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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Snowden in his own words, WikiLeaks researcher Ryan Watts, and Balca Arda on art and the Gezi resistance

Monday, August 12th edition:

 

York Connect: News Now‘s Joanna Beaton and Meghan MacRae speak with Dr. Nombuso Dlamini about the community-based research project “Engaging Girls, Changing Communities”. Dr. Dlamini tells us how the project sheds light on the barriers for young women to leadership positions and the kind of support that should be offered for them to reach their goals. Listen to Dr. Dlamini speak about the importance of learning to “meaningfully participate and engage” in the political process and how young women can learn from one another. [Repeat]

[Image via https://www.facebook.com/EGCC.York]

Feature Interview: “Totalitarian societies rely on the absolute production and control of information.” – Ryan Watts

In part three of our state surveillance series, we have an excerpt from Edward Snowden’s interview with The Guardian‘s Glenn Greenwald followed by a conversation between News Now‘s Matt Prokopiw and WikiLeaks researcher Ryan Watts. From The Guardian‘s interview, Snowden reveals the inner workings of the NSA and the moral dilemma that led him to become a whistleblower. Afterwards, Watts speaks on how governments strip privacy rights in the name of national security, the internet as a free public space, and the importance of net neutrality for the future of democracy. Listen to find out why it matters that “even if you’re not doing anything wrong, you’re being watched and recorded.”

[Image via www.alt-market.com/articles/1624-t…an-it-be-evaded]

Independent Arts and Culture: News Now‘s Matt Prokopiw speaks with Balca Arda, an international graduate student at York University in Political Science, about the role of art and media in the Gezi resistance movement. Arda explains how art has helped to humanize the Gezi protestors and bring their message to the world at large. As a native of Turkey, Arda talks about the work she’s doing in Canada to bring awareness to the movement and the fight for “radical democracy.” Listen to Arda’s views on the elitism and the lack of self-criticism in western art and the need for populist tools to convey radical ideas to mainstream audiences.

[Image via www.vam.ac.uk/b/blog/posters-sto…zi-protests-turkey]

Check out Arda’s documentary on chapulling in Toronto:

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SASSL calls out for new volunteers, Juice Cleanses; Good for you or for capitalism? & Mural Archive Project

Tuesday, August 13th 2013 Edition:

York Connection Report: News Now Meghan MacRae and Joanna Beaton interview Morella from Sexual Assault Survivors Support Line(SASSL) to discuss and announce their call out for new volunteers. Listen to find out more information on how to get involved.

[image via http://www.yorku.ca/sassl/]

Feature Interview: News Now Meghan McRae and Joanna Beaton continue their Fat Phobia series with guest Julia De Laurentiis Johnson – a journalist for Maclean’s Magazine to discuss her article on juice cleanses and whether their ‘good for you or good for capitalism?’

[image via http://www2.macleans.ca/2013/02/09/cleaning-out-your-bodys-closet/ [photograph by Liam Morgan]

Independent Arts Report: News Now Leanna Lattanzio interviews Maria, a representative for Mural Archive Project which dedicates their time to giving youth a voice through artistic expression.

[image via https://www.facebook.com/TheMuralArchiveProject received from cover photo]
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Arts for Children and Youth, Dr Kaplan discussing Eating Disorders & Enbridge Line 9 Occupation

Tuesday, June 25th edition:

York Connect: Christian Deo interviews Victoria Barnett a representative from OPIRG  in studio to discuss the current Line 9 occupation.

Feature Interview: Joanna Beaton and Meghan MacRae sit down with Dr. Kaplan from CAMH to discuss eating disorders and his new treatment.

Independent Arts Report: Art for Children & Youth and their Big Bang Boom festival with News Now contributor Cassandra London.

[photo credits: swampline9.tumblr.ca, camh.ca and http://www.afcy.ca]
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Canadian Tamil Youth Alliance, Maggie’s Toronto, and lighthauspoetic

Wednesday, June 19th edition:

 

York Connect: News Now’s Ayushi Sharman speaks to Tharchini Vallepuram, Canadian Tamil Youth Alliance’s (CTYA) vice-president of events about the work her group does to empower youth in the Canadian Tamil diaspora. Vallepuram explains why the CTYA’s focus on Tamil culture, heritage, and language is critical amid the ongoing Tamil genocide in Sri Lanka. Listen to learn more about the genocide and Canada’s role in helping the Tamil people.

[Image via www.ctya.org]

Feature Interview: News Now’s Ayushi Sharman interviews Chanelle Gallant, communications coordinator of Maggie’s: Toronto Sex Workers Action Project. Gallant tells us about the work Maggie’s does in advocacy, peer support, harm reduction, and community building with, by and for sex workers in Toronto. She also explains how the misconceptions around sex work can affect laws and have an adverse effect on the daily lives of sex workers. Listen to hear about the realities of sex workers in Toronto and how and why Maggie’s takes an intersectional approach to their activism.

[Image via twitter.com/MaggiesToronto]

Independent Arts and Culture: In part one of our series profiling Toronto artists who bring light to social issues, News Now’s Hailee Ingleton talks with singer and spoken word artist Duane Hall, also known as lighthauspoetic, about self-censorship in art and our daily lives. Hall shares with us his thoughts on how it is important to be authentic and real with ourselves in order to get in touch with our humanity and connect with others.

[Image via www.facebook.com/lighthauspoetic]

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