Anti-Copa, Resistance Art, and Brazil’s World Cup Struggles

Graffiti painted by Brazilian street artist

 

Anti-Copa, Resistance Art, and Brazil’s World Cup Struggles

An interview with Andalusia Knoll

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As we approach the World Cup final match, protests and discontent continue on the streets of Brazil’s cities in what is known as the “anti-copa” movement. To get a sense of what is happening on the ground, CKUT’s news collective spoke with freelance journalist Andalusia Knoll. Andalusia had been reporting on the anti-copa movement in Brazil for several weeks.

For all of her reports, check out her Twitter account @Andalalucha

 

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Panel on community resistance to gentrification on the island of Montreal

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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 organizers of the assembly about what their plans are for the future.

Hundreds demand better rent control policy in Quebec City

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Hundreds of people marched in Quebec City with the tenants rights coalition RCLALQ to demand better rent control policy from the new Quebec Liberal government. CKUT’s Susan Fitch was there to bring us a report.

Homeless women in Montreal

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Last week, the government of Quebec announced a new policy to which the homeless solidarity network in Quebec responded positively in most parts. CKUT spoke with Ann-Gaelle Whiteman who works at the Dahlia center that provides, accomodation, support and guidance to homeless women.