Redeye

Redeye

On the issues of the day - political, social and cultural - Redeye digs deeper. Open your ears to alternative voices. Hear incisive and challenging interviews with activists and progressive thinkers. Produced by an independent media collective, broadcasting over 25 years on Vancouver Cooperative Radio.
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Worth Fighting For: Canada's Tradition of War Resistance

August 12, 2015
| Stephen Harper wants to rebrand Canada as a nation steeped in warrior traditions. A new book tells the story of the many Canadians who opposed war and violence as far back as 1812.
Length: 10:35 minutes (9.7 MB)
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Japanese PM positions Japan as prime military power in East Asia

August 12, 2015
| The Japanese government wants to see an end to Japan's commitment to pacifism. Shinzo Abe has the support of the U.S. government in his moves to remilitarize the country.
Length: 19:46 minutes (18.1 MB)
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UN report card slams Canada's record on human rights

August 12, 2015
| A recent United Nations report documents the loss of human rights protections in Canada since Harper came to power in 2006. Lara Yeo says the report is a sobering read.
Length: 17:50 minutes (16.33 MB)
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Comic book about abortion aims to demystify the process

August 11, 2015
| A new book follows two separate women as they go through abortions, one surgical, one medical. Leah Hayes wrote and illustrated "Not So Funny Ha Ha: A Handbook for Something Hard."
Length: 13:03 minutes (11.95 MB)
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Study finds strong link between fracking density and heart problems

August 7, 2015
| Parts of the U.S. have seen a huge increase in well sites over the past few years. Researchers in Pennsylvania and New York have found a correlation between well density and hospital visits.
Length: 13:10 minutes (12.07 MB)
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Finance trumps democracy in Greece

July 30, 2015
| Greek voters rejected austerity in a referendum only to see their government approve the very economic measures they had just voted against. Louis Philippe Rochon says Greece needs to leave the EU.
Length: 13:45 minutes (12.6 MB)
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Chinese workers staging thousands of wildcat strikes a year

July 24, 2015
| Labour organizing in China looks different than it does in the West but the issues are the same: wages, benefits and pensions. Eli Friedman is an expert on labour politics in postsocialist China.
Length: 15:49 minutes (14.49 MB)
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Ancient old growth in Central Walbran faces new logging threat

July 23, 2015
| Teal Jones holds the tree farm licence for thousands of acres of Vancouver Island. Yet they just decided to log one of the last remaining pockets of ancient forest.
Length: 14:24 minutes (13.2 MB)
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Economic Inequality: It's Far Worse Than You Think

July 15, 2015
| While everyone knows that the rich have a lot more money than the poor, we appear to have no idea just how big that gap is. A new article takes a look at our misconceptions about inequality.
Length: 16:00 minutes (14.66 MB)
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WorkSafeBC unfair to workers with chronic pain, says B.C. doctor

July 15, 2015
| Dr. Cecil Hershel is a pain specialist with hundreds of patients who were injured at work. He says the Workers Compensation Board fundamentally misunderstands the nature of chronic pain.
Length: 14:51 minutes (13.6 MB)