Episode – August 2016 – Building a Better World

Welcome et bienvenue to LegalEase: a monthly Montreal-based and produced radio show on 90.3 FM CKUT – a broadcast about law, cast broadly. Le collectif LegalEase est un groupe d’étudiants et étudiantes en droit de la communauté montréalaise. This month the program is entitled, Building a Better Future. As a note, this episode includes content in English, French and Spanish. You can listen to the Episode here. Or below.

This is Host Lillian Boctor’s final show with LegalEase as host. We will miss her devotion and excellent programming over the past several years.

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First, the program features “It Takes Roots to Change the System Caravan – from the Republican Convention to the Democratic Convention.” The Caravan is a call to action from communities of color and white folks to confront the growing acceptance and public condoning of racism and xenophobia; from women and trans people to reclaim feminisms for the grassroots; from communities living on the frontlines of polluting industries to build a new economy; from veterans and organized communities around the globe to end U.S. military intervention. Audio from Ariel Goodman.

Next, LegalEase features an excerpt from a panel at the Montreal World Social Forum on the subject of International Solidarity and Honduran Coup Resistance. It featured Félix Molina, of AMCH (Asociación de Medios Comunitarios de Honduras), Jesse Freeston, producer of “Resistencia”, Vicki Cervantes, National Coordinator, Honduras Solidarity Network and Diego Briceño, Makila, Coopérative multimédia, amongst others.

Third, Lillian speaks about Kurdish resistance and independence, with an activist with the Kurdish Women Movement (IRKWM).

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Finally, Lillian speaks with Kali Akuno, co-director of Cooperation Jackson, an organization that works for economic justice in the U.S. South, as he was in town to present at the World Social Forum on Economic Democracy.

LegalEase on 90.3 FM is a radio program broadcast every second Friday of the month at 11am EST from Montreal, Quebec. Originally founded by the McGill Legal Information Clinic in 1989, LegalEase is now run by a collective of progressive of law students from McGill University. Our weekly radio show deals with legal topics of interest to the community, with the intention of making the law both accessible and engaging. Tune into our show, follow us on Twitter @LegalEaseCkut, email legalease[at]ckut.ca or check our podcast library for past programming.

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