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Rebelles Montréal hosts Pro-Choice Picnic

The feminist collective, Rebelles Montréal, held a pro-choice picnic this past Sunday to celebrate the forty year fight for the right to abortions, and raise awareness surrounding barriers still facing women who wish to obtain them. The picnic entailed speeches, workshops, quizzes and music, and reaffirmed the collective’s strong belief in women’s right to choose, […]

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First Nations National Day of Resistance organized in Ottawa and Canada-wide on May 14

[audio http://www.mediacoop.ca/sites/mediacoop.ca/files2/mc/audio/ckut_news/jode_kechego_mixdown_1.mp3] Click here to download audio On May 14th, over a thousand people gathered in Ottawa for a Day of National Resistance organized to protest against recent government relations with First Nations people. There were also many companion events organized across the country. The protest was centered on three key issues. The first was the […]

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Taking bike safety in Montreal past “temporary measures”

[audio http://montreal.mediacoop.ca/sites/mediacoop.ca/files2/mc/audio/ckut_news/gabrielle_cycling_interview_mixdown_2.mp3] Click here to download audio  Following the recent death of cyclist Mathilde Blais, the city of Montreal has begun to act to improve cycling safety at underpasses. This involved painting and putting up signs at underpasses to direct cyclists to ride on the sidewalk. However, Gabrielle Anctil, a bicycle activist in Montreal, sees these […]

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The longest Palestinian flag in history is carried through Montreal

Click here to download audio CKUT reports from the first Palestine Peace Festival in Montreal, which took place on Sunday, May 18th. The Palestinian community of Montreal deployed and invited everyone o sign the longest Palestinian flag in history, 66 meters commemorating the 66 years of Naqba. 

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16 year old anti-mining activist murdered in Guatemala

Click here to download audio On May 1st, over 60 people gathered on Adelaide Street in Toronto in front of Goldcorp’s offices in celebration of Topacio Reynos’s life. Topacio was a 16 year old mining resistance activist. She was assassinated by unknown gunmen on April 13th in Guatemala. Her activism and leadership was celebrated in […]

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“Egypt’s elections won’t change anything”

  Click here to download audio CKUT sat down with Ehab Lotayef from the Egyptian Canadian Coalition for Democracy to discuss the recent mass death sentences pronounced against accused Muslim Brotherhood supporters, and the upcoming presidential elections in Egypt.

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IJV says Moshe Feiglin should be banned from Canada

[audio https://ia902506.us.archive.org/34/items/0520SherylNestelIJVOnMosheFeiglin/0520%20Sheryl%20Nestel%20%28IJV%29%20on%20Moshe%20Feiglin.mp3] Click here to download audio CKUT’s Amelie Phillipson spoke with Sheryl Nestel from Independant Jewish Voices about Israeli Member of Knesset Moshe Feiglin’s visit to Canada. Feiglin is a close supporter of terrorist organization the Jewish Defense League. 

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IRFAN-Canada, a terrorist group?

  Click here to download audio IRFAN, the International Relief Fund for the Afflicted and Needy, is a non-profit organization that supplies humanitarian help to Muslim regions of the world, espacially in Gaza, the West Bank and neighbouring countries home to Palestinian refugees. IRFAN has been denominated a terrorist organization by the Harper government. Off […]

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Status Quo for the Awan family

Click here to download audio The Awan family’s struggle cominues. Khurshid Begum Awan has now been in sanctuary in a Montreal church for over nine months. Off the Hour’s Amelie Phillipson brings you a report from yesterday’s street party organized by the Awan family support committe.

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Table ronde sur l’avortement

Click here to download audio CKUT’s french news program En Profonder hosted a panel discussion on the right to abortion in Quebec and in Canada. Guests included: – Veronica Crespo from Rebelles Montreal – Sohpie de Cordes from the Federation du Quebec pour le Planning des Naissances – Janelle LeBlanc de la Table régionale des centres de […]

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Solidarity Across Borders raises money for Ivonne Hernandez

  [audio https://ia902503.us.archive.org/19/items/JusticePourIvonneEdit/justice%20pour%20ivonne%20edit.mp3] Click here to download audio On Saturday May 10, 2014, Solidarity Across Borders organized a brunch to raise money for Ivonne Hernandez, a Mexican immigrant fighting to stay in Canada with her one year-old son. Just like Ivonne, more than half a million people in Canada live without papers today. The fundraiser attracted […]

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Non, le masculin ne l’emporte pas sur le féminin!

Éliane Viennot a publié en mars dernier aux éditions iXe un fascinant bouquin intitulé Non, le masculin ne l’emporte pas sur le féminin!. Le court livre relate la « petite histoire des résistances de la langue française » et met en évidence sa lente « masculinisation » à travers les siècles. Langue aujourd’hui décriée pour […]

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Housing groups demand 1000 social housing units in Verdun

[audio https://ia902503.us.archive.org/24/items/VerdunSocialHousingDemonstrationMay12th/Verdun%20social%20housing%20demonstration%20May%2012th.wav] Click here to download audio This week, social housing rights group FRAPRU is organizing a series of actions in the lead up to the May 16th demonstration in front of the Ministry of finance in Quebec City. Yesterday, FRAPRU and the Ciizens Action Commitee of Verdun organized a gathering to demand 1000 new housings […]

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Police repression and political profiling affecting the environmental movement?

Click here to download audio The Quebec Network of Environmental groups announced at the end of last month their solidarity with the people who got arrested at the October 10th demonstration against a pipeline project. CKUT’s Amelie Phillipson spoke with the network’s general coordinator Bruno Masse about how the arrests happen at the demonstration, why […]

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NB Pro-Choice Solidarity Rally in Montreal April 26, 2014

Click here to download audio  Cold temperatures and pouring rain did not deter more than 30 Pro-Choice demonstrators from turning out Saturday, April 26th for a rally in Place Emile Gamelin. The rally was just one of many actions held across Canada the same day in solidarity with New Brunswick Pro-Choice, where the Morgentaler abortion […]

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Report released by CCA on the state of knowledge around shale gas fracking

[audio http://montreal.mediacoop.ca/sites/mediacoop.ca/files2/mc/audio/ckut_news/shale_gas_interview_mixdown_1.mp3] Click here to download audio On May 1st, the Canadian Council of Academies released a report titled “The Environmental Impacts of Shale Gas Extraction in Canada” under commission from the Canadian Minister of the Environment. CKUT’s Una Jefferson talked to Gretchen Fitzgerald and Heidi Verheul from the Atlantic chapter of Sierra Club Canada about […]

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Pro-choice rally in solidarity with New Brunswick Morgentaler abortion clinic

                                      Cold temperatures and pouring rain did not deter more than 30 Pro-Choice demonstrators from turning out Saturday, April 26th for a rally in Place Emile Gamelin. The rally was just one of many actions held across […]

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Repression in the Philippines: Interview with Nida Barcenas of Karapatan

Posters showing some of the many human rights defenders murdered in the Philippines. Screenshot from the website for Karapatan, the Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights. Download the audio here. We continue our series of reports on the repression of organized labour in the Philippines. Today’s segment features Nida Barcenas. She works for the Filipino human […]

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Panel on community resistance to gentrification on the island of Montreal

Click here to download audio CKUT brings you a panel on community resistance to gentrification on the island of Montreal. Residents of several different neighborhoods met for the A Qui La Ville assembly, an initiative to begin coordinating neighborhood-based activism to fight austerity, rising rents, and the commodification of public space. You’ll hear from some of the […]

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Gaza’s Ark attaqued – A talk with Ehab Lotayef

Click here to download audio Gaza’s Ark is an activist boat designed to transport humanitarian and medical supplies to the occupied Gaza strip in Palestine in order to break the long-standing Israeli siege. At 3:45 AM Gaza time on April 29th, the night guard on board Gaza’s Ark received a call to leave the boat […]