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

Storytelling as a Form of Resistance: Coco Riot on Mythology, Spanish Nationality and Extinction

Storytelling as a Form of Resistance: Coco Riot on Mythology, Spanish Nationality and Extinction

Coco Riot, a queer Spanish artist believes art is not a tool for social change but social change itself. “I feel that my art practice deals with a lot of powerful, mythical creatures oppressed by society in a labyrinth of rules and punishments,” says Coco. Symbolic imagery is something Coco is drawn to in order … Continue reading

Little Drawings Filled with Life: An Interview with “Mutts” Creator Patrick McDonnell. Plus, Niagara Veg Fest is Almost Here!

Little Drawings Filled with Life: An Interview with “Mutts” Creator Patrick McDonnell. Plus, Niagara Veg Fest is Almost Here!

The comic strip “Mutts” appears in over 700 newspapers — and creator Patrick McDonnell uses that platform to promote adoption of shelter animals, and awareness of other animal issues, too. McDonnell will talk cartooning, his work with animal charities, and whether Guard Dog will ever be free. Then, Keri Cronin and Laurie Morrison will tell us about all the exciting things to expect at Niagara Veg Fest, coming up this Sunday June 2nd! Continue reading

An Ocean of Energy: An Interview with Bob Timmons

An Ocean of Energy: An Interview with Bob Timmons

Few activists can boast the energy and determination of Bob Timmons. Bursting onto the Toronto animal advocacy community just two short years ago, Bob has proven himself since to be a dedicated and tireless member of groups such as ARKII. He has written letters, facilitated networking among activists, and logged countless hours of in-the-streets activism. … Continue reading

Remembering Seals: An Interview with Fred Bruemmer

While the mainstream media tends to frame the Canadian seal hunt as a clash between protesters and supporters, it’s easy to forget about the seals’ perspectives and experiences, especially those beyond the hunt. In response, today we’re speaking with Fred Bruemmer, world-renowned nature photographer and researcher. In this program, we primarily focus on Bruemmer’s encounters … Continue reading