Finding Points of Unity: Darius Mirshahi Gets Us Ready for the Peoples’ Social Forum

Finding Points of Unity: Darius Mirshahi Gets Us Ready for the Peoples’ Social Forum

The Peoples’ Social Forum is a huge gathering of activists happening in Ottawa in August. Co-organizer Darius Mirshahi will tell us all about how to participate and what to expect. You may recognize Mirshahi as hip-hop artist Testament — he’ll also chat with us about how he got into hip-hop and why he feels it is the most potent form of music for conveying political messages. Continue reading

Music for the Banger’s Heart: Propagandhi Gives us a Good Thrashing

Supporting Caste, the newest offering from Winnipeg’s Propagandhi has the kind of heart that makes you want to laugh, sob, raise your fist, and dissolve into a puddle of punk rock gratitude. Sprinkling their lyrics with characteristic irony and sarcastic political critiques, the searing honesty and blunt vulnerability of the band nonetheless cuts through as … Continue reading

The Vegan Hip Hop Movement

Listen in as we connect with Kevin Tillman, founder of the Vegan Hip Hop Movement website and promoter of all things people, animal, and earth-friendly. In this interview, Kevin takes us back to the roots of hip hop, and offers us insight into its message of empowerment that arose within the South Bronx and continues to inspire communities internationally. Continue reading