Blueprints of Disruption

Rabble Rousers' Cooperative

Blueprints of Disruption is dedicated to amplifying the work of activists, organizers and rabble rousers. This weekly podcast, hosted by Jessa McLean and Santiago Helou Quintero, features in-depth discussions that explore different ways to challenge capitalism, decolonize spaces and create movements on the ground. Together we will disrupt the status quo one Thursday at a time. read less
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Rabble Rant: Israel on Trial / Algoma Students' Victory
13-01-2024
Rabble Rant: Israel on Trial / Algoma Students' Victory
Topic 1: Algoma International Students Strike to WinAfter hundreds of international students at Algoma University in Ontario received a failing grade for an online course, they got no explanation. For most of them, the course is mandatory and it wasn't the first time they had been failed without knowing why.As international students, their status is precarious and depends on completing school. Their financial situations are also typically strained, often the targets of exploitation by employers and landlords. They couldn't afford another go at the over $3,000 course - and they just knew something wasn't right.So they started a strike - and they won. Listen in to find out how. Topic 2: Israel on TrialIsrael is at the Hague, in the International Court of Justice to defend themselves against charges of genocide in Gaza. Our hosts provide a rundown of the South African case against Israel, and the defence presented on Friday January 12th. We also talk about the recent strikes in Yemen and Canada's involvement in it all.___________All of our content is free - made possible by the generous sponsorships of our Patrons. If you would like to support us: PatreonFollow us on InstagramResources: Israel accuses South Africa of ‘profound distortion’ at ICJ genocide hearing | Israel-Gaza war | The GuardianAl Jazeera: ICJ UpdatesNaujawan Support Network on Twitter (X)Toronto Star: International students angered by failing grade
Rabble Rants: F*ck Landlords and Documenting War Crimes
17-12-2023
Rabble Rants: F*ck Landlords and Documenting War Crimes
Topic 1: F*ck LandlordsIn Toronto, a notoriously bad landlord attempts an unlawful eviction and the York-South Weston Tenants Union shows them what people power looks like. An occupation, legal appeals and amazing acts of solidarity ensured the tenant wasn't put out on the street - and we all learned a great lesson in organizing our communities.Evictions are happening right across Canada. Police, politicians and landlords and making deliberate choices that would see housed and unhoused people with no shelter at all. The only thing stopping them is us.Topic 2: Documenting War CrimesThe siege on Gaza in unprecedented in both its horrors and the media's defence of it. Some horrific updates from the last two weeks, hostages killed waving white flags, sick and injured Palestinians bulldozed, civilians sheltering in churches and UN schools shot, videos shared of prisoners being mistreated - all at the hands of the IDF.Although its emotionally fatiguing witnessing this genocide - it is important that we continue to share the stories coming out of Gaza. To both honour the courage of the journalists putting their lives on the lines and to make sure everyone responsible is held accountable. An analysis of the Canadian media shows how complicit in genocide many of our 'most trusted' outlets are. All of our content is free - made possible by the generous sponsorships of our Patrons. If you would like to support us: PatreonFollow us on InstagramResources: