Corrupt government officials, police and out of control drug gangs have pushed Mexico into a near lawless state. University of Toronto Post Doctoral Fellow and member of the Toronto Collective ‘We Are All Mexico’ Javier Diaz joins News Now’s Chris Deo and Kevin Akwamazor in an in-depth conversation about the disappearance of 43 rural students in Mexico nearly 3 months ago and will try to help us better understand social conditions in the country.
December 1st was World AIDS Day and News Now’s Christian Deo spoke with Murray Jose-Brebridge, executive director of Toronto People with Aids about World Aids Day and a memorial the group held to honour Toronto’s AIDS community.
The grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown sparked protests across North America. News Now’s Christian Deo spoke to Yoren of Black Lives Matter about the rally held in Toronto on November 25th, and how to continue the conversation of anti-black violence and police brutality. For more information check out the Facebook page of Black Lives Matter here
Christian Deo hosted a two hour special on Monday November 10th, where he spoke to 6th year Phd students Ali Ozcelik and Nima Nakhaei, both of whom are specializing in Middle Eastern politics. Ali’s focus is on Turkey, while Nima is focusing on Iran.
In this one hour special News Now’s Christian Deo sits down to talk with 4th year Phd student Justin Panos and Phd Graduate and author of In and Out of Place: Islamitic Domestic Extremism and the case of the “Toronto 18”, Jeremy Kowalski about actors of extremism and the Canadian presence in the War on Terror.