Union Organiser and Gig Worker Jennifer Scott of Gig Workers United shares her experiences on the front lines fighting to unionise and win labour rights for her fellow gig workers. We explore the difficult coversations that gig workers must have with each other, the dehumanisation both the apps and our urban environments force couriers to experience AND why all eyes should be Ontario as the province sets out to re-define the future of work.
The consultations for the Ontario's Workforce Recovery Advisory Committee close on 31 July 2021. They can be emailed at [email protected] with written comments. More information contextualising the work of this comittee can be found in the links section below (or by listening to this podcast. teehee
Due to our old podcast host (Podiant) being acquired by Castos, the Website is currently a mess. The same is true for the podcast feed which might have duplicate episodes and missing show notes. This will be resolved sometime within the next couple of weeks. Apologies on the less than professional web experience.
INTRO: Hot Corner – Katsumi Horii Project
OUTRO: Bread and Roses - Dawn Landes, Alana Amram & Abigail Chapin
(Note: This is a longer version of the interview released as part of Episode 006 -- No One is Illegal) This week on Atlas of Resistance, Sharmeen Khan of No One Is Illegal - Toronto (NOII) talks to Rocky the fight to secure status for all and how our current migration regime intersects with many other issues in our society from policing and prisions to public education and care work. **[MORE INFO]** For more information on No One Is Illegal look at the links section. *Blog Post Forthcoming* **[MUSIC]** *Outro* - Hong Kong Night Sight - Masataka Matsutoya ...
Have you ever returned from a canvass demoralised that you only ended up preaching to those already converted? Wish there was some way to build bridges to cross the chasms that are growing wider with every day in an increasingly fractured and polarised political landscape?The technique of deep canvassing was created to respond directly to these concerns. With its origins in the fight for marriage equality in California, practitioners of deep canvassing have employed radical empathy and listening in order to reach people and change minds on issues ranging from trans rights and health care to immigration and encampments. It may not be a silver bullet but, given the success it's had in the states, it's no surprise that Canadian organisers are beginning to pay attention. This week on the show, Rocky will get the straight dope on deep canvassing as they talk to Nicholas Schmidt, a deep canvasser with Down Home North Carolina: a group that has made the technique a corner stone of reaching out and building bridges with voters in the deeply conservative south.Nahum Mann will also return to the show to discuss the work of the Encampment Support Network which has helped pioneer the technique in Canada to change the conversation around the encampment in Dufferin Grove Park. [LINKS] Atlas of Resistance – TWITTER Atlas of Resistance - FACEBOOK Down Home North Carolina - WEBSITE Down Home North Carolina - TWITTERDown Home North Carolina - FACEBOOKEncampment Support Network ...
(NOTE: I initially uploaded the Parkdale Organise episode. This has been rectified so you should now have the correct episode) This week on the programme, two actvists from two different groups. Allie Rugeot of [Fridays for Future - Toronto](https://www.fridaysforfutureto.org/) and Savi Gellatly-Ladd of [Climate Justice Toronto (CJTO)]() talk with Rocky about climate justice, how the move to online organising due to the pandemic has made groups more accessable and tips on how to juggle activism with a busy school/work/family life. **[MORE INFO]** For more information on Climate Justice Toronto look below: [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/climatejusticeto) [Twitter](https://twitter.com/CJusticeTO) [Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/climatejusticeto/) and some links for Fridays for Future - Toronto [Website](https://www.fridaysforfutureto.org/) [TikTok](https://www.tiktok.com/@fridaysforfutureto) [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/fridaysforfutureto) [Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/fridaysforfutureto/) [Twitter](https://twitter.com/toforfuture?lang=en) **[MUSIC]** *Intro* - Prologue from Yuji Ohno's Cosmos - Yuji Ohno *Outro* - It's The End of The World as You Know It - R.E.M, ...