Fakiha Baig discussion with Dhruv Jain about the situation in India


York Community Report: Dhruv Jain from the International Campaign Against War on the People of India – Toronto joined News Now’s Fakiha Baig to continue their discussion about the situation in India and how the current government has intensified its repression on thousands of people in India. Dhruv will also be discussing how York University is helping and providing support to India’s oppressive regime. For more info visit: http://icawpitoronto.wordpress.com


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

Lesley Wood, Crisis and Control: The Militarization of Protest Policing.

News Now spoke with York U prof Leslie Wood who is releasing her new book Crisis and Control: The Militarization of Protest Policing. With the militarization of police in the wake of the Michael Brown shooting and police response in Ferguson, Missouri, Wood’s book is incredibly timely. Christian Deo has that report.

February 3, 2014 – UNDERside, Trey Anthony, Heir.

YORK COMMUNITY REPORT: In today’s York Community Report, our own Fakiha Baig sits down with Ashley Sing – The Art Director from the UNDERside Collective which is a web series aimed to explore issues pertaining to privilege in society. For more information on Ashley Sing and the UNDERside make sure you like them on Facebook!

FEATURE REPORT: In today’s feature report as part of our African Liberation Month programming, News Now’s Casandra London sits down to talk with Trey Anthony. You may know her from the prime time Canadian show Da Kink in my Hair.

INDEPENDENT ARTS AND CULTURE REPORT: In today’s Independent Arts and Culture report, we are joined by Richard Powell and Zack Green from Fatal Pictures to discuss their latest project Heir in the horror movie genre. If you want to donate to the project or find out more you can do so by going to kickstarter.com and searching Fatal Pictures and Heir or also go to fatalpictures.com. These gentleman also can be found on twitter at @fatalpictures!

Line 9 Extension at York, ‘Who’s Afraid of the Black Blocs?, & Shari-Ann Baker

Wednesday January 22nd:

York Community Report: Christian Deo is joined by Naila Laji of Environmental Justice at York to talk about community opposition to the Enbridge Line 9 extension proposal that would see increased Alberta tar sands oil flow through the York Community. If you want to learn more about Environmental Justice at York, you can visit: http://torontopipelines.wordpress.com.

Feature Report: Christian Deo speaks to Francis Dupuis-Deri, author of ‘Who’s Afraid of the Black Blocs: Anarchy in Action Around the World’ published by Between the Lines. In the book, Dupuis-Deri seeks to give people a better understanding of the Black Bloc’s actions, motivations and history. Learn more at: http://btlbooks.com/book/whos-afraid-of-the-black-blocs

Independent Arts Report: Toronto Artist Series: Hailee Ingleton kicks off the series interviewing Shari-Ann Baker, a local under the radar poet, who uses poetry not only for self-expression but for woman empowerment and to speak out on social issues.


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