Talking Radical Radio

Talking Radical Radio

Talking Radical Radio brings you grassroots voices from across Canada. Each week, we hear from an active participant in one of this country's many grassroots groups, organizations, movements, and communities-in-struggle to learn about what they do, how they do it, and why they do it. Learn more at!
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Learning for peace and justice: The Canadian School of Peacebuilding

April 23, 2014
| Valerie Smith and Jarem Sawatsky talk about their Winnipeg-based summer school for peacebuilders from Canada and around the world.
Length: 28:37 minutes (26.2 MB)
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The power of a committed few: Green radicals on Vancouver Island

April 16, 2014
| Zoe Blunt talks about the radical environmentalism and indigenous solidarity work of the Vancouver Island Community Forest Action Network.
Length: 28:09 minutes (25.78 MB)
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Being Chinese in Quebec

April 9, 2014
| Parker Mah talks about "Being Chinese in Quebec," a documentary film about how young Chinese Quebeckers experience identity, community, race and the place they call home.
Length: 27:59 minutes (25.63 MB)
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Defending affordable housing in co-operatives

April 2, 2014
| Donald Altman talks about the work of the Alliance for Affordable Co-operative Housing in the face of a looming threat to social housing in Canada.
Length: 28:01 minutes (25.72 MB)
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Bringing money to the grassroots: The Groundswell Fund

March 26, 2014
| Anna Willats and Sean Lee-Popham talk about The Groundswell Community Justice Trust Fund, a new experiment in funding grassroots organizing in Ontario.
Length: 28:25 minutes (26.03 MB)
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Bringing red and green together: The Vancouver Ecosocialist Group

March 19, 2014
| Roger Annis talks about a Vancouver group that is experimenting with new ways to bring together thought and action that are both pro-worker and pro-environment.
Length: 28:07 minutes (25.75 MB)
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An unusual local and an unusual lockout?

March 12, 2014
| Saira Chhibber talks about her local, CUPE 1281, and about a recently ended lockout of some of its members.
Length: 28:26 minutes (26.04 MB)
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A victory for migrant justice: Hamilton as 'sanctuary city'

March 5, 2014
| Caitlin Craven and Josee Oliphant talk about organizing to make Hamilton, Ontario, into Canada's second 'sanctuary city.'
Length: 28:28 minutes (26.07 MB)
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Hungry for climate justice: Climatefast

February 26, 2014
| Lyn Adamson, Dewan Afzal and Rita Bijons talk about Climatefast and its strategic use of fasting as a way to contribute to the broader process of building a mass movement against climate change.
Length: 28:15 minutes (25.88 MB)
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Resistance at Elsipogtog Part 2: A case study in grassroots journalism

February 12, 2014
| Miles Howe reflects on the role and meaning of grassroots journalism, based on his experience in covering Indigenous-led resistance to fracking and to colonization in New Brunswick in the last year.
Length: 27:57 minutes (25.6 MB)