Author Archives: Scott

Radio — Fighting homelessness in Ontario’s past and in its Doug Ford future

Cathy Crowe has been a street nurse in Toronto for more than three decades. She has not only delivered community-based primary health care to homeless and poor people over that time, but has also been involved in a wide range … Continue reading

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Radio — Pushing rural organizations to be more welcoming to trans and gender-diverse people

Behc Jax-Lynx and Cara Tierney both work with a small organization called Building through Education and Community Knowledge (B.E.C.K.), which uses educational approaches to push organizations in rural and suburban Ontario to do better when it comes to equity for … Continue reading

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Radio — Queerspawn speak out: Growing up in queer and trans families

Sadie Epstein-Fine and Makeda Zook are the editors of a new book called Spawning Generations: Rants and Reflections on Growing Up with LGBTQ+ Parents, published by Demeter Press. Scott Neigh interviews them about the importance of queerspawn (i.e. people with … Continue reading

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Radio — From anti-privatization to pro-public

David McDonald is a professor of Global Development Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario whose work over the years has focused on issues related to public services and privatization, mostly in contexts in the Global South and in Europe. … Continue reading

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Radio — Demanding justice for Black cleaning workers in Halifax

Taylor MacLean is a cleaning worker who lives in Halifax. Darius Mirshahi is an organizer with SEIU Local 2 in the same city, in particular with their Justice for Janitors campaign. Scott Neigh interviews them about anti-Black racism in the … Continue reading

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Radio — International direct action to support the people of Palestine

Wendy Goldsmith is a social worker who lives in London, Ontario. Ron Rousseau is a postal worker in the Yukon, as well as the president of his local of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers and the Vice President for … Continue reading

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Radio — Political hip hop, grassroots activism, and movement support for the arts

Mohammad Ali, the Socialist Vocalist, is a hip hop artist based in Toronto known for his sharp political lyrics and for his deep commitment to struggles for social justice. Scott Neigh interviews him about his music, about his involvement in … Continue reading

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