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2.3 Ed Cecil-Smith

Mon, 13 Jan 2019 09:00:00 AST

Ed Cecil-Smith

Part 1 of our interview with Tyler Wentzell, military historian and legal scholar. Wentzell talks about Ed Cecil-Smith, a Canadian volunteer, commanding officer in the International Brigades, and significant member of the Communist Party in Canada. He is also the subject of Wentzell's forthcoming book. 

Photo from the Tamiment Library.

2.1 It Ain't Ethiopia

Mon, 21 Oct 2018 09:00:00 AST

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

1.4 Protest and Print

Mon, 9 Apr 2018 09:00:00 AST

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.

1.3 Norman Bethune

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 09:00:00 AST

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.

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