Thursday, December 29, 2011

Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya on NATO war crimes in Libya

On December 29, 2011, CHUO 89.1 FM (Ottawa) The Train's Denis Rancourt first read his essay "A theory of chronic pain" and then interviewed Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya (Associate at Global Research and graduate student, Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University, Canada) about his independent journalism in Libya.

This interview gives a true sense of the war on the ground in Libya and explains (the tactical reasons for) the war crimes perpetrated by NATO and its hired thugs.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Dr. Aalya Ahmad and activist Hugh about Occupy Ottawa

On December 22, 2011, CHUO 89.1 FM (Ottawa) The Train's Denis Rancourt interviewed CUPW staffer, journalist and Carleton University sessional lecturer Dr. Aalya Ahmad and tent-sleeping activist Hugh about Occupy Ottawa. The discussion was live in-studio.

Red-flag communists, safe-place zealots, Nazis, old-school feminists, white-skin privilege, class oppression, public-park-laboratory, police intervention...

Aalya's article about safe-space zeolots

Aalya's articles

Occupy Ottawa press release Youtube

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Against Industrial Wind Power: It's a war...

On December 15, 2011, CHUO 89.1 FM (Ottawa) The Train's Denis Rancourt interviewed two prominent members of the political resistance to industrial wind power in Ontario: Jane Wilson and Dan Scharf.

Both guests are authors of chapters in the new book edited by Jane: "Dirty Business - The reality of Ontario's rush to wind power". Jane is a registered nurse, editor and award-winning writer. She is a member of the North Gower Wind Action Group. Dan has a degree in statistics and computer science and experience in product marketing, sales management, and risk management.

"This is a war between rural residents, landowners, and municipalities on one side and corporations, the provincial government, and environmental NGOs on the other. It is a war fought around a host of conflicting issues -- bird kills, coal plants, nuclear safety, wind turbine footprints, subsidies, energy strategy, property rights, and political agendas. It is a war..." (Dan Scharf in "Dirty Business")

Monday, December 12, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

Activist and philosophy professor Steve Best on animal liberation and on human-animal nature

On December 8, 2011, CHUO 89.1 FM (Ottawa) The Train's Denis Rancourt interviewed activist and philosophy professor Steve Best (El Paso University, USA) live from studio by phone about his work supporting animal liberation.

Dr. Best described the consequences he has suffered for practicing his academic freedom in his analysis of and participation in the international animal liberation movement. He described his personal transformation starting in 1987 after reading the 1975 book "Animal Liberation" by fellow philosopher Peter Singer, leading to his co-authored 2001 book "Terrorist of Freedom Fighter? Reflections on the Liberation of Animals". Dr. Best is a vocal supporter of the direct-action non-violent tactics of the Animal Liberation Front.

(A technical difficulty resulted in persistent popping sound in the recording. If any listeners happened to record the entire show in a clean and usable format, please contact me so we can upload a clear recording.)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

David Burton on civil liberties and police conduct

On December 1, 2011, CHUO 89.1 FM (Ottawa) The Train's Denis Rancourt interviewed David Burton, Board Member, Civil Liberties Association (Ottawa), in-studio about civil liberties, atheism, police accountability and oversight, police culture, and police conduct.