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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.