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Radio Free Winnipeg’s mission is to challenge manicured discourses and illuminate the issues and history erased in the mainstream. Radio Free Winnipeg broadcasts bi-monthly on CKUW 95.9FM from the University of Winnipeg, on Treaty One Territory. Hosted and Produced by Greg Gallinger and Scott Price.
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Now displaying: July, 2018
Jul 31, 2018

Scott and Greg continue with the topic Why Canada Sucks with a discussion on the links between Climate Change, racism, and imperialism.

Over the last several weeks there have been a number of racists attacks in Canada. Xenophobic rhetoric is on the rise as Canadian media play into a bogus "border crisis" narrative and the Liberals appoint Bill Blair (former police chief of Toronto who has a horrible record on civil liberties) as their new Minister of Border Security and Organized which has only emboldened the far right. 

Scott and Greg talk about all this in context of climate change and imperialism, how Canada is on the wrong side of these issues and why we are just seeing the start of refugees seeking asylum in Canada. To solve these issues we can't frame them as consumer choices but rather in political and economic choices.

Scott and Greg also talk about gentrification and the replacing of "unwanted" people and how cities are becoming unaffordable.

Show Notes

Music break brought you by Lee Reed.His latest "The Steal City" ep is all about gentrification in Hamilton. 100% of proceeds to the Hamilton Tenants Solidarity Network (HTSN) and the East Hamilton Rent Strike Defense Fund.
https://htsn.bandcamp.com/releases

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-former-toronto-police-chief-bill-blair-takes-charge-of-canadas/

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/views-expressed/2015/11/why-canadians-should-be-worried-if-trudeau-appoints-bill-blai

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/man-confronts-muslim-family-toronto-ferry-terminal-viral-1.4761908

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/hate-is-alive-here-wife-of-beaten-mississauga-man-speaks-out-after-attack-1.4751217

http://rankandfile.ca/organizing-against-racist-attacks-in-your-workplace/

https://www.afsc.org/resource/dos-and-donts-bystander-intervention

 

 

 

 

 

Jul 16, 2018

In the second episdoe in our series on Why Canada Sucks, Scott and Greg talk to historian Doug Nesbitt on why Canadian Confederation sucked. Doug goes through all the resistance to Canadian Confederation and how that legacy has created battle lines across Canada to this day. They also discuss why Canadian history being presented as bland and boring is an ideological project.

Check out Doug's work and other great reporting on the Canadian labour movement at http://rankandfile.ca/

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Jul 2, 2018

We're back! After some time off Radio Free Winnipeg is back with a new series of shows. Our theme this time will be why Canada sucks where we will explore the many ways that Canada sucks domestically, internationally and historically.

Canadians have an overly romanticized view of themselves and as such there is a lot of myths surrounding Canada. Canadians usually frame themselves in relation to America so they either set the bar at being simply “better” than America (low bar to set) and use that as an excuse to both remain ignorant of issues in Canada and thus never challenge the status quo.

Scott and Greg talk about what they've been doing over the last month and a half and set out what they will be doing over this series.

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Show Notes

Angus Reid poll Truths of reconciliation: Canadians are deeply divided on how best to address Indigenous issues  http://angusreid.org/indigenous-canada/

Canadians deeply divided on Indigenous issues http://aptnnews.ca/2018/06/11/canadians-deeply-divided-on-indigenous-issues-poll/

Accounting for Histories: 150 Years of Canadian Maple Washing https://www.opencanada.org/features/accounting-histories-150-years-canadian-maple-washing/

Canada 150 is a celebration of Indigenous genocide https://nowtoronto.com/news/canada-s-150th-a-celebration-of-indigenous-genocide/

 

 

 

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