Desmond Cole

Desmond Cole

Hosted by Toronto activist and freelance columnist Desmond Cole. This show discusses the hottest issues of the week, from social justice to local economics

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  • Desmond Cole - February 9, 2020

    Desmond says goodbye after 5 great years at Newstalk1010. 

  • Desmond Cole - February 2, 2020

    Rodney Diverlus, Sandy Hudson and Syrus Marcus Ware, co-founders of Black Lives Matter, on their new book Until We Are Free: Reflections on Black Lives Matter in Canada; Moka Dawkins and Aanya Wood on Moka's treatment while in Toronto detention centre.

  • Desmond Cole - January 19, 2020

    Santina Rao joins Desmond to tell her story of being arrested and assaulted at a Halifax Wal-Mart; Pantea Jafari, Lead Counsel with Jafari Law, joins Desmond to explain what new rules concerning American border agents questioning Canadians on Canadian soil; Desmond shares some news about the future of the Desmond Cole Show and takes your calls about scam calls/texts.

  • Desmond Cole - January 12, 2020

    Vancouver Police defend arresting an Indigenous man and his 12-year-old granddaughter while attempting to open an account for the pre-teen...  Support for victims families' after Iran admits to shooting down Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752...  And, a look at the relationship between head injuries and incarceration.

  • Desmond Cole - January 5, 2019

    City of Toronto dismantling homeless encampment, and addressing the larger issues leading to homelessness (GUEST: Yogi Acharya, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, Shelter & Housing Justice Network)...  Can you tip at your Tim Horton's?...  People returning to Canada from Iran (or with ties to Iran) are being detained and questioned by border agents...  and, Australian government criminalizes climate protests as Australian wildfires continue to burn.

  • Desmond Cole - December 22, 2019

    Canadians need to look in the mirror about their own history; seeking justice for Soleiman Faqiri; a report on sexual exploitation and assault by UN Peacekeepers in Haiti

  • Desmond Cole - December 15, 2019

    Calling for a revolution in transit pricing in Toronto; Trudeau's cowardice dealing with the United States; a new study on Canadian's attitudes towards race; Andrew Scheer steps down, what's the deal with politicians and private schools?

  • Desmond Cole - December 8, 2019

    Mayor Tory's "sweet little lies" re: property taxes; Experiencing racism vicariously; Contrasting demands for action vs. Government response; Matthew John Derrick-Huie's experience with the Ontario health system