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Matt moved to Toronto from the U.S just in time for Mike Harris to take power in Ontario and has been stunned ever since. Matthew Adams is a co-founder of the Catalyst Centre (a social justice popular education worker co-op),, and works with a number of organizations including the Fourth Pig Worker Co-op, the publicist for the Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts in Toronto (where he is a proud member of CUPE local 1281) and where he is the Special Projects Coordinator. You can hear Matt rant about politics on the podcast "I read the news today (oh boy)" on the rabble podcast network and read him on the blog of the same name at
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Episode 153: Rape culture exists. So does feminism.

March 31, 2014
| In this episode we don’t question the existence of rape culture, we explore it. We also hear from an activist about a human rights framework for women’s rights and research on stranger harassment.
Length: 31:42 minutes (43.62 MB)
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Art's the thing: A punk pioneer, an indie filmmaker, and a doc review

March 3, 2014
| George Bernard Shaw said "Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable." We turn to stories of music and film, and how they can help, even just a little, change the world.
Length: 31:41 minutes (43.59 MB)
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Episode 151: Under pressure: pipelines, prisons, and places

January 27, 2014
| Nova Scotia's potential fracking game changer. We get the scoop on the Northern Gateway pipeline ruling, supporting trans and queer prisoners, and a movie review.
Length: 31:31 minutes (43.35 MB)
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Episode 150: Remembering Nelson Mandela

December 16, 2013
| We dedicate the show to reflections on the life and work of Mandela from anti-apartheid activists, featuring excerpts from a special episode of Amandla from CKUT in Montreal.
Length: 1:00:56 minutes (83.75 MB)
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Episode 149: Let's face it, we're scared

October 30, 2013
| Halloween is a time where we can, with good friends around, face some of our fears. In this episode we will hear some scary stuff. Don't worry though, we haven't forgotten the treat.
Length: 30:03 minutes (41.34 MB)
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CineCuba: Three festivals in one coming to Toronto

October 28, 2013
| CineCuba is the most comprehensive and wide-ranging exposition of Cuban films in Toronto. We speak with Production Manager Diana Cadvid about the festival and the films.
Length: 13:33 minutes (12.47 MB)
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Episode 148: The dissenters

September 30, 2013
| Tune in to hear about the struggle to hold up a protest sign; a community organizing against private control of waste water; a new union in Canada; and questions around international development.
Length: 32:03 minutes (44.08 MB)
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Episode 147. Food for thought: The Vancouver Night Market, food deserts, and organizing against poverty

July 24, 2013
| A cornucopia of great stories! From food security issues, to sounds and stories of the Vancouver Night Market, to organizing against poverty in Toronto, to uncovering the Hidden Film Festival.
Length: 32:05 minutes (44.13 MB)
Film Festivals in Toronto

Getting a peek at the Hidden Film Festival

July 19, 2013
| The Hidden Film Festival has appeared in Dublin, London and will be in Paris and then in Toronto. Tune in to find out what we uncovered! Plus reflections on the film Lesbiana.
Length: 38:20 minutes (52.72 MB)
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Episode 146: Making a move: Social movements and social change

July 13, 2013
| We hear from Onur Bakiner on the situation in Turkey, Chris Hedges on a pending revolution, Henry Giroux on social movements and youth, plus a comic book and the live-in caregiver program.
Length: 31:32 minutes (43.38 MB)
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