Radio Journal: Solidarity in Action

Since September 4th, 2013, Alternatives has been releasing Solidarity in Action (La Solidarité en Action), a new public affairs program appearing monthly on CIBL 101.5 FM.

 

Because solidarity is born from quality information

On the first Wednesday of every month at 13h, members of Alternatives and the CIBL team will meet for in-depth discussion of the latest issues to spark mobilization of local and international communities. From climate change to student or union struggles around the world, to women's rights efforts, food sovereignty or the most recent updates on the Arab Spring, Solidarity in Action gives voice to experts and those on the forefront of social justice movements across the world.

 

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Wednesday   , May 25, 2016

Listen to the broadcast here (in French)

 

WednesdayNovember 18th, 2015

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Wednesday  , 21st of October, 2015

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Wednesday, June  3, 2015

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Wednesday  , April 1st,  2015

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Wednesday  , February 4, 2015

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Wednesday,  November 5,  2014

Listen to the broadcast here (in French)

 

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Listen to the broadcast here (in French)

 

Wednesday, Septembre 3, 2014

Listen to the broadcast here (in French)


Wednesday, June 8,  2014

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

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Wednesday, May 7,  2014

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 "Education in the time of austerity"

Since the economic crisis in 2008, cuts to public education systems worldwide have been multiplying. Tuition hikes, a growing student debt, cuts to financing : austerity measures put the right to education in jeopardy. CIB and Alternatives take a look a these current issues in Québec and in Europe.

Listen to the broadcast here (in French)

 

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 "Food Sovereignty"

Food sovereignty gives populations the right to define their own food and farm politics at a needs basis, as well as in the context of their environment and country, not by the rules of international commerce. From urban gardens in Montreal to the plains of Québec, with a small detour in Niger, CIBL and Alternatives take a review of the initiatives here and abroad to better understand this global issue and its local repercussions.

Listen to the episode here (in French)

 

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 "Independent Media"

Throughout the world, mega media conglomerates have expanded at the expense of our diversity of information. In this context, independent and citizen media have an essential role to play.Networks of community radio and newspapers are beginning to form. Free media have been part of l'International, a branch of the World Social Forum, for years. In Québec, the first States-general for independent journalism were held last September. We present an overview of many different independent media projects, including the new TVCI, said to be "in competition" with the TV giant Vidéotron.

Listen to the broadcast here (in French)


Wednesday, January 8th,  2014 CIBL receives Solidarity in Action

Listen to the program here (in french)


Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 "From the North to the South, Workers Join the Fight"

In Central America, the maquilladora industry generates close to a quarter of the region's jobs. Maquilladoras are subcontracted branches of multinational corporations who, benefiting from government incentives, can produce low-cost merchandise assembled, transformed or formulated from imported parts. These factories are known for their pitiable work conditions and their strict anti-union position : the days are long, the rhythm of work frenetic, the supervision strict, the sexual or physical intimidation frequent. The average monthly salary of an employee is $83. Latin American and Spanish unions, in addition to Québécois unions, support the efforts brought by these Central American workers to improve their work conditions.

Listen to the program here (in french)

 

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 "Québec, in solidarity with and against everything"

 Québec has a rich history of international solidarity. Whether by modes of development or by taking a humanitarian approach, the Québécois put forth a real effort of solidarity, which they continue to defend, despite criticism. Solidarity organizations, gravely affected by the crisis of international business in Canada, propose that Québec take up its desire for self-determination in terms of international solidarity, with its own funds. Analysis and testimony from solidarity partners here and in the Global South.

Listen to the program here (in french)

 

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 "How Deep Will You Dig?"

An ugly surprise for Canadians: the "most beautiful country in the world" is the uncontested champion of unbridled unearthing of what lies hidden in the planet's basement. Weakened ecosystems, democratic rights pushed aside to make room for businesses, native communities chased from their homes : the harm done is considerable and often irreversible. Sometimes, international organizations are complicit in these crimes. Happily, a defense of our common heritage is being organized across the nation.  Alternatives sheds light on the phenomena of "extractivism".

Listen to the program here (in french)


September 4th, 2013 "Change the climate or change the system?"

The climate is changing and we are responsible. The problem is global, as should be the solution. Even so, the Canadian government continues to harm international efforts [to reduce carbon emissions] by continuing the extraction of tar sands oil in Alberta. Last July, Alternatives and its allies wtinessed the scene in Alberta. An international community, meanwhile, is forming to put the economic and energetic system at the source of the problem into question, and to make a viable, global alternative. Meeting with activists from Québec, Canada and elsewhere.

Listen to the program here (in french)

 


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