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Transcript: Simon Van Vliet on Police Killings in Montreal

Transcription provided by Cecile Branco This interview originally broadcast on CKUT 90.3fm in Montreal and highlights the gaps in mainstream reporting and the constant focus on police narratives that dehumanize the victims. Looking specifically at the case of Jean-François Nadreau, killed in a hail of police bullets at home two winters ago, this interview details the underreported aspects […]

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Homlessness Marathon

  [audio http://montreal.mediacoop.ca/sites/mediacoop.ca/files2/mc/audio/ckut_news/homlessness1.mp3] Click here to download audio CKUT brings to you an update about the12th annual Homelessness Marathon, which will be broadcast on CKUT from 5pm Wednesday until 9am Thursday, February 26th. CKUT’s Carla Greene spoke with Chesley Walsh, CKUT’s marathon coordinator, as well as Sheila from Radio Moon, about this national radio event. 

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Kiev update with Valerii Dorotenko

[audio https://ia600603.us.archive.org/5/items/kiiv_update/kiiv_update.mp3] Click here to download audio CKUT brings you special coverage from Ukraine of Black Thursday, or the February 20th Kiev Massacre, which took the lives of almost 100 people. CKUT’s own Tamara Filyavich spoke with Valerii Dorotenko, an independent media activist from Kiev. Dorotenko has been involved with the current protests for almost a year […]

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Tar sand puppet show

[audio http://montreal.mediacoop.ca/sites/mediacoop.ca/files2/mc/audio/ckut_news/140219_tar_puppets_edited.mp3] Click here to download audio A puppet show about the expansion of the tar sand industry in Canada will be performing in Montreal next week. The Tar Sands Dragon Opera is a shadow and marionette puppet show which is beautiful, absurd and understated and is touring communities affected by the proposed transportation of “tar […]

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Natalia Stepaniuk on violence in the heart of Kiev

[audio http://montreal.mediacoop.ca/sites/mediacoop.ca/files2/mc/audio/ckut_news/natalia_stepaniuk_on_kiev.mp3] Click here to download audio After months of ongoing protest, the Maidan, the central square in the heart of Kiev, has been the scene of intense violence over the last 72 hours with more than a hundred killed, citizens and protestors targeted by police snipers or gunned down by special forces using automatic weapons.  […]

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A citizen initiative promoting open access to civic information in Montreal

  [audio http://montreal.mediacoop.ca/sites/mediacoop.ca/files2/mc/audio/ckut_news/itw_with_jonathan_brun.mp3] Jonathan Brun is a web entrepeneur and advocate of transparency and open data. He co-founded Montreal Ouvert in 2010, a citizen initiative that promotes open access to civic information for the region of Montreal. The city unveiled an open data portal fourteen months later. CKUT’s Una Jefferson interviewe Jonathan during Off the Hour on Friday, […]

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New Montreal Zine about feminism, identity and islamophobia

[audio http://montreal.mediacoop.ca/sites/mediacoop.ca/files2/mc/audio/ckut_news/140209_zine_muslim_womenqc_edited.mp3] A collective of Muslim women in Montreal have launched a Zine about feminism, identity and islamophobia. On February 9th, several of them presented at a panel that aims to inspire young Muslim women and challenge the dominant discourse that sees them as passive victims. CKUT’s Justin Brown spoke to Sarah Mostafa-Kamel who coordinated to […]

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Scarlett Johansson, Neil Young and the Israel BDS movement

[audio http://montreal.mediacoop.ca/sites/mediacoop.ca/files2/mc/audio/ckut_news/bds_report_-_interviews.mp3] The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement is constantly calling out, not only to the public but also to specific figures or celebrities, asking them to acknowledge the rights of the Palestinians and protest against Israeli policies. Lately, Scarlett Johansson and Neil Young’s names have come up. Amelie Phillipson spoke about it with Aidan MacDonald […]

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Accessibilize me, Baby!

[audio http://montreal.mediacoop.ca/sites/mediacoop.ca/files2/mc/audio/ckut_news/accessibilize_montreal_report_mixdown_1.mp3] CKUT brings to you audio from a workshop held at McGill university by Accessibilize Montreal. The workshop, called Accessibilize me, Baby, looked at  what accessibility is, intersections of ableism and other forms of social marginalization such as racism, classism and chauvinism, and why we are fighting for a more accessible Montreal.

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Bonnie Brayton interview about Ashley Smith

[audio http://montreal.mediacoop.ca/sites/mediacoop.ca/files2/mc/audio/ckut_news/bonnie_interview.mp3] CKUT brings to you an interview with Bonnie Brayton of the Disabled Women’s Network of Canada on the issue of Ashley Smith. Ashley Smith was a woman with a mental illness who died in prison in 2007.

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Jerome Di Giovanni from La Table denounces Bill 60

[audio http://montreal.mediacoop.ca/sites/mediacoop.ca/files2/mc/audio/ckut_news/final_la_table_interview-jerome_di_giovanni_oth.mp3] With more and more community organizations coming out against the Quebec Charter of Values over section 10, which enables its restrictions to apply to any group receiving government funding, CKUT’s Anna Marchese sat down with Jerome Di Giovanni from La Table (de Regroupements Provinciaux D’Organismes Communautaires et Bénévoles) to discuss their recent press statement […]

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Hamilton declared a Sanctuary City

[audio http://montreal.mediacoop.ca/sites/mediacoop.ca/files2/mc/audio/ckut_news/hamilton_sanctuary_city_-_interview_with_maria.mp3] Last year, Toronto was declared a sanctuary city, meaning that the city’s services were accessible to all its residents regardless of immigration status. Hamilton’s municipality followed in its footsteps in a historic vote. This is a clear symbolic gesture, but there still is a long way to go. CKUT’s Amelie Phillipson spoke to Maria […]

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Jules Boykoff interview: “Celebration capitalism and the Olympic Games”

[audio http://montreal.mediacoop.ca/sites/mediacoop.ca/files2/mc/audio/ckut_news/live_interview_with_jules_boykoff.mp3] As the 22nd Winter Olympic Games continue through until this weekend in Sochi, Russia, CKUT brings to you a critical perspective on how the Olympics impact the Environment, media coverage, public funding, and queer liberation. Jules Boykoff is a former Olympian athlete and current associate professor at Pacific University in Oregon, and the author […]

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Silence in Canada: The Right to Public Information

[audio http://montreal.mediacoop.ca/sites/mediacoop.ca/files2/mc/audio/ckut_news/ati_panel_at_concordia.mp3] CKUT brings to you excerpts from a  panel discussion held at Concordia university on the topic of the Access to Information Act in Canada, entitled Silence in Canada: The Right to Public Information. You’ll hear from Emily McCarthy – the Assistant Federal Information Commissioner.

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Protest against McGill’s Petrocultures conference

On Friday, February 7th, McGill students briefly occupied the Faculty Association building in an attempt to disrupt the Petrocultures conference at the university. PETROCULTRES brought together oil industry representatives and environmental NGOs – as well as radical activists from both sides of the oil debate – to discuss the role of oil and energy in shaping […]

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Lucia’s case and the Rights of Migrants

On December 20th 2013, Lucia Vega Jimenez killed herself under the detention of the Canadian Border Services Agency in Vancouver BC. Her death, which was kept a secret for over a month, has sparked many questions and political action in the migrant justice community. No One Is Illegal put together a petition with over 7,000 […]

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CKUT Live Broadcast from the Annual March for Missing and Murdered Women (Feb 14/14)

On February 14, CKUT’s community news collective and Native Solidarity News team were broadcasting live from Place Emilie Gamelin for the annual Memorial March for Missing and Murdered Women. Tune in to 90.3 FM, or online at http://www.ckut.ca, or come down and participate in the event and broadcast! More info below. Hour 1 [audio https://archive.org/download/MissingJusticeHour1/missing%20justice%20hour%201.mp3] To download the […]

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The Criminalization of Women with Disabilities: An Interview with Bonnie Brayton from the DisAbled Women’s Newtork of Canada

On Wednesday February 12th, Bonnie Brayton, National Executive Director of DAWN-RAFH Canada, spoke to CKUT about the criminalization of women with disabilities and the lack of systemic support that exists for women like Ashley Smith and Nichele Benn: Stephane Bertand: Today on the Avalanche show we will be speaking with Bonnie Brighton from the DisAbled […]

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Lucia Vega Jimenez kills herself under the detention of the CBSA

[audio http://montreal.mediacoop.ca/sites/mediacoop.ca/files2/mc/audio/ckut_news/lucia_vega_jimenez_case.mp3] Click here to download audio On December 20th 2013, Lucia Vega Jimenez killed herself under the detention of the Canadian Border Services Agency in Vancouver BC. Her death, which was kept a secret for over a month, has sparked many questions and political action in the migrant justice community. No One Is Illegal put […]

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The Centre for Community Organizations in Montreal comes out in opposition of Bill 60

[audio http://montreal.mediacoop.ca/sites/mediacoop.ca/files2/mc/audio/ckut_news/coco_interview-gabriel_bergevin-estable_final_interview.mp3] Click here to download audio As the public debate regarding Bill 60, or The Charter of Quebec Values, rages on, several organizations have recently released statements objecting to the Bill’s wide scope, one that could potentially be applied to non-profit community groups. CKUT’s Anna Marchese sat down with Gabriel Bergevin-Estable from COCo, The Centre […]