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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Residents fight plans for new base in Okinawa, Japan

November 21, 2014
| The island of Okinawa has been a military outpost for the United States since the end of World War II. Now there are plans to build new bases. Okinawan residents are resisting fiercely.
Length: 14:47 minutes (13.54 MB)
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Book launch: Red Skin, White Masks

November 18, 2014
| Glen Coulthard's book is for the generation of First Nations activists who want to change things entirely. Coulthard tackles current Indigenous-settler relations in Canada, drawing on Marx and Fanon.
Length: 55:14 minutes (50.58 MB)
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Mexican police complicit in murder of 43 student teachers

November 12, 2014
| At the end of September, students from a rural teachers college were protesting in the southern Mexican State of Guererro. 57 students were arrested by police, 43 of whom were never seen again.
Length: 16:29 minutes (15.1 MB)
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Putting a gender lens on municipal issues

November 5, 2014
| City councils need to consider the particularities of women's lives, according to Ellen Woodsworth of Women Transforming Cities. Housing, transit, emergency preparedness all need a gender lens.
Length: 11:06 minutes (10.17 MB)
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Kshama Sawant on why Seattle voters elected a socialist

November 5, 2014
| Socialist Kshama Sawant ran for a seat on city council in Seattle with a campaign promise to introduce a minimum wage of $15, more than double the federal rate.
Length: 33:57 minutes (31.09 MB)
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Why women don't report rape and sexual assault

November 2, 2014
| In the past week, thousands of women have shared their experiences of rape on Twitter. The hashtag #BeenRapedNeverReported says it all. Ariana Barer talks about why it's still so hard to report rape.
Length: 15:30 minutes (14.2 MB)
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The Raymur Mothers: They Wouldn't Take No for an Answer

November 2, 2014
| A new play tells the story of how a group of single mothers in a social housing project in East Vancouver camped out on the train tracks to force Vancouver City Council to build a railway overpass.
Length: 13:30 minutes (12.37 MB)
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Vision Vancouver has done little to end homelessness

October 31, 2014
| Wendy Pedersen says, after eight years in municipal government, Mayor Gregor Robertson and Vision Vancouver haven’t taken some simple steps to reduce street homelessness.
Length: 14:06 minutes (12.92 MB)
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Proposed legislation leaves small non-profits vulnerable to SLAPP suits

October 31, 2014
| The BC government is proposing a major re-write of the legislation that governs close to 27,000 non-profits incorporated in the province. A few clauses are raising alarm bells.
Length: 15:44 minutes (14.42 MB)
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Municipal governments required to do more with less money

October 30, 2014
| Cities in Canada are getting significantly less money from higher levels of government. At the same time, municipal governments are paying more than their share of housing, policing and water costs.
Length: 14:05 minutes (12.91 MB)