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AW@L Radio -2019-12-20 - Gentrification, Racism, and The Duke Corner Store
by Grand River Media Collective — last modified Jan 08, 2020 04:07 PM

The Duke Corner Store in downtown Kitchener has been an important neighbourhood resource for years and is now under pressure from the building's landlord and other forces to close. This episode features an interview with Kitchener based human rights activist Julian Ichim, who has been working with Nadine as she pushes back against eviction, police harassment, and racist institutions.

AW@L Radio - 2019-08-02 - John Hawke arrested as Awenda Park Blockade is dismantled and the Oshkimaadziig camp cabin razed
by Grand River Media Collective — last modified Aug 05, 2019 12:13 AM

In this episode we get an update from John Hawke, an Anishinabek man from the Beausoleil First Nation and long time activist, who was arrested on July 28th 2019, after more than a month of organising a blockade and camp outside the entrance to Awenda provincial park.  We also hear from Verna Friday, who is working with John on his legal defense.

AW@L Radio - 2019-03-01 - A Toronto winter with unreliable heat, power, and water in Timbercreek owned apartments
by Grand River Media Collective — last modified Mar 19, 2019 03:23 PM

An interview with Louisa, a person working to support residents of 103-105 West Lodge Ave in Toronto as they have faced intermittent heat, power, and water service in their apartments from at least February 2019. The two high rise apartment buildings were recently bought by the multinational asset management firm Timbercreek who have focused on evicting residents through the landlord tribunal while letting the buildings fall further into disrepair.

AW@L Radio - 2019-03-01 - Pop-Up Overdose Prevention In KW
by Grand River Media Collective — last modified Mar 05, 2019 10:40 AM

Focusing on the ongoing war on drugs and the resultant public health emergency, this episode opens with the trailer for the new podcast "Crackdown" which features "Drug user activists covering the drug war as war correspondents", and continues with an interview with organisers of a "Pop-Up Overdose Prevention Site" in Kitchener-Waterloo.

AW@L Radio 2018-06-01 - Conservative Corruption, and Harm Reduction Voting (for the NDP)
by Grand River Media Collective — last modified Jun 04, 2018 03:24 PM

with a provincial election in ontario on june 7th, this AW@L Radio highlights the corruption, bigotry, ignorance, and malice represented in the candidates for the conservative party. AW@L Radio host , dan kellar, also advocates for voting for the NDP as a harm reduction measure, to keep the dangerous policies of the conservatives and liberals out of power, and make life a little easier for everyone (but the rich).

AW@L Radio - 2018-05-04
by Grand River Media Collective — last modified May 08, 2018 10:35 PM

this quick edit of an episode of AW@L Radio has an update of the ongoing issue of the students organising under the group name "laurier society of open inquiry" (LSOI), who keep trying to host and platform speakers who support/are racist, white nationalist, and/or anti-Indigenous rights under the shield of "free speech". also an update on the shameful canadian government efforts to block more asylum seekers from entering canada.

AW@L Radio: 6 Glaring Issues with the Supreme Court's Line 9 Decision
by admin — last modified Aug 23, 2017 12:25 AM

Responding to the SCC's rejection of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nations challenge of the NEB's decision to allow the #line9 pipeline to have its flow reversed & to have the inline pressure increased—while also approving for the flow of #tarsands diluted bitumen and fracked oil—despite a complete failure to meaningfully consult any Indigenous community potentially impacted along the pipeline’s route, David-Gray Donald analysis 6 of the more absurd issues plaguing this high court decision. Here is a reading of the article.