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The drug war, covered by drug users as war correspondents. Crackdown is a monthly podcast about drugs, drug policy and the drug war led by drug user activists and supported by research. Each episode will tell the story of a community fighting for their lives. It’s also about solutions, justice for those we have lost, and saving lives.
 
A podcast for all those socially conscious moms. I'm a black mom, raising black kids in a white world and this podcast is about the funny and not so funny moments that come with being a person of color in today's world. This is real talk about social issues, black and brown lives, black hair, relationships, mommy'ing through those terrible three's (yes I said three's), parenting kids of all ages and all the fun that comes with motherhood... all discussed with a twist of color.
 
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Reporter Ahmar Khan tried to blow the whistle on systemic racism at CBC... and they fired him. Maclean’s publishes a big, powerful list. Ryan McMahon guest co-hosts with Ryerson journalism professor and former APTN news boss Karyn Pugliese. References: More details about Ahmar Khan's case Canadian Journalists Anti-Racism Coalition statement in supp…
 
It’s the second annual Douggie Awards, where Allison and Jonathan take stock of all the hilarity and abject horror that was the Year in Ford. Who carries home the trophies for “Best Sycophant,” “Most Surreal Moment,” and the always-popular “Most Blatant Conflict of Interest”? Take a stroll down the shoddily constructed blue carpet and join us as we…
 
Many people who broke into the Capitol broadcast their crimes across social media. Twitter, Facebook and other platforms responded by deleting accounts, but other people rushed to preserve and organize all their posts from the assault on the Capitol, as well as photos and videos from journalists present. The collective Bellingcat uses open-source i…
 
Premiers activate shitty dad mode. And tech companies clamping down on Trumpism could have unintended consequences. CANADALAND's new French language media correspondent Emilie Nicolas co-hosts. This episode is brought to you by Dispatch Coffee, Squarespace, Manscaped and HelloFresh Support CANADALAND: http://canadalandshow.com/join See omnystudio.c…
 
In the first of a two-part series on the G20, two mysterious strangers start volunteering with activist networks in southern Ontario. It’s all part of one of the biggest undercover police operations in Canadian history. To learn more: “Unmasked: Searching for lessons in Toronto's 2010 G20 debacle” by Andrea Bennett in Maisonneuve “How police infilt…
 
With COVID-19 cases in many parts of Canada on the rise, what about the people who can’t stay home? The Toronto Star’s labour reporter Sara Mojtehedzadeh has found that workplaces are a “major source” of transmission, and precarious work is helping the spread. This episode is brought to you by 18.8 and Freshbooks Additional music by Audio Network. …
 
A pro-Trump mob invades the U.S. Capitol building, the hunt continues for Canadian politicians who ignored COVID travel advisories and we reflect on whether Julian Assange has gotten a raw deal from the press. Jen Gerson joins us with a special announcement. This episode is brought to you by Dispatch Coffee and Squarespace Support CANADALAND: http:…
 
In rural communities and in the North, people pay ridiculously high bills for ridiculously slow Internet. But decent Internet access isn’t a luxury. Lower Internet speed equals lower access, lower opportunity and lower status in just about every aspect of modern life. And while the digital divide isn’t new, the pandemic has widened it, leaving peop…
 
A teenage boy and his friends start robbing banks in Toronto. A future Prime Minister is deported from Montreal. A Black Panther in Baltimore goes to prison for four decades. And the RCMP is split apart by the biggest scandal in the force's history. At the heart of it all is one man. He calls himself the General. Featured in this episode: Ricky Atk…
 
Myles Gray was an unarmed man who died after seven Vancouver police officers beat him mercilessly. Half a decade after he died, not only does his family not have justice, they don’t even know the names of the people who killed him. Featured in this episode: Bethany Lindsay (CBC Vancouver), Harsha Walia (B.C. Civil Liberties Association), Ronald Mac…
 
The holidays, as we know them, are cancelled. So we asked people to call Jesse and argue about... whatever, in the true spirit of this festive season. Featuring CBC Radio host Piya Chattopadhyay, 12:36 newsletter maker Marc Weisblott, journalist Kareem Shaheen, Maureen from Calgary, Simon from Toronto, and more. This episode is brought to you by Au…
 
They're lobster criminals, not lobster vigilantes. Does the CBC’s President live in Brooklyn or just sleep there in a house she owns? And Brayden Bushby's verdict offers a moment to reflect on who deserves humanity. Former CAJ President Karyn Pugliese co-hosts. References: Here's MIT Technology Review's story on biased algorithms and Timnit Gebru g…
 
Doug Ford vowed that those who couldn’t afford rent during the pandemic wouldn’t lose their homes. Instead, he made evictions easier than ever. And now, thanks to online hearings, the bleak indifference of that process is on display for all. Allison and Jonathan look at what it means when housing is chiefly seen as an investment, not a right, and h…
 
The verdict arrives in the trial that everyone’s talking about. Can there be justice? As Thunder Bay grapples with the truth about itself, people are still dying. Kids are still dying. So where do we go from here? Support us here: canadaland.com/join. This episode is brought to you by HelloFresh. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out inform…
 
A Uyghur man imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay for years was released over a decade ago, after the U.S. decided he wasn’t an “enemy combatant” after all. But Ayoob Mohammed can’t reunite with his wife and two kids who live in Canada. According to our immigration authorities, he was a member of an elusive terror organization. Our producer Tiffany Lam rep…
 
The New York Times says Canada needs to stand up against child exploitation on PornHub — but their columnist's suggestions could create new problems. And aliens are reportedly among us. This is no joke! NSFW reporter for The Daily Dot Ana Valens co-hosts. References: Read the aliens story in the Jerusalem Post and see the video of UFOs in the New Y…
 
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