The Art of Resistance


e. 415 - Julie Berman's Life & Legacy: End Violence Against Trans Women ft. Aanya Wood & Monica Forrester

Season 4, Ep. 14

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In December 2019, Julie Berman was murdered in Toronto. A proud trans woman and human rights advocate, she dedicated her life to the fight for trans rights in the city, resisting violence against trans women, and her murder sparked wide-spread outrage in Toronto around escalating violence against trans women.

We’re joined by Aanya Wood and Monica Forrester to discuss the community memorial they organized in Julie’s memory and the struggle to end violence against trans women in the city.

Aanya Wood works with the Board of Directors at Maggie’s Toronto Sex Workers Action Project, Justice for Moka Dawkins and is currently organizing to free Dawna Brown.

Monica Forrester is the Indigenous Coordinator at Maggie’s Toronto and the founder of Trans Pride Toronto- transitioning together.

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e. 420 - People Before Profit: MISN Takes On Canadian Mining Giants

Season 4, Ep. 20
Mining Injustice Solidarity Network Website | Facebook | TwitterFrom March 1st to 4th, Toronto will play host to the annual conference of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada- PDAC is a group representing Canada’s mining exploration and extraction industry. The convention is the largest of its kind in the world, attracting thousands of investors and 26,000 attendees from over 130 countries. It is considered the “superbowl” event of extractive industries, featuring award ceremonies, workshops, and keynote addresses by prominent mining moguls and political figures, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Toronto is considered the hub of the global mining industry.Though it promotes itself as an ethical industry upholding high environmental standards and labour practices, the Canadian mining industry is actually notorious for its ecological and human rights abuses around the world. In 2016, a report from Osgoode Hall’s Justice and Corporate Accountability Project found that between 2000-2015, 709 cases of criminal activity and 44 targeted deaths were related to Canadian mining projects in Latin America. Mining companies and the Canadian government, including under Prime Minister Trudeau, have so far failed to make any meaningful change to the violence of the extractive industry, and few Canadians are aware of these abuses.Today, we speak to Kate Klein, an organizer with the group Mining Injustice and Solidarity Network to learn more about the upcoming conference and the imperial violence of the Canadian mining industry.The Art of Resistance airs Tuesdays on CIUT89.5FM.Facebook | Twitter | Instagram