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Episode December 2015 – Rising

Welcome to LegalEase with your hosts Lillian Boctor and Alice Mirlesse for this December 2015 edition of Legalease. LegalEase is a monthly show put together by a collective of law students and recently graduated law students at McGill that explores the law and its institutions with a critical lens and at the same time makes the jargon of the law more accessible.

 

We start the show with an interview from Paris with Daniel T’seleie, a Dene and participant in the “It Takes Roots to Weather the Storm” and “Indigenous Rising” Delegations to the COP21 in Paris, which took place from November 30 – December 12, 2015;

we hear the powerful words of Kandi Mosset, the Indigenous Environemental Network’s Native Energy and Climate Campaign Organizer and member of the “It Takes Roots” and “Indigenous Rising” Delegations at the COP21 in Paris, speaking at a press conference by Women’s Earth and Climate Caucus and Women Leading Solutions on Frontlines of Climate Change on December 8, 2015;

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we hear from Alexis, a member and community leader of the WeCopwatch movement based in the Ferguson, Missouri neighborhood where police killed Mike Brown; and Tariq Ramadan, who teaches Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University, was speaking at the McGill Faculty of Law last month and we hear an excerpt of his talk entitled, “Accommodation and Securitization, Dilemmas of Muslim Citizenship in Liberal Democracies.”

Episode January 2016 – No Justice, No Peace

Listen to the January 8, 2016 edition of Legalease on CKUT 90.3 with hosts Rachel Davidson, Deborah Guterman and Yuan Stevens.

 

  • Professor Helena Lamed and Lysanne LaRose from the McGill Faculty of Law are in studio to speak about their sponsorship of Syrian refugees; l
  • isten to a live interview with Billy Joe Mills, one of Tamir Rice’s lawyers, speaking about the recent Grand Jury decision to not indict the police responsible for killing 12-year old Tamir Rice;
  • and we also hear a clip from a press conference held by the Center for Research-Action on Race Relations, where Mei Ling, a student who filed a complaint for race and gender discrimination and harassment against Concordia University student association ASFA, speaks about the case’s settlement.
  • You can hear Legalease the second Friday of every month on CKUT 90.3 and online from 11-12noon EST.

Episode April 2016 – “This drought that will kill us”

Welcome to LegalEase, a broadcast about law cast broadly. We are your hosts Lillian and Rachel…. for this April 8, 2016 edition of Legalease.

LegalEase is a monthly show put together by a collective of current and former law students at McGill that explores the law and its institutions with a critical lens and at the same time makes the jargon of the law more accessible.

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Coming up in the show today:

  • We speak to Will Fitzgibbons, a journalist with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists about the Panama Papers;
  • Workers in Texas jails are striking and we speak with the director for the Prison Justice League, Erica Gammill, in Austin, Texas to find out why;
  • But first we hear from Leroi Newbold from Black Lives Matter Toronto on the#BLMTOtentcity, or Black City, organizing with #BlackLivesMatterToronto and Freedom Schools.

Episode – September 2016 – About LegalEase!

LegalEase is a monthly show put together by a collective of former and current law students at McGill that explores the law and its institutions with a critical lens and at the same time makes the jargon of the law more accessible.

Listen to the Episode here

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In today’s show we will hear from past and current students about their involvement in social movement lawyering and how it has shaped their experiences in law school. From Radlaw (Legalease’s original affiliation) to Legalease, students’ perspective on the law and the communities whose lives are affected by it on the daily has been sharpened through engaging with these perspectives, both individually and collectively.

LegalEase présente un rapportage de cette été des travailleurs du Vieux-port qui étaient en grève depuis plus de 100 jours. Ils militent pour des bénéfices

Finally, we have put together extracts of past shows, to illustrate the breadth and diversity of topics covered in the show, and give new recruits an idea of what they are signing-up for!

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.

Episode – October 2016 – Abortion, MMIW, Land Defenders

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,  Abortion, MMIW, Land Defenders. Listen to the Episode here.

Professors Shivaun Quinlivan and Susan Cahill shared their lived experiences and insights on the Eighth Amendment of the Irish Constitution. This Amendment equates the right to life of a pregnant woman with that of a foetus and criminalizes abortion in all cases except where continuing a pregnancy would result in death.
You can read Cahill’s story at www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/…grets-1.2542740

Last week, hundreds walked in honour and solidarity of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) at the 11th annual Missing Justice March in Montreal. Hear from Mohawk artist and activist Ellen Gabriel, who cast doubts over the effectiveness of the current national inquiry on MMIW and Stacey Gomez of the Centre for Gender Advocacy, who shared ways to get involved in raising awareness for MMIW.

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And finally, Anishinaabe land defenders Vanessa and Lindsay Gray spoke in Montreal last month. Vanessa is facing a 25-year prison sentence for allegedly sabotaging Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline. We’ll play parts of their talk, in which they discuss environmental racism, organizing in the Chemical Valley, and the importance of defending land defenders.

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 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.

This month’s edition of LegalEase was produced by Alice Mirlesse, Gwendolyn Muir, and Emma Noradounkian.

We’ll be posting soon!

Greetings Fans of LegalEase!

It has been a long time. We’ve been around, just not posting. Now it is time to give you a taste of what we have been working on.

You have been busy combing through our archives. Thanks! It’s good to see our material is not going to waste. But there are new battles to add to the old; we must continue the fight for justice.

Keep tuned for some new content.

In Solidarity –