YUTSA Coffeeshop, ISIS & Islamophobia and TTCriders

YORK COMMUNITY REPORT: The York University Tamil Students Association (YUTSA) will begin holding monthly ‘coffee-shop’ style talks on Wednesday, October 8th. The talks are aimed at creating an engaged community surrounding the Tamil diaspora at York University. Roshni Raveenthiran of YUTSA joined us on the show to talk about the coffee-shop and its theme of “Tamil Women’s Uprising Day” and the idea of revolutionary women fighting against struggle.

Facebook: YUTSA Facebook

Twitter: @YUTSA


FEATURE REPORT: Dr Hatem Bazian is a professor at the University of California – Berkley and in an exclusive interview spoke to News Now’s Arshia Lakhani about his thoughts on the factors leading to the rise of ISIS, how islamophobia contributes to ISIS recruiting efforts and how many muslims word-wide are responding to the brutal rule of ISIS theocracy.

Twitter: @Hatembazian


SPECIAL REPORT: Brenda Thompson of TTCriders.ca and Scarborough Transit Action joined News Now’s Christian Deo (@chrisjdeo) on the program to discuss what the riders union believes is the best solution to solving Scarborough’s transit woes. She also addresses the transit plans of the top three mayoral candidates.

Website: www.ttcriders.ca

Twitter: @ttcriders


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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