Canada and the Spanish Civil War co-director Emily Robins Sharpe talks about Jewish North American and African American participation in the Spanish Civil War, and the war's impact on Jewish North American and African American literature
Kevin Levangie traces the typical (if such a generalization is possible) journey and experience of a Canadian volunteer in the Spanish Civil War. He discusses the Canadian's resistance to discipline, how scarcity of resources affected volunteers, and the battles they engaged in.
Kaarina Mikalson talks with Kevin Levangie about the life of Ivor "Tiny" Anderson, a Danish-Canadian volunteer who wrote fascinating letters home to his family and lived a short but eventful life.
Kevin Levangie tells us about a Canadian volunteer named Tomo Čačić, and his complicated journey to the Spanish Civil War and beyond. We talk about deportation, forced mobility, anti-communism, and nation-building.
Kaarina chats with Hugh Goldring of Ad Astra Comix about Anarchism leading up to the Spanish Civil War, during the war, and in Canada and North America today. Hugh also shares his thoughts on anti-fascism today.
Andrea Hasenbank joins us to talk about pamphlet culture radical movements throughout the 1930s, and traces a pretty compelling trajectory from Canadian leftist parties and organizations, through the Second World War and the building of the social welfare state and into our present (more dire) times. She reminds us how hard we have to fight for an equitable and democratic society, and how capitalism and austerity operate to undo and erase that work.
Kevin Levangie joins host Kaarina Mikalson to talk about Doctor Norman Bethune, a Canadian doctor who ran a blood transfusion service in Spain. Kevin tells us about Bethune's background, his radical politics, his art, and his work in Spain and China.
Kevin Levangie joins Kaarina Mikalson to discuss the Canadians who fought in the Spanish Civil War and the organizations they fought with: the International Brigades and the Mackenzie Papineau Battalion.
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