BEST OF THE WEEK: Socialist Fightback Club, Charles Roach & ArtFLASH

Friday September 20, 2013:

York Community Report: Christian Deo speaks to Jahan Nooshinravan from the Socialist Fightback Club about their activities at York and in the community. They discuss student reactions to intervention in Syria, the anniversary of the coup in Chile, and events this year. Visit them at Treats in the Student Centre every Thursday from 6-8 PM to meet other activists and discuss political issues. Visit the Socialist Fightback Club online at: http://marxist.ca or http://yorku.collegiatelink.net/organization/socialistfightbackclub

Feature Interview: Kofi Sankofa speaks to Miguel Saint Vincent, co-owner of A Different Booklist, about the life of Charles Roach, civil rights lawyer, activist, founder of Caribana and the Black Action Defense Committee. He was also an advocate for an end to Canadian monarchy and the establishment of Canada as a republic. They discuss his remarkable life, his work, and a book of his poetry and art published to honour his life. To purchase the book, visit: http://www.adifferentbooklist.com/?opt=bn&q=h.ts&so=oh&qse=V3xamOryLYYrz4_ti2nIdQ

Independent Arts Report: Christian Deo interviews Victoria Barnett from OPIRG York about ArtFLASH, one of OPIRG’s DisOrientation events. ArtFLASH is a hands-on creative workshop to teach button-making, banner-making, and different artistic and creative techniques to design your own activist artwork and clothing.

[images via Socialist Fightback Club, http://toronto.mediacoop.ca/, and http://diso2013.opirgyork.ca/]

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Interview with Sid Lacombe of Canadian Peace Alliance, DisOrientation & ‘Oil and Honey’

Thursday September 20, 2013:

York Community Report: Joanna Beaton and Meghan MacRae interview Victoria Barnett from OPIRG York to discuss DisOrientation – an alternative to ‘traditional’ frosh week activities. “It offers students and community members access to exciting social justice spheres at York and beyond York.”

Feature Interview: Christian Deo speaks to Sid Lacombe, National Coordinator of the Canadian Peace Alliance to discuss potential intervention in Syria, and the peace movement’s mobilization and reaction to the idea of a US-led attack on the country, as well as the Canadian position on the intervention, and mainstream media coverage.

Independent Arts Report: Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman interviews Bill McKibben about protests over the Keystone XL pipeline, and his book “Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist”, in which he recounts the story of how he ended up handcuffed and behind bars in the summer of 2011 after leading protests against the pipeline.

[images via http://diso2013.opirgyork.ca/ and http://www.billmckibben.com/]

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Life & Legacy of Charles Roach, Political Discussions @ the Coffee Shop, & ArtFLASH

Wednesday September 18, 2013:

York Community Report: Christian Deo chats with Jahan Nooshinravan from the Socialist Fightback Club about their event ‘Political Discussions at the Coffee Shop’. The club will be meeting at Treats in the Student Centre every Thursday from 6-8 PM to meet other activists and discuss political issues. Visit the Socialist Fightback Club online at: http://marxist.ca or http://yorku.collegiatelink.net/organization/socialistfightbackclub

Feature Interview: Kofi Sankofa speaks to Miguel Saint Vincent, co-owner of A Different Booklist, about the life of Charles Roach, civil rights lawyer, activist, founder of Caribana and the Black Action Defense Committee. He was also an advocate for an end to Canadian monarchy and the establishment of Canada as a republic. They discuss his remarkable life, his work, and a book of his poetry and art published to honour his life. To purchase the book, visit: http://www.adifferentbooklist.com/?opt=bn&q=h.ts&so=oh&qse=V3xamOryLYYrz4_ti2nIdQ

Independent Arts Report: Christian Deo interviews Victoria Barnett from OPIRG York about ArtFLASH, one of OPIRG’s DisOrientation events. ArtFLASH is a hands-on creative workshop to teach button-making, banner-making, and different artistic and creative techniques to design your own activist artwork and clothing.

[images via Socialist Fightback Club, http://toronto.mediacoop.ca/, and http://diso2013.opirgyork.ca/]

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TPS External Youth Consultation on Carding, TheArtivist, and The H.O.P.E. Coalition

Wednesday, July 3rd edition:

York Connect: From YorkCast on CHRY, check out an interview with The H.O.P.E. Coalition about the work that they do to bring awareness to homelessness and poverty in Peel Region. Listen to hear about their events and initiatives at York University to engage students.

[Image via www.facebook.com/pages/The-HOPE-C…/173326612708618]

Feature Interview: News Now‘s Ayushi Sharman talks to Odion Fayalo, Youth Outreach Worker at For Youth Initiative (FYI), about the external youth consultation with Toronto Police Services FYI hosted on June 28 at Keele and Eglinton. The consultation was held after growing concerns by community members and organizations over the racial element to police carding in the area. Listen to Fayalo talk about the parameters set by Toronto Police Services at the event, the effectiveness of street check receipts, and the importance of community mobilization to combat systemic injustices.

[Image via foryouth.ca]

Independent Arts and Culture: Part three of our series on Toronto artists who bring light to social issues. News Now‘s Hailee Ingleton interviews Quentin VerCetty, a.k.a. TheArtivist, about how he uses his art for activism and to make social change. Listen to TheArtivist perform a spoken word piece about his experiences growing up around drugs, “Chillin’ in the Trap House.”

[Image via twitter.com/Qcetty]

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James Clark on Anarchism and Marxism and Drugs, Addiction, and Policy with Professor Ariel Fuenzalida

Thursday, June 27th edition:

York Connect: News Now’s Christian Deo speaks with James Clark from the York International Socialists about the differences and similarities between anarchism and marxism. Clark explains the various ways in which the two ideologies are practiced and understood and sets out to debunk the monolithic understanding of anarchism and marxism. In his critique of anarchism, Clark talks about its counter-revolutionary relationship with the state and “the difference between individual action over collective action.”

[Image via socialistorganizer.org/anarchism-vs-marxism]

Feature Interview: “Drugs are here and drugs are here to stay: the basic question is what are we going to do about it?” In part one of News Now‘s series critically analyzing drug policy, CHRY reporter Matt Prokopiw interviews Carleton University Professor Ariel Fuenzalida about the definition of drugs and the many ways in which addiction is misunderstood. Professor Fuenzalida explains how studies that are used to support restrictive drug policy are skewed and present a narrow and incomplete understanding of addiction. Listen to learn about harm reduction, decriminalization vs. legalization, the war on the “War on Drugs”, and more.

[Image via www.vanderbiltpoliticalreview.com/?p=1083]

Independent Arts and Culture: News Now’s Christian Deo speaks with James Clark from the York International Socialists about the differences and similarities between anarchism and marxism. In the second part of the conversation, Clark explains how anarchists organize and the many different kinds of anarchist movements. Listen to find out why the working class needs to be mobilized for effective revolution.

[Image via socialistorganizer.org/anarchism-vs-marxism]

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