The Canadian Police State

Episode Summary

The Canadian state portrays itself as a "multicultural", "liberal" country where all are welcome. But a quick look at the plight of Black and Indigenous people in Canada tells a much different story...

Episode Notes

Writer, educator, and author of Policing Black Lives: State violence in Canada from slavery to the present, Robyn Maynard joins me to discuss policing, state violence, and prisons in Canada, as well as the connections between Indigenous and Black struggles against state violence. We also talk about the 'post-racial' mythmaking which is synonymous to Canada, despite its centuries-long history of enacting structural and systemic violence on colonized communities globally.