Think all those in faith communities are misogynist homophobic idiots? Think again! Religion and politics no matter what you believe shape the world. Listen to the Revolutionary Rantings of the Radical Reverend and other heretics!
Left, Lefter, Leftist – Federal Election
On the Federal Election with guests:
Leftist, Leftist, Leftist — Socialism, the NDP, & more!
For the final episode of this season, we've got an incredible, far-ranging conversation about socialism in Canada. Don't miss it!
We'll be back in September with new episodes!
Niki Ashton [@NikiAshton], MP for Churchill—Keewatinook Aski and founding member of Progressive International
Alex Grant [@alexg_fightback], editor at Fightback
This week on the Radical Reverend I spoke with two incredible Indigenous representatives about Indigenous human rights and the tragic deaths of 215 children at a Kamloops residential school.
Leah Gazan [@LeahGazan], NDP MP representing Winnipeg Centre, member of the Wood Mountain Lakota First Nation
Sol Mamakwa [@solmamakwa], Ontario NDP MPP representing Kiiwetinoong, Official Opposition Critic for Indigenous & Treaty Relations, member of the Kingfisher First Nation
Black Class Action
This week on the Radical Reverend, Nicholas Marcus Thomson joins me to talk about the Black Class Action lawsuit filed on behalf of Black federal employees seeking reparations for systemic anti-Black racism and discrimination in the Public Service of Canada.
Plus, MPP Jill Andrew reflects on her term in government, the civil rights wins we've achieved in the year since George Floyd was murdered, and the significant work that remains to be done.
Nicholas Marcus Thompson [@MeetNicholas], organizer of the Black Class Action Lawsuit, president of the Union of Taxation Employees, declared activist of the year by the Public Service Alliance
Jill Andrew [@JILLSLASTWORD], NDP MPP representing Toronto—St. Paul's
The Queer Evangelist
This episode of The Radical Reverend features the launch of my new book, The Queer Evangelist!
In The Queer Evangelist, I tell my story, from my roots as a young socialist activist in the 1960s to ordained minister in the ‘90s to member of provincial parliament. As the New Democratic member representing Parkdale-High Park in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 2006 to 2017, I passed more LGBTQ bills than anyone in Canadian history. I describe the behind-the-scenes details of major changes to the law, including Toby’s Law, the first Transgender Rights legislation in North America in a major jurisdiction. I also passed bills banning conversion therapy, proclaiming parent equality for LGBTQ parents, and for enshrining in Ontario law the Trans Day of Remembrance. This story of one queer kid will inspire other young people (queer and not) to resist the system and change it.
With special guests Kathleen Wynne, El-Farouk Khaki + more!
Signed copies are available at Another Story Bookstore in Toronto!
Law & Disorder — Free Palestine
The narrative in the mainstream media is that "tensions are erupting" between Israel and Hamas and that Israel has the right to defend itself. Palestinians are framed as the aggressors for firing rockets into Israel, and we are told the only path to peace is a two-state solution negotiated under international law. But this narrative is a propaganda campaign that serves to cover up colonization and international war crimes.
David Slavick [@DavidSlavick], lawyer, political strategist and analyst, co-host of @ThePopularPod
Prof. Emilio Dabed, law professor at York University in Toronto