Spring Radio

Spring Radio

This podcast is an extension of the revolutionary journalism of Spring Magazine. As an organization, our aim is to help advance working class struggles fighting against racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, settler colonialism, and for all people oppressed under capitalism. Spring is also a learning organization. This means that we take our politics to the streets and compare it to the lived experiences of the working class, and ourselves as a part of that class. The purpose of this podcast is to act as another medium through which this dialogue can occur. The format will likely evolve over time, but at its core we want it to serve as a tool to amplify the words and actions of activists across Canada.

Episodes

June 11, 2024 31 mins

The fight in the imperial core for a free Palestine has gained new momentum in the last couple months. This is due, in part, to the growing movement of pro-Palestinian student encampments demanding that their universities divest from the genocidal Israeli state.

In this episode, you’ll hear perspectives and insights from Ontario Tech University student Waddah, UCLA student and labour organizer Desmond, and OFL President Laura Walto...

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In this episode, Spring member Valerie Lannon sits down with Sudanese engineer and Marxist political activist Muzan Alneel to discuss the dire political and humanitarian crisis in Sudan. Muzan walks us through the current political situation, resistance efforts on the ground, and the best way for international allies to express their solidarity.   This episode was produced on the traditional territory of many nations, including th...
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In today’s episode, we’re joined by Matthew Huber, author of the excellent book: Climate Change as Class War. We discuss the causes and possible solutions to the climate crisis from a socialist perspective.

This episode was produced on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples.

It was produced by Deena Newaz, Josh Frame,...

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Today’s episode is about the Migrant Spring: a campaign pushing for permanent resident status to all undocumented people in Canada. We spoke with Migrant Workers Alliance for Change organizer Sarom Rho about the campaign, why it is so necessary in this moment, and how it connects with the fight for a Free Palestine. 

To see if there’s a Migrant Spring action being held near you, go to migrantrights.ca/events/mar16/

This episode w...

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March 2, 2024 41 mins

In this episode we tune in to a condensed version of Spring's recent conversation with Benoit Renaud, a Quebec education worker and socialist, about lessons we can learn from the Quebec labour movement.

Listeners tuning in from outside of Quebec may be surprised to learn that more than half a million public sector workers went on strike in November and December. It was the largest strike in Quebec’s history and one of the largest i...

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January 20, 2024 33 mins

This episode is about the spirit and energy of a revolution. You’ll hear a talk from Spring members Deena Newaz and Peter Hogarth that was originally recorded on October 14, 2023 as part of Spring’s Red October conference.

The talk centres around the Russian revolution of 1917 and its impact not only on the Russian working class, but on people facing oppression at the hands of the ruling class around the world — from India to Peru,...

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In this episode, Spring Member Dave Bush sits down with labour journalist Emily Leedham to reflect on workers’ struggles in Canada in 2023, and the state of labour journalism. 

This episode was recorded on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat peoples.

It was produced by Dave Bush, Carlie Macfie and Josh Frame, with origina...

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At Spring’s inaugural Red October conference, Spring members Krisna Saravanamuttu, Loretta Fisher, and Robyn Letson presented talks at the session titled “Centering Equity in the Fight for Workers’ Power”. In this episode, we share excerpts from their talks where they discuss why fighting transphobia, homophobia, racism, and sexism is inherently a workers’ issue and why socialists need to build anti-oppressive, multi-racial working...

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In this episode, Spring members Krisna Saravanamuttu and Adam Lee sit down with John Clark, co-founder of Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) to discuss the organization’s years of militancy and how it built a coalition of organizers from varying left tendencies and developed a basis of unity. 

This is part of a longer interview that will be published in Spring Magazine soon.

While OCAP has folded, the struggle against capital...

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In this episode, we look at the ongoing genocide in Gaza, and the urgent need for a ceasefire and an end to the occupation of Palestine by the Israeli state. 

The episode features Dania Majid, a Palestinian activist and lawyer with the Arab-Canadian Lawyers Association, Suzanne Weiss a Holocaust survivor, author, activist, and James Clark a Spring member and organizer. You’ll also hear a poem from Maysam Ghani recited at a recent v...

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In this inaugural episode of Spring Radio, we look at the exploitation of tenants by landlords and the struggle to fight back. 

 

We begin by looking at the Canadian housing system and how it's designed to squeeze the working class for the benefit of landlords. Next, we focus in on how one group of tenants—the York South-Weston Tenant Union—are fighting back against their greedy landlords through a rent strike. Spring Radio field r...

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