The Red Review

Socialist Action

The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, brings the revolutionary struggle in Canada to life with street recordings, interviews, and deep analysis. Every three months, The Red Review releases seasonal analysis on the most important struggles in Canada and internationally, from struggles for Indigenous self-determination to resisting Canada imperialism. In between, we interview community organizers, authors, politicians, and unionists.

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The Spring Review — "Just saying that you're standing up for workers is not enough"
Aug 2 2022
The Spring Review — "Just saying that you're standing up for workers is not enough"
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back, RCMP off Indigenous land, and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons.In this episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, where hosts Emily and Daniel cover important struggles from April into June, including the revitalization of militant May Day actions in Canada, the Ontario election, the launch of Vote Socialist in Vancouver, the 74th Nakba day and murder of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, and the extradition of Julian Assange. You can reach us at redreview[at]protonmail.com and click here to join our new Discord server!If you enjoy our work and would like to support us financially, check out our Ko-Fi page, where you can tip us or set up a monthly donation!You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information.  Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement and the NDP Socialist Caucus.Organizers: Labour May Day CommitteeLaurier PSAC 902Vote Socialist 2022New Demo ChatPalestine Youth MovementCanadian BDS CoalitionJewish Voice for PeaceIndependent Jewish Voices CanadaArticles: Ontario Election Post-Mortem: Strategy Shift Needed for the Progressive Left?Webcasts:The Sport and Prey of Capitalists: How the Rich Are Stealing Canada's Public Wealth
The Spring Review — "Just saying that you're standing up for workers is not enough"
Aug 2 2022
The Spring Review — "Just saying that you're standing up for workers is not enough"
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back, RCMP off Indigenous land, and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons.In this episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, where hosts Emily and Daniel cover important struggles from April into June, including the revitalization of militant May Day actions in Canada, the Ontario election, the launch of Vote Socialist in Vancouver, the 74th Nakba day and murder of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, and the extradition of Julian Assange. You can reach us at redreview[at]protonmail.com and click here to join our new Discord server!If you enjoy our work and would like to support us financially, check out our Ko-Fi page, where you can tip us or set up a monthly donation!You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information.  Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement and the NDP Socialist Caucus.Organizers: Labour May Day CommitteeLaurier PSAC 902Vote Socialist 2022New Demo ChatPalestine Youth MovementCanadian BDS CoalitionJewish Voice for PeaceIndependent Jewish Voices CanadaArticles: Ontario Election Post-Mortem: Strategy Shift Needed for the Progressive Left?Webcasts:The Sport and Prey of Capitalists: How the Rich Are Stealing Canada's Public Wealth
Through the Looking Glass — Comparing Canadian and Australian Politics with Isabelle Moreton
Jun 20 2022
Through the Looking Glass — Comparing Canadian and Australian Politics with Isabelle Moreton
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back, RCMP off Indigenous land, and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons.In this episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, Emily and Daniel talk with Isabelle Moreton of Brisbane, Australia. Isabelle provides analysis and commentary on various political struggles, including disability justice, queer and trans liberation. With the Labor Party winning the majority of seats in the recent election, who better to speak to about what this actually means for the exploited and oppressed masses in Australia and for the international labour and socialist movement. Expect a more banter-y conversation with striking similarities drawn between the Canadian and Australian political context. You can reach us at redreview[at]protonmail.com and click here to join our new Discord server!If you enjoy our work and would like to support us financially, check out our Ko-Fi page, where you can tip us or set up a monthly donation!You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information.  Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement, which is running the Labour Forward slate at the upcoming Canadian Labour Congress, and the NDP Socialist Caucus.
The Red Review Trailer
Apr 30 2022
The Red Review Trailer
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back, RCMP off Indigenous land, and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons.Hi Comrades,Check out the first promo/new intro for The Red Review. I enjoyed cutting together different soundbites from the first season of the podcast and tried to highlight the breadth of what we try to bring to our listeners and community — leaders of anti-oppression struggles, recordings from protests, deep analysis, and a smattering of humour! This trailer includes bits from the following episodes;The Winter Review — "Please sign me up for some backdoor socialism"Tales from Street-level: The Anti-Mandate Convoy Comes to TownChallenging Eco-colonialism Using Indigenous Science with Dr. Jessica HernandezInterview with Theresa Tait-Day about Wet'suwet'en Self-DeterminationCanadian Complicity in Tigrayan Genocide FT. Fifi of Tigrayan Advocacy CanadaThe Case for Demilitarization FT. Tamara LorinczYou can listen to all these episodes on our YouTube channel with manually-curated subtitles here or access all transcripts here. Other music attributions can be found here! So what do y'all think our new intro/trailer? In solidarity,DanielYou can reach us at redreview[at]protonmail.com and click here to join our new Discord server!If you enjoy our work and would like to support us financially, check out our Ko-Fi page, where you can tip us or set up a monthly donation!You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information.  Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement, which is running the Labour Forward slate at the upcoming Canadian Labour Congress, and the NDP Socialist Caucus.
The Winter Review — "Please sign me up for some backdoor socialism"
Apr 6 2022
The Winter Review — "Please sign me up for some backdoor socialism"
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back, RCMP off Indigenous land, and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons.In this episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, where hosts Emily and Daniel cover important struggles from the December into March, including the ambulance shortage in Alberta, the NDP-Liberal backroom deal, ongoing privatization in Newfoundland and Labrador, the struggle of meat packers at Cargill, UFCW betraying Uber workers, the seven year anniversary of the Saudi-led invasion of Yemen and Canada's complicity, and Socialist Action's demands regarding the Russian-Ukraine war.You can reach us at redreview[at]protonmail.com and click here to join our new Discord server! If you enjoy our work and would like to support us financially, check out our Ko-Fi page, where you can tip us or set up a monthly donation! You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information.  Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement, which is running the Labour Forward slate at the upcoming Canadian Labour Congress, and the NDP Socialist Caucus.Website: Gig Workers UnitedWebsite: Canadian BDS CoalitionWebsite: World Beyond WarTwitter: Labour Against the Arms TradeWebsite: Palestine Youth Movement (+PYM Reading List) Twitter: Palestine HouseWebsite: Project PloughsharesFacebook: Yemeni Community CanadaWebsite: Canada-wide Peace and Justice Network"Top of the World" by Scott Holmes Music is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0"Prophet and Loss" by Blue Sky Moon is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
The Red Review — Class Struggle or Just a "Con"voy?
Mar 7 2022
The Red Review — Class Struggle or Just a "Con"voy?
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back, RCMP off Indigenous land, and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons.You can reach us at redreview[at]protonmail.comIn this episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, Emily and Daniel take you on a deep dive into the anti-mandate convoy? Is this a working-class movement or a eugenecist and reactionary movement led by the petit-bourgoiesie? What fueled the anti-mandate convoy, and what role did mainstream coverage of China's zero-covid strategy play? We end with a discussion about who ought to respond to the convoy — the police or labour?You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information. Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement, which ran the Labour Forward slate at the most recent Ontario Federation of Labour convention, and the NDP Socialist Caucus. Links:Twitter: Naujawan Support NetworkGoFundMe: Naujawan Support Network: Legal Defence FundWebsite: Community Solidarity OttawaArticle: The Battle of Billings BridgeArticle: Coverage of China’s Covid-Zero Strategy and Manufacturing ConsentArticle: Deliberate sabotage of Ottawa ‘Freedom Convoy’ counter-demo by aristocracy of labour Article: Some immunocompromised Canadians face anxious future with lifting of COVID-19 restrictions
The Red Review — Interview with Theresa Tait-Day about Wet'suwet'en Self-Determination
Jan 10 2022
The Red Review — Interview with Theresa Tait-Day about Wet'suwet'en Self-Determination
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons. In the final bonus episode of this season of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, Emily, Flo, and Daniel interview Theresa Tait-Day or Chief Wi'hali'yte of the Wet'suwet'en nation about what Indigenous self-determination looks like to her. In the first half of this episode (begins at 1:57), Theresa demands restitution from corporations and the Canadian state that built on their land and took their resources without any restitution. Theresa demands that traditional Indigenous governance be fully represented when resource development is negotiated. Theresa demands an end to the racist Indian Act. In the second half of this episode (begins at 45:45), Emily, Flo, and Daniel unpack the interview and discuss how socialists ought to incorporate the first principle of self-determination for oppressed nations into slogans, tactics, and movements.  We wish to highlight that there are other Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chiefs with different perspectives on the Coastal GasLink pipeline project. It is not our place to decide who is right or wrong. We instead target the Canadian state and Canadian corporations with demands that center Wet'suwet'en self-determination. We encourage all listeners to explore other media if they wish to learn more about the different perspectives held by the Wet'suwet'en people regarding the Coastal GasLink pipeline. Watch this interview with Sleydo’, spokesperson for the Gidimt’en Checkpoint. A list of other articles that influenced this episode of The Red Review can be found here.  Links: Website: First Nations Major Projects CoalitionSome Previously Shared Links:Twitter: Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle EastWebsite: Palestine Youth MovementWebsite: No Pride in Policing CoalitionWebsite: Red Braid AllianceWebsite: Last Stand for ForestsTwitter: 1492 Land Back LaneWebsite: Tiny House Warriors
The Red Review — Canadian Complicity in Tigrayan Genocide FT. Fifi of Tigrayan Advocacy Canada
Nov 29 2021
The Red Review — Canadian Complicity in Tigrayan Genocide FT. Fifi of Tigrayan Advocacy Canada
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons. In this bonus episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, Daniel interviews Fifi, a lead organizer with Tigrayan Advocacy Canada. Fifi is a graduate student in the field of international political economy. Her research focuses on the political economy of development and urbanization in the African contextFor over a year, the Ethiopian State, led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, wages a genocidal campaign against the Tigrayan people. While the Ethiopian State weaponizes famine, gender- and sexual-based violence, massacres, and concentration camps to eliminate Tigrayan people, the Canadian State remains silent on the conduct of its diplomatic and economic partner. Worse, Canadian mining companies are treating the current war as an opportunity — a 'bonanza' — to secure access to gold deposits in Tigray.You can reach Tigrayan Advocacy Canada at tigrayadvocacy[at]gmail.com Links:Article: "Canada and the war on Tigray"Article: "Message to Trudeau: Stop Canada’s support for the war on Tigray"Twitter: Tigrayan Advocacy CanadaWebsite: Omna TigrayWebsite: Stand With TigrayWebsite: Mining Watch CanadaWebsite: Canadian Foreign Policy Institute
The Red Review — The Case for Demilitarization FT. Tamara Lorincz
Oct 18 2021
The Red Review — The Case for Demilitarization FT. Tamara Lorincz
All the people who work on The Red Review live and work on stolen Indigenous lands across Turtle Island. There can be no reconciliation without restitution, which includes Land Back and seizing the assets of the major resource corporations and returning them to the commons. In this bonus episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, we feature an interview with Canadian Foreign Policy Institute Fellow, anti-war activist, and No New Fighter Jets organizer Tamara Lorincz. The same day this podcast is released, No New Fighter Jets will launch a week of action to oppose Canada’s planned procurement of new fighter jets. The Red Review endorses the call — No New Fighter Jets! Demilitarize to decarbonize and decolonize! Check out the website to see a list of webinars and actions for this week and beyond. In this episode, Tamara guides us on a conversation about Canada’s bloated military budget and its involvement in NATO, the true aggressor on the international stage. First highlighting the crimes of the Canadian military, this interview shifts to what that Canada’s military budget — over $30 billion annually — can be put to instead, which includes fighting the climate crisis, pandemics, and poverty.Links:Website: Canadian Foreign Policy InstituteWebsite: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)Website: Canadian Voice of Women for PeaceWebsite: Women’s International League for Peace and FreedomWebsite: The Canadian Pugwash GroupWebsite: No to NATO NetworkSome Previously Shared Links:Website: Encampment Support NetworkWebsite: Palestine Youth MovementTwitter: Palestine HouseWebsite: No Pride in Policing CoalitionWebsite: Red Braid AllianceLinktree: The Rainforest Flying SquadFundRazr: Last Stand for ForestsGoFundMe: Support For Indigenous Land Defenders — Fairy Creek
Episode 5 — September 2021 in Review and Election Recap
Oct 4 2021
Episode 5 — September 2021 in Review and Election Recap
In this September 2021 edition of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, we magnify demands that weren’t on offer during the 2021 federal election. Featuring (vote) Palestine, defunding the RCMP and police, encampment evictions, the fight for abortion rights, the collapse of the Green Party, Western University students walk out of class, Albertain Superstore employees vote for strike mandate, and the release of Meng Wanzhou. You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information. Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement, which ran the Labour Forward slate at the most recent Canadian Labour Congress, and the NDP Socialist Caucus.Links:Website: Black Lives Matter Amiskwacîwâskahikan (ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ)Website: Clinic 554Instagram: Canada Palestine VoteTwitter: Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle EastTwitter: Toronto Coalition for HousingTwitter: 1492 Land Back LaneGoFundMe: 1492 Land Back Lane — Legal FundSome Previously Shared Links: Website: Encampment Support NetworkWebsite: Palestine Youth MovementTwitter: Palestine HouseWebsite: No Pride in Policing CoalitionWebsite: Red Braid AllianceLinktree: The Rainforest Flying SquadFundRazr: Last Stand for ForestsGoFundMe: Support For Indigenous Land Defenders — Fairy CreekMusic Attribution“Inner Reservation” by Lobo Loco is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.“Some Tidada” by Lobo Loco is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.
The Red Review — Interview with Life-Long Revolutionary Judy Koch
Sep 20 2021
The Red Review — Interview with Life-Long Revolutionary Judy Koch
You can write into the podcast at redreview[at]protonmail.com!In this Bonus Episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, we introduce listeners to a new series, where we interview comrades with 50+ years of organizing experience! Our first guest is Judy Koch, a feminist, disability rights activist, anti-zionist Jew, and currently the Co-Chair of the Federal NDP People Living with Disabilities Caucus.  You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information. Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement, which ran the Labour Forward slate at the most recent Canadian Labour Congress, and the NDP Socialist Caucus.Correction:It was incorrectly stated that Barry Weisleder and Elizabeth Byce were expelled from the League for Socialist Action. Instead, they were expelled from Socialist Challenge before organizing Socialist Action. Links: Website: Ontario Coalition Against Poverty Article: The Sir George Williams Affair and the Struggle Against Anti-Black Racism in CanadaArticle: Henry Morgentaler and the Struggle for Abortion Access in CanadaSome Previously Shared Links: Website: Encampment Support NetworkWebsite: Palestine Youth MovementTwitter: Palestine HouseGoFundMe: 1492 Land Back Lane — Legal FundTwitter: 1492 Land Back LaneWebsite: No Pride in Policing CoalitionWebsite: Red Braid AllianceLinktree: The Rainforest Flying SquadFundRazr: Last Stand for ForestsGoFundMe: Support For Indigenous Land Defenders — Fairy CreekWebsite: Tiny House Warriors (includes donation link)Instagram: Canada Palestine VoteTwitter: Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East
Episode 4 — August 2021 in Review and Election Coverage
Sep 8 2021
Episode 4 — August 2021 in Review and Election Coverage
Content Warning: This episode contains brief discussion of suicidal ideation. If you're dealing with mental-health concerns, help is available. If you're in crisis or in need of assistance, call 416-408-HELP or go to your nearest hospital. You can find other resources at Crisis Services Canada.In this August 2021 edition of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, we bring a radical approach to election coverage. In anticipation of the snap election taking place on Sep 20th, we talk about the fourth wave of Covid-19, catastrophic climate change, and Canadian imperialism in Afghanistan and Palestine.  Featuring the newest IPCC report, Enbridge Line 3, Tiny House Warriors and resistance to the TMX pipeline, fourth wave of Covid-19 across Canada and vaccine passports, black ribbon day and the ‘victims of communism’ memorial, and unionizing Indigo stores. You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information. Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement, which ran the Labour Forward slate at the most recent Canadian Labour Congress, and the NDP Socialist Caucus.Links:Website: Project PloughsharesWebsite: Stop Line 3Website: Tiny House Warriors (includes donation link)Instagram: Canada Palestine VoteTwitter: Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle EastSome Previously Shared Links: Instagram: Censure UofTWebsite: Encampment Support NetworkWebsite: Palestine Youth MovementTwitter: Palestine HouseGoFundMe: 1492 Land Back Lane — Legal FundTwitter: 1492 Land Back LaneWebsite: No Pride in Policing CoalitionWebsite: Red Braid AllianceLinktree: The Rainforest Flying SquadFundRazr: Last Stand for ForestsGoFundMe: Support For Indigenous Land Defenders — Fairy CreekMusic Attribution“Inner Reservation” by Lobo Loco is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.“Some Tidada” by Lobo Loco is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.
Episode 3 — July 2021 in Review
Aug 2 2021
Episode 3 — July 2021 in Review
In this episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, we cover what happened in Canada in July 2021 and our imperialist state's role in atrocities abroad.Featuring Israeli apartheid and Palestinian resistance, the propaganda of a police funeral, victory at 1492 Land Back Lane, the Irving empire and CUPE job action, Cuban protests and manufacturing consent, west coast on fire and historic drowths, encampment evictions and resistance, and censure UofT.  And in two weeks, we will be releasing an episode dedicated to Haiti with Montreal-based author and activist Yves Engler, who will breakdown the past, present, and future of Haiti.You can find Socialist Action on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our website for more information. Socialist Action also plays a leading role in the Worker's Action Movement, which ran the Labour Forward slate at the most recent Canadian Labour Congress, and the NDP Socialist Caucus.Links:Instagram: Association of Palestinian Students UTMInstagram: Censure UofTWebsite: Encampment Support NetworkWebsite: Canadian Association of University TeachersWebsite: Palestine Youth MovementGoFundMe: 1492 Land Back Lane — Legal FundTwitter: Palestine HouseTwitter: 1492 Land Back LaneCorrections and UpdatesIt was Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux, representing Winnipeg North, that sponsored a House of Commons petition that sought to empower the police to arrest people who criticize them. Music Attribution“My Pal” by Crowander is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.“Méditation from Thaïs” by Nicola Benedetti, violin; Julien Quentin, piano is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 US. “Serenity” by Jason Shaw is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 US.