[audio https://ia600801.us.archive.org/8/items/KatGrayLebrayHouse/Kat%20Gray%2C%20Lebray%20House.mp3] Click here to download audio As the provincial election enters its 3rd week, have issues like poverty and homelessness been adequately addressed in the campaign? Off the Hour’s Andre Goulet spoke with Kat Gray, executive director of Benedict Lebray House, a poverty outreach organization in Griffintown, to find out.
[audio https://ia601206.us.archive.org/26/items/0328DjaberKalibiSolidarityReport/0328%20Djaber%20kalibi%20solidarity%20report.mp3] Click here to dowload audio Djaber Kalibi is an iranian immigrant facing deportation. On Tuesday, March 25th, Solidarity Accross Boarders organized a picket in solidarity with Djaber Kalibi, in the context of a campaign advocating for a status for all. Solidarity across boarders denounced the abuses of the Canadian immigration system, and cited many […]
Amnesty International launched their fourth campaign against torture. In 1984 the campaign achieved the adoption of a convention against torture and other crual, inhuman or degrading treatments. However, the tendency in the last few years has been an increase of the use of torture. In 2012, 112 countries tortured their citizens. Countries including Canada are […]
[audio https://ia600607.us.archive.org/27/items/UNLawsuitInterviewWithTimHoward/UN%20lawsuit%20-%20interview%20with%20Tim%20Howard.mp3] Click here to downolad audio The United Nations is facing a class action lawsuit over the outbreak of cholera in Haiti that has widely been blamed on its peacekeepers, after 1,500 Haitian victims and their family members sued the international body in the Federal Court of Brooklyn. CKUT’s Amelie Phillipson spoke with Tim Howard, […]
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[audio https://ia600700.us.archive.org/32/items/SPOCMixdown1/SPOC%20Mixdown%201.mp3] Click here to download audio In December 2013 the Supreme Court of Canada made a historic ruling known as the Bedford decision. The ruling resulted in the decriminalization of sex work in Canada. With one year given to Parliament to write new sex work legislation that does not conflict with the Charter of Rights […]
[audio http://montreal.mediacoop.ca/sites/mediacoop.ca/files2/mc/audio/ckut_news/dominiquepeschard2014.mp3] Click here to dowload audio The Ligue des droits et libertes sent out a statement, signed by 55 organizations, denouncing the arrests at this year’s police brutality protest, which took place on March 15th. The protest, which has developed a reputation for ending in mass arrest, lasted less than ten minutes this year before […]
Listen back to the opening panel of the Study in Action conference, on the theme of “Struggles of self-determination”. Christina Xydous spoke about feminist anti-racist opposition to the Quebec charter of values (this speech is in French). [audio https://ia600700.us.archive.org/30/items/ChristinaXydousSpeechAtStudyInAction/Christina%20Xydous%20speech%20at%20Study%20in%20action.mp3] Click here to download audio Amanda Lickers (Onkwehonwe from the Turtle Clan, Onondowaga nation) spoke about the fight […]
[audio https://ia600808.us.archive.org/15/items/LouisPhilippeJannardInterviewFinal/Louis-Philippe%20Jannard%20Interview%20final.mp3] Click here to download audio Among the many organizations in Montreal to voice their opposition to Bill 60 is the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre. CKUT’s Anna Marchese sat down with Louis-Philippe Jannard from the centre to find out more.
[audio https://ia601206.us.archive.org/21/items/JoelPedneaultFinalInterview/Joel%20Pedneault%20Final%20Interview.mp3] Click here to download audio Friday, March 21st was the March Against Colonialism, Racism, and the Quebec Charter of Values. CKUT’s Anna Marchese sat down with Joel Pedneault, one of the coordinators of this event, to discuss the Charter and the issues of colonialism and racism as they play out in the context of […]
[audio https://ia600805.us.archive.org/24/items/InterviewAboutLeFilDeLargentMarineBlengino/Interview%20about%20Le%20fil%20de%20l%27argent%20-%20Marine%20Blengino.mp3] Click here to download audio The Accompaniment Project Quebec-Guatemala recently launched their campaign “The Money thread”. The campaign seeks to bring to light Quebec investments in Canadian mining and human rights abuses in Guatemala. CKUT’s Amelie Phillipson spoke to Marine Blengino who explained what the campaign sheds light on.
[audio http://montreal.mediacoop.ca/sites/mediacoop.ca/files2/mc/audio/ckut_news/20140311_cecile_rousseau_charte_cut.mp3] Click here to download audio On Tuesday, March 11th, a group of women intellectuals hosted a discussion at the bookshop called “Port de Tête” on Mont-royal. The talks were about a book they have just published called “Le Québec, la Charte, l’Autre, Et après” which sheds light on the way the Quebec Charter of […]
[audio http://montreal.mediacoop.ca/sites/mediacoop.ca/files2/mc/audio/ckut_news/line_9_report.mp3] Click here to download audio On Wednesday, march 19th, protestors gathered in Montreal at the Viau metro station in order to protest against the approval by the National Energy Board’s decision to approve the reversal plan for Enbridge’s line 9. Not only are the Tar Sands causing extensive and irreversible damage to the environment, […]
[audio https://ia600805.us.archive.org/0/items/Untitled2_20140317/Untitled%202.mp3] Click here to download audio Last Friday, CKUT honoured the life of Toronto-based independent journalist Ali Mustafa, who was killed in a Syrian army airstrike in Allepo on Sunday. Listen back to an archived interview with Mustafa recorded by Stefan Christoff. And to listen to the full interview, click here!
[audio https://ia600705.us.archive.org/3/items/ParalympicItw/paralympic%20itw.mp3] Click here to dowload audio On Friday, March 14th, Stephane Bertrand from the Avalanche spoke with senior editor of The Walrus Magazine Drew Nelles about the Sochi Paralympic games, which wraped up in Russia last week-end. They discussed the history of the games, as well as the possibility for mainstream popularity.
[audio http://montreal.mediacoop.ca/sites/mediacoop.ca/files2/mc/audio/ckut_news/demilitarize_mcgill_itw_0314.mp3] Click here to download audio On Friday, March 14th, students at McGill University with the group Demilitarize McGill blockaded the Macdonald Engineering building on campus for several hours in the morning. Roughly 25 people took part in the action to denounce Mcgill’s collaboration with the Canadian military in ongoing drone warfare research.
Last week, the government of Quebec announced a new policy to which the homeless solidarity network in Quebec responded positively in most parts. Amelie Phillipson from the CKUT’s community news collective, spoke with Ann-Gaelle Whiteman who works at the Dahlia Centre that provides, accommodation, support and guidance to homeless women. Thanks to Alejandro […]
On Tuesday March 11th, Carla Green and Amelie Phillipson hosted a live panel discussion on Off the Hour. The panel centred around the question: citizenship: a privilege or a right? Carla and Amelia spoke with Malek, a Montreal student who has gone through the Canadian immigration process, Jaggi Singh from No One Is Illegal and Solidarity Across Borders, and Noa […]
This interview aired on Off the Hour on March 6, 2014. To listen to the audio, click here. June Jang: Can you please introduce yourself? Ehab Lotayef: My name is Ehab Lotayef. I am an IT engineer at McGill and I am on the steering committee of the Gaza’s ark project. June Jang: We’re here […]