The Art of Resistance


e.322 - A Knapsack Full of Dreams: Memoirs of a Street Nurse ft. Cathy Crowe

Season 3, Ep. 22

We get an advance-look at Cathy Crowe’s new book “A Knapsack Full of Dreams: Memoirs of a Street Nurse” coming out August 27th. Cathy has worked as a street nurse and activist in Toronto’s downtown east side since 1988. She is an educator and anti-poverty activist in the city. Her new book covers both her front-line work as a street nurse as well as her history of political advocacy and how the fight against Toronto's housing and shelter crisis has changed over time.

She joins us from CIUT studios at the University of Toronto to share her experience and what she’s learned over three decades of front-line work.

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A Knapsack Full of Dreams: Official Launch

August 27th - 7pm, Eastminster United Church

310 Danforth Avenue

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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