From the January 5th 2013 edition of AW@L Radio - We start the show with the hip hop track - The Apology a collaboration from Henny Jack, Tru Rez Crew members Chief Mojo, Siance and James Blood, and Karboard Kid and Pete Nyce all from Six Nations and MC Sage from Warpole Island. The song is dedicated to the 50000+ missing indigenous children, a legacy of canada's racist residential school system, and to all those around the world who may have lost loved ones.
We then get into #IdleNoMore updates with a reading of Harsha Walia's excellent piece Debunking Blatchford and other anti-Native ideologues on Idle No More which digs into racist presentation of information in the mainstream media, then to a petition from change.org on pressuring the harper government to act on treaty responsibilities.
Next up is reading of a piece from @SettlerColonial called I am Canadian (because of treaties) which looks at the legitimacy of canada and canadians as a people through a history of agreements and treaties (which we have no honoured), then a look at the making of the first Idle No More map from the @mediacoop's Tim Groves. We leave the update on idle no more with two clips from a recent roundtable between Haudenosaunee, Tamil, and Ecuadorian land defenders and anti-colonials.
December 21st 2012 delivered as promised, and the re-emergence of the Zapatista's was declared en masse in the streets, in human streams of silence. it was beautiful and it was eerie - dan reads the "Next Steps" that the Zapatista National Liberation Army released as the poured into the cities in the mexican south east.
We then jump to a new track by The Mahones called The Revolution Starts Now!
After the song, the show resumes with an update from the Niagara Animal Defense League who have released a statement in support of the Haudenosaunee deer hunt in short hills near st. catherines, ontario. The statement is released among a flurry of accusations that the animal rights group cant be fro the hunt and for animals, however, the NADL bases their resistance in a decolonial frame which pushes them to look at their privilege in society, and the bases of what allows them to fight for animal rights on this land - treaties with indigenous nations.
Then a quick look at the new zine "Against Reversal" which is a 2 essay booklet educating folks on Line 9, the endbridge pipeline which they seek to ship tar sands oil through. We hop to good news that we missed in the spring - that is the complete protection of the site that was to be built into a landfill on the south shores of georgian bay. Site 41 had been resisted for years but the project went forward until Anishnabe women reached out to settler farmers to protect the land and the water by forming a protest camp which shut down construction. Always remember Direct Action Gets the Goods!!!!!
Before we leave you with another new track from Brutal Youth - called Best Policy, we drop an update on the Oshkimaadziig unity camp near midland ontario. Check out the new interview with Gibwainisi from Oshkimaadziig undertaken by Kalin Stacey of the Grand River Media Collective for the weekday morning (9-10est) news show on CKMS http://soundfm.ca.
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