Friday, November 27, 2009

Kevin Annett Speaks of the First Nations Genocide

This week we had the pleasure of speaking with one of our favorite guests on the Five O'Clock Train, Kevin Annett. Kevin joined us by phone from Vancouver to speak of his recent action in Rome. Kevin continues to fight for justice and truth in the name of the victims of the residential school system.

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

War, Support our Troops, Campus Democracy, Racism and Student Oppression!

This week's show begins with undergraduate students Jeremy Robbins and Dylan Gowans joining us in studio to share their opinions of the Red Fridays Campaign voted down at a recent SFUO Campaigns Committee meeting. Dylan and Jeremy had expressed their views in a Fulcrum issue where they criticized those who pretend that support for our troops can be an apolitical act...

During the second half of the show co-host Mireille Gervais conversed with her colleague Zachary Fouchard about their experience working as Student Appeal Officers with the Student Appeal Centre. The SAC's advice concerning unfair grades was recently featured in Maclean's university rankings issue. Racism, asymmetry of power between students and administrators and how to deal with doing emotionally charged work and many other themes were discussed.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

El-Farouk Khahi

This week activist, lawyer and politician El-Farouk Khaki joined us by phone from Toronto.

A self-proclaimed feminist, Khahi focuses his work on queer rights issues within Islam and works as a lawyer in the filed of human rights and immigration law.

Friday, November 6, 2009

From Freedom of Speech to Spam

Freedom of speech on the Internet, protection of privacy for Internet users, mass communication for political reasons and legal threats sent to website owners... those and other topics related to the World Wide Web were discussed on this week's Train.

Wendy Seltzer is a research fellow for the Berkman Centre for Internet and Society at Harvard University. She is the founder of Chilling Effects Clearinghouse and a member of the Board of Directors for the TOR project.