Progressive Voices

The rabble podcast network offers an alternative take on politics, entertainment, society, stories, community and life in general. All opinions belong to the podcaster; however, podcasters are expected to adhere to our guidelines. We welcome new podcasters -- contact us for details.

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 10, 2011
Michael Parenti

Michael Parenti: The Face of Imperialism

Progressive Voices
On this week's episode of Progressive Voices, we speak with world-renowned author, political scientist and activist Dr. Michael Parenti.
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Oct 27, 2011
Occupy Hamilton

Occupy comes to Hamilton

Progressive Voices
On this week's episode of Progressive Voices, we speak with the Media Committee of Occupy Hamilton on the origins and importance of the Occupy movement, and what Occupy Hamilton hopes to achieve.
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Aug 22, 2011
Intikana

Turn off the radio and turn on your mind

Progressive Voices
We speak with hip-hop artist Intikana on the origins of hip-hop and its connection to political activism, the colonization of Boriken (Puerto Rico) by the United States, and more.
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Aug 3, 2011
Toronto G20

The mother of crime is poverty

Progressive Voices
We speak with criminal defence lawyer Shane Martinez on the Harper crime agenda, Hudak's vow of manual labour for prisoners, criminalization of activism, policing of marginalized communities and more.
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Jul 26, 2011

Haiti and Canadian imperialism

Progressive Voices
We speak with Kevin Edmonds of the Canada Haiti Action Network and Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti on rebuilding after the 2010 earthquake, the Canadian coup d'etat of 2004, and more.
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Jul 21, 2011
Stephen Harper being named honourary chief of the Blood Tribe

Canada, still colonial

Progressive Voices
We speak with Dr. Hayden King on Stephen Harper being named honourary chief of the Blood Tribe, Canada's residential school system, the annexation of Six Nations land in Caledonia, and more.
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Jul 8, 2011

Progressive Voices: June 2011 in review

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Riaz and Ryan discuss the riots in response to austerity in Greece and Britain, the shifting of the NDP to the centre, the expanding war in Libya and the Freedom Flotilla II to Gaza.
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Jun 29, 2011
Canadian-backed Honduran Coup d'Etat

Canadian mining companies: Development or Exploitation?

Progressive Voices
We speak with Grahame Russell of Rights Action on the environmental destruction, indigenous dispossession and human rights violations by Canadian mining companies operating in South America.

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