Recently the so called "migrant crisis" in Central America has been a major topic in the news. Images of women and children being tear gassed at the US border lays bear the moral and humanitarian crisis. But what about Canada? While this news seems far away in fact the Canadian state policies in Central America have contributed much to this crisis. From supporting mining companies that poison the water and displace people from their homes. To the Canadian government legitimizing the government in Honduras that got to power via a coup.
Scott and Greg place the so called "migrant crisis" in the context of Canadian foreign policy and the moral bankruptcy of the human rights troll industrial complex. You will also hear two clips from the Radio Free Winnipeg archive that cover the the lead up and aftermath of the 2009 coup in Honduras.
For news on central America we recommend you follow the work of Sandra Cuffe
Interview with Tyler Shipley
Interview with Grahame Russel of Rights Action Network
In the latest episdoe exploring why Canada Sucks we talk about the recent Munk debates in Toronto where Steve Bannon debated David Frum on populism. It was probably as horrible as it sounds. Scott and Greg talk about the false framing of the debate, Peter Munk and what the Munk debates represent in Canada.
In the last half of the show Scott talk to Rachel Small, organizer with the Council of Canadians, who organized a picket line outside the debate and was one of many who were arrested.
Our comrades in podcasting arm, News You Can Use, did a great episdoe on Peter Munk and what a total shit bag he was.
Ricochet's investigation into White Supermacists in the UCP and Canadian conservative parties just keeps on giving
In the latest installment of our series on why Canada Sucks Scott and Greg talk about the CBC and urbanist boosters.
Scott and Greg talk about the cultural place that CBC occupies in Canada. On the one hand to many CBC defines what Canada is but on the other the CBC also represent the interests of the state and capital. The recent controversy over CBC's coverage of the Brazilian is the more recent example. Greg provides an of how the coverage is a window into how state and capital interests work.
Then Scott and Greg dissect the CBC Op-ed by former Winnipeg mayor Glen Murray which contained a dumbfounding amount urbanist booster pablum. Scott tries to keep his composure while talking about the ahistroical love of street cars.
CBC's artilce on the Brazilian election
CBC's non-apology apology for the coverage
Former Winnipeg Mayor Glen Murray's artilce about Winnipeg
Here is Owen Toews on Rank & File Prairie edition talking about Winnipeg politics
Scott's artilce on street cars in Winnipeg
Ricochet's investigative reporting on white supermacists in the Canadian armed forces