#102 - Olympics and epic struggles

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In this podcast: talking election violence in Manila, a little more Olympic activism, fish farming on vacant city land in Toronto. We also bring you the music of Caracol and Alejandra Ribera, and you could find out who has called 360-566-2214 to tell rabble radio just what they think of us!

(1:33 - 10:29)The Winter Olympics have ridden out of Vancouver, headed for Sochi but the party has not shut down on Canada's West Coast. The paralympians are just starting on their quest for gold. And for some activists in Vancouver that means that the Olympic effort continues. Kevin Hollet is the writer and editor of Megaphone magazine, a newspaper sold by homeless people in downtown Vancouver. The Pivot Legal Society Podcast caught up with him to talk about Megaphone, and its Olympics Issue.

(11:04 - 11:32) As you might have heard, rabble radio set up a phone line for comments a few episodes ago, and you are obliging us by calling it. We read a letter from an Aid Worker in Haiti way back in episode 99, when post-earthquake looting and chaos were making headlines, but the letter we received and read out in this podcast painted a picture of cooperation and caring among the people of Haiti. And that got one rabble radio listener talking. If you have thoughts about anything you hear on rabble radio, share them with us. You can email me at , or skype or phone. The number is 1-360-566-2214.

(12:00 - 15:26) Alejandra Ribera is a singer songwriter from Toronto. She's got an elastic vocal style that gets her compared to Tom Waits. Maybe you can hear it in this song. This is Viente Agoz.

(16:30 - 20:09) The Phillipines is one of the most dangerous places in the world to work as a journalist, especially at election time. During the last Phillipine election Canadian election observers, photographers, and photojournalists set out to document urban life in Manila. Those photographs were part of an exhibition called Movements in Manila at Kaza Maza in Montreal. Laura Kleesh visited the Phillipines with the International Federation of Journalists after a large number of journalists and social activists were found murdered. Here is some of what she had to say at the opening of Movements in Manila.

(20:47 - 23:55) For the last few months, the rabble podcast network and rabble.ca have been featuring podcasts, writing, and video from journalism students who are exploring Maker Culture. In episode 9, one of the students headed for vacant land owned by the city of Toronto only to find that it was not vacant at all. In fact, Food Cycles was there growing food. Here is a conversation with Food Cycles co-founder Sonny Lam.

(24:55 - 27:53) We'll leave you with one more song. This comes from Quebec, and the group Caracol. This is La Route.

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