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Confront Barrick Gold — Interview with Darius Mirshahi

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The group “Protest Barrick” has been organizing annual demonstrations for the past 8 years against one of the biggest minning companies in the world, Barrick Gold Corp. It takes place in Toronto, in front of the building in which the corporation’s general meeting takes place. This year, the demonstration gathered around 150 people on March 28th. The protesters were joined by Sergio Campusano, president of the Diaguita Huascoaltinos in Northern Chile, and Jethro Tulin, the executive officer of the Akali Tange association and Porgera Alliance.

CKUT member Anouk Millet talked with Darius Mirshahi, one of the organizers of the demonstration at “Protest Barrick”.

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Interview with ASSE Legal Comitee Richard Alexandre

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In order to understand the events that happened during the last month in the movement against austerity, CKUT News Collective spoke with Richard Alexandre from ASSE Legal Comitee. Alexandre shares with us his thoughts about the injunctions, the arrests, the disciplinary procedures at UQAM…

This interview is in French, and was produced by Antoine Cadaux for CKUT.

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Interview with caravan members from Ayotzinapa, Mexico

 

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On September 26th 2014, police forces in the State of Guerrero, Mexico, attacked a busload of students from a rural teacher training school in Ayotzinapa. This attack resulted in the death of six people, and the forced disappearance of 43 students. On April 20th 2015, a caravan from Ayotzinapa travelled to Montreal. In this interview, Hilda Legideño Vargas, the mother of one of the disappeared students, and Jorge Luis Clemente Balbuena, a student from the teacher training school, explain why they have travelled to Canada in their struggle to find the 43 students. Brought to you by Simone Lucas from CKUT’s News Collective.

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TRANSMESH at World Forum of Free Media

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Building autonomous communication infrastructure was the theme of a workshop called TRANSMESH.
Held during the World Social Forum in Tunisia as part of the World Forum of Free Media, the workshop presenters explained how to install a MESH network. This technology allows for the sharing content digitally over community networks that are independent of corporation or government control.

In this audio report, you will hear from the following:
-a Tunisian media activist who describes how to install a MESH network;
-Andrea from Berlin who speaks about the TRANSMESH initiative as well as the challenges and value of MESH networks;
-Benjamin, a media activist working with both pirate radio and MESH networks in France. Benjamin speaks about autonomous communication technology and his participation in the World Forum of Free Media.

For more information on TransMesh – email transmesh@forums.fmml.net to get on a mailing list and learn more about this initiative. You can find out more about the World Forum on Free Media online at http://www.fmml.net.

CKUT’s very own Gretchen King brings you this report.

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Street Beat at DansLaRue

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We bring you the lastest edition of Street Beat realised in collaboration with homeless youth at DansLaRue.

This month’s edition of Street Beat features more from conversations with youth at Chez Pops – the day centre of Dans La Rue, which is an organization that provides services for homeless youth and youth “at risk.” The suggested discussion topic for the most recent conversations at Chez Pops was tattoos and piercings. Folks at Chez Pops were invited to talk with CKUT about their tattoos and the meaning behind them.

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Interview with Brice Dansereau-Olivier from Printemps 2015 comitee

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With University classes ending and student strikes winding down, many are wondering what's next for the anti-austerity movement.

CKUT volunteer Celia Robinovitch caught up with Comite Printemps 2015 organizer Brice Dansereau-Olivier to reflect on the recent anti-austerity action and discuss where the movement is headed.

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Gender Based Violence in Myanmar

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We bring you a brand new doc from CKUT's very own Portia Larlee who is based in Yangon, Myanmar [formerly Burma].

Portia probes deeply into what people say, think, and do about Gender Based Violence in a country that has a mythology of equality and a reality of subordination.

This documentary was produced for WINGS, the Women's International News Gathering Service, that looks at gender based violence in that south east Asian country. Speakers include a parliamentary minister, a taxi driver, a Buddhist nun, and more. For more information, check out http://www.wings.org.

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Entrevue avec Pierre Yves Serinet sur l’impact des Accords de Libre Echange

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Le 20 avril, le premier ministre Philippe Couillard a présenté aux invités du Conseil du Patronat sa vision pour créer richesse et prospérité au Québec, quelques semaines à peine après son budget d’austérité 2015 et avoir signalé son intention de ratifier l’Accord de libre-échange Canada-Union européenne (AÉCG), rapidement, sans débat public. Le Reseau Quebecois sur l’Integration Continentale (RQIC) a organisé une manifestation le 20 avril pour montrer leur désaccord avec le gouvernement Québécois.

Anouk Millet de CKUT a eu l’occasion d’interviewer Pierre Yves Serinet, porte parole de l’organisation pour nous parler plus en detail de ces Accords de libre-echange avant la manifestation.

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Dolores Chew talks about Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reception in Canada

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Indian Prime-Minister Nerandra Modi did a 3 day diplomatic visit to Canada from April 14 to 16. He is a very controversial figure: he is being celebrated for his successful economic measures in India, but also strongly criticized for his Hindu-nationalist politics and his involvement in the 2002 Gujarat massacre that targeted Muslims.

CKUT’s Anouk Millet interviewed Dolores Chew of the Forum for peace, secularism and democratic development in South Asia, or CERAS.

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Reaction of the UQAM’s lecturer union president to the occupation

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Last wednesday, after some students broke the court injunction inside UQAM, the administration allowed the SPVM to intervene and they arrested 21 students protesting against austerity inside the pavilion J-A De Seve. In reaction, students and teachers started to protest against the administration by occupying the pavilion. Later in the evening, the riot police entered the university to end the movement.

CKUT member Anouk Millet interviewed Marie Blais, president of the Syndicat des Charges de Cours (Lecturers Union) at UQAM.

They discussed the recent events and altercations between the university’s administration, the police forces and the students, the solutions to bring back peace to UQAM.

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Effets de l’islamophobie sur les femmes musulmanes

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Chris, l’animateur de cette édition d’En Profondeur, est accompagné de Siegfried L. Mathelet, de la Chaire UNESCO-UQAM sur les fondements philosophiques de la justice et de la démocratie, et donne la parole à des concitoyennes musulmanes militant contre l’islamophobie au «Québec».

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Interview Marie-Helene Dubé on the Charter of Values.

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James Oscar from the CKUT News Collective has met the lawyer Marie-Helene Dubé to talk about life for black people in Quebec before and after the Charter of Values.

She has recently delivered an editorial on Quebec governments former Charter of Values. She accuses it of being above anything an attempt at not just discrimination but possibly also an  attempt at trying to legislate on what political opinions citizens take.

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Violence against journalists – Interview

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Anouk Millet, from the news collective talked to Lise Millette, the president of the Federation Professionelle des Journalistes du Quebec.

The organization recently issued a statement on violence against journalists in the current anti-austerity protests.

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Repression at UQAM

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On Friday, March 27th, a meeting was organised on Place Pasteur, close to UQAM university, in support for 9 students that face sanctions from the university.

They are all militants or student representatives and are judged at the same time for various infractions in the last two years. UQAM students, teachers and staff members were expressing on that day their desaproval of a procedure they consider being political repression.

Antoine Cadaux was covering the demonstration for CKUT. The report is in French.

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April 2nd massive anti-austerity demonstration

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CKUT News collective members Anna and Celia covered yesterday’s national anti-austerity demonstration in Montreal. It was organized by the Comite Printemps 2015.

The manifestation started at Square Victoria and 75000 people were walking on Sherbrooke avenue at the top of the participation.

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