Barbara Perry W Anushka Nagji & Alnoor Gova Jan 4 2017

Professor Barbara Perry is a Professor in the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), she is recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities and renowned authors on Hate Crime.  We discussed the findings of her recent report titled Right-Wing Extremism in Canada: An Environmental Scan that examined the current state of the movement in Canada. This discussion was recorded on January 4 2017.

Dr. Barbara Perry: Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Picturing Possibilities an intervention project Dr. Perry et al. have initiated

Paul Cavalluzzo Pt2 W Anushka Nagji Dec19 2016

Paul Cavalluzzo (a leading constitutional lawyer, acted as lead commission counsel to the Commission of Inquiry into the Actions of Canadian Officials in Relation to Maher Arar. More recently, appointed by the Federal Minister of Justice to act as a Special Advocate in security certificate cases) W front line legal advocate Anushka Nagji recorded Dec 19 2016.  Part 1 with Paul Cavalluzzo here.

Tim McSorley ICLMG W Anushka Nagji Dec12 2016

Tim McSorley is the National Coordinator of the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group. In the years since his studies in journalism and political science at Concordia University in Montreal, he has split his time between work in media and social justice – usually combining the two. This included serving as the National Coordinator for the Media Co-operative, and, most recently, as coordinator for the Voices-Voix Coalition, defending the right to dissent and free expression in Canada.
International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group website


Matthew Behrens W Anushka Nagji Dec12 2016

Matthew Behrens is a freelance writer and social justice advocate who coordinates the Homes not Bombs non-violent direct action network. His column “Taking Liberties” examines connections between national security and civil liberties. Behrens has worked closely with the targets of Canadian and U.S. “national security” profiling for many years including the so called Iacobucci three Abdullah Almalki, Ahmad Elmaati and Muayyed Nureddin. You can find his articles on

Desmond Cole W Anuskha Nagji Dec5 2016

Sorry there’s a thump every second – it’s a technical issue we couldn’t help – we trust it doesn’t prevent the content from coming through – we’re working on resolving it.

Desmond Cole is an award-winning freelance journalist and an activist based in Toronto. He is a columnist for the Toronto Star, and his work can also be found in Toronto Life, Walrus, NOW, Torontoist, Ethnic Aisle, and several other publications. Desmond was honoured three times at the 2015 National Magazine Awards, including a gold prize for Best New Magazine Writer. He also hosts a radio program every Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. on Newstalk 1010. Desmond is currently working on his first book about the experiences of Black Canadians.