“ON THE UPLOAD” :: La Rage du Peuple! Audio

LA RAGE DU PEUPLE — a look back at the resistance of local and global social justice movements in 2006, and a look ahead to the struggles to come in 2007 — was a special 12-hour New Year’s Day broadcast on CKUT 90.3FM in Montreal.

Below, you will find links to the uploaded interviews, discussions and music, in English and French, from LA RAGE DU PEUPLE.

Re-broadcasts of LA RAGE DU PEUPLE segments are welcomed and encouraged; just let us know by e-mail.

Happy New Year! In solidarity and struggle,

— Jaggi (jaggisingh@gmail.com) & Mostafa (mostafah@riseup.net)

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SEGMENTS OF LA RAGE DU PEUPLE
January 1, 2007, 8am-8pm, on CKUT 90.3FM in Montreal

* Interview with Aarti Shahani, organizer with Families for Freedom in New York City

Families for Freedom is a New York-based multi-ethnic defense network by and for immigrants facing and fighting deportation. Aarti, who herself has fought against the detention and deportation of her close family members, speaks about the recent immigrant rights and racial justice mobilization in the USA in 2006 and the challenges for 2007, as well as the specific role of South Asian migrants in the struggle. She was interviewed on December 29, 2006 for La Rage du Peuple. (28:42; English).

LISTEN AT: http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=21199

* Live phone interview with Biplam Halim from Kolkata, West Bengal

Recently thousands of peasants of Singur, a farming community in West Bengal in India, were forcibly evicted by the government. The eviction of the peasants from the fertile land is to make way for an automobile factory for Tata Motors, a subsidiary of Tata Group, India’s largest and oldest business conglomerate. However, the peasants of Singur are actively resisting the occupation of this land. We speak with Biplab Halim, live on the phone from India about what is happening in Singur. He is active in the resistance with the Institute for Motivating Self-Employment in West Bengal. (16:46; English)

LISTEN AT: http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=21199

* Sonali Kolhatkar of the Afghan Women’s Mission on the occupation of Afghanistan

Sonali organizes with the Afghan Women’s Mission and is the host of Uprising Radio at KPFK in Los Angeles. In this presentation Kolhatkar offers a critique of Canada´s military role in Afghanistan, while specifically focusing on the situation facing Afghani women and the organizing of RAWA [the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan]. The presentation was recorded by Stefan Christoff on April 9, 2006 at Sala Rossa in Montreal at an event organized by CKUT Radio’s Community News Collective. (22:55; English)

LISTEN AT: http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=21200

* In-studio interview with Abdelhadi Qaderi on the current occupation Afghanistan

Abdelhadi was born in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, and currently resides in Montreal. He is a member of L’Observatoire de l’Asie Centrale et du Moyen-Orient. In this live in-studio interview, he talks about the current NATO occupation of Afghanistan. (17:15; French)

LISTEN AT: http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=21200

* Amandla Radio: Alternative views and perspectives about Africa

Hosted by Doug Miller and Gwen Schulman, this year-end retrospective includes an interview with Aziz Fall of the Justice for Thomas Sankara Campaign. Other topics include: the growing links between China and Africa, diamonds and land claims in Africa, and the victory of the San people of Botswana. (39:23; English)

LISTEN AT: http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=21201

* Interview with prison lifer Peter Collins by Prison Radio

Peter Collins is currently on life sentence at the Bath Penitentiary in Ontario. He has served 23 years of his sentence. Inside, he is an artist whose drawings are available at buriedaliveillustrations.com. The following interview was recorded by Charlie O’Connor on September 24, 2006 for Prison Radio at CKUT. (18:56; English)

LISTEN AT: http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=21201

* Boycotting Israeli Apartheid: Presentations by Rafeef Ziadah, Salim Vally and Jamal Juma’

Rafeef Ziadah, of the Sumoud Political Prisoner Solidarity Group and the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (CAIA) in Toronto. Rafeef speaks at the opening of the “Boycotting Israeli Apartheid: The Struggle Continues” conference (October 6-8 in Toronto) dedicated to promoting the growing anti-apartheid movement in Palestine and abroad through a comprehensive boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaign targeting Israeli apartheid. (26:29; English). On the upload, we also include the two other opening addresses at the conference: Salim Vally, a campaigner with the Palestine Solidarity Committee in South Africa (32:45; English) & Jamal Juma’ of Stop the Wall Campaign in Palestine (44:07; English)

LISTEN AT: http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=21202

* Solidarity with Lebanon and Gaza; reports from 2006 Montreal demos and in-studio interview with Leila Ali of Tadamon

This segment, in French, includes: a) a report from August by En Profondeur, during the large Montreal demonstrations in solidarity with the people of Lebanon; b) an interview with Bruce Katz of Palestinian and Jewish Unity (PAJU) after the killing of civilians by Israeli forces in Beit Hanoun in November; and c) a live in-studio interview with Leila Ali of Tadamon, about solidarity efforts between Montreal and Lebanon. (43:40; French)

LISTEN AT: http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=21203

* In-studio interview with Tess Tesalona of the Center for Philippine Concerns

Tess is a Montreal-based organizer and activist, with the Center for Philippine Concerns, the Immigrant Workers Center and other groups. She was part of a delegation to the Philippines in 2006, attending the International Labour Solidarity Mission. She speaks about the human rights situation in the Philippines, and international solidarity efforts. (19:58; English)

LISTEN AT: http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=21204

* Interview with Arnoldo Garcia, immigrant rights organizer from Oakland, California

Arnoldo, a long-time immigrant rights organizer based in Oakland, California, assesses the past year of organizing in the USA, which were marked by the largest protests in US history. (32:04; English)

LISTEN AT: http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=21204

* In-studio interview with Sarita Ahooja of the Migrant Workers Support Center

Sarita speaks about the conditions of migrant workers in Quebec, and about the immigrant justice movement locally. She is an organizer with the Migrant Workers Support Center, Solidarity Across Borders and No One Is Illegal-Montreal. (31:19; English)

LISTEN AT: http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=21204

* Justice for Mohamed Anas Bennis; demo report by En Profendeur

On December 1, 2005, Mohamed Anas Bennis left a neighbourhood mosque, just minutes from his home in Cote-des-Neiges and was shot and killed by Montreal police in still unexplained circumstances. The mystery and secrecy surrounding this case reinforces the belief by many in the Montreal community that Mohamed Anas Bennis was killed by police in a case of racial profiling. The following audio is by En Profondeur from the January 7, 2006 demonstration, attended by thousands, to denounce Anas’ death. (11:52; French)

LISTEN AT: http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=21205

* Organizing against the proposed casino near Point St-Charles; a report by En Profondeur

The community of Point-St-Charles, a poor working class area of Montreal, mobilized against a proposed casino in the area. Sophie Toupin of En Profondeur reported community efforts against the casino on February 23, 2006. (16:44; French)

LISTEN AT: http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=21205

* Interview with Racha Moumneh of the Beirut Collective

Racha is a member of the Beirut Collective; one of their first projects has been the “I’m somebody with nobody” campaign, which rejects political parties and tries to chart an independent leftist path within Lebanon’s current political deadlock. Racha is an activist in Beirut, formerly involved with Helem, a group working on LGBT issues in Lebanon; and most recently was involved in grassroots relief efforts in the aftermath of the Israeli attack on Lebanon this summer. Racha spoke to CKUT on December 29, 2006 for La Rage du Peuple. (Part 1: 28:22; Part 2: 14:29; English)

LISTEN AT: http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=21206

* Live-to-air interview with Amjad Shawa from Gaza City

Amjad Shawa is the coordinator of the Palestinian NGO Network in Gaza. He was interviewed on January 1, 2007 by Mostafa Henaway about the past year in Gaza for La Rage du Peuple. (32:13; English)

LISTEN AT: http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=21206

* Interview with Patrick Elie from Port-au-Prince

Patrick was interviewed by Aaron Lakoff on December 27, 2006 for La Rage du Peuple. Patrick is a political rights activist and former Minister of the first government of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide (1991-96). Aaron spoke to Patrick from Port-au-Prince, in the aftermath of a pre-Christmas assault by UN troops on the impoverished neighbourhood of Cite Soleil. (17:48; English)

LISTEN AT: http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=21207

* Interview with Jean St-Vil of the Canada Haiti Action Network

Jean is part of the Haitian diaspora in Canada, based in Ottawa. He is a community radio programmer, as well as a member of the Canada Haiti Action Network. In this two-part interview, recorded on December 20, 2006, Jean shares his views on the 2006 Haitian elections, the “responsibility to protect”, the political use of kidnapping, colonialism and neo-colonialism in Haiti, the role of NGOs, and the solidarity movement in Canada. (Part 1: 31:16; Part 2: 22:11; English)

LISTEN AT: http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=21207

* En Profondeur interviews with Montreal-based Haitian activists Magalie X and Mr. Emmanuel

An interview by En Profondeur with Magalie X and Mr. Emmanuel of Vwa Zanset (Voice of the Ancestors) in February 2006, about the intervention of Haitian activists in the federal election campaign. (20:05, French)

LISTEN AT: http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=21207

* Live phone interview with Kahntinehta, about the continuing resistance at Six Nations

Kahntinehta is an elder from Kahnawake, and a writer with Mohawk Nation News. In this live interview, Kahntinehta speaks about the historic events of January 1, 2007, when members of the Six Nations community at Grand River moved back into their old Confederacy Council house which dates back to 1864. The Confederacy Council was ousted in 1924 by the Canadian-government imposed colonial band council system. (22:21; English)

LISTEN AT: http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=21208

* Interview with Barucha Calamity Peller from Chiapas, Mexico

Barucha speaks from the Intergalactica Gathering in Chiapas, Mexico. She was present during he people’s uprising in Oaxaca in 2006, which was defended by barricades. In this interview, recorded on December 27, 2006 for La Rage du Peuple, she speaks about the barricade, the role of women in the uprising, and the ensuing repression by paramilitaries. Barucha has 4 years of experience organizing with anti-authoritarian collectives in Mexico. (22:15; English)

LISTEN AT: http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=21212

* In-studio interview with Jose of La Otra Campana-Montreal and Radio Sabotaje-Mexico City

Jose, currently residing in Montreal, is a community radio activist originally from Mexico City, where he was active with Radio Sabotaje. He currently organizes with the Zapatista-inspired La Otra Campana in Montreal. (16:11; English)

LISTEN AT: http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=21212

* Interview with “Andres” about the Oaxaca Commune

“Andres”, a pseudonym, was involved in the uprising in Oaxaca, where he has lived for the past four years. He speaks from an undisclosed location somewhere in Mexico about the significance of what he calls the Oaxaca Commune, the current climate of repression, and the links to other movements in Mexico. (Part 1: 22:49; Part 2: 18:32; English)

LISTEN AT: http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=21213

* Interview with two members of the CIPO-RFM from Oaxaca

An in-studio interview, recorded on October 16, 2006 by En Profondeur, with Pedro Bautista and Asuncion Lopez of the Indigenous Council of the People of Oaxaca-Ricardo Flores Magon (CIPO-RFM), one of the active groups in the Popular Assemby of the People of Oaxaca (APPO). Pedro and Asuncion where in Montreal as part of a caravan to raise awareness about the situation in Oaxaca. (16:10; Spanish to French translation)

LISTEN AT: http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=21213

* Live in-studio music performance by Iqi Balam of La Banda de Gaza, accompanied by Ketzali

Iqi Balam of the Montreal-based “La Banda de Gaza” performs in our studio, accompanied by his 7 year-old daughter Ketzali. Iqi plays the songs “Poivre de cayenne”, “La course aux larmes” and “El meringue de Bush a Bush”. We also play “Condoleeza Mona Risa” from the La Banda de Gaza CD. To end, Ketzali improvises a beautiful poem. (30:16; French and Spanish)

LISTEN AT: http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=21233

* Speech by immigrant justice activist Amir Hodhod and extro to studio portion of La Rage du Peuple

To end the studio portion of La Rage du Peuple, we play a short speech by Amir Hodhod of Solidarity Across Borders and the Workers Solidarity Network. Amir spoke outside the offices of Immigration Canada on April 3, 2006, as part of efforts to stop his pending deportation. (12:26; English)

LISTEN AT: http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=21236

* Excerpts of Radio Sanctuary! with Kader Belaouni

Kader Belaouni hosts the last two hours of La Rage du Peuple from the St-Gabriel’s Church in Point-Saint-Charles where he has been in sanctuary for one-year, defying a deportation order. This New Year’s edition of Radio Sanctuary is his fifth show on CKUT. We’ve included clips of Kader’s chat with Tatiana Gomez about Solidarity Across Borders (18:03); Kader’s own editorial about French politician Nicolas Sarkozy (3:03); an interview with Brett Story about her documentary about gentrification in Montreal (3:54); and an interview with Mostafa Henaway about organizing taxi drivers in Toronto (16:38). These segments are in both English and French.

LISTEN AT: http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=21236

Some of the music played from studio during LA RAGE DU PEUPLE included: Asian Dub Foundation, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Saul Williams, Jimmy Cliff, Ali Farka Toure & Ry Cooder, D’bi Young, Berurier Noir, Sniper, Cavaliers Noirs, Muzion, Blackstar, Two Gallants, Sapphires in the Mud, Immortal Technique, John Akpata, Public Enemy, Manu Chao, Nina Simone, Tracy Chapman, Rhythm Activism, Damien Saez, Submission Hold, Propagandhi and, throughout the day, Keny Arkana’s LA RAGE DU PEUPLE!

INFO: jaggisingh@gmail.com AND mostafah@riseup.net

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