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Radio Free Winnipeg’s mission is to challenge manicured discourses and illuminate the issues and history erased in the mainstream. Radio Free Winnipeg broadcasts on treaty one territory, by-monthly.
Hosted and Produced by Greg Gallinger and Scott Price.

Radio Free Winnipeg Greg Gallinger & Scott Price

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Radio Free Winnipeg’s mission is to challenge manicured discourses and illuminate the issues and history erased in the mainstream. Radio Free Winnipeg broadcasts on treaty one territory, by-monthly.
Hosted and Produced by Greg Gallinger and Scott Price.

    This is the End Part 1: S**t, I'm still in Winnipeg

    This is the End Part 1: S**t, I'm still in Winnipeg

    Yup this is the end.

    Scott and Greg talk about why they decided to end the show and talk about what possible legacy Radio Free Winnipeg will have.

    • 58 min
    Contemporary Woody Guthrie: Kay the Aquanaut

    Contemporary Woody Guthrie: Kay the Aquanaut

    Scott and Greg talk with Kay the Aquanaut. Kay is a Saskatoon based rapper. Kay talks to Scott and Greg about his influences, his politics and why he continues to grind as an independent artist on the prairies.

    We played two of Kay the Aquanaut songs.
    89 Grey Cup off the album Spinning Blue Planet
    Contemporary Woody Guthrie off the album Yeah, Riot!

    Here is the video for Contemporary Woody Guthrie
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rc2fP2YhZhI

    If you liked what you heard check out Kay's music on bandcamp
    https://kaytheaquanaut.bandcamp.com/

    • 57 min
    Public transit, urban planning and climate change with James Wilt

    Public transit, urban planning and climate change with James Wilt

    We're back! Thanks for sticking with us during our hiatus.

    Does Canada still suck? You better believe it does. But for our first episode in months we talk to freelance journalist and noted twitter poster James Wilt about public transit, urban planning, pedestrian deaths in Winnipeg, Uber and gentrification.

    James Wilt has a book about public transit coming out soon on Between the Lines press. Be on the look out for that.

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    Canada Sucks Episode 13: Haiti, SNC-Lavalin, Yellow Vests

    Canada Sucks Episode 13: Haiti, SNC-Lavalin, Yellow Vests

    A jam packed show demonstrating how Canada Sucks!

    First Scott and Greg talk about SNC-Lavalin and their history of war profiteers and their close relationship with the Canadian State.

    Then Scott and Greg go over recent events in Haiti and how it demonstrates both Canadian Imperialism aboard but also the hypocrisy inherent in "human rights" discourse.

    Last but not least Greg and Scott talk about the Yellow Vest protest in Canada and the United We Roll protest.
    Music Break- (Artist) The Minutemen, (Song) Disguises, (Album) The Punch Line

    Show Notes
    Canada's Halliburton? SNC-Lavalin war profiteering in Iraq, Afghanistan by Anthony Fenton http://rabble.ca/news/2009/09/canadas-halliburton-snc-lavalin-war-profiteering-iraq-afghanistan
    Is Trudeau's Venezuela policy the Monroe Doctrine reborn? By Yves Engler
    https://canadiandimension.com/articles/view/is-trudeaus-venezuela-policy-the-monroe-doctrine-reborn?fbclid=IwAR1YikfJKsjgtALp7ggnZglMQ6OVHc2u2Itj8gVV8V3wsgkAIMor5NN_rPk
    Canadian policy on Venezuela, Haiti reveals hypocrisy that media ignores by Yves Engler https://yvesengler.com/2019/02/19/canadian-policy-on-venezuela-haiti-reveals-hypocrisy-that-media-ignores/
    Canada backs Haitian government, even as police force kills demonstrators by Yves Engler https://ricochet.media/en/2439/canada-backs-haitian-government-even-as-police-force-kills-demonstrators?fbclid=IwAR3-vVzWL-gLreP81PQDzz7Dhy-PccCN877-rLZ6Ghk5W9a1o_-rCrPK00c
    Haiti: Weeks of Protests Demanding the Resignation of the President via the Real News Network https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5omnu3yex1Y
    Indigenous rights activists confront Yellow Vests as pro-pipeline convoy reaches Ottawa via APTN News https://aptnnews.ca/2019/02/19/indigenous-rights-activists-confront-yellow-vests-as-pro-pipeline-convoy-reaches-ottawa/
    Report from Anti-Racist Canada on the Yellow Vests and United WE Roll
    https://aptnnews.ca/2019/02/19/indigenous-rights-activists-confront-yellow-vests-as-pro-pipeline-convoy-reaches-ottawa/
       
     

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    Canada Still Sucks in 2019: Venezuela, Cops, Landlords

    Canada Still Sucks in 2019: Venezuela, Cops, Landlords

    We are back and Canada still sucks in 2019. Our first episdoe of 2019 is jam packed.

    Remember that CKUW's Fundrive runs from February 8th to 15th. This is where we ask the listerns to give their pledges of money to support the station. More info here https://ckuw.ca/news/entry/fundrive-2019-kicks-off-february-8th

    First Scott and Greg address the recent events in Venezuela, the attempted coup and what our position should be. Anti-imperialism for the win!

    Recently an indigenous man was shot and killed in Winnipeg's West End. Scott and Greg break down the reporting on it and the media apologetics for the cops.

    Last Scott and Greg talk about the recent fires that have ripped through apartments in the West End and have left around 100 people displaced and without a home. They break down why there is a lack of affordable and safe housing in inner city Winnipeg, how landlords exploit that situation and how the "meth crisis" does a lot of heavy lifting to explain away these situations.

    Show Notes
    Venezuela
    Canada Continues to Meddle in Venezuela's Elections
    Canada on Wrong Side of Venezuela Conflict
    Canada's Largest Union Sides with Maligned Venezuela President
     

    Media reports on the Chad Williams shooting

    https://globalnews.ca/news/4841499/man-dead-altercation-winnipeg-police-sherbrook-street/
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/chad-williams-shooting-witness-1.4983171
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/chad-williams-police-shooting-vigil-1.4981431
    Go Fund Me for the family of Chad Williams to pay for funeral costs
    https://www.gofundme.com/funeral-cost-and-headstone-for-chad-williams

    Media reports on landlords in Winnipeg's inner city and fires in apartment buildings

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/west-end-apartment-fires-1.4979553

    https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/mass-destruction-winnipeg-property-management-company-says-meth-crisis-has-dealers-taking-over-apartments-1.3929488
    https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/winnipeg-man-hasn-t-been-able-to-use-shower-in-a-month-after-leak-led-to-bathroom-full-of-debris-1.4250498

    https://news.vice.com/en_ca/article/d3qajk/landlords-across-canada-are-pushing-tenants-out-with-renovations?fbclid=IwAR2-iO4tI3osCur1LW0HHgC4zclW1rTCQQaQAh3CrGenl6yPPN8wVHPBxd0 
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/212-langside-building-issues-1.4984655
    The Spence Neighbourhood Association is collecting donations to help people displaced from the fires. If you can help info is below.

    If you, or anyone you know, was displaced from 583 Furby, 426 Maryland, or 626 Ellice, get in contact with our Housing staff to help find long-term housing, access benefits you may be entitled to, and access donations.
    All are welcome; your name didn't have to be on the lease to access these resources and supports.
    Stop by 615 Ellice Ave Tues, Wed, or Thurs 9am-4:30pm to speak with Housing staff or contact SNA's Housing Coordinator: 204-783-5000 ext. 106 or housing@speceneighbourhood.org

    Info about Tenants groups

    Facebook page for the West Broadway Tenants Committee
    https://www.facebook.com/West-Broadway-Tenants-Committee-188408582060653/

    Hamilton Tenants Solidarity Network
    https://www.hamiltontenantssolidarity.ca/



     
     
     
     

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    Canada Sucks Part 11: Honduars and the Central American refugee crisis

    Canada Sucks Part 11: Honduars and the Central American refugee crisis

    Continuing our look into Canada's role in creating the refugee crisis in Central America Scott and Greg talk to two people on the ground in Honduras and Mexico.

    First you will hear from Jen Moore. Jen was the Latin America coordinator for Mining Watch Canada, with years of work with communities affected by Canadian mining in Central America, and is now based in Mexico.
    We apologize for the audio of Jen's interview. We tried to clean it up as best we could.
    Then you will hear from Karen Spring. Karen is a Honduras-based coordinator of the Honduras Solidarity Network, with years of working with communities affected by Canadian mining, sweatshop, and tourism investment and on other issues prompting people to flee en masse.
    Check out Karen's website where she writes about the situation in Honduras
    http://www.aquiabajo.com/

    Show Notes

    Here is the link to Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor where you can find the petition
    https://simcoecountyhondurasrightsmonitor.wordpress.com/

    Here is the direct link to the Petition
    https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1868
    https://miningwatch.ca/sites/default/files/mining-in-a-state-of-impunity-web_1.pdf

    http://www.aquiabajo.com/blog/2017/2/8/one-land-defenders-story-of-repression-criminalization-and-arrest-young-garifuna-woman-arrested-for-reclaiming-ancestral-land
    Here is a small and incomplete list of Canadian companies that maintain business relations in Honduras:
    - Textile company Gildan Activewear (based in Montreal)
    - Mining company Aura Minerals (based in Toronto)
    - Investment consulting firm DAI Inc (based in Ottawa)
    - Mining company Goldcorp Inc (Based in Vancouver)
    - Tourism company NJOI (based in Ontario)
    - Tourism company Life Vision
    - Tourism company CARIVIDA
    - Printing company Canadian Bank Note Limited (based in Ottawa)
     

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Thoughtfully produced, solid interviews. Not to sound like a CRTC shill, but god it's so good to hear more critical Canadian content, especially when it's probing at holes in the narrative. An oasis of critical, lefty, Canadian conversation in a storm of American content. Power to you both. PLEASE keep doing this!

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