The Rebel Beat Podcast 052 – International Women’s Day Music

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Victoria Ruiz of Downtown Boys

 

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Welcome back to another weekly podcast of The Rebel Beat! This week, we’re very proud to bring you our annual International Women’s Day special. International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world on March 8th in order to amplify women’s struggles against patriarchy, capitalism, racism, and all other forms of oppression and domination.

On the show this week, we talked about some of the many IWD events happening in Montreal. But if you’re not in Montreal, be sure to look for local events happening in your city or town! Continue reading

The Rebel Beat Podcast 044 – G7 Welcoming Committee Retrospective

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Happy new year! Welcome to the first podcast of The Rebel Beat for 2016! It’s gonna be a great year for this show, filled with tons of interviews, special guests, and top-notch revolutionary music.

We wanted to start the year off with a bang by going back to a record label that was extremely influential for prairie punks and radicals of all stripes in so-called “Canada”, and further afield. G7 Welcoming Committee records was started back in 1997 in Winnipeg by members of Propagandhi, The Weakerthans, and other activist/musicians from central Canada. Up until 2010, it was putting out some of the best radical music, books, and spoken word CDs around. In fact, plenty of the music that we’ve featured on The Rebel Beat is from releases that G7 put out. Continue reading

The Rebel Beat podcast 043 – Best of 2015

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Narcy’s album Word War Free definitely flew to the top of our Best of 2015 list pretty quickly

 

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Welcome back to another weekly edition of The Rebel Beat podcast! This is our Best of 2015 edition, as it will be our last podcast of the year while we take a couple weeks off to recharge our batteries.

2015 was a year with some pretty significant tragedies and victories. As we seem to be hurling faster and faster towards climate chaos and militarized police states, people’s movements are upping the anti against pipelines, corruption, and impunity. And at the heart of these movements, artists continue to use their music as a platform for peace and justice. For every Donald Trump out there, there are thousands of Dead Prez’s, Ana Tijoux’s, and M.I.A.’s.

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The Rebel Beat podcast 031 – Smash the Fash! Antifa music

 

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Lace up your boots, my friends, dust off your brass knuckles, and get ready for another weekly podcast of The Rebel Beat! This week on the show, we laid down a raucous, at times brutal, at times folky, antifascist music set. This is in following with our previous discussions on the unfolding refugee crisis in Europe and the Middle East, the response of fascist governments and their shock troops in several countries, but also on the heroic solidarity of anti-fascist militants, not to mention the bravery of the migrants themselves.

But we also look at the recent mobilizations against the xenophobic neo-nazi scumbags of Pegida in Toronto and Montreal. In both cities, anti-fascist and anti-racist protestors sent those Pegida bottom-feeders running scared! Continue reading

The Rebel Beat Podcast 016 – Author/DJ Dawn Paley Drops Big Tunes From Puebla

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DJ Dawn Paley

Welcome back to our weekly podcast of The Rebel Beat, right here on the radical mothership CKUT Radio!

This week on the show, our special guest co-host is Dawn Paley, an author, independent journalist, and DJ extraordinaire. Dawn is based in Puebla, Mexico, and for years, her work has been focused on bringing forward the voices of those most impacted by capitalism, imperialism, and the drug war in Latin America. Last fall, she released her first book ever, Drug War Capitalism, on AK Press. Continue reading