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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.

AW@L Radio - 2017-07-27 - Canada's Supreme Court redefines Indigenous Consultation in Line 9 Decision
by admin — last modified Aug 23, 2017 12:40 AM

The #Line9 and #SeismicBlasting decisions from the Supreme Court of Canada has come down and they are... baffling. We read a statement from Chippewas Solidarity and play audio of CoTTFN Chief Myeengun Henry responding to the decision.We also rebroadcast the inspiring interview on Democracy now with Ruby Montoya and Jessica Reznicek, two powerful womyn who sabotaged the Dakota Access Pipeline over several months in 2016.

AW@L Radio - Climate Change Fires in BC - Indigenous Responses to Colonial Tactics
by admin — last modified Aug 27, 2017 09:04 AM

The show opens with a quick review of the upcoming supreme court decision on the lack of consultation with Chippewas of the Thames First Nation regarding the line 9 pipeline. We then shift to the climate change induced fires in BC and Indigenous defiance to evacuation orders, including Secwepemc demands for pipeline shutdowns, and Tl’etinqox defiance to evacuate despite threats from the RCMP of seizing children, and successful defense against the fire.

AW@L Radio: Challenging the "Unproductive Fictions" of #Canada150
by admin — last modified Aug 23, 2017 12:53 AM

On this episode of AW@L Radio (recorded June 30, 2017), we are joined by Dr. Stephen Svenson for a discussion around #canada150 and the lingering "unproductive fictions" that deal with the establishment of this settler colonial state and which lay the foundation of racist canadian nationalism.

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