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Episode 27 – Dutty Doug Ford

Doug Ford’s campaign of shock and awe is well underway. Sandy and Nora talk about some of the changes, and how Ford’s “For the People” rhetoric leaves behind anyone who isn’t white and male and healthy and rich. Since we recorded, Ford cancelled all Ministry work on Truth and Reconciliation curriculum and a $100 million...

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Episode 26 – HAPPY CANADA DAY TO …

It’s the Canada Day episode! Nora and Sandy talk about all the things that they’re thinking about for Canada Day. Are you thinking about the same things we’re thinking about? Tune in to find out. Also, please consider donating to: https://www.gofundme.com/justice-for-olando-brown We will add the GoFundMe for Jon Styres when we have the link. This...

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Episode 25 – job losses at Rogers Media and a master class in organizing

Sandy and Nora look at the right way and the wrong way to respond to the news that Rogers Media has laid off one-third of their digital media workers (first third of the episode). Then, they offer a master class in organizing: what do we mean when we say we must organize, and how can...

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Episode 24 – Resistance in Fordtario

Doug Ford is about to become Ontario’s Premier. How did we get here and how must we resist? Sandy and Nora have your answers.   Image: National Post

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Episode 23 – is the left failing to train new activists?

Where do young activists learn their skills? In this episode Sandy and Nora talk about the student movement and how the left needs to renew itself through targeting training (education, campaigns, jobs) for young people.

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Episode 22: it’s time to shittalk #ONELXN

With just over one week to go, the Ontario election is spinning out to be the most exciting one to watch in a generation — if by exciting we mean hilarious, which we do! Sandy and Nora take time with each party and examine all the reasons for why they cannot be taken seriously, and...

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Episode 21: Canada’s racist border policies

Sandy and Nora talk about Canada’s borders: from refugee claimants from the United States to CBSA, where innocent people are housed in maximum security facilities, Canadians need to start asking questions about what their government is doing to families who are seeking Canada for a better life.

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Episode 19: To be not a man online.

Sandy and Nora dive into the Toronto attack and what we know of the world that Alek Minassian is thought to have been a part  of. From MRAs to real-life violence, why don’t men believe women, and where are men in responding to other men? DOWNLOAD EPISODE TRANSCRIPT

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Episode 18: Right-wing extremism on trial: is Canada paying attention?

The shooter of the Quebec City mosque, Alexandre Bissonnette’s sentencing hearing is underway. What have we learned about his extremist views? Now that Islamophobia and racism have been clearly identified as his motivation, is the rest of Canada paying attention and learning from what we now know?

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Episode 17, part two: the eye of the alt-right online hurricane

Nora and Sandy conclude their discussion about what it looks like when the [extreme] right chooses a target and organizes its minions to swarm. Make sure you listen to Part One first!

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Episode 17, part one: the eye of the alt-right online hurricane

Nora and Sandy talk about the news that has bombarded them both this week: that it’s never the right time and it’s never the right place to talk about systemic injustice.

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