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Hearing from dissenters on rabble radio

Image: Lance Page / t r u t h o u t; Adapted: Pete Kraynak, Naila Jinnah
Historian Howard Zinn once said that dissent is the highest form of patriotism. In this episode of rabble radio, we will hear from a number of dissenters.

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Aw@l

Smash the State Report: Apr. 5, 2013

April 13, 2013
| Lots of #noLine9 + pipeline, along with other Indigenous sovereignty news. Fighting over alfalfa, finding toxic fish + losing to a beetle. BDS + anti-CAS updates, War resisters + resisting authority.
Length: 1:12:44 minutes (66.61 MB)
| March 15, 2013
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Coalition documents suppression of dissent in Canada

February 6, 2013
| The Voices-Voix coalition shows how the federal government has undermined democratic institutions, eroded free speech, and deliberately silenced individuals who disagree with their policies.
Length: 16:34 minutes (15.17 MB)
Aw@l

Smash the State Report - July 13 2012

August 1, 2012
| AW@L Radio's Smash the State Report w/ updates on the criminalisation of dissent in canada (G20 + quebec) + some actions to counter the cons' anti-human/refugee/migrant/science + pro-torture agendas.
Length: 52:44 minutes (48.3 MB)
Columnists

U.S. war veterans challenge NATO's occupation of Chicago

Helicopters around Chicago ahead of the NATO summit. Photo: opacity/Flickr

Veterans of the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan are now challenging the occupation of Chicago.

This week, NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, is holding the largest meeting in its 63-year history there. Protests and rallies will confront the two-day summit, facing off against a massive armed police and military presence. The NATO gathering has been designated a "National Special Security Event" by the Department of Homeland Security, empowering the U.S. Secret Service to control much of central Chicago, and to employ unprecedented authority to suppress the public's First Amendment right to dissent.

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Rick Salutin: Is dissent alive and well in Canada?

Rick Salutin used to be a respectable columnist at The Globe & Mail. Then he got fired, and happily (as he tells it), became “unrespectable” again.

But the fact that the left-wing dissident ever had a weekly column in a national mainstream publication speaks to the evolution of dissent in Canada, he argues.

“Think about the media for a minute in the 1960s,” Salutin told a crowd of over 100 people who gathered at the Ottawa Public Library for a lecture on the health of dissent, hosted by Prism Magazine on April 21.

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Aw@l

G20 report: Continued crackdown on dissent, demanding accountability

February 7, 2012
| Our G20 report includes updates from the May 2010 police slaying of Junior Manon and his family's quest for justice, the call for police accountability and a crackdown on another anti-police blogger.
Length: 20:37
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Conspiracy of the Crowns: A G20 fallout update with Julian Ichim

February 2, 2012
| G20 police state target Julain Ichim joins us for an update on G20 legal cases and continuing resistance to capitalist imperial rule. When organizing is a crime, organize!
Length: 52:19

Stuff white people smash

Black Bloc, White Riot: Anti-Globalization and the Genealogy of Dissent

by AK Thompson
(AK Press,
2010;
$19.95)

Reading AK Thompson's book Black Bloc, White Riot kept bringing to mind one particular memory from the Summit of the Americas protests in Quebec City a decade ago.

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