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The Red Review

The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, brings the revolutionary struggle in Canada to life with street recordings, interviews, and deep analysis. Every three months, The Red Review releases seasonal analysis on the most important struggles in Canada and internationally, from struggles for Indigenous self-determination to resisting Canada imperialism. In between, we interview community organizers, authors, politicians, and unionists.

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Paying a Tithe to US Imperialism — The F-35 Boondoggle FT. Tamara Lorincz
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back, RCMP off Indigenous land, and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons.In December 2022, the Canadian government announced its intention to award Lockheed Martin a contract to supply Canada with 88 F-35 fighter jets. Projected life-time costs currently stand at over $77 billion CAD, making this the second largest procurement in Canadian history.Is this the latest escalation in the new cold war with Russia and China? Or is maybe Canada already at war with Russia?We asked Tamara Lorincz, a fellow of the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute and organizer with the No Fighter Jets Coalition, this question and more. From the purchase of nuclear-armed war planes, to the supposed Chinese 'spy' balloon, and all the way to the Russia-Ukraine war, Emily and Daniel discuss with Tamara what this all means for the international working class and the prospect for peace. Tamara Lorincz and Socialist Action are both members of the No Fighter Jets Coalition and the Canada-Wide Peace and Justice Network, which are organizing a weekend of action between Feb. 24-26. Resources and information below.Stop the War, Stop NATO International Weekend of Action – February 23-26, 2023Register for the "No to War, No to NATO: North American perspectives on Ukraine, Russia, and NATO" webinar on Feb. 19 here: http://bit.ly/3JYvqVh Learn about local events to Stop the War, Stop NATO here: http://bit.ly/40LxKooResources on Canadian Procurement of Fighter JetsRead the new 48-page report "Soaring: The Harms and Risks of Fighter Jets and Why Canada Must Not Buy a New Fleet" published by Women's International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF) Canada.OrganizationsWebsite: Canadian Foreign Policy InstituteWebsite: Canadian Voice of Women for PeaceWebsite: Women’s International League for Peace and FreedomWebsite: The Canadian Pugwash GroupWebsite: No to NATO NetworkWebsite: No Fighter JetsWebsite: Canada-Wide Peace and Justice NetworkSIGN THE PETITIONS:PETITION: NO NEW FIGHTER JETSPlease sign & share our parliamentary petition and to tell the Trudeau government to #DropTheF35Deal: https://bit.ly/3Jvrawb   PETITION: APPEAL FOR PEACE: End the war in Ukraine, the world wants peace.Target: National governments, the Commission of the European Union, members of the European Parliament, UN Secretary General, further responsible persons in Europe, the USA and Canada, and the global interested public: http://bit.ly/3jM82zBSupport the Show.
61:01 2/10/23
Radical Vancouver Politics — The Birth of Vote Socialist
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back, RCMP off Indigenous land, and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons.On May 1st, 2022, a new united front electoral alliance launched in Vancouver. With demands to defund the Vancouver Police Department, build public housing, and to tax big corporations, Vote Socialist ran a five month whirlwind of a campaign that netted its three candidates — Sean Orr for city council, Dr. Karina Zeidler for school board, and Andrea Pinochet-Escudero for park board — a combined 45,000 votes. This is the story of how Vote Socialist came to be.We sat down with two core members of Vote Socialist, Yvonne Hanson and Mark Lister, who breakdown key demands, political stunts, and the future of this grassroots united front. You can reach us at redreview[at]protonmail.com and click here to join our new Discord server! If you enjoy our work and would like to support us financially, check out our Ko-Fi page, where you can tip us or set up a monthly donation!You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information.  Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement and the NDP Socialist Caucus.Websites:Vote SocialistDemocratic Socialists of VancouverVancouver EcosocialistsGabrielle Peters WordPress (Disability Justice Activist)Vancouver Area Network of Drug UsersVancouver Tenants UnionSupport the Show.
34:49 12/20/22
30 Minutes to a General Strike with OPSEU SEFPO Executive Board Member Julius Arscott
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back, RCMP off Indigenous land, and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons.We were 30 minutes away from a call for a general strike. 30 minutes. RankandFile leaked it, and militants with exec positions in large unions confirmed — at 10 a.m. on Monday, November the 7th, multiple large unions with the backing of the Ontario Federation of Labour and the Canadian Labour Congress were going to announce a general strike. This is the story of how we got to that point.Hosts Emily and Daniel recount that events that led this labour movement to precipice of historic mass job action — the OSBCU strike, Bill 28, and OPSEU solidarity wildcat actions. They are joined by Julius Arscott, a three-term OPSEU SEFPO Executive Board Member and 2021 candidate for President of the Canadian Labour Congress, who shares what happened behind the scenes and why a general strike is closer than in a very long time. You can reach us at redreview[at]protonmail.com and click here to join our new Discord server! If you enjoy our work and would like to support us financially, check out our Ko-Fi page, where you can tip us or set up a monthly donation!You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information.  Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement and the NDP Socialist Caucus.Websites:Canadian Civil Liberties Association on Bill 28Videos:JP Hornick Speech on Monday, Nov. 7.Support the Show.
43:46 11/9/22
Presenting the Municipal Socialist Alliance — Sarah Szymanksi for Mississauga City Councillor
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back, RCMP off Indigenous land, and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons.Join us this month for a new series, where Emily and Daniel introduce listeners to the Municipal Socialist Alliance (MSA) candidates running for mayor, city councillor, and school board trustee throughout Ontario!Up next is Sarah Szymanksi, the MSA candidate for Mississauga Ward 2 city councillor.Candidate Contact:Sarah can be reached at: szym9409[at]gmail.comArticles:TTC gets mock award for ‘least funded’ transit systemSupport the Show.
28:06 10/21/22
Presenting the Municipal Socialist Alliance — Danny Drew for Mayor of Guelph
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back, RCMP off Indigenous land, and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons.Join us this month for a new series, where Emily and Daniel introduce listeners to the Municipal Socialist Alliance (MSA) candidates running for mayor, city councillor, and school board trustee throughout Ontario!Up next is Danny Drew, the MSA candidate for mayor of Guelph.Candidate Links:Danny Drew WebsiteDanny Drew TwitterDanny Drew FacebookDanny Drew InstagramCommunity Organizations:Guelph Neighbourhood Support CoalitionThe People and Information Network (PIN)Royal City MissionArticles:'I can't do this': Guelph councillor fails challenge to take transit for 1 weekSupport the Show.
28:17 10/18/22
The Red Review Presents the Municipal Socialist Alliance — Wali Abro
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back, RCMP off Indigenous land, and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons.Join us this month for a new series, where Emily and Daniel introduce listeners to the Municipal Socialist Alliance (MSA) candidates running for mayor, city councillor, and school board trustee throughout Ontario!Up next is Wali Abro, the MSA candidate for city councillor in Toronto-Danforth Ward 14.Candidate Links:Wali Abro WebsiteWali Abro TwitterWali Abro InstagramCommunity Organizations:Toronto BDS NetworkArticles and Videos:Socialists in the October Municipal Elections | with VOTE Socialist and Municipal Socialist AllianceWali's Bio:Wali became a Canadian citizen last winter, having immigrated from Pakistan nearly 10 years ago. He subscribed to the clichéd image of Canada: that it was fair, compassionate, and built in partnership with the Indigenous peoples. That image was quickly shattered.Now, he's fighting for the Canada that was promised. Wali has long been an advocate for electoral reform, holistic social supports, and de-colonization. He is an active community volunteer, keeps close to the grassroots, and is a passionate activist for Indigenous rights from Turtle Island to Palestine.He is taking his fight forward by running, as part of the Municipal Socialist Alliance team, to be Councillor for Ward 14 - Toronto-Danforth on a platform that features immediate housing for people experiencing homelessness or precarious housing; improved public safety by significantly de-funding the police and investing in community well-being; and rebuilding Toronto's infrastructure with climate change and population growth in mind.Support the Show.
23:47 10/10/22
The Red Review Presents the Municipal Socialist Alliance — Mark Freeland
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back, RCMP off Indigenous land, and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons.Join us this month for a new series, where Emily and Daniel introduce listeners to the Municipal Socialist Alliance (MSA) candidates running for mayor, city councillor, and school board trustee throughout Ontario!Up next is Mark Freeland, the MSA candidate for city councillor in Mississauga Ward 7.Candidate Links:Mark Freeland TwitterCommunity Organizations:Naujawan Support NetworkJustice for PeelJustice for WorkersMark's Bio:Mark Freeland is a unionized construction worker, running for city council in Ward 7 Mississauga. As a worker, Mark recognizes the need for solidarity — twice Mark helped unionize his workplace, including IATSE local 58 and LIUNA 183. He strives to end municipal politics being dominated by careerist politicians who shove money into developers’ pockets while social justice issues are ignored. Workers need a real voice in municipal politics. To know why a Workers’ Agenda at City Hall is needed just look at Patrick Brown, Dipika Damerla and Doug Ford. Mark Freeland says that the fight for free mass transit, accessible and supportive housing for all who need it, to preserve crucial farmland, to end racist policing, and to tax giant corporations and the rich requires a mass social movement.Support the Show.
20:00 10/7/22
The Red Review Presents the Municipal Socialist Alliance — Kiri Vadivelu
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back, RCMP off Indigenous land, and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons.Join us this month for a new series, where Emily and Daniel introduce listeners to the Municipal Socialist Alliance (MSA) candidates running for mayor, city councillor, and school board trustee throughout Ontario!Up first is Kiri Vadivelu, the MSA candidate for city councillor in Scarborough Centre Ward 21.Candidate Links:Kiri Vadivelu WebsiteKiri Vadivelu TwitterCommunity Organizations:Toronto ACORNJustice for WorkersScarborough Tenants UnionArticles and Videos:Interview with This Time in HistoryKiri's Bio:Kiri Vadivelu is a social justice activist running with the MSA for the seat in Scarborough Centre Ward 21. Kiri, who immigrated from Sri Lanka as a child, successfully resisted illegal eviction of his family at the Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board during the 2020 emergency lock down. He passionately strives to make housing a human right in Ontario. A founding member of the Scarborough Tenants’ Union, Kiri is a leading voice of Toronto ACORN and a committed member of Justice for Workers. He was a shop steward of the United Steelworkers Union where he fought for better working conditions, and was recipient of a 2019 leadership award from USW headquarters in Pittsburgh, USA. Kiri Vadivelu acquired a Bachelors of Arts (BA) in Criminology, Justice and Policy Studies at the University of Ontario in 2010.Support the Show.
22:38 10/6/22
The Red Review Presents the Municipal Socialist Alliance — Adam Golding
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back, RCMP off Indigenous land, and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons.Join us this month for a new series, where Emily and Daniel introduce listeners to the Municipal Socialist Alliance (MSA) candidates running for mayor, city councillor, and school board trustee throughout Ontario! Up first is Adam Golding, the MSA candidate for city councillor in Toronto Ward 11 University-Rosedale. Candidate Links: Adam Golding SubstackCommunity Organizations:Movement Defence CommitteeCommunity Justice CollectiveSeeds of HopeVideos and Articles:This Time in History — 2022 Virtual Toronto Mayoral DebateAdam's Bio:Adam Golding was born in Toronto, raised in Barrie, Ontario and has lived in University-Rosedale for 20 years where he is currently the MSA candidate in Ward 11. Adam teaches piano from his home in Kensington Market -- you may have seen the posters for "Anarchist Piano Lessons". At U of Toronto, he studied Philosophy, Mathematics, Cognitive Science, Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, Psychology and Computer Science, and got heavily involved in student politics. Adam focused on municipal politics when Mayor John Tory sued Khaleel Seivwright for erecting tiny shelters to save lives amid a state of emergency that Tory himself declared. He witnessed mass evictions and police violence at encampments last summer, where he was physically harmed and arrested along with dozens of others. That’s when TorCH: The Toronto Coalition for Housing, was formed. Following these events, Adam Golding worked on voter ID and fundraising for NDP campaigns, and joined the Socialist Alliance launched by leftists who are fed up with the status-quo AND fed up with the status-quo opposition to the status-quo.Support the Show.
23:08 10/3/22
Capitalist Zombies and the Inflationary Crisis
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back, RCMP off Indigenous land, and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons.In this episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, Emily and Daniel tackle the current inflationary crisis. With inflation at 40-year highs and the Bank of Canada hiking interest rates, what do workers need to know in order to organize and fight back? Featuring today's headlines, macroeconomics 101, and  a Marxist critique of neoliberal monetary policy. You can reach us at redreview[at]protonmail.com and click here to join our new Discord server!If you enjoy our work and would like to support us financially, check out our Ko-Fi page, where you can tip us or set up a monthly donation!You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information.  Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement and the NDP Socialist Caucus.Sources: “Canada inflation rate gallops to near 40-year high, calls for supersized rate hike mount” — CNBC, June 22“People are furious with Canadian grocery stores for profiting off inflation” — BlogTO, July 16“Canada’s inflation rate hit 8.1% in June. Is this the peak?” — Global News, July 20“Sales of everything but food are slowing as inflation bites into consumer spending, Loblaws says” — CBC, July 29“Canada’s unemployment falls for 2nd month as labour force shrinks” — Aljazeera, Aug 5“Paycheque to paycheque.’ Inflation is hitting low-income Canadians hard — and its effects are likely to be long-lasting” — Toronto Star, Aug 6“Inflation means more food insecurity for Canada's post-secondary students” — Toronto Star Opinion, August 7“U of T economist unpacks soaring inflation – and how Canadians can cope” — UofTChartbook #131 Calibrating the polycrisis - with the help of the Bank of International Settlements — Adam ToozeSupport the Show.
72:24 8/23/22
The Spring Review — "Just saying that you're standing up for workers is not enough"
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back, RCMP off Indigenous land, and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons.In this episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, where hosts Emily and Daniel cover important struggles from April into June, including the revitalization of militant May Day actions in Canada, the Ontario election, the launch of Vote Socialist in Vancouver, the 74th Nakba day and murder of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, and the extradition of Julian Assange. You can reach us at redreview[at]protonmail.com and click here to join our new Discord server!If you enjoy our work and would like to support us financially, check out our Ko-Fi page, where you can tip us or set up a monthly donation!You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information.  Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement and the NDP Socialist Caucus.Organizers: Labour May Day CommitteeLaurier PSAC 902Vote Socialist 2022New Demo ChatPalestine Youth MovementCanadian BDS CoalitionJewish Voice for PeaceIndependent Jewish Voices CanadaArticles: Ontario Election Post-Mortem: Strategy Shift Needed for the Progressive Left?Webcasts:The Sport and Prey of Capitalists: How the Rich Are Stealing Canada's Public WealthSupport the Show.
71:23 8/2/22
Capitalism is the Virus, Unionizing is a Vaccine
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back, RCMP off Indigenous land, and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons.In this special episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, we rebroadcast a conversation between Emily, Daniel, and comrade Chris Wanamaker, host of The Open Mic, a Literary Journey into Words on local 107.3 FM in St. John's New Brunswick. In this conversation, Daniel reads out an article he published, "The Virology of Capitalism," which Chris connects to Emily's experience organizing a union of teaching assistants at Wilfrid Laurier University. Stay tuned until the end for Emily's brilliant rendition of "Union Maid."You can reach us at redreview[at]protonmail.com and click here to join our new Discord server! If you enjoy our work and would like to support us financially, check out our Ko-Fi page, where you can tip us or set up a monthly donation!You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information.  Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement and the NDP Socialist Caucus.Support the Show.
54:14 7/4/22
Through the Looking Glass — Comparing Canadian and Australian Politics with Isabelle Moreton
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back, RCMP off Indigenous land, and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons.In this episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, Emily and Daniel talk with Isabelle Moreton of Brisbane, Australia. Isabelle provides analysis and commentary on various political struggles, including disability justice, queer and trans liberation. With the Labor Party winning the majority of seats in the recent election, who better to speak to about what this actually means for the exploited and oppressed masses in Australia and for the international labour and socialist movement. Expect a more banter-y conversation with striking similarities drawn between the Canadian and Australian political context. You can reach us at redreview[at]protonmail.com and click here to join our new Discord server!If you enjoy our work and would like to support us financially, check out our Ko-Fi page, where you can tip us or set up a monthly donation!You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information.  Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement, which is running the Labour Forward slate at the upcoming Canadian Labour Congress, and the NDP Socialist Caucus.Support the Show.
68:01 6/20/22
Canada Supports Slaughter in Yemen — with Hamza of Yemeni Community Canada
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back, RCMP off Indigenous land, and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons.In this episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, Daniel talks with Hamza, a lead organizer with Yemeni Community Canada! He speaks out about the seven-year Saudi-led invasion of Yemen and how Canada is complicit in this illegal war.  You can reach us at redreview[at]protonmail.com and click here to join our new Discord server!If you enjoy our work and would like to support us financially, check out our Ko-Fi page, where you can tip us or set up a monthly donation!You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information.  Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement, which is running the Labour Forward slate at the upcoming Canadian Labour Congress, and the NDP Socialist Caucus.Website: World Beyond WarTwitter: Labour Against the Arms TradeWebsite: Project PloughsharesFacebook: Yemeni Community CanadaWebsite: Canada-wide Peace and Justice NetworkDW documentary showing arms ending up at the hands of ISIS fighters in Yemen: https://youtu.be/tkUv2R97I-YSupport the Show.
31:49 5/2/22
The Red Review Trailer
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back, RCMP off Indigenous land, and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons.Hi Comrades,Check out the first promo/new intro for The Red Review. I enjoyed cutting together different soundbites from the first season of the podcast and tried to highlight the breadth of what we try to bring to our listeners and community — leaders of anti-oppression struggles, recordings from protests, deep analysis, and a smattering of humour! This trailer includes bits from the following episodes;The Winter Review — "Please sign me up for some backdoor socialism"Tales from Street-level: The Anti-Mandate Convoy Comes to TownChallenging Eco-colonialism Using Indigenous Science with Dr. Jessica HernandezInterview with Theresa Tait-Day about Wet'suwet'en Self-DeterminationCanadian Complicity in Tigrayan Genocide FT. Fifi of Tigrayan Advocacy CanadaThe Case for Demilitarization FT. Tamara LorinczYou can listen to all these episodes on our YouTube channel with manually-curated subtitles here or access all transcripts here. Other music attributions can be found here! So what do y'all think our new intro/trailer? In solidarity,DanielYou can reach us at redreview[at]protonmail.com and click here to join our new Discord server!If you enjoy our work and would like to support us financially, check out our Ko-Fi page, where you can tip us or set up a monthly donation!You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information.  Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement, which is running the Labour Forward slate at the upcoming Canadian Labour Congress, and the NDP Socialist Caucus.Support the Show.
00:30 4/30/22
The Winter Review — "Please sign me up for some backdoor socialism"
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back, RCMP off Indigenous land, and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons.In this episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, where hosts Emily and Daniel cover important struggles from the December into March, including the ambulance shortage in Alberta, the NDP-Liberal backroom deal, ongoing privatization in Newfoundland and Labrador, the struggle of meat packers at Cargill, UFCW betraying Uber workers, the seven year anniversary of the Saudi-led invasion of Yemen and Canada's complicity, and Socialist Action's demands regarding the Russian-Ukraine war.You can reach us at redreview[at]protonmail.com and click here to join our new Discord server! If you enjoy our work and would like to support us financially, check out our Ko-Fi page, where you can tip us or set up a monthly donation! You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information.  Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement, which is running the Labour Forward slate at the upcoming Canadian Labour Congress, and the NDP Socialist Caucus.Website: Gig Workers UnitedWebsite: Canadian BDS CoalitionWebsite: World Beyond WarTwitter: Labour Against the Arms TradeWebsite: Palestine Youth Movement (+PYM Reading List) Twitter: Palestine HouseWebsite: Project PloughsharesFacebook: Yemeni Community CanadaWebsite: Canada-wide Peace and Justice Network"Top of the World" by Scott Holmes Music is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0"Prophet and Loss" by Blue Sky Moon is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0Support the Show.
81:38 4/6/22
The Red Review — Tales from Street-level: The Anti-Mandate Convoy Comes to Town
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back, RCMP off Indigenous land, and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons.You can reach us at redreview[at]protonmail.comIn this bonus episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, Daniel talks with comrade Yvonne from Vancouver about what happened on the streets when the anti-mandate convoy came to town. This episode includes audio recordings from the anti-mandate convoy in Toronto.You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information. Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement, which ran the Labour Forward slate at the most recent Ontario Federation of Labour convention, and the NDP Socialist Caucus.Check out the photojournalism of Ryan Walter Wagner here, who covered the anti-mandate convoy in Vancouver.Support the Show.
34:36 3/14/22
The Red Review — Class Struggle or Just a "Con"voy?
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back, RCMP off Indigenous land, and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons.You can reach us at redreview[at]protonmail.comIn this episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, Emily and Daniel take you on a deep dive into the anti-mandate convoy? Is this a working-class movement or a eugenecist and reactionary movement led by the petit-bourgoiesie? What fueled the anti-mandate convoy, and what role did mainstream coverage of China's zero-covid strategy play? We end with a discussion about who ought to respond to the convoy — the police or labour?You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information. Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement, which ran the Labour Forward slate at the most recent Ontario Federation of Labour convention, and the NDP Socialist Caucus. Links:Twitter: Naujawan Support NetworkGoFundMe: Naujawan Support Network: Legal Defence FundWebsite: Community Solidarity OttawaArticle: The Battle of Billings BridgeArticle: Coverage of China’s Covid-Zero Strategy and Manufacturing ConsentArticle: Deliberate sabotage of Ottawa ‘Freedom Convoy’ counter-demo by aristocracy of labour Article: Some immunocompromised Canadians face anxious future with lifting of COVID-19 restrictionsSupport the Show.
78:29 3/7/22
The Red Review — Challenging Eco-colonialism Using Indigenous Science with Dr. Jessica Hernandez
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. We demand Self-Determination for Indigenous Peoples. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons.In this episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, Emily and Daniel talk with Dr. Jessica Hernandez about her new book, Fresh Banana Leaves, and her conceptualization of Indigenous science and eco-colonialism. We finish with a discussion about how Indigenous peoples and settlers can unite against common oppressors and what it takes for that to happen. Links:Website: International Mayan LeagueWebsite: Piña SoulWebsite: MiningWatch CanadaTwitter: PrensaComunitariaSupport the Show.
49:35 1/31/22
The Red Review — Interview with Theresa Tait-Day about Wet'suwet'en Self-Determination
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons. In the final bonus episode of this season of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, Emily, Flo, and Daniel interview Theresa Tait-Day or Chief Wi'hali'yte of the Wet'suwet'en nation about what Indigenous self-determination looks like to her. In the first half of this episode (begins at 1:57), Theresa demands restitution from corporations and the Canadian state that built on their land and took their resources without any restitution. Theresa demands that traditional Indigenous governance be fully represented when resource development is negotiated. Theresa demands an end to the racist Indian Act. In the second half of this episode (begins at 45:45), Emily, Flo, and Daniel unpack the interview and discuss how socialists ought to incorporate the first principle of self-determination for oppressed nations into slogans, tactics, and movements.  We wish to highlight that there are other Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chiefs with different perspectives on the Coastal GasLink pipeline project. It is not our place to decide who is right or wrong. We instead target the Canadian state and Canadian corporations with demands that center Wet'suwet'en self-determination. We encourage all listeners to explore other media if they wish to learn more about the different perspectives held by the Wet'suwet'en people regarding the Coastal GasLink pipeline. Watch this interview with Sleydo’, spokesperson for the Gidimt’en Checkpoint. A list of other articles that influenced this episode of The Red Review can be found here.  Links: Website: First Nations Major Projects CoalitionSome Previously Shared Links:Twitter: Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle EastWebsite: Palestine Youth MovementWebsite: No Pride in Policing CoalitionWebsite: Red Braid AllianceWebsite: Last Stand for ForestsTwitter: 1492 Land Back LaneWebsite: Tiny House WarriorsSupport the Show.
77:08 1/10/22
The Red Review — Oct. and Nov. 2021 Recapped
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back, RCMP off Indigenous land, and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons. In this episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, Emily and Daniel discuss major developments across the Canadian State and provide an important update on the struggle for Palestinian liberation. Featuring catastrophic flooding in BC, RCMP invasion of Wet'suwet'en (again), COP26, Climate Action Tracker, 'Facebook' for Palestinians, criminalization of Palestinian human rights groups, Fairy Creek blockade, and striking CUPE workers in New Brunswick.Website: Gidimt'en CheckpointWebsite: Rainforest Flying SquadWebsite: Palestine Youth MovementTwitter: Palestine HouseWebsite: Red Braid AllianceLinktree: The Rainforest Flying SquadFundRazr: Last Stand for ForestsGoFundMe: Support For Indigenous Land Defenders — Fairy CreekWebsite: Climate Action TrackerMusic Attribution:"Little Caesar Bandello"  by Lobo Loco is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0."Mi Bolero" by Maarten Schellekens is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.Support the Show.
56:31 12/6/21
The Red Review — Canadian Complicity in Tigrayan Genocide FT. Fifi of Tigrayan Advocacy Canada
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons. In this bonus episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, Daniel interviews Fifi, a lead organizer with Tigrayan Advocacy Canada. Fifi is a graduate student in the field of international political economy. Her research focuses on the political economy of development and urbanization in the African contextFor over a year, the Ethiopian State, led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, wages a genocidal campaign against the Tigrayan people. While the Ethiopian State weaponizes famine, gender- and sexual-based violence, massacres, and concentration camps to eliminate Tigrayan people, the Canadian State remains silent on the conduct of its diplomatic and economic partner. Worse, Canadian mining companies are treating the current war as an opportunity — a 'bonanza' — to secure access to gold deposits in Tigray.You can reach Tigrayan Advocacy Canada at tigrayadvocacy[at]gmail.com Links:Article: "Canada and the war on Tigray"Article: "Message to Trudeau: Stop Canada’s support for the war on Tigray"Twitter: Tigrayan Advocacy CanadaWebsite: Omna TigrayWebsite: Stand With TigrayWebsite: Mining Watch CanadaWebsite: Canadian Foreign Policy InstituteSupport the Show.
60:46 11/29/21
The Red Review — New Brunswick CUPE Workers on Strike FT. Mackenzie Thomason Provincial Leader of the NDP
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons. In this bonus episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, Emily and Daniel interview Mackenzie Thomason, bus driver, CUPE 1253 member, and recently acclaimed leader of the New Brunswick NDP. Mackenzie talks picket line vibes, community support, demands of striking workers, taking on the Irving empire, government ban on land acknowledgements, and a surging New Brunswick NDP that puts people first, not profit!Links: Facebook: New Brunswick NDPTwitter: New Brunswick NDPPetition: "Time for Blaine Higgs to Resign" and ArticleArticle: "Province-wide job action is the only way left for us to be heard" by  President of CUPE New Brunswick Steven Drost Some Previously Shared Links:Website: No New Fighter Jets Website: Canadian Foreign Policy InstituteWebsite: Encampment Support NetworkWebsite: Palestine Youth MovementTwitter: Palestine HouseWebsite: No Pride in Policing CoalitionWebsite: Red Braid AllianceLinktree: The Rainforest Flying SquadFundRazr: Last Stand for ForestsGoFundMe: Support For Indigenous Land Defenders — Fairy CreekSupport the Show.
49:50 11/15/21
The Red Review — The Case for Demilitarization FT. Tamara Lorincz
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons. In this bonus episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, we feature an interview with Canadian Foreign Policy Institute Fellow, anti-war activist, and No New Fighter Jets organizer Tamara Lorincz. The same day this podcast is released, No New Fighter Jets will launch a week of action to oppose Canada’s planned procurement of new fighter jets. The Red Review endorses the call — No New Fighter Jets! Demilitarize to decarbonize and decolonize! Check out the website to see a list of webinars and actions for this week and beyond. In this episode, Tamara guides us on a conversation about Canada’s bloated military budget and its involvement in NATO, the true aggressor on the international stage. First highlighting the crimes of the Canadian military, this interview shifts to what that Canada’s military budget — over $30 billion annually — can be put to instead, which includes fighting the climate crisis, pandemics, and poverty.Links:Website: Canadian Foreign Policy InstituteWebsite: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)Website: Canadian Voice of Women for PeaceWebsite: Women’s International League for Peace and FreedomWebsite: The Canadian Pugwash GroupWebsite: No to NATO NetworkSome Previously Shared Links:Website: Encampment Support NetworkWebsite: Palestine Youth MovementTwitter: Palestine HouseWebsite: No Pride in Policing CoalitionWebsite: Red Braid AllianceLinktree: The Rainforest Flying SquadFundRazr: Last Stand for ForestsGoFundMe: Support For Indigenous Land Defenders — Fairy CreekSupport the Show.
44:44 10/18/21
Episode 5 — September 2021 in Review and Election Recap
In this September 2021 edition of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, we magnify demands that weren’t on offer during the 2021 federal election. Featuring (vote) Palestine, defunding the RCMP and police, encampment evictions, the fight for abortion rights, the collapse of the Green Party, Western University students walk out of class, Albertain Superstore employees vote for strike mandate, and the release of Meng Wanzhou. You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information. Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement, which ran the Labour Forward slate at the most recent Canadian Labour Congress, and the NDP Socialist Caucus.Links:Website: Black Lives Matter Amiskwacîwâskahikan (ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ)Website: Clinic 554Instagram: Canada Palestine VoteTwitter: Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle EastTwitter: Toronto Coalition for HousingTwitter: 1492 Land Back LaneGoFundMe: 1492 Land Back Lane — Legal FundSome Previously Shared Links: Website: Encampment Support NetworkWebsite: Palestine Youth MovementTwitter: Palestine HouseWebsite: No Pride in Policing CoalitionWebsite: Red Braid AllianceLinktree: The Rainforest Flying SquadFundRazr: Last Stand for ForestsGoFundMe: Support For Indigenous Land Defenders — Fairy CreekMusic Attribution“Inner Reservation” by Lobo Loco is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.“Some Tidada” by Lobo Loco is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.Support the Show.
70:00 10/4/21
The Red Review — Interview with Life-Long Revolutionary Judy Koch
You can write into the podcast at redreview[at]protonmail.com!In this Bonus Episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, we introduce listeners to a new series, where we interview comrades with 50+ years of organizing experience! Our first guest is Judy Koch, a feminist, disability rights activist, anti-zionist Jew, and currently the Co-Chair of the Federal NDP People Living with Disabilities Caucus.  You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information. Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement, which ran the Labour Forward slate at the most recent Canadian Labour Congress, and the NDP Socialist Caucus.Correction:It was incorrectly stated that Barry Weisleder and Elizabeth Byce were expelled from the League for Socialist Action. Instead, they were expelled from Socialist Challenge before organizing Socialist Action. Links: Website: Ontario Coalition Against Poverty Article: The Sir George Williams Affair and the Struggle Against Anti-Black Racism in CanadaArticle: Henry Morgentaler and the Struggle for Abortion Access in CanadaSome Previously Shared Links: Website: Encampment Support NetworkWebsite: Palestine Youth MovementTwitter: Palestine HouseGoFundMe: 1492 Land Back Lane — Legal FundTwitter: 1492 Land Back LaneWebsite: No Pride in Policing CoalitionWebsite: Red Braid AllianceLinktree: The Rainforest Flying SquadFundRazr: Last Stand for ForestsGoFundMe: Support For Indigenous Land Defenders — Fairy CreekWebsite: Tiny House Warriors (includes donation link)Instagram: Canada Palestine VoteTwitter: Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle EastSupport the Show.
27:56 9/20/21
Episode 4 — August 2021 in Review and Election Coverage
Content Warning: This episode contains brief discussion of suicidal ideation. If you're dealing with mental-health concerns, help is available. If you're in crisis or in need of assistance, call 416-408-HELP or go to your nearest hospital. You can find other resources at Crisis Services Canada.In this August 2021 edition of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, we bring a radical approach to election coverage. In anticipation of the snap election taking place on Sep 20th, we talk about the fourth wave of Covid-19, catastrophic climate change, and Canadian imperialism in Afghanistan and Palestine.  Featuring the newest IPCC report, Enbridge Line 3, Tiny House Warriors and resistance to the TMX pipeline, fourth wave of Covid-19 across Canada and vaccine passports, black ribbon day and the ‘victims of communism’ memorial, and unionizing Indigo stores. You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information. Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement, which ran the Labour Forward slate at the most recent Canadian Labour Congress, and the NDP Socialist Caucus.Links:Website: Project PloughsharesWebsite: Stop Line 3Website: Tiny House Warriors (includes donation link)Instagram: Canada Palestine VoteTwitter: Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle EastSome Previously Shared Links: Instagram: Censure UofTWebsite: Encampment Support NetworkWebsite: Palestine Youth MovementTwitter: Palestine HouseGoFundMe: 1492 Land Back Lane — Legal FundTwitter: 1492 Land Back LaneWebsite: No Pride in Policing CoalitionWebsite: Red Braid AllianceLinktree: The Rainforest Flying SquadFundRazr: Last Stand for ForestsGoFundMe: Support For Indigenous Land Defenders — Fairy CreekMusic Attribution“Inner Reservation” by Lobo Loco is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.“Some Tidada” by Lobo Loco is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.Support the Show.
78:25 9/8/21
The Red Review — A Deep Dive into Haiti's Colonial Past and Present Ft. Yves Engler
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconcilliation without restitution, which includes Land Back and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons.  In this bonus episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, we feature an interview with Montreal-based activist, author, and Canadian foreign policy expert Yves Engler. Prompted by the assassination of sitting Haitian President Jovenel Moïse on July 7th, we dove deep into the colonial history of Haiti, from its successful slave rebellion in 1791 to Canada’s role in the 2004 coup d’etat that brought down President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information. Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement, which ran the Labour Forward slate at the most recent Canadian Labour Congress, and the NDP Socialist Caucus.Links:Website: The Canada-Haiti Information ProjectWebsite: Canadian Foreign Policy InstituteWebsite: Yves EnglerFacebook: Solidarité Québec-HaïtiBooks published by Yves Engler can be purchased from Fernwood Publishing.Support the Show.
56:12 8/16/21
Episode 3 — July 2021 in Review
In this episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, we cover what happened in Canada in July 2021 and our imperialist state's role in atrocities abroad.Featuring Israeli apartheid and Palestinian resistance, the propaganda of a police funeral, victory at 1492 Land Back Lane, the Irving empire and CUPE job action, Cuban protests and manufacturing consent, west coast on fire and historic drowths, encampment evictions and resistance, and censure UofT.  And in two weeks, we will be releasing an episode dedicated to Haiti with Montreal-based author and activist Yves Engler, who will breakdown the past, present, and future of Haiti.You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information. Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement, which ran the Labour Forward slate at the most recent Canadian Labour Congress, and the NDP Socialist Caucus.Links:Instagram: Association of Palestinian Students UTMInstagram: Censure UofTWebsite: Encampment Support NetworkWebsite: Canadian Association of University TeachersWebsite: Palestine Youth MovementGoFundMe: 1492 Land Back Lane — Legal FundTwitter: Palestine HouseTwitter: 1492 Land Back LaneCorrections and UpdatesIt was Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux, representing Winnipeg North, that sponsored a House of Commons petition that sought to empower the police to arrest people who criticize them. Music Attribution“My Pal” by Crowander is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.“Méditation from Thaïs” by Nicola Benedetti, violin; Julien Quentin, piano is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 US. “Serenity” by Jason Shaw is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 US.Support the Show.
64:11 8/2/21
The Red Review — Socialists at the Canadian Labour Congress
In this bonus episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, we interview Julius Arscott and Jennie Esnard, who ran for President and Executive Vice-President as part of the Labour Forward slate at the 2021 Canadian Labour Congress convention. Get the inside scoop on how militant socialists and labour organizers are fighting to put movement back in the Labour Movement. You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information. Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement, which ran the Labour Forward slate at the past Canadian Labour Congress, and the NDP Socialist Caucus.Website: Workers' Action MovementWebsite: Labour ForwardInstagram: Workers' Action MovementSupport the Show.
21:52 7/19/21