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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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Sep 23, 2019

Yup this is the end.

Scott and Greg talk about why they decided to end the show and talk about what possible legacy Radio Free Winnipeg will have.

Aug 27, 2019

Scott and Greg talk with Kay the Aquanaut. Kay is a Saskatoon based rapper. Kay talks to Scott and Greg about his influences, his politics and why he continues to grind as an independent artist on the prairies.

We played two of Kay the Aquanaut songs.
89 Grey Cup off the album Spinning Blue Planet
Contemporary Woody Guthrie off the album Yeah, Riot!

Here is the video for Contemporary Woody Guthrie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rc2fP2YhZhI

If you liked what you heard check out Kay's music on bandcamp
https://kaytheaquanaut.bandcamp.com/

Jul 28, 2019

We're back! Thanks for sticking with us during our hiatus.

Does Canada still suck? You better believe it does. But for our first episode in months we talk to freelance journalist and noted twitter poster James Wilt about public transit, urban planning, pedestrian deaths in Winnipeg, Uber and gentrification.

James Wilt has a book about public transit coming out soon on Between the Lines press. Be on the look out for that.



Feb 25, 2019

A jam packed show demonstrating how Canada Sucks!

First Scott and Greg talk about SNC-Lavalin and their history of war profiteers and their close relationship with the Canadian State.

Then Scott and Greg go over recent events in Haiti and how it demonstrates both Canadian Imperialism aboard but also the hypocrisy inherent in "human rights" discourse.

Last but not least Greg and Scott talk about the Yellow Vest protest in Canada and the United We Roll protest.

Music Break- (Artist) The Minutemen, (Song) Disguises, (Album) The Punch Line

Show Notes

Canada's Halliburton? SNC-Lavalin war profiteering in Iraq, Afghanistan by Anthony Fenton http://rabble.ca/news/2009/09/canadas-halliburton-snc-lavalin-war-profiteering-iraq-afghanistan

Is Trudeau's Venezuela policy the Monroe Doctrine reborn? By Yves Engler
https://canadiandimension.com/articles/view/is-trudeaus-venezuela-policy-the-monroe-doctrine-reborn?fbclid=IwAR1YikfJKsjgtALp7ggnZglMQ6OVHc2u2Itj8gVV8V3wsgkAIMor5NN_rPk

Canadian policy on Venezuela, Haiti reveals hypocrisy that media ignores by Yves Engler https://yvesengler.com/2019/02/19/canadian-policy-on-venezuela-haiti-reveals-hypocrisy-that-media-ignores/

Canada backs Haitian government, even as police force kills demonstrators by Yves Engler https://ricochet.media/en/2439/canada-backs-haitian-government-even-as-police-force-kills-demonstrators?fbclid=IwAR3-vVzWL-gLreP81PQDzz7Dhy-PccCN877-rLZ6Ghk5W9a1o_-rCrPK00c

Haiti: Weeks of Protests Demanding the Resignation of the President via the Real News Network https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5omnu3yex1Y

Indigenous rights activists confront Yellow Vests as pro-pipeline convoy reaches Ottawa via APTN News https://aptnnews.ca/2019/02/19/indigenous-rights-activists-confront-yellow-vests-as-pro-pipeline-convoy-reaches-ottawa/

Report from Anti-Racist Canada on the Yellow Vests and United WE Roll
https://aptnnews.ca/2019/02/19/indigenous-rights-activists-confront-yellow-vests-as-pro-pipeline-convoy-reaches-ottawa/

 

 

 

Jan 28, 2019

We are back and Canada still sucks in 2019. Our first episdoe of 2019 is jam packed.

Remember that CKUW's Fundrive runs from February 8th to 15th. This is where we ask the listerns to give their pledges of money to support the station. More info here https://ckuw.ca/news/entry/fundrive-2019-kicks-off-february-8th

First Scott and Greg address the recent events in Venezuela, the attempted coup and what our position should be. Anti-imperialism for the win!

Recently an indigenous man was shot and killed in Winnipeg's West End. Scott and Greg break down the reporting on it and the media apologetics for the cops.

Last Scott and Greg talk about the recent fires that have ripped through apartments in the West End and have left around 100 people displaced and without a home. They break down why there is a lack of affordable and safe housing in inner city Winnipeg, how landlords exploit that situation and how the "meth crisis" does a lot of heavy lifting to explain away these situations.

Show Notes

Venezuela

Canada Continues to Meddle in Venezuela's Elections

Canada on Wrong Side of Venezuela Conflict

Canada's Largest Union Sides with Maligned Venezuela President

 


Media reports on the Chad Williams shooting

https://globalnews.ca/news/4841499/man-dead-altercation-winnipeg-police-sherbrook-street/

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/chad-williams-shooting-witness-1.4983171

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/chad-williams-police-shooting-vigil-1.4981431

Go Fund Me for the family of Chad Williams to pay for funeral costs

https://www.gofundme.com/funeral-cost-and-headstone-for-chad-williams


Media reports on landlords in Winnipeg's inner city and fires in apartment buildings

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/west-end-apartment-fires-1.4979553


https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/mass-destruction-winnipeg-property-management-company-says-meth-crisis-has-dealers-taking-over-apartments-1.3929488

https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/winnipeg-man-hasn-t-been-able-to-use-shower-in-a-month-after-leak-led-to-bathroom-full-of-debris-1.4250498

https://news.vice.com/en_ca/article/d3qajk/landlords-across-canada-are-pushing-tenants-out-with-renovations?fbclid=IwAR2-iO4tI3osCur1LW0HHgC4zclW1rTCQQaQAh3CrGenl6yPPN8wVHPBxd0 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/212-langside-building-issues-1.4984655

The Spence Neighbourhood Association is collecting donations to help people displaced from the fires. If you can help info is below.

If you, or anyone you know, was displaced from 583 Furby, 426 Maryland, or 626 Ellice, get in contact with our Housing staff to help find long-term housing, access benefits you may be entitled to, and access donations.

All are welcome; your name didn't have to be on the lease to access these resources and supports.

Stop by 615 Ellice Ave Tues, Wed, or Thurs 9am-4:30pm to speak with Housing staff or contact SNA's Housing Coordinator: 204-783-5000 ext. 106 or housing@speceneighbourhood.org

Info about Tenants groups

Facebook page for the West Broadway Tenants Committee
https://www.facebook.com/West-Broadway-Tenants-Committee-188408582060653/

Hamilton Tenants Solidarity Network
https://www.hamiltontenantssolidarity.ca/


 

 

 

 

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