction, students and teachers started to protest against the administration by occupying the pavilion. Later in the evening, the riot police entered the university to end the movement.

CKUT member Anouk Millet interviewed Marie Blais, president of the Syndicat des Charges de Cours (Lecturers Union) at UQAM.

They discussed the recent events and altercations between the university’s administration, the police forces and the students, the solutions to bring back peace to UQAM.

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Effets de l’islamophobie sur les femmes musulmanes

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Chris, l’animateur de cette édition d’En Profondeur, est accompagné de Siegfried L. Mathelet, de la Chaire UNESCO-UQAM sur les fondements philosophiques de la justice et de la démocratie, et donne la parole à des concitoyennes musulmanes militant contre l’islamophobie au «Québec».

Nous recevrons : – Samah Jebbari, porte-parole du Forum Musulman Canadien (FMC) – Coraline Le Moyne, musulmane convertie, bloggeuse et membre du groupe Musulmanes Féministes et Militantes pour le droit des femmes et des minorités visibles (MFM) – Hanadi Saad, militante de terrain, fondatrice et porte-parole du Centre Justice Femme ainsi que – Leila Benhadjouidja, doctorante et chargée de cours à l’UQAM, spécialisée sur le féminisme des musulmanes francophones au «Québec».

Ce sera l’occasion d’entendre l’expérience personnelle de femmes portant le hidjab, d’avoir l’écho de leur expérience de terrain parmi les femmes musulmanes aujourd’hui racisées; le tout accompagné d’une chercheuse qui nous présentera un portrait de la situation des femmes musulmanes au «Québec» et de leurs luttes actuelles.

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Interview Marie-Helene Dubé on the Charter of Values.

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James Oscar from the CKUT News Collective has met the lawyer Marie-Helene Dubé to talk about life for black people in Quebec before and after the Charter of Values.

She has recently delivered an editorial on Quebec governments former Charter of Values. She accuses it of being above anything an attempt at not just discrimination but possibly also an  attempt at trying to legislate on what political opinions citizens take.

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