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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: January, 2019
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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