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Rank and File Radio - Prairie Edition is a spoken word show exploring the labour movement on the prairies, providing news, interviews and political analysis from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. It airs Sundays from 4 - 4:30 PM on CKUW 95.9 FM and is hosted and produced by Emily Leedham.

This show is produced on Treaty 1 territory, original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.

Rank and File Radio’s mandate is to: ● provide listeners with factual and informative labour news ● build solidarity for workers in struggle ● develop a coherent analysis of the labour movement ● contribute to the building of rank-and-file labour networks

This show is volunteer-run and an independent partner with RankandFile.ca which provides Canadian labour news and analysis.

For episode primers providing links to news articles and background information to accompany show interviews, follow Rank and File Radio - Prairie Edition on social media.

Twitter: @RFRadioPrairie Facebook: @RankandFileRadioPrairie

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Rank and File Radio - Prairie Edition is a spoken word show exploring the labour movement on the prairies, providing news, interviews and political analysis from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. It airs Sundays from 4 - 4:30 PM on CKUW 95.9 FM and is hosted and produced by Emily Leedham.

This show is produced on Treaty 1 territory, original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.

Rank and File Radio’s mandate is to: ● provide listeners with factual and informative labour news ● build solidarity for workers in struggle ● develop a coherent analysis of the labour movement ● contribute to the building of rank-and-file labour networks

This show is volunteer-run and an independent partner with RankandFile.ca which provides Canadian labour news and analysis.

For episode primers providing links to news articles and background information to accompany show interviews, follow Rank and File Radio - Prairie Edition on social media.

Twitter: @RFRadioPrairie Facebook: @RankandFileRadioPrairie

    Shutting Down Canada for Wet'suwet'en & the History of the RCMP | Ivan Drury, Sean Carleton

    Shutting Down Canada for Wet'suwet'en & the History of the RCMP | Ivan Drury, Sean Carleton

    Ivan Drury from Red Braid Alliance for Decolonial Socialism
    Twitter.com/StopDisplacement
    RedBraid.org

    Wet'suwet'en Supporter Toolkit
    https://www.ienearth.org/wetsuweten-supporter-toolkit-2020/

    Sean Carleton
    https://twitter.com/SeanCarleton

    Putting the RCMP raid on the Wet’suwet’en in historical perspective
    https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2020/02/11/putting-the-rcmp-raid-on-the-wetsuweten-in-historical-perspective.html

    Inside a protest movement: How climate activists are taking Wet’suwet’en fight from B.C. to Yonge Street
    https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2020/02/11/wetsuweten-shutcanadadown-supporters-vow-to-block-bc-throne-speech.html

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    SOLIDARITY PARTY - CKUW 95.9 FM FUNDRIVE EPISODE

    SOLIDARITY PARTY - CKUW 95.9 FM FUNDRIVE EPISODE

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    CKUW LIVE FUNDRIVE SHOW *TONIGHT* 8 PM CST!

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    Tune in live at 8 PM CST on CKUW 95.9fm or stream on ckuw.ca

    Call 204-774-6877 or visit ckuw.ca/donate to pre-pledge!

    Show goal: $1,200

    Help us raise $60,000 for the radio station's operating costs & get some swag in the process!

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    Unifor 594 Fights the Co-op's Union Busting | On Location at the Co-op Refinery Lockout

    Unifor 594 Fights the Co-op's Union Busting | On Location at the Co-op Refinery Lockout

    Today on the show, an on the ground report from the Unifor 594 lockout at the Co-op Refinery in Regina, Saskatchewan

    Previous coverage:

    Dance Parties, Personal Growth, and Police: Three Days with Locked Out Regina Oil Workers
    https://www.rankandfile.ca/dance-parties-personal-growth-and-police-three-days-with-locked-out-regina-oil-workers/

    Labour unites around Unifor 594 after arrests at refinery lockout
    https://www.rankandfile.ca/labour-unites-around-unifor-594/

    https://www.rankandfile.ca/unifor-594-lockout-at-co-op-refinery-enters-second-month/

    https://www.rankandfile.ca/local-594-history/

    https://www.rankandfile.ca/regina-refinery-lockout-is-no-tea-party/

    https://www.rankandfile.ca/the-regina-co-op-refinery-lockout-lowdown/

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    Labour's Role in the Anti-War Movement | Simon Black, Brock University

    Labour's Role in the Anti-War Movement | Simon Black, Brock University

    Simon Black, professor at Brock University, discusses labour's role in the anti-war movement and opposing Canada's arms trade with Saudi Arabia, and a just transition for arms manufacturing workers.

    Read about the Lucas Plan
    https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/oct/14/lucas-aerospace-1970s-plan-documentary-eco-pioneers?CMP=share_btn_tw

    Sign the petition
    https://www.change.org/p/hassan-yussuff-open-letter-to-clc-president-hassan-yussuff-on-labour-opposition-to-canada-saudi-arms-deal-63275f35-e753-40c7-977d-e0f22a759e61?recruiter=973939154&recruited_by_id=9f85e210-92dd-11e9-8819-b75298ea9494

    If you would like a draft resolution to oppose the arms deal to bring to your labour council, please email labouragainstarmstrade@gmail.com.

    Twitter.com/LAATCanada

    Audio from Winnipeg's anti-war rally provided by Paul S. Graham.

    Unifor 594 escalates action against Co-op during lockout.
    https://www.boycottco-op.ca/

    Winnipeg Tim Hortons ends lockout of workers fighting for 10 cents.
    https://www.rankandfile.ca/winnipeg-tim-hortons-workers-locked-out-over-10-cent-pay-dispute/

    Round Dance to Support Wet'suwet'en
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/portage-and-main-round-dance-wet-suwet-en-clayton-swan-1.5422837

    • 48 min
    Co-op Refinery's Unifor 594 Lockout Enters Second Month | Sean Tucker, Charles Smith, Andrew Stevens

    Co-op Refinery's Unifor 594 Lockout Enters Second Month | Sean Tucker, Charles Smith, Andrew Stevens

    Today on the show, an update on Unifor 594 lockout at the Co-op Refinery in Regina, which is entering its second month. The workers were on the picket line throughout Christmas and New Year’s.

    First, we’ll talk to Sean Tucker, an occupational health & safety researcher at the University of Regina who will discuss safety concerns leading up to an injunction granted to the Co-op which limits Unifor 594’s picketing activity.

    Then, we’ll hear from Charles Smith, co-author of Unions in Court: Organized Labour and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, who will provide some historical context for this injunction.

    Then we’ll hear from Andrew Stevens, a business professor at the University of Regina who has has written several pieces on the lockout for RankandFile.ca exploring Unifor’s struggle in the context of the Co-op’s history and 594’s organizing throughout the decades.

    https://www.rankandfile.ca/local-594-history/

    https://www.rankandfile.ca/regina-refinery-lockout-is-no-tea-party/

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