Progressive Voices

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Progressive Voices, hosted by McMaster alumnus and community activist Riaz Sayani-Mulji, examines Canadian domestic and foreign policy with a critical eye and based in anti-oppression, anti-imperialism, and anti-poverty theory. From coup d’etats in Haiti and Honduras, to mining companies operating on Indigineous land, Progressive Voices provides an alternative perspective rarely found in mainstream media.

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Nov 26, 2012

Canadians Jews speak out against Operation Pillar of Cloud

Progressive Voices
Robert Allison of Independent Jewish Voices Canada explains why Israeli actions against the Palestinians are contrary to principles of Judaism and what needs to be done to create peace in the region.
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Nov 17, 2012
Lest we forget

Rethinking Remembrance Day

Progressive Voices
Nora Loreto speaks about the jingoism of Remembrance Day, the symbolism of the red poppy and the Canadian culture of war.
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Aug 22, 2012
A walrus suffering in captivity

No one loves Marineland: Jillian Ditillio

Progressive Voices
I speak with Jillian Ditillio of Marineland Animal Defense about animal cruelty occurring at Marineland. Gaps in animal rights legislation and prospects for change are also discussed.
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Aug 16, 2012
A sign being held at a massive street march of the Maple Spring

The future of the Maple Spring

Progressive Voices
On this week's episode of Progressive Voices, I speak with student organizer Sunci Avlijas about where the mobilizations are heading now that the next school term is about to begin.
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May 11, 2012

Global March to Jerusalem: Ken Stone

Progressive Voices
This global day of mobilization for Palestinian rights, the response of the Israeli government and the dim prospects for a change in Canadian foreign policy under Thomas Mulcair's NDP are discussed.
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Apr 27, 2012
Enter Shikari

Enter Shikari: Politicized music

Progressive Voices
On this week's episode of Progressive Voices, I speak with Rou Reynolds of the band Enter Shikari on today's culture of war and austerity, the Zeitgeist and Occupy movements, and more.
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Apr 14, 2012

End the Ban: Adrian Lomaga

Progressive Voices
Mcgill alumnus and lawyer Adrian Lomaga speaks to the blood ban on men who've had sex with other men, why the current policy is outdated and unscientific, and the need for a change in policy in Canada
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Mar 8, 2012

Lester Pearson's Peacekeeping: The Truth May Hurt

Progressive Voices
Pearson was an ardent Cold Warrior who backed colonialism and apartheid in Africa, coups in Guatemala, Iran, and Brazil, and was an important contributor to the American war against Vietnam.
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Feb 17, 2012

The need for a living wage: Donald Wells

Progressive Voices
On this week's episode of Progressive Voices, we speak with Donald Wells, Director of McMaster University's School of Labour Studies, on the campaign to introduce a living wage in Hamilton.
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Feb 7, 2012

Workers' rights for fighters: Jeff Monson

Progressive Voices
On this week's episode of Progressive Voices we speak with MMA fighter Jeff Monson, who's fought in the top tier of the heavyweight division for M-1, Strikeforce, and UFC.
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Jan 19, 2012

Propagandhi and political activism

Progressive Voices
We speak with Jord Samolesky, drummer of the Canadian punk band Propagandhi, on their involvement in a variety of political movements.
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Jan 12, 2012
Drop Fees

Education is a right

Progressive Voices
We speak with Nora Loreto about the Liberal tuition rebate, how the majority of students in Ontario don't qualify, the need for greater public funding of post-secondary education, and more.
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Dec 12, 2011
Occupy McMaster Teach-in

Occupy McMaster University

Progressive Voices
There is something special happening at McMaster University -- students have occupied the university-owned "student centre" and created a real community space.
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Nov 30, 2011
The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy

Yves Engler: Libya, Syria and Iran

Progressive Voices
We speak with Yves Engler on the imperialist nature of Canadian foreign policy. The effects of Canada's bombing of Libya, and the potential for war against Syria and Iran, are discussed.
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Nov 21, 2011
Canada out of Haiti

Updates from Haiti: Roger Annis

Progressive Voices
We speak with Roger Annis, co-ordinator of the Canada Haiti Action Network, on his recent delegation to Haiti, the detrimental effects of corporate NGOs on the rebuilding process, and more.

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