How can we build a united movement that respects difference and autonomy, and also advances common struggles against oppression and exploitation? What are the linkages, and tensions, between feminism and queer politics? And how can we understand women's liberation in the context of other movements against oppression?
Moderated by John Sharkey. A Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly coffeehouse with:
- Johannah May Black is a PhD Student, Department of Political Science, York University and the Co-Chair of the Trans-Feminist Action Caucus, CUPE 3903.
Award-winning Canadian director Bruce McDonald is sending a message to Ontario PC leader Tim Hudak about that party's plans for the province's unions.
Iraq War veteran Tomas Young was left paralyzed in a 2004 attack in Iraq. Released from medical care three months later, Young returned home to become an active member in Iraq Veterans Against the War. He recently announced that he will stop his medicine and nourishment, which comes in the form of liquid through a feeding tube -- a decision which will hasten his death. Joining us from his home in Kansas City, Young reads from his letter, "A Message to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney From a Dying Veteran." Young says to Bush and Cheney: "You may evade justice but in our eyes you are each guilty of egregious war crimes, of plunder and, finally, of murder, including the murder of thousands of young Americans -- my fellow veterans -- whose future you stole."
On the tenth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, we look at a massive new report by a team of 30 economists, anthropologists, political scientists, legal experts and physicians about the Iraq War's impact. "The Costs of War" report found the total number of people who have died from the Iraq War -- including soldiers, militants, police, contractors, journalists, humanitarian workers and Iraqi civilians -- has reached at least 189,000 people, including at least 123,000 civilians. Financially, the report estimates a cost to U.S. taxpayers of $2.2 trillion, a figure that could one day approach $4 trillion with the interest accrued on the borrowed money used to fund the war. We're joined by the report's co-author, Neta Crawford.
Comments from Craig and Cindy Corrie, on the 10th anniversary of the killing of their daughter Rachel Corrie.
Matthew Fox (former Catholic priest) discusses the Vatican's work with the CIA and it's alliance with far right political forces and Pope Francis' opposition to liberation theology in Latin America. Video by the Real News Network.
The contributors challenge the neoliberal mantra that there is no alternative but austerity to deal with the economic crisis and government deficits; in fact, austerity is shown to be counterproductive to the ostensible aim of fiscal prudence... not to mention the significant harm it does to our valued public services in general, and universities in particular. Sponsored by Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA). Presentations by:
Andrew Cash, Charlie Angus, Megan Leslie and other NDP MPs sign "Bud the Spud" in the foyer of the House of Commons in a tribute to Stompin' Tom Connors, who passed away on March 6, 2013.