In this extended episode we talk to Tyler Shipley, author of Ottawa and Empire: Canada and the Military Coup in Honduras, about his new book, and the coup he witnessed firsthand.
In his book, Shipley uses the 2009 coup in Honduras as a clear example of Canada's imperial ambitions, and argues that the Canadian state holds an independent agenda, not always beholden to its more powerful neighbour to the south.
We also discuss Canadian (left) nationalism more broadly and the need to build an opposition to it through sports and other elements of mainstream culture.
In this episode we talk with rapper and musician Lee Reed about gentrification in Hamilton. Lee was the former front man of the band Warsawpack (on G7 welcoming committee label) and is now a solo artist.
Lee talks to us about the last 20 years of Hamilton with the growth of gentrification in Hamilton, the connection to the arts scene and how his opinion on the affect of gentrification has changed over the last ten years.
Check out Lee Reed's music on his bandcamp - https://leereed.bandcamp.com/
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