1. On the second episode of Bolo Azadi, Lee Williams Boudakian shares some powerful work and we chat over bhel puri and chai about not having all the answers, false dichotomies, queering histories, assumptions about gender, internal/external imperialisms, conquest, loss of land, being mixed, cute toques and their Spring/Summer 2014 tour of Dear Armen, an audience immersive theatre experience inspired by the life of Armen Ohanian, an enigmatic Armenian performer and poet (dear armen.com).

    we say screw you white supremacy! our resistance is fertile and growing every day! our tongues cannot be sealed! each month, bolo azadi brings you qtipoc* voices speaking and living our truths. join us as we chat over chai with fierce, glittering writers, performers and other magic makers. what better way to celebrate and make space for emerging qtipoc artists in our communities than taking to the airwaves and making them our own? from our shining, multicolored unicorn hearts to yours, for the love of each other, for the love of the struggle. 

    *qtipoc: queer and trans* Indigenous people and people of color (including mixed race people)

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  2. Warriors and warrior societies have a sacred and powerful place in Indigenous culture and resistance. While colonial culture has and continues to undermine and deride the role and reality of Indigenous warriors, warrior societies have continued to form and function in order to resist the destructive and dangerous effects of occupation and settler-colonial culture. Sakej Ward sits down with Radio-BED for a conversation on the contemporary warrior and warrior societies, so leave your stereotypes at the door and pay attention. This is serious.

    Radio-BED’s Special Report profiles critical issues and powerful individuals challenging the oppression and destruction of modern day colonial capitalist societies. With in depth interviews and on the ground coverage of resistance and struggle, Special Report brings you the narratives main stream, corporate media silences. So turn on, tune in and drop out, this is Special Report. 

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  3. Brew your own Kombucha, name your own SCOBY! - Living Below the Dollar sits down with Kombucha enthusiast Lila as we go through a step by step orientation to the art of fermenting tea.

    Reduce, re-use, recycle, up-cycle, re-purpose, mend. Consider utility over aesthetics. Substitute luxury for necessity. Strive for comfort not extravagance. Live simply and intentionally. Purchase that which is used or ethically produced.

    These principles can be applied to food, clothing, shelter, and entertainment and they can be used to build community and to revoke your participation from a economic system that is centered around reckless profit and consumption. Tune in for discussions regarding waste reclamation, sustainable transport and rent-free housing as well as building community, showing generosity, and increasing self sufficiency.

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  4. Ever wonder why with our given technological advancements we never scaled down our work week from 40 to 15 hours? Or why North American’s get two - three weeks less vacation then Europeans? Why is paternity leave not a standard in our country? Hollis wonders about these things too. That’s why he was passionate about bringing the ideas of “Working Less” to the forefront by representing the Work Less Party in Point Grey riding in the last provincial election. Listen in to see where he went with his motives, and how he changed the face of grassroots campaign management in front of more conventional politicians.

    Reduce, re-use, recycle, up-cycle, re-purpose, mend. Consider utility over aesthetics. Substitute luxury for necessity. Strive for comfort not extravagance. Live simply and intentionally. Purchase that which is used or ethically produced.

    These principles can be applied to food, clothing, shelter, and entertainment and they can be used to build community and to revoke your participation from a economic system that is centered around reckless profit and consumption. Tune in for discussions regarding waste reclamation, sustainable transport and rent-free housing as well as building community, showing generosity, and increasing self sufficiency.

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  5. Radio-BED visits the village of Maaqtusiis, home of the Ahousaht First Nation on the extreme west coast of what is now known as “Vancouver” island to listen in on conversations about decolonization, Rez life, alternatives to the Indian act and coming home with esteemed elder Vera Little and Ancestral Pride.

     


  6. Some people live below the dollar to save money. Marty does it because she is conscious about her duty to maintain an environmental footprint that is as insignificant as possible. Listen as Marty shares her story of moving to and living on Lasqueti Island and constructing her own sustainable homestead.

    Reduce, re-use, recycle, up-cycle, re-purpose, mend. Consider utility over aesthetics. Substitute luxury for necessity. Strive for comfort not extravagance. Live simply and intentionally. Purchase that which is used or ethically produced.

    These principles can be applied to food, clothing, shelter, and entertainment and they can be used to build community and to revoke your participation from a economic system that is centered around reckless profit and consumption. Tune in for discussions regarding waste reclamation, sustainable transport and rent-free housing as well as building community, showing generosity, and increasing self sufficiency.

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  7. Radio-BED catches up with Suzanne Patles and Coady Stephens, Mi’kmaq Warrior Society members captured and held following the October 2013 armed RCMP raid of the Mi’kmaq camp and blockade of SWN Resources Canada shale gas exploration equipment in Elsipogtog. Suzanne and Coady are currently traveling across Turtle Island to share their struggle, build coast to coast alliances and continue intensifying resistance to the state, resource extraction and land theft.

    Radio-BED’s Special Report profiles critical issues and powerful individuals challenging the oppression and destruction of modern day colonial capitalist societies. With in depth interviews and on the ground coverage of resistance and struggle, Special Report brings you the narratives main stream, corporate media silences. So turn on, tune in and drop out, this is Special Report. 

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  8. (RE)Volver visits Khurshid Begum Awan in a Montreal church as she and her family marked 100 days of sanctuary in her struggle to avoid deportation and separation from her daughter, Tahira Awan and her grandson, Ali.  Although Khurshid is present and speaks during the interview, most of her story is intertwined with and relayed by her daughter, Tahira Awan. The interview is primarily in Urdu with some English translation by Farha, a member of the Awan family support committee. 

    http://soutienfamilleawan.org/
    http://soutienfamilleawan.tumblr.com/

    Shit’s fucked up. Let’s talk. Let’s critically examine our lives and our living. Let’s explore the political through the personal, the macro through the micro. Let’s understand the real and destructive impacts of systemic inequalities through the people, the families and the communities they are effecting. Lets make this the first step in dismantling these things. (RE)Volver’s one on one interviews are spaces for those experiencing structural inequalities to share their truths and for the rest of us to listen, to learn and to act.

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  9. Bolo Azadi sits down with Pragya Sharma over pancakes and bacon as she shares some of her incredible writing and thoughts about fatphobia, racism, queerness, craziness, humour as a tool of resistance, ancestors as artistic mentors and why bacon is a useful tool for coping with systems of oppression. With a special shout out to feline muse Shakespeare for meowing his input.

    we say screw you white supremacy! our resistance is fertile and growing every day! our tongues cannot be sealed! twice a month, bolo azadi brings you qtipoc* voices speaking and living our truths. join us as we chat over chai with fierce, glittering writers, performers and other magic makers. what better way to celebrate and make space for emerging qtipoc artists in our communities than taking to the airwaves and making them our own? from our shining, multicolored unicorn hearts to yours, for the love of each other, for the love of the struggle. 

    *qtipoc: queer and trans* Indigenous people and people of color (including mixed race people)

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  10. If its reduced environmental impact wasn’t enough, perhaps the result of you having more cash in your wallet will attract you to the wonderful world of (re)utilizing used vegetable oil as gas. And if you’re anything like Todd, you might even take on the challenge of completing the conversion yourself.

    www.burnveg.com/
    www.therebelspell.com/

    Reduce, re-use, recycle, up-cycle, re-purpose, mend. Consider utility over aesthetics. Substitute luxury for necessity. Strive for comfort not extravagance. Live simply and intentionally. Purchase that which is used or ethically produced.

    These principles can be applied to food, clothing, shelter, and entertainment and they can be used to build community and to revoke your participation from a economic system that is centered around reckless profit and consumption. Tune in for discussions regarding waste reclamation, sustainable transport and rent-free housing as well as building community, showing generosity, and increasing self sufficiency.

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  11. Trade School Vancouver - Trade School Vancouver is a barter based education system based on radical access to knowledge and mutual benefit. Come one, come all.

    Reduce, re-use, recycle, up-cycle, re-purpose, mend. Consider utility over aesthetics. Substitute luxury for necessity. Strive for comfort not extravagance. Live simply and intentionally. Purchase that which is used or ethically produced.

    These principles can be applied to food, clothing, shelter, and entertainment and they can be used to build community and to revoke your participation from a economic system that is centered around reckless profit and consumption. Tune in for discussions regarding waste reclamation, sustainable transport and rent-free housing as well as building community, showing generosity, and increasing self sufficiency.

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  12. (RE)Volver talks to Malek about her continuing journey of migration and belonging and the trauma enacted by borders on bodies of color. This is her story.

    Shit’s fucked up. Let’s talk. Let’s critically examine our lives and our living. Let’s explore the political through the personal, the macro through the micro. Let’s understand the real and destructive impacts of systemic inequalities through the people, the families and the communities they are effecting. Lets make this the first step in dismantling these things. (RE)Volver’s one on one interviews are spaces for those experiencing structural inequalities to share their truths and for the rest of us to listen, to learn and to act.

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  13. By emancipating ourselves from money, we leave more time to focus our energy, pool our resources, and commit to community. This was the motivation for establishing the Free Market, a seasonal bi-weekly East Van free outdoor community carnival. The market was a place where all were invited to participate in creating an environment that was warm, innovative and unpredictable. The Vancouver Free Market presents fun, friends, and community as well as a means to celebrate life without money on our very own “Commercial” Drive.

    Reduce, re-use, recycle, up-cycle, re-purpose, mend. Consider utility over aesthetics. Substitute luxury for necessity. Strive for comfort not extravagance. Live simply and intentionally. Purchase that which is used or ethically produced.

    These principles can be applied to food, clothing, shelter, and entertainment and they can be used to build community and to revoke your participation from a economic system that is centered around reckless profit and consumption. Tune in for discussions regarding waste reclamation, sustainable transport and rent-free housing as well as building community, showing generosity, and increasing self sufficiency.

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  14. (RE)Volver visits Sarah, an urban Indigenous writer and artivist from Blackfoot territory who’s expressions of rage and resistance have taken many forms throughout the years. From the written word to oral storytelling and from image based exploration to graphic designing, Sarah has created, distributed and published independent zines, non-fiction and poetry, collages and photography. This is her story.

    Shit’s fucked up. Let’s talk. Let’s critically examine our lives and our living. Let’s explore the political through the personal, the macro through the micro. Let’s understand the real and destructive impacts of systemic inequalities through the people, the families and the communities they are effecting. Lets make this the first step in dismantling these things. (RE)Volver’s one on one interviews are spaces for those experiencing structural inequalities to share their truths and for the rest of us to listen, to learn and to act.

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  15. Radio-BED sits down with Crow and Sacheen of Ancestral Pride for a necessary conversation on land defence, Idle No More, settler solidarity, nationhood and going home. 

    In this special report, Ancestral Pride schools listeners of all nations on the reality of the struggle for safety and self-determination and the importance of asserting and re-asserting Indigenous jurisdiction and authority over lands that have never been surrendered.  

    http://ancestralpride.ca/

    Radio-BED’s Special Report profiles critical issues and powerful individuals challenging the oppression and destruction of modern day colonial capitalist societies. With in depth interviews and on the ground coverage of resistance and struggle, Special Report brings you the narratives main stream, corporate media silences. So turn on, tune in and drop out, this is Special Report. 

    For more episodes of Special Report - Click Here