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The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, covers the monthly happenings in Canada from a socialist perspective.

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The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, covers the monthly happenings in Canada from a socialist perspective.

    The Red Review — Interview with Life-Long Revolutionary Judy Koch

    The Red Review — Interview with Life-Long Revolutionary Judy Koch

    You can write into the podcast at redreview[at]protonmail.com!

    In this Bonus Episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, we introduce listeners to a new series, where we interview comrades with 50+ years of organizing experience! Our first guest is Judy Koch, a feminist, disability rights activist, anti-zionist Jew, and currently the Co-Chair of the Federal NDP People Living with Disabilities Caucus. 

    You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information. Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement, which ran the Labour Forward slate at the most recent Canadian Labour Congress, and the NDP Socialist Caucus.

    Correction:
    It was incorrectly stated that Barry Weisleder and Elizabeth Byce were expelled from the League for Socialist Action. Instead, they were expelled from Socialist Challenge before organizing Socialist Action. 

    Links:
    Website: Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
    Article: The Sir George Williams Affair and the Struggle Against Anti-Black Racism in Canada
    Article: Henry Morgentaler and the Struggle for Abortion Access in Canada

    Some Previously Shared Links: 
    Website: Encampment Support Network
    Website: Palestine Youth Movement
    Twitter: Palestine House
    GoFundMe: 1492 Land Back Lane — Legal Fund
    Twitter: 1492 Land Back Lane
    Website: No Pride in Policing Coalition
    Website: Red Braid Alliance
    Linktree: The Rainforest Flying Squad
    FundRazr: Last Stand for Forests
    GoFundMe: Support For Indigenous Land Defenders — Fairy Creek
    Website: Tiny House Warriors (includes donation link)
    Instagram: Canada Palestine Vote
    Twitter: Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East

    • 27 min
    Episode 4 — August 2021 in Review and Election Coverage

    Episode 4 — August 2021 in Review and Election Coverage

    Content Warning: This episode contains brief discussion of suicidal ideation. If you're dealing with mental-health concerns, help is available. If you're in crisis or in need of assistance, call 416-408-HELP or go to your nearest hospital. You can find other resources at Crisis Services Canada.
    In this August 2021 edition of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, we bring a radical approach to election coverage. In anticipation of the snap election taking place on Sep 20th, we talk about the fourth wave of Covid-19, catastrophic climate change, and Canadian imperialism in Afghanistan and Palestine.  
    Featuring the newest IPCC report, Enbridge Line 3, Tiny House Warriors and resistance to the TMX pipeline, fourth wave of Covid-19 across Canada and vaccine passports, black ribbon day and the ‘victims of communism’ memorial, and unionizing Indigo stores. 
    You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information. Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement, which ran the Labour Forward slate at the most recent Canadian Labour Congress, and the NDP Socialist Caucus.
    Links:
    Website: Project Ploughshares
    Website: Stop Line 3
    Website: Tiny House Warriors (includes donation link)
    Instagram: Canada Palestine Vote
    Twitter: Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East
    Some Previously Shared Links: 
    Instagram: Censure UofT
    Website: Encampment Support Network
    Website: Palestine Youth Movement
    Twitter: Palestine House
    GoFundMe: 1492 Land Back Lane — Legal Fund
    Twitter: 1492 Land Back Lane
    Website: No Pride in Policing Coalition
    Website: Red Braid Alliance
    Linktree: The Rainforest Flying Squad
    FundRazr: Last Stand for Forests
    GoFundMe: Support For Indigenous Land Defenders — Fairy Creek
    Music Attribution
    “Inner Reservation” by Lobo Loco is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.
    “Some Tidada” by Lobo Loco is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    The Red Review — A Deep Dive into Haiti's Colonial Past and Present Ft. Yves Engler

    The Red Review — A Deep Dive into Haiti's Colonial Past and Present Ft. Yves Engler

    All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconcilliation without restitution, which includes Land Back and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons. 

    In this bonus episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, we feature an interview with Montreal-based activist, author, and Canadian foreign policy expert Yves Engler. Prompted by the assassination of sitting Haitian President Jovenel Moïse on July 7th, we dove deep into the colonial history of Haiti, from its successful slave rebellion in 1791 to Canada’s role in the 2004 coup d’etat that brought down President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
    You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information. Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement, which ran the Labour Forward slate at the most recent Canadian Labour Congress, and the NDP Socialist Caucus.
    Links:
    Website: The Canada-Haiti Information Project
    Website: Canadian Foreign Policy Institute
    Website: Yves Engler
    Facebook: Solidarité Québec-Haïti
    Books published by Yves Engler can be purchased from Fernwood Publishing.

    • 56 min
    Episode 3 — July 2021 in Review

    Episode 3 — July 2021 in Review

    In this episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, we cover what happened in Canada in July 2021 and our imperialist state's role in atrocities abroad.


    Featuring Israeli apartheid and Palestinian resistance, the propaganda of a police funeral, victory at 1492 Land Back Lane, the Irving empire and CUPE job action, Cuban protests and manufacturing consent, west coast on fire and historic drowths, encampment evictions and resistance, and censure UofT.  


    And in two weeks, we will be releasing an episode dedicated to Haiti with Montreal-based author and activist Yves Engler, who will breakdown the past, present, and future of Haiti.


    You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information. Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement, which ran the Labour Forward slate at the most recent Canadian Labour Congress, and the NDP Socialist Caucus.


    Links:


    Instagram: Association of Palestinian Students UTM


    Instagram: Censure UofT


    Website: Encampment Support Network


    Website: Canadian Association of University Teachers


    Website: Palestine Youth Movement


    GoFundMe: 1492 Land Back Lane — Legal Fund


    Twitter: Palestine House


    Twitter: 1492 Land Back Lane


    Corrections and Updates


    It was Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux, representing Winnipeg North, that sponsored a House of Commons petition that sought to empower the police to arrest people who criticize them. 


    Music Attribution


    “My Pal” by Crowander is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.


    “Méditation from Thaïs” by Nicola Benedetti, violin; Julien Quentin, piano is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 US. 


    “Serenity” by Jason Shaw is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 US.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Red Review — Socialists at the Canadian Labour Congress

    The Red Review — Socialists at the Canadian Labour Congress

    In this bonus episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, we interview Julius Arscott and Jennie Esnard, who ran for President and Executive Vice-President as part of the Labour Forward slate at the 2021 Canadian Labour Congress convention. Get the inside scoop on how militant socialists and labour organizers are fighting to put movement back in the Labour Movement.

    You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information. Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement, which ran the Labour Forward slate at the past Canadian Labour Congress, and the NDP Socialist Caucus.

    Website: Workers' Action Movement
    Website: Labour Forward
    Instagram: Workers' Action Movement

    • 21 min
    Episode 2 — June 2021 in Review

    Episode 2 — June 2021 in Review

    In this episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, we cover what happened in Canada in June 2021 and our imperialist state's role in atrocities abroad.
    Featuring Israeli apartheid and Palestinian resistance, cops getting away with murder, old-growth logging at Fairy Creek, the beheading of the Egerton Ryerson Statue, the housing ‘free market,’ rising Islamophobia, Ford’s use of the notwithstanding clause, more unmarked graves found at residential ‘schools’ and #cancelcanadaday, and the turmoil in the Green Party.
    And featuring an interview with Gary Kinsman, queer and anti-capitalist activist, author, and a spokesperson for the No Pride in Policing Coalition.
    You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information. Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement, which ran the Labour Forward slate at the upcoming Canadian Labour Congress, and the NDP Socialist Caucus.

    Corrections and updates can be found here!
    Links:
    Website: No Pride in Policing Coalition
    Website: MiningWatch Canada
    Website: Canadian Foreign Policy Institute
    Website: International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group
    Website: Red Braid Alliance
    Linktree: The Rainforest Flying Squad
    FundRazr: Last Stand for Forests
    GoFundMe: Support For Indigenous Land Defenders — Fairy Creek
    GoFundMe: 1492 Land Back Lane — Legal Fund
    Twitter: 1492 Land Back Lane
    Twitter: Working Families Ontario 
    Twitter: Gary Kinsman
    Music Attribution
    “My Pal” by Crowander is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.
    “Méditation from Thaïs” by Nicola Benedetti, violin; Julien Quentin, piano is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 US. 
    “Serenity” by Jason Shaw is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 US.

    • 1 hr 21 min

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