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Kathy Mallett on Being a School Board Trustee

The material from Kathy Mallett in Resisting the State: Canadian History Through the Stories of Activists focuses mainly on her involvement as a leader in the struggle by indigenous people, mostly women, in Winnipeg in the early ’80s against ongoing … Continue reading

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Lee Lakeman on Take Back the Night

In this six-minute audio clip, feminist Lee Lakeman talks about the annual Take Back the Night march, from some of her memories of its early years in Vancouver to reflections on its political significance. [Audio clip: view full post to … Continue reading

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Roger Obonsawin on Indian Affairs, Funding, and Tactics

In this two and a half minute audio clip, long-time indigenous activist Roger Obonsawin summarizes his analyses of the Department of Indian Affairs, of settler state funding for indigenous organizations, and of tactics to achieve change. [Audio clip: view full … Continue reading

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Shelley Finson on Homophobia in the United Church

Rev. Shelley Finson, who was one of the leading figures in bringing feminist concerns to mainstream Christianity in Canada in the 1970s and early 1980s, also faced heterosexism and homophobia in her work as a theological educator in the United … Continue reading

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Charles Roach with Advice for Youth

I learned today that radical lawyer and long-time activist Charles Roach passed away yesterday at the age of 79. My condolences to his family and friends. It is perhaps fitting that the final audio clip that I have to upload … Continue reading

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Lynn Jones on the Community Occupation of a Canada Employment Centre in Halifax

Long-time community and labour activist Lynn Jones talks in this seven and a half minute audio clip about an amazing 122-day community-based occupation of a Canada Employment Centre that was slated for closure in a poor neighbourhood in Halifax during … Continue reading

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Frank and Isabel Showler on Pacifism During the Second World War

In this four-minute audio clip, Frank and Isabel Showler reflect, in light of the narratives that have become dominant in public discourse about the Second World War in the decades since it ended, on their decision to stick to their … Continue reading

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