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Living a life of non-judgement: unlearning the legacy of poor bashing in Canada with Bif Naked

Living a life of non-judgement: unlearning the legacy of poor bashing in Canada with Bif Naked

Bif Naked, Canadian singer-songwriter, writer and motivational speaker has been quite active in speaking out against poverty. Partnering with Vancouver Raise the Rates, she recently participated in The Welfare Food Challenge, which aims to demonstrate the reality of living on $610 of social assistance a month. She wanted to get involved to raise awareness about the plight of our poor, to … Continue reading

Radicalizing ourselves with art: Jared Paul on life as a spoken word/hiphop artist, growing up working class and advice for folks navigating DIY creative communities.

Radicalizing ourselves with art: Jared Paul on life as a spoken word/hiphop artist, growing up working class and advice for folks navigating DIY creative communities.

It’s scary to put yourself out there, and the world isn’t that welcoming to bright eyed anti-capitalist creatives, but there are safe spaces you can find yourself in with the help of good folks. It’s a huge privilege to be able to travel without restrictions and have your voice heard as an artist. It’s important … Continue reading

cross-cultural conflict: Dr. Claire Jean Kim on the Yulin Dog Festival, western ethics, and racial tension

cross-cultural conflict: Dr. Claire Jean Kim on the Yulin Dog Festival, western ethics, and racial tension

The internet exploded earlier this year with outrage from Western vegans, animal lovers, and dog owners in response to the Lychee and Dog Meat Festival held in Yulin, China. Graphic images inflamed sensibilities and a conflict began to mount that was clearly producing racial tension between the (typically) white animal rights protestors and the people … Continue reading

Getting to know chickens: Myths of humane meat, domestication, and developing respect for farm animals

Getting to know chickens: Myths of humane meat, domestication, and developing respect for farm animals

On this show we talk to Hope Bohanec, who has been active in animal protection and environmental activism for over 20 years and is a nationally recognized leader and speaker in the animal protection movement. She is currently serving as Projects Manager for United Poultry Concerns as well as the Executive Director of Compassionate Living, a Sonoma County, … Continue reading

Which side are you on? Producing radical DIY media in times of activist repression

Which side are you on? Producing radical DIY media in times of activist repression

In this episode, you’ll hear us talk with Jeremy and Jordan, both long time vegan anarchists who are behind Which Side, a podcast by activists, for activists, that gives a platform for folks who are passionate about fighting animal, human and environmental oppression. We talk about producing DIY media projects, what it was like growing … Continue reading

The Social Power of Cinema

The Social Power of Cinema

This week we host a discussion with Cornell University sociology PhD student, Loredana Loy, on how representations of nonhuman animals and advocacy issues in cinema provide opportunities for social change and create an auspicious momentum for advocacy on behalf of nonhuman animals. Loredana;s blog series “Cinema for Social Change” provides a glimpse into her research … Continue reading