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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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Jan 29, 2018

In Radio Free Winnipeg's first episode of 2018 and the first of our series on Fascism and Antifa, Scott and Greg go over what they'll be covering and why they decided to cover the subject.

Scott and Greg give particular attention to the context and history of racism and white-supremacy in Western Canada and play a short clip from an interview we did with Calgary based antifa\anti-racist organizer Jason Devine.

Show Notes

Article from Brairpatch Magazine that explores Fascism and antifa in Canada, both past and present. It also stresses the key point that there is nothing exceptional about Canada nor is Canada immune to racism or white-supremacy.
https://briarpatchmagazine.com/articles/view/running-the-fascists-out-of-town

A Short video profiling Jason Devine

https://vimeo.com/247356804

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Dec 5, 2017

In the last episode of 2017 Scott and Greg reflect on 2017. What were the issues they covered that had the most impact on them? What were the common themes that bind all the shows together (Capitalism sucks)?

Scott and Greg also talk about Radio Free Winnipeg's new schedule for 2018 and what they will be covering.

Thanks for tuning in. 2018 will be an exciting year.

Keep up with us over the holidays and 2018 by using the social media gimmicks

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Nov 20, 2017

Since we got such great feedback on our discussion on anti-war and anti-imperialism politics we decided to take a whole hour to breakdown these topics in the Canadian context.

We'll use clips from past episodes, comments made by Canadian foreign minster Chrystia Freeland comments on Canada not being an imperial country, the inherent problem in the framework of human rights, and what an anti-war\anti-imperialist movement in Canada might look like. Hope you enjoy our 1 hour extravaganza!

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SHOW NOTES

Previous shows

http://radiofreewinnipeg.tumblr.com/post/164736767072/imperialism-and-the-anti-war-movement

http://radiofreewinnipeg.tumblr.com/post/163071775552/canadian-imperialism

http://radiofreewinnipeg.tumblr.com/post/154056150587/a-propaganda-system

http://radiofreewinnipeg.tumblr.com/post/151627521957/canada-in-honduras

http://radiofreewinnipeg.tumblr.com/post/150284651542/canada-and-nato-in-eastern-europe

http://radiofreewinnipeg.tumblr.com/post/146191954922/canadian-foreign-policy

Here is the episode of Citations Needed we played a clip from

https://soundcloud.com/citationsneeded/episode-08-the-human-rights-concern-troll-industrial-complex

Articles referenced or used for notes

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/arms-empowerment-canadas-feminism-falls-short-171102092659647.html

http://mailchi.mp/rightsaction/canada-sucks-up-to-us-interventionism-in-venezuela

https://justice-project.org/the-canada-brand-violence-and-canadian-mining-companies-in-latin-america/

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/yves-englers-blog/2017/11/sorry-minister-freeland-canada-settler-state-near-imperial

 

 

Nov 6, 2017

In this episode Greg and Scott talk about the debate around opening of Portage & Main in Winnipeg to pedestrians. From there they go into a wider discussion on city planning, transit, and class consciousness.

Here is an artilce on Portage & Main in the Globe & Mail
https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/winnipeg-portage-and-main/article36528916/?ref=http://www.theglobeandmail.com&

Here is the Eduardo Galeano artilce on the social and environmental cost of the private automobile talked about in the episode
https://nacla.org/article/autocracy-invisible-dictatorship-0

A great artilce on the Winnipeg Street Car strike of 1906
http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/mb_history/60/streetrailway.shtml

 

Oct 23, 2017

In this episode we talk with Zoe Todd. Zoe Todd (Métis/otipemisiw) is from Amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton), Alberta, Canada. She writes about fish, art, Métis legal traditions and decolonization in urban and prairie contexts. She also studies human-animal relations, colonialism and environmental change in north/western Canada.

This was part of the interview we did with Zoe last year about the legacy of Jane Jacobs. Zoe talks about urban indigenous narratives and history through both her personal experience and study. Zoe makes some important points about how talking about any urban situation we have to tend to the colonial history and relationships.

Follow Zoe on twitter  @ZoeSTodd

Zoe also has a website where you can read more of her thoughts on cities. https://zoesctodd.wordpress.com

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Oct 9, 2017

On this episode we talk to Winnipeg based journalist James Wilt. James writes for Desmog Canada, Canadian Dimension, Vice Canada, Rank and File.ca.

We talked with James about his work on climate change for Desmog. James talks about covering climate change, the NDP leadership race, the hype around electric cars, and how the doom and gloom of climate science won't help us mobilize.

Check out James's writing at Desmog Canada here
https://www.desmog.ca/user/james-wilt

James also does a Podcast which is super fun. Check it out.
https://soundcloud.com/user-112754787

James also tweets a lot
@james_m_wilt





Sep 26, 2017

No new episode. We are figuring out a new broadcast schedule but we'll be back on the Thanksgiving weekend with a new interview.

We dug into out archives and replayed this episode on CKUW 95.9fm
http://radiofreewinnipeg.tumblr.com/post/138199349162/the-divided-prairie-city-income-inequality-in

Sep 12, 2017

In this episode Scott and Greg talk with Greg Macpherson. Greg Macpherson is a venerable Winnipeg musician and community activist. We talked to Greg about his new band Figure Walking, their recent tour and their new album "The Big Other". We move from talk to Greg about Winnipeg and what he thinks about the present optimism about Winnipeg and if he thinks that is justified.

You can check out Figure Walking here https://disintegrationrecords.bandcamp.com/

Greg Macpherson is also the executive director of the West Broadway Community Organization http://www.westbroadway.mb.ca/

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Aug 29, 2017

In this episode we look at leftist discourse about Syria, Venezuela and the DPRK, and the McCarthyist tendencies being invoked against anti-imperialists who defend the official enemies of empire.

We discuss how the West's anti-war movement has been stifled as a result of this lack of clear analysis.

 

Links:

Debating Syria Productively 

1953-2002-2016: Syria And The Reemergence Of Mccarthyism

If You Win The Wars At Home, They'll Be No Fighting Anymore

 

Aug 14, 2017

We've been wanting to discuss Folkorama for a while now, with the recent statement issued by Folkorama to CBC in regards to the unofficial Ghanaian pavilion, now seemed like an appropriate time 

In this episode Scott and Greg talk about how Folkorama presents as liberal conception of multiculturalism in Winnipeg, how at it's worst it tokenizes the communities it's trying to showcase. 

Show notes:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/ghana-men-protest-winnipeg-1.4237911

Jul 16, 2017

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.

 Links:

Review of Ottawa and Empire by Joshua Moufawad-Paul

 

Jul 3, 2017

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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Jun 20, 2017

We're taking a break for this episode to get some interviews sorted. We'll be back in two weeks. Stay tuned!

Jun 6, 2017

Proletarian Feminism is a Marxist approach to feminism that was brought forth by the Indian revolutionary Communist and writer, Anuradha Ghandy, in Philosophical Trends in the Feminist MovementIn her writing Ghandy examines the dominant variants of feminism, pulling the relevant elements and issuing critiques of what she see's as detrimental to the movement and women. What results is a feminism that sees the struggle against patriarchy as inherently linked to the struggle against capitalism, colonialism, imperialism, and racism, and transphobia. 

In this episode we talk to Jayelyn and Elizabeth, two feminists and members of the Revolutionary Student Movement in Winnipeg, who recently organized a panel at the University of Winnipeg on Proletarian Feminism. 

We also discuss the recent conversation surrounding the involvement of police officers at Pride.

Further Reading:

Philosophical Trends in the Feminist Movement, by Anuradha Ghandy (PDF)

What is Proletarian Feminism?

In Defense of Proletarian Feminism

 

Police union upset by Pride's decision against officers in uniform

Why banning uniformed police at Pride will actually make the event more inclusive

Police welcome in Pride Winnipeg parade, asked not to wear uniforms

May 22, 2017

Over the last several years the rhetoric around "creativity" and the "creative class" has been embraced by both governments, NGO's and many in the arts community. While creativity is positive there are deeper questions that we should ask about what this rhetoric upholds and reproduces. In this episode we explore these questions with Max Haiven. Max is the Canada Research Chair in Culture, Media and Social Justice at Lakehead University in Northwest Ontario and director of the ReImagining Value Action Lab (RiVAL).


For more on Max's critique of "creativity" check out this artilce.
http://artthreat.net/2012/10/privatizing-creativity/

Also check out Max's website- https://maxhaiven.com/

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May 8, 2017

In this episode Greg talks about his recent trip to Japan. Greg has been to Japan three times with his partner. Scott asks Greg about Tokyo, how Japan is the height of consumer capitalism, and Japanese culture. The second half of the show Greg reflects on his trip to Hiroshima and how that changed his view on the use of the atomic bomb in World War 2.

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Apr 24, 2017

On this episode of Radio Free Winnipeg we talk with CKUW news director Anna Sigrithur.

Anna talks about her path to campus and community radio through food, gardening and storytelling. Anna talks about what makes campus and community radio special as well as the challenges that it brings.

Here is our past interviews with CKUW staff http://radiofreewinnipeg.tumblr.com/post/138999536662/campus-community-radio

Check out CKUW morning news show People of Interest. It airs 8-9am Monday to Wednesday on CKUW 95.9fm. Online archive is here https://www.mixcloud.com/CKUW_POI/

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Apr 10, 2017

In this episode we talk with Michal Rozworski.

Michal Rozowrski is a economist, writer and podcast produce who endeavor's to bring a popular left perspective to the collision of economics and politics.

His been producing a podcast, Political Eh Economy, since 2014. His writing has appeared in Jacobin, Ricochet (where he is a contributing editor), The Toronto Star, Briarpatch Magazine, The Tyee and Canadian Dimension.

Michal talks about the challenge of bringing a left economic perspective to a wider audience and how to make economic concepts "living concepts" rather than theoretical ones.

You can get more of Michal Rozworski's writings and podcast at  http://rozworski.org/political-eh-conomy/

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Mar 27, 2017

In this episode we talk with Aaron Maiden host and producer of The Rebel Beat podcast.

The Rebel Beat is podcast of politically radical music from across genres and continents. Greg and Scott talk to Aaron about how music has shaped his politics, how someone who is politically radical can engage with art and culture and the importance of radical politics in art.

You can find out more about The Rebel Beat here https://rebelbeatradio.com/

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Mar 13, 2017

For this episode we replay our interview we did with Harrison Samphir from last year on the situation in Ukraine and media coverage of it. It is from last year but many of the points and information still hold true today and with the current hysteria in Canadian media over Russian interference in Canadian government it is no less pertinent.

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Feb 27, 2017

In this episode we feature a clip from Free City Radio (from CKUT in Montreal) about the history of Africaville in Halifax, racial segregation in Canada and racism in city planning. Greg and Scott then talk about how the history of Africaville parallels issues in Winnipeg.

Feb 1, 2017

In this episode Scott talks to the Nation magazine's Sports Editor and host of The Edge of Sports podcast, Dave Zirin about the significance politics played in professional sports over the past year. Zirin speaks about the history of dissent in the NFL and the significance it plays in shifting social consciousness.

 

Links:

Edge of Sports

Dave Zirin at The Nation

Jan 16, 2017

In this episode Scott and Greg discuss Kelly Leitch's comments about abolishing the Indian Act and her populist rhetoric, as well as how liberal identity politics co-exist with white nationalism and neo-fascism.

 

Notable links:

The Prince Albert Herald - Leitch: I do have 22 letters at the end of my name, I’m not an idiot

HuffPo - 'Anti-elite' Leitch reportedly slaps down critic by citing her resume

Robert Jago on Leitch's comments.

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Jacobin - Safety Pins and Swastikas

The Irish Times - What the Alt-right is really all about

Jan 2, 2017

In this New Year's Day episode we decided to take it easy, kick back and play a few tracks to inspire the masses. 

Songs played:

Minimum Wage Strike - David Rovics

My Favorite Mutiny - The Coup

Waiting for The Great Leap Forward - Billy Bragg

United Nations - The Nihilist Spasm Band & Joe McPhee (9:02)

Dec 19, 2016

Scott Neigh (@canadianlefty) is an writer, activist and radio host based in Hamilton, Ontario. Neigh hosts Talking Radical Radio, which delivers in-depth interviews with grassroots activists engaged in a broad range of social change work in communities across the country.

In this episode we bond over our shared interest in community radio. We discuss what goes in to creating a half hour talk radio program and how the grassroots media landscape has changed over time.

You can listen to Talking Radical Radio on CKUW 95.9 FM immediately following Radio Free Winnipeg, Tuesdays at 10am on 93.3 FM CFMU in Hamilton, Ontario or anytime via the Podcast feed hosted by Rabble.ca.

 

 

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