Monday, March 29, 2010

The Canadian Red Cross and Human Traficking

On March 25, 2010, Canadian Red Cross whistleblower Virgil Grandfield joined for us a telephone interview during which he shared his incredible story of how he came to discover and denounce human trafficking and slave labour use that took place in Indonesia following the 2004 tsunami during international aid reconstruction, the Canadian Red Cross' cover-up and how he undertook to investigate the situation himself.

Virgril Grandfield will join us again on April 1, 2010 live in studio. Make sure to tune in!

Background article HERE.

Cindy Sheehan live from Washington DC

On March 18, 2010, Cindy Sheehan and many anti-war activists joined us live from Washinton DC where they were participating in the CAMP OUT NOW action right outside the White House.

Many thanks to all the camper outs now who participated to the show: Mike, Tim, Missy, Will, Linda...

The Corbett Report

On April 11, 2010 show co-host Denis Rancourt aired and commented a pre-recorded interview with James Corbett, creator of the Corbett Report - an "online open source intelligence news" network. The original recording was sound recorded by Skype from Japan on February 8, 2010.

In an intermission report co-host Rancourt also described the ongoing Fulcrum student newspaper scandal regarding cover surveillance and unethical journalistic behaviour (background HERE). In a second intermission co-host Rancourt commented on U of O president Allan Rock's behaviour during this year's Israeli Apartheid Week.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Israeli Apartheid Week Under Attack

SAIA (Students Against Israeli Apartheid - Carleton) members Sam, Dax and Heba joined us live in studio to discuss the events and controversy surrounding Israeli Apartheid Week.

With recent unanimous Ontario legislature decision to condemn the week, these Palestinian rights supporters explained why the word ''apartheid'' is more than appropriate.

The students also call on Carleton University to adopt a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions policy.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Canadians for Accountability

Allan Cutler and Ian Bron, two founding members of the Ottawa based not-for-profit organization Canadians for Accountability joined us live in studio on February 25, 2010.

C4A offers a network of support for whistleblowers and accountability activists. Allan and Ian having both suffered the backlash of being whistleblowers they shared their first hand experience and valuable information on how to protect yourself.

Fighting for Residential School Survivors Rights

Kevin Annett, one of the most popular Five O'Clock Train guests, joined us on February 18, 2010, to discuss the Friends and Relatives of the Dissapeared recent tactics in their fight for residential school survivors to get justice.

From a description of the assault he was subjected to, to the effects of the Olympics on the Native living in Vancouver, Kevin makes a vivid description of the every day life conditions faced by the Canadian Holocaust survivors.