“ J’ai lu ce titre quelque part recemment “Big Brother” debarque au Canada?. Faite moi rire: Big Brother est ici depuis longtemps, tres longtemps.”
This quote in french comes from Suzanne Chabot, protagonist of our story, in an editorial for la Presse.
Suzanne Chabot is one of three women along with Katy Rougetel and Wendy Stevenson, protagonist of a case of political repression here in Quebec that has been often forgotten. This story need to be reminded at the time the Bill C-51 is about to be adopted.
Wendy Stevenson tells in this interview how in 1979, these three political activists women were fired from their jobs at Pratt & Whitney at the same time, after an RCMP officer had warned their staff about their commitments. A few months later they were fired again but this time simultaneously in two different companies.
Antoine Cadaux talked (in french) to Wendy Stevenson about that story and political profiling and repression.
Israeli author and human rights journalist Gideon Levy is currently touring across Canada, speaking to audiences about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in light of the recent Israeli Elections. After his talk in Montreal, titled “Israeli Election: What’s next for Israel-Palestine?” CKUT’s Celia Robinovitch caught up with him to bring us more on his views.
On Saturday, thousands of people marches in Montreal to kick-off a 2 week student strike. The march is the first of a series of weekly demonstrations organized by the Comite Printemps 2015, a collective that works to unite students and workers in the anti-austerity movement. There are now over fifty student associations on strike, representing almost 50 thousand students in Quebec.
Dr Vandana Shiva was at Concordia University on March 12th for a lecture about her book:
“Soil Not Oil – Climate Change, Fossil Fuels and Agriculture: The most important issue of the Century”
Dr. Vandana Shiva is an international, environmental activist and author of some 20 books. She is a member of the International Forum on Globalization, along with Ralph Nader and Jeremy Rifkin. She fights for biodiversity and the integrity of living resources such as the use of native seeds and organic farming. Dr Shiva calls the corporate patents of seeds, ‘’cultural piracy.’’ She is against plant genetic engineering and seed monopolies.