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.

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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


May 13 – Feature Interview: No Fare Is Fair

News Now’s Joanna Beaton speaks with Herman Rosenfeld of the Greater Toronto Workers’ Assembly about their Free and Accessible Transit Campaign. Rosenfeld argues for mobility as a human right and challenging private interests through an anti-capitalist lens. Listen to Rosenfeld tell us why no fare is fair.

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News Now- Feature Interview GTWA January 29, 2013

On today’s feature interview, News Now host Joanna Beaton interviews Herman Rosenfeld from the GTWA (Greater Toronto Worker’s Assembly) regarding their free and accessible transit initiative. Listen here to hear how you can get involved, and follow the GTWA on twitter @_GTWA

GTWA logo 2013

GTWA logo 2013

-Meghan MacRae