Independent journalist and author Dawn Paley is currently on a book launch tour across North America for her latest work, “Drug War Capitalism”, just released on AK Press. In this interview with CKUT’s Aaron Lakoff, she discusses some of the main points of her book, as well as ongoing protests in Mexico for the disappeared students of Ayotzinapa.
In local news, last week, the Immigrant Workers Centre launched their first newspaper, “La voix des migrants”. The news collective’s Jaime MacLean was at the launch in Cote-des-Neiges to bring us a report.
On February 25th, Off the Hour presented a special report following up on the February 20th Kyiv Massacre in Ukraine, that cost almost 100 people their lives, referred to as black Thursday by those who lived through it. CKUT’s own Tamara Filyavich spoke with Valerii Dorotenko, an independent media activist from Kiev. Dorotenko has been involved with the current protests for almost a year and has been running a live tv internet stream at spilno.tv. The testimony sheds some light on what happened and gives an update on the current situation.
Tamara Filyavich: So there’s so much to talk about, a lot of people here have very skewed news about what’s going on in Kyiv and Ukraine right now. Can we start by talking about the massacre last week where almost 100 people died and the death toll is still counting. What led to it and what happened?
Valerii Dorotenko: To tell exactly what has happened and what has led to it we need the investigation to be completed first.