Category Archives: History

Nine Month Blues: A look at women’s reproductive rights in Canada | rabble.ca

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From birth control, to abortion, to access to information and education, what’s happening with sexual health for women in Canada?

We talk to Greg Smith (Executive Director of https://www.optionsforsexualhealth.org/) and Joyce Arthur (Executive Director of the Abortion rights Coalition Of Canada – http://www.arcc-cdac.ca/home.html) about the lay of the land for women’s reproductive rights in Canada.  We also include audio from the audio documentary “The Women Are Coming” about the Abortion Caravan to fight for women’s right too access free and legal abortion.

Music by Peggy Seeger, the Gruff, Ani Difranco, the Great Lake Swimmers and Nellie McKay.

The title of this podcast is borrowed from the Peggy Seeger song “9 Month Blues”.

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Homeopathy and People’s Health | rabble.ca

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After some technical difficulties (corrected in our online version!) we had a good conversation including voices both in favour of and against homeopathy. A heated topic, but an important one.

We talk with Peter Fraser, who is Director of the Institute of Homœopathy (http://www.homoeopathist.info/) about the principles behind homeopathic practices and the health benefits he sees his patients enjoying from their homeopathic treatments.

We also talk with Lee Mollers, President of BC Skeptics, and Jamie Williams, Executive Director of the BC Centre for Inquiry   about their concerns about the practice of and theory behind  homeopathy.

Music by the Gruff, Geoff Berner, Maria Dunn and Kevin Efting.

Health Impacts of Racism on BC’s Chinese Community – Today and Yesterday | rabble.ca

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In this show, we look at the fight against the gentrification of Vancouver’s Chinatown and talk to Sid Chow Tan about the organizing going on among Chinatown residents to preserve their right to their own neighbourhood.  We also talk to Jim Wong Chu about the case of the D’Arcy Island Leper Colony off the coast of Vancouver Island, where sufferers of Leprosy, almost all of whom were Chinese men, were imprisoned and left to die from 1891 to 1924.  Music by Marvin Gaye and the No Luck Club.

For more information about the movie Island of Shadows about the Darcy Island Leper Colony, check out http://www.redstorm.ca/islandofshadows/index.html. If you’re in the Vancouver area, you can access this movie through the Vancouver Public Library.

For more information about the fight against the gentrification of Chinatown, please visit http://dnchome.wordpress.com/