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Episode 228 – A week of politics!

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about the boring to the exciting: from healthcare transfer payments to the US gleefully shooting missiles into the sky to kill aliens. Consider donating to these charities to help folks in Turkey and Syria: UNHCR Canada List of groups from Canada Helps

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Episode 227 – Liberals love to coopt everything

In this episode, Sandy and Nora discuss the habit of the Trudeau Liberals to coopt and defang activist movements and important days of commemoration to bolster their brand. Here is the article on policing mentioned in the episode.

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Episode 226 – Can we stop pretending policing has ever not sucked?

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about policing, again, and there is only two ways to believe that police are helpful: either you’ve never had any contact with police, or you depend on police repression to protect your wealth.

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Episode 225 – The descent of media into propaganda

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about how close most media in Canada is propaganda, intended either to distract or influence how we understand power.

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Episode 224 – Non-profit hell, cops out of Capoeira and jokes from the floor

In this episode, Sandy and Nora take lively questions from the audience and talk about: organizing in non-profits, dealing with cops within community groups, organizing in non-traditional workplaces.

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Episode 223 – Staying radical, Anti-war and inter-generational organizing

In this episode, Sandy and Nora respond to audience questions like “what happens when you win but institutional power takes over?” and “How do we build inter-generational solidarity inside our movements?

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Episode 222 – Sandy and Nora live in Vancouver

Live show recorded in Vancouver at the Maritime Labour Centre on November 29. They talk about organizing against a self-described leftwing government, Internet celebrity and why we should be skeptical of people who post for clout alone.

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Episode 221 – We’re through with 2022

In this episode, Sandy and Nora look back — war in Ukraine, individualism and left wing politics, and social media as brain poison. Plus, we have many announcements to make!

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Episode 220 – Theft is only good when the rich do it

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about how theft is only bad when poor people do it. Otherwise, it’s the foundation on which our economy is based. They also examine a Globe and Mail editorial that argues that shoplifting is a significant cause of inflation. Except, was this article itself shoplifted?

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Episode 219 – White supremacist serial killer? It’s just not national news.

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about a serial killer preying on Indigenous women in Winnipeg, and what the lack of coverage says about Canada.

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Episode 218 – The Convoy Inquiry: a narrative is juiced

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about the Emergencies Act inquiry and how the narrative of what happened is spinning out in to defend its use.

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Episode 217 – Who benefits from far-right hatred?

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about the recent attack on a queer bar in Colorado Springs, and untangle the question: who benefits from far-right violence? Plus they discuss COP 27 and ask what it is.

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