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Lecture by Hirut Eyob

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During the presentation Hirut Eyob talked about birth support services and resources, and the difficulties encountered by Canadian wombn of African decent. This event is part of the Centre for Gender Advocacy’s event series, Thick Skin: reflections on race, gender, & political resistance.

Anouk Millet recorded the event.

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Political profiling and repression existed before C-51

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“ 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.

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Student strikes ramps up despite police violence

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Anti-austerity protests and the student strike ramp up in Montreal, with over 50 thousand students on strike across Quebec, we’ll hear about mobilizations happening on the McGill campus.

Cecilia MacArthur brings us more.

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Homelessness issues in Street Beat at Chez Pops

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Latest edition of Street Beat, produced in collaboration with homeless youth at theChez Pops drop-in centre.

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Gideon Levy’s Interview by CKUT

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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.

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Student Strike Starts with a Big Boom

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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.

Celia Robinovitch covered the event.

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Lecture by Vandana Shiva

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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.

Tiffany Lam brings you the report of the lecture.

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Interview with Daniel Mendoza from Vancouver Solidarity for Ayotzinapa

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In Mexico, the families of 43 disappeared students from Ayotzinapa continue to fight for answers from the government and police.

As a reminder, last September, 43 student activists went missing in the state of Guerrero, which led to months of nation-wide protests and riots. The families continue to demand answers and justice.

Recently, Aaron Lakoff of the CKUT news collective had a chance to sit down with Daniel Mendoza of Vancouver Solidarity for Ayotzinapa, who was in Montreal to raise awareness around the situation

Daniel Mendoza is currently helping to organize a caravan of the families of the 43 through the USA and Canada this spring.

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Discrimination at the STM

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In that post we talk with Aimee Louw.

Aimee is a member of CKUT News Collective but also a disability justice activist with Accessibilize Montreal.

She was in the local media this month because of an incident of discrimination at the hands of an STM bus driver. Well, Aimee was yet again subjected to more harassment from a bus driver in NDG last week, who locked her on his bus after she asked him to lower his ramp.

We’ll talk to Aimee about her struggle against the growing discrimination and ableism at the STM.

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March 15th Demonstration against police brutality

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A report on this year’s police repression against the annual March 15th demonstration against police brutality. Once again this year, Montreal police arrested nearly 100 people shortly after last Sunday’s march began, this time under the bylaw 500.1. Journalists could’nt approach the scene without risking an arrestation.

Antoine Cadaux was at the press conference on the 18th of March where the Collective Opposed to Police Brutality and Francis Dupuis-Déri, researcher at UQAM and leader of the “Commission populaire sur la repression politique” told us more about that day.

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Day of Action Against Bill C-51 (Montreal)

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Saturday March 14th was the national day of action against Bill C-51. Across Canada, thousands of demonstrators gathered in protest against the conservative government’s proposed legislation. In Montreal, the march started in Park Jarry and finished in front of liberal candidate Justin Trudeau’s office, who favours the bill.

Several key opponents of the bill were giving speeches: NDP leader Thomas Mulcair, leader of the Green Party of Canada Daniel Green, author of Wiki versus NWO Grant Elder, Greenpeace member Fred Bleau, and the chief of the Parti Communiste du Quebec Pierre Fontaine.

Anouk Millet was covering the march.

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Latest Hand Frequencies video from The Avalanche – ASL on the Radio

Here is our latest Hand Frequencies-ASL on the Radio for the Avalanche on March 11th. Enjoy!

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Glen Coulthard: Indigenous Resistance to Racism and Colonialism

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CKUT was covering the conference with Glen Coulthard, a Weledeh Dene (Yellowknives Dene First Nation), author of Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition, and part of the Indigenous Nationhood Movement.

He brings us his reflexion about indigenous resistance to racism and colonialism. You can find more about it here.\

Anouk Millet bring us the report.

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Live panel discussion of anti-islamic discrimination

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Last month, the Shawinigan, Quebec, city council voted unanimously to prevent the construction of a mosque by the city’s Muslim Cultural Centre. Mayor Michel Angers later said that the council yielded to “irrational fears” in the wake of attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris.

According to Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME), anti-Muslim sentiments are on the rise across Canada, likely fuelled by generalized fears of the so-called “Islamic State” and violent extremism abroad. Listen to our show Off the Hour from Friday, March 13th, for a live panel discussion of anti-Islamic discrimination in Quebec and internationally.

Camille Baker and Antoine Cadaux speak with members of the CJPME, UQAM researcher Siegfried L. Mathelet, American author Umm Zakiyyah, Montreal muslim community leader Atigh Ould and Muhammad Wali a muslim student part of the MSA at McGill.

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Racial Profiling and Police Brutality from Ferguson to Palestine

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Representatives at the forefront of the movements for Black lives and racial justice in the US have taken a historic trip to Palestine and two of them are joining us to share their stories in Montreal! A discussion on past and ongoing racial violence and race relations in the United States, Canada, and Occupied Palestine.

Nargess Mustapha

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Cherrell Brown

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Ahmad Nabil Abuznaid

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International Women’s Day: March 8 Committee of Women of Diverse Origins

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Sunday March 8 was International Women’s Day. CKUT spoke with Dolores Chew of the March 8 Committee of Women of Diverse Origins about what’s happening in Montreal for the annual event.

This year’s International Women’s Day, with the slogan “We Will Build the World We Want”, hosted a forum and speakers at Concordia University starting at 10am, followed by a demonstration at 1pm at Norman Bethune Square, corner of Guy and de Maisoneuve.

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Quebec On The Move from March 4-18

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The Centre for Community Organizations (COCo) with the support of Concordia’s Office of Community Engagement is presenting “Quebec on the Move,” an art exhibit about contemporary social movements.

Featuring video interviews with 22 community organizers, the art installation is coming to Concordia’s library building from March 4 -18.

Check out the full schedule of complementary events on the Facebook page.

Antoine Cadaux was covering the launching of the exhibit.

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International Women’s Day: Sounds from the streets

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We bring you sounds from the streets of Montreal from last Sunday’s International Women’s Day march.

Also, Montreal Sisterhood, a local anti-fascist feminist collective celebrated their 5 year anniversary over the weekend.

Leonie Karwath was at both those events to bring us a report.

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Round table about the situation of palestinian women

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“Table ronde sur la situation des femmes palestiniennes”

Participants were:

Rana Alrabi: (Animatrice de la discussion)

Rana Alrabi was born in the United Arab Emirates to Palestinian and Lebanese parents, and emigrated a few years later with her family to Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Inspired by an interest to communicate and to heal, Rana completed a Bachelor of Science and a minor in Management from McGill University, a Graduate diploma in Administration for health and social services from Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business, and a Graduate diploma in Public Relations Management from McGill University. Rana’s career in public relations with organisations in the fields of health care, education, environment, and international relations, as well as with corporations and startups, uncovered her calling: to create and promote messages, initiatives and events that inspire a positive social investment. Rana’s most enjoyed experiences include planning events and facilitating dialogue on the personal and social impacts of the developments in Palestine Israel.

Yasmeen Daher : Lecturer at Concordia University and as a Palestinian woman, Yasmeen is particularly interested in the various forms of Arab feminism and in the problematics of examining and studying Arab women within a Western context.

Samia Al-Botmeh, is the director of the Centre for Development Studies at Birzeit University and an assistant professor in economics. She has completed her PhD at the School of African and Oriental Studies- University of London, in labour economics, the title of her thesis : ‘Palestinian Women’s Labour Supply: Towards an Explanation of Low and Fluctuating Female Labour Force Participation’. Samia’s areas of interest and publications are gender economics, labour economics, and political economy of development.

Zahia El Masri : Arrivée au Canada en 1985 à l’âge de 12 ans, Zahia détient une maîtrise en administration publique et analyse politique de l’Université de Concordia. Elle est présentement Chargée des communications et des formations au ROMEL.

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Homeless youth issues in Street Beat

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Monthly installment of Street Beat, produced in collaboration with homeless youth at Dans la Rue. Recorded at Chez Pops.

Produced by the CKUT News Collective.

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