Malalai Joya became Afghanistan's youngest Member of Parliament when she was elected aged just 27 to the 249-seat National Assembly in September 2005. She has been suspended since 2007 on charges of insulting the parliament.
Joya was in the UK last month to promote her new book, but also to deliver a message to Britain: "We do not accept foreign occupation -- three times a British government have occupied my country faced with the opposition of my people."
"Foreign governments are wasting their money and their blood in Afghanistan by supporting Karzai. After this election, the result will be the same donkey, only with a new saddle."
Ian Capstick interviews Don Tapscott author of Grown Up Digital.
Political satire re-invented. Lalo 'motor mouth' Espejo and Patrick 'patrick' Pennefather present their commentary on Canadian Health Care to counter Republican darling, Shona Holmes. Expect verbosity, improvised songs and a tornado of ascerbic wit in one of a series of jazz monologues. More at www.thelaloblog.com
The income gap between the rich and the rest of us grew, in good times and in bad. Learn more about it with this video.
On July 29 in Toronto's dimly lit Lula Lounge, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression hosted a fundraiser to support the children of "Pikin News", a youth-run national newspaper in Sierra Leone. The paper, run by kids aged 12 to 17, provides the post-civil war generation of Sierra Leone an outlet to express their thoughts and feelings regarding the world around them.
A video put together by SaveOurNet.ca's Matt Thompson that explains Net Neutrality and other important Internet issues in simple and understandable terms.
Richard Power, a CUPE 79 strike leader at the Bermondsey picket line, shares his feelings on Mayor Miller and the City of Toronto strike.
Tentative agreements have been reached between CUPE 416 and 79 and the City of Toronto. Ratification votes were scheduled to be held today.
Host Wayne MacPhail interviews the founder of the Mammalian Diving Reflex, Darren O'Donnell about the art/research atelier's work in mashing together chunks of society that normally don't mesh.
CAIA, Women in Solidarity with Palestine and others come together to protest the Royal Ontario Museum's display of the Dead Sea Scrolls stolen from Palestine by the Israeli Antiquity Authorities.
In this episode host Wayne MacPhail interviews Mark Kuznicki about how change happens when citizens are brought together well in-person and online.