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Alberta Advantage Podcast

Apr 30, 2020

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The Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) vaporized $4 billion last week, and has been bailing out failing oil and gas companies— as these same companies offload environmental liabilities to the public, and throw funding behind conservative political organizations. What's going on?

Apr 27, 2020

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Essential workers are experiencing a speed-up as demand for their services increases, while millions stay home— as their own sense of time, and the separation between "life" and "work," blurs. How is it that we came to be ruled by clocks, and how did people experience time prior to industrial...

Apr 18, 2020

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Alberta is leaving workers without immigration status behind, excluding them from health care coverage in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Marco Luciano of Migrante Alberta joins Team Advantage to discuss the demands migrant and undocumented workers are making, as well as the role workers play in...

Apr 12, 2020

Support this podcast Canada is fake, but it continues to dispossesses Indigenous peoples from the land— and communities are, in turn, organizing to to get it back. Shiri Pasternak, co-author of the Yellowhead Institute's Land Back Red Paper, joins Team Advantage to discuss the project of reclaiming...

Apr 5, 2020

The last 'modern' pandemic occurred in 1918 as the First World War wound down— and revolution was in the air. What can be learned from what happened in 1918, and can the responses to that pandemic tell us anything about our own moment? Team Advantage assembles to discuss the relevance of 1918 in our own times.