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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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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Justice for Migrant Workers, Socialist Fightback Club & Prison Radio Guelph

Tuesday September 17, 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://yorku.collegiatelink.net/organization/socialistfightbackclub

Feature Interview: News Now’s PrOPIRGanda discusses migrant rights in Canada with Evelyn Encalada of Justicia for Migrant Workers, a non-profit political collective that advocates for the rights of migrant workers in Canada. They talk about J4MW’s work across Canada to provide outreach, support, and legal and political advocacy for migrant workers from countries around the world that produce our fresh foods, as well as issues with the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Learn more at: http://www.justicia4migrantworkers.org/ and follow @j4mw on Twitter.

Independent Arts Report: Maggie Reid interviews Shabina Lafleur-Gangji and Carly Forbes from Guelph Prison Radio  about their show, which covers prison and criminalization issues, primarily in Canada and the US. Guelph Prison Radio tries to break down some of the misconceptions about prisoners and their experiences that exist, and expose the roots of the prison-industrial complex. Listen at 10 AM Thursdays on http://www.cfru.ca/ or 93.3 FM in the Guelph area.

[images via Socialist Fightback Club, J4MW and Wikipedia]

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Socialist Fightback Club, Black Creek Community Farm, and Joshua Kloke

Thursday, June 20th edition:

[Image via facebook.com/BlackCreekCommunityFarm]

(Rerun): News Now’s Joanna Beaton and Meghan MacRae talk to Jahan Nooshinravan from York University’s Socialist Fightback Club. From effective student movements to the protests in Turkey, Nooshinravan tells us how and why these events take place in the face of social oppression. Listen to find out more about the Socialist Fightback Club and their events around campus.

Feature Interview: News Now’s Christian Deo speaks with Gavin Dandy, manager of Black Creek Community Farm in the Jane-Finch neighbourhood. Dandy tells us about the work that happens at the farm and how that empowers the community by growing “real food” and generating “real money.” Listen to learn how Black Creek Community Farm synthesizes food security, environmental justice, and community organizing in the work that they do.

Independent Arts and Culture: From CHRY’s The New Wax Show, Ian Gormely interviews Joshua Kloke, music journalist and author of Escape Is At Hand-Tales of a Boy and a Band about his experiences following around The Tragically Hip.

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