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Episode 96 – Deaths in long-term care, death by police

Sandy and Nora talk about the harrowing stats coming from long-term care, and how police have not stopped killing people, even though we’re all locked down. Correction: in this episode, Nora confused Stratford, Ontario with Woodstock, Ontario. This has been something she has been doing since she was like 5. Elizabeth Wetlauffer’s murders did not...

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Episode 95 – Trudeau’s coronavirus schemes

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about all the ways in which Justin Trudeau and the federal Liberals have avoided the easiest way to help all Canadians and instead, chosen programs that are more bureaucratic, cumbersome and that will leave so many people behind. Note: since this was recorded on Sunday, April 5, the...

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Episode 94 – resistance in the age of pandemic

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about what resistance might look like with everyone locked down. How do we disrupt the status quo when we’re living through an incredible moment of disruption? We talk through the options that we still have. Read the show transcript here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TTjedwtUWfgiy4O6YTV0fBh543l3RO7udPsK-MoQ38I/edit?usp=sharing

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Episode 93 – fighting despair in quarantine

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about our new normal, and what politicians must do to start helping Canadians weather the storm.

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Episode 92 – COVID-19 and the crisis of neoliberalism

In this episode, Sandy and Nora grapple with the calm before the storm and try to explain why different generations of people are reacting differently to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Episode 91 – the coronavirus

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about how we can protect ourselves, and others from the coronavirus. This means demanding stronger healthcare, Pharmacare and focusing on communities who are most at risk.

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Episode 90 – are partisan politics anti-democratic?

In this episode, Sandy and Nora debate whether or not partisan politics are anti-democratic. Sandy says no, Nora says yes. Will they reach a conclusion?

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Episode 89 – fight attacks on education

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about the importance of fighting attacks against education. They also talk about how Justin Trudeau has failed in dealing with Wet’suwet’en and solidarity actions.

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Episode 88 – hope and joy in our movements

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about the importance of hope and joy. How do we find hope when it feels like nothing we do can change the status quo.

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Episode 87 – Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about the important work of Land Defenders, both at Wet’suwet’en and across Canada. From Indigenous sovereignty to fighting against climate change and massive profits, we encourage everyone to get involved in this struggle. Photo from https://unistoten.camp Transcript available here (feel free to help us edit it!): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jL-PzjJ0TCfzQQgpQrDdQExFczNQww0cfQWWhLH1rwE/edit

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Episode 86 – a. c. a. b.

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about police and the various shenanigans they’re up to across Canada. We also talk briefly about the commemoration of the Islamophobic attack of January 29 2017 and Ryerson University’s attempt to shut down the Ryerson Students’ Union. Shout-out to Unifor workers who have put their bodies on the...

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Episode 85 – The pull of the US Empire on Canada

From climate change policy to Iran, 2020 has shown already that Canada is incapable of making its own decisions. In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about the need for social movements to re-imagine Canadian sovereignty and untie ourselves from the United States.

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