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RADIO: Interview with Young Lords founder, Jose Cha Cha Jimenez

Check out our PODCAST of our interview with Young Lords founder, Jose Cha Cha Jimenez on Radio BASICS

Implications of the Supreme Court Ruling on Canada’s Prostitution Laws (RADIO BASICS INTERVIEWS)

RB ButtonOn this edition of Radio Basics, we explore Canada’s Supreme Court ruling this December 2013 that struck down Canada’s laws around prostitution.

We interview two long-time organizers around the issue, whose positions though not necessarily contradictory somewhat reflect the long-standing debate between those pushing for “decriminalization” and those advocating “abolition”.  We speak to Chanelle Gallant from Maggie’s-Toronto, a Toronto-based sex workers action project; and Suzanne Baustad, co-founder of  Grassroots Women – an anti-imperialist women’s group that was active in Vancouver between 1995 and 2010 and worked to address the systemic marginalization of working class women. Baustad also wrote in to BASICSNews.ca with an Op-Ed that you can read here.

Skip to minute mark 8’38” for the interview with Chanelle Gallant of Maggie’s Toronto. Skip to 21’52” for interview with Suzanne Baustad, formerly of Grassroots Women in Vancouver.

Why students want to defederate from the Canadian Federation of Students (Radio Basics)

 

After a decade of 'drop fees' rhetoric and little tangible successes in rising tuition feeds - a failure that contrasts sharply with the militancy of Quebec students and their relative successes - are students in Canada ready to break from the CFS?

After a decade of ‘drop fees’ rhetoric and little tangible successes in rising tuition feeds – a failure that contrasts sharply with the militancy of Quebec students and their relative successes – are students in Canada ready to break from the CFS?

In this show we reflect on Sept. 11th and how imperialism has used it to propel war on the people around the Globe.

In our feature interview, we focus on the ‘Defederation Campaign’ and how and why students are organizing to defederate from the Canadian Federation of Student. Through our conversation with Ashleigh Ingle, Ontario Spokesperson, we explore why.

Listen to this episode here

Radio Basics is the radio wing of BASICS Community News Service, a working-class community-based newspaper in Toronto and throughout other parts of Canada, serving the people in their struggles. 

You can listen to us Live EVERY Monday 8 – 9 pm on CHRY 105.50 fm in Toronto, and for listeners outside Toronto, tune in at chry.fm; and every Friday, 4 – 5 pm, in Waterloo on Sound FM CKMS 100.3.

For more information, please visit BASICSnews.ca or email BASICS at basics.canada@gmail.com or Email Radio BASICS at radiobasics@gmail.comBasicsCHRYad_revised

RB-KW Interview with Irish Republican Martin Rafferty – former POW and leading member of 32CSM

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On this edition of Radio Basics Kitchener-Waterloo, we interview Martin Rafferty, who has been engaged in the struggle for Irish Republicanism since his youth, and was been imprisoned as a result. Rafferty is currently a leading member of Belfast 32 County Coverieghnty Movement. In this interview he discusses the creation of 32CSM, the struggles of the current POWS and the struggle to build a socialist Independent Irish Republic.

 

You can listen to Radio-Basics in the KW region every Friday from 3-4pm @ SoundFM 100.3 or live at SoundFm.ca.

Radio Basics – An Attack on the Working Class poor

In this segment of Radio BASICS we discuss the threat and cutbacks to UofT’s Transitional Year Program. The program is one of the most successful in Canada. It opens the academic doors to the working class poor, who would have otherwise never thought about Post secondary education. Radio BASICS had the opportunity to interview three students who have been benefitting from this program. We engage in an interesing discussion about the program’s origins, experiences, the current situation and organizing actions.

Listen to the show here:

http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/66420

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January 14, 2013 on Radio Basics: Zig Zag on Idle No More / Toronto High school teacher Luis Filipe on teachers rank-n-file resistance to Bill 115

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Feature interviews on today’s show with Zig Zag (warriorpublications.wordpress.com) on the “snakes in the grassroots” of #IdleNoMore and his analysis of the role of AFN Chiefs in the rising movement of grassroots Indigenous peoples; and Toronto high school teacher Luis Filipe, (a union executive member of the OSSTF local brank at Parkdale C.I. and member of Rank-n-File Education Workers of Toronto – REWT) on the ongoing resistance of teachers to Bill 115 and other attacks on the education sector.

Zig Zag interview begins 16:25.
Luis Filipe interview begins 42:10.

Six Nations hip-hop from Henny Jack, Tru Rez, Kardboard Kid, Pete Nyce & MC Sage. Filipino hip-hop from L.A., Power Struggle.

Radio Basics: Interview with Canadian Doctor in Gaza

On december 3, Radio BASICS interviewed a Canadian Doctor who was in Gaza during the recent attacks. Also in the show are Headlines and poem recitals from International Day for solidarity with Political prisoners.

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Tonight, on Radio Basics…

Tune in to Radio BASICS this Monday Night at 8pm on CHRY Dial 105.50fm or http://www.chry.fm/.

This week we will be interviewing a Dr. who was in Gaza during the recent attacks by the brutal Israeli govt. So Tune in!

Miss an episode?  Check out the podcast version here!

 

richard peters and johnny hawke

On our August 27, 2012 showRadio BASICS interviews Anishinabek activists Richard Peters and Jonny Hawke who established the Oshkimaadizing Unity Camp in “Awenda Provincial Park” and are rallying people of the Anishinabek nation against Coldwater-Narrows Land Surrender, and land surrenders in general.

For more information, see www.oshkimaadziig.org.

Click here to link to podcast or listen to the interview directly from the Mp3 player at the bottom of your BASICSnews.ca window.

For archive of all back shows click here or the RB icon above.

R.B. Interview: Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya on Looming War Against Iran / Tim Carrie on Locked Out Caterpillar Workers

On today’s show (9 Jan 2012), Steve da Silva interviews Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya of GlobalResearch.ca on the U.S.-Israeli war preparations with Iran.

For our second feature interview, we talk with Canadian Auto Workers Local 27 President Tim Carrie about the situation of locked-out Caterpillar workers in London, Ontario.Featuring music from the Consumer Goods – ‘Hockey Night in Afghanada’ off their 2008 album, The Anti-imperial Cabaret.  

Click here to link to podcast or listen to the interview directly from the Mp3 player at the bottom of your BASICSnews.ca window.

Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya is​ a research associate with the Centre for Research on Globalization, (GlobalResearch.ca) an independent research and media institute organization and one of the world’s leading sources of news and analysis for geopolitics.  Nazemroaya is also a sociologist and an award-winning writer, specializing on the Middle East and Central Asia, with numerous contributions to ALJazeera, Russian TV, and Press TV.  Nazemroaya was also on the ground in Libya reporting live for multiple media outlets as NATO conducted its merciless bombing of that country’s civilians and infrastructure.  Nazemroaya has published numerous pieces on the geopolitics of the looming U.S. war against Iran.