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Transcript: Simon Van Vliet on Police Killings in Montreal

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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 of the growing number of police shootings deaths in the city.

This interview was broadcast in the lead up to the annual protest against police brutality in Montreal that takes place on March 15 each year.

Interview with Simon Van Vliet on policing issue and homeless by Stefan Christoff.

Stefan: We are going to be addressing the issue of police brutality and the crisis of police killings in Montreal. More specifically, we are going to be looking at the case of Jean François Nadreau, who has been killed in February 2012 by a police shooting at his home in the east end of Montreal.  Just like week-end, there was a visual to commemorate the two years anniversary of his death, and this of course is taking place within the context where we see a broader spike in police killing in the city. Of course, within the last two month we saw the death of Donald Ménard, who has been killed in a rooming house in Centre-Sud (killed November 11th 2013).  And more recently, Alain Magloire who has been killed close to Berry UQAM, metro station in downtown Montreal (killed February 3d 2014). Both of these people were unarmed, and so to talk about this crisis and violence taking place in the street, I am joint by a fellow independent journalist, Simon Van Vliet, contributor at CISM FM radio, good afternoon and thanks for joining us today.

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Homlessness Marathon

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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

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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 and has been running a live tv internet stream at splino.tv. The testimony sheds some light on what happenedand gives an update on the current situation.

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Tar sand puppet show

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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 sand oil” from Sarnia Ontario to Sherbrooke Quebec. CKUT spoke with Daphne Ben-David from Climate Justice Montreal who is helping organize the puppet performances. You can find all the info on the performances at Birdbonetheatre.wordpress.com.

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Natalia Stepaniuk on violence in the heart of Kiev

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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. 

The videos, photos and eyewitness accounts of a city in flames and a people in open revolt against their government are shocking.  How did Ukrainian society reach this point?  

Off the Hour`s Andre Goulet spoke with protestor and PhD candidate at the University of Ottawa, Natalia Stepaniuk, to find out.

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A citizen initiative promoting open access to civic information in Montreal

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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, February 24th. 

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New Montreal Zine about feminism, identity and islamophobia

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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 project and she told him about the stories she collected.

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Scarlett Johansson, Neil Young and the Israel BDS movement

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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 from the Coalition against Israeli Apartheid and Thomas Woodley from Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East, and she filed this report. This segment was aired on Off the Hour, the community-news programming of CKUT 90.3FM.

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Accessibilize me, Baby!

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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

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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

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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 denouncing Bill 60.

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Hamilton declared a Sanctuary City

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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 Antelo from the city coalition of Hamilton.

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

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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 of the book “Celebration Capitalism and the Olympic Games”.

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Silence in Canada: The Right to Public Information

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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

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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 social, cultural and political life in Canada at present and in the future. CKUT brings you interviews with some of the activists who protested the conference.

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Lucia’s case and the Rights of Migrants

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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 signatures demanding an independent civilian investigation in to Lucia’s death and the end of racist and anti-migrant policies from the Canadian Government. Sula Greene spoke to Karla Lottini and Shireen Soofi from No One Is Illegal about their demands and the circumstances surrounding Lucia’s death.

Shirene Soofi: I am Shirene, I got involved with No One Is Illegal just over a year ago, after being involved with Solidarity Across Borders in Montreal, with Migrant Justice Collective and Anti-Colonial Migrant Just Work. It is through the injustices that I saw, taking place under the oppressive Canadian government and the Mexico exclusionary and racist policies that they are implementing on migrant, that became involved in No One is Illegal.

Lucia Vega Jimenez was in Canada from 2010. Since then she was arrested, and people were deported to Mexico. In between then, in 2013, she came back. On December 1st she was arrested by a transit police for an unpaid bus ticket, and form then she was transferred to immigration authorities and incarcerated pending for deportation. And from then, she was transferred to Vancouver Deportation Center, and was in detention until she hung herself on December 20th, and then die 8 days later at the hospital. And so, since then CBSA (Canada Border Services Agency) keep it as a secret for more than a month until it got out public, and created huge public outcry for justice after her death.

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

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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.

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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 Women’s Network of Canada (DAWN). We are going to start by talking about Ashley Smith. So what’s been happening; we know that she had a mental illness and in the beginning she struck a postal worker with crab apples and was sent to a couple of prisons and she should not have been in a prison but in an institution, got services to help her.

Bonnie Brayton: The question of where Ashley Smith belonged instead of the federal prison is sort of the overarching question for women with disabilities. And I really appreciate you taking time to look at not just the Ashley Smith case but why we continue to criminalize women with disabilities when we don’t support them.

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Lucia Vega Jimenez kills herself under the detention of the CBSA

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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 signatures demanding an independent civilian investigation in to Lucia’s death and the end of racist and anti-migrant policies from the Canadian Government. Sula Greene spoke to Karla Lottini and Shireen Soofi from No One Is Illegal about their demands and the circumstances surrounding Lucia’s death.

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

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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 for Community Organizations in Montreal, to discuss their recent staff and board resolution in opposition of Bill 60.