July 4, 2017
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The Rise Of The Right
On the final episode of the season, the Commons team digs into the rise of the fringe right in Canada. Journalist Evan Balgord has been covering organizations like the Proud Boys, Soldiers of Odin, and the Three Percenters for the better part of the past year. He joins us to discuss the ongoing street protests and what’s driving these groups’ discontent. — In exploring the rise of the right, Commons also interviewed two other people who are closely monitoring this movement. Dr. Barbara Perry, a professor of Social Science and Humanities at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, is the author of In The Name of Hate: Understanding Hate Crimes. Sarah Ali is a member of the Organizing Committee Against Islamophobia. The group, alongside a diverse set of other organizations have been demonstrating against the fringe right on a regular basis. Unfortunately, these interviews were cut from the podcast due to time constraints, but are available as web exclusive downloads here: Dr. Barbara Perry (interviewed by Hadiya Roderique) Sarah Ali (interviewed by Ashley Csanady)
Russell Gragg
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On the final episode of the season, the Commons team digs into the rise of the fringe right in Canada.

Journalist Evan Balgord has been covering organizations like the Proud Boys, Soldiers of Odin, and the Three Percenters for the better part of the past year. He joins us to discuss the ongoing street protests and what’s driving these groups’ discontent.

In exploring the rise of the right, Commons also interviewed two other people who are closely monitoring this movement.

Dr. Barbara Perry, a professor of Social Science and Humanities at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, is the author of In The Name of Hate: Understanding Hate Crimes.

Sarah Ali is a member of the Organizing Committee Against Islamophobia. The group, alongside a diverse set of other organizations have been demonstrating against the fringe right on a regular basis.

Unfortunately, these interviews were cut from the podcast due to time constraints, but are available as web exclusive downloads here:

Dr. Barbara Perry (interviewed by Hadiya Roderique)

Sarah Ali (interviewed by Ashley Csanady)

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