Episode 410 Ukraine - Plus the Truckers

Ann Frisch worries most about the possibility of nuclear war, including by unintended escalation if the current war between Ukraine and Russia intensifies. Kehkashan Basu, a student at the University of Toronto, notes that she had been told not to go to campus, lest there be problems with the protesting trucker drivers who are attempting to stop Canada’s requirements for vaccination and mask-wearing. This leads us into comparing the strictness of police in protests against these right-wing rowdies with their treatment of minorities who protest more civilly. Subir Guin mentions his chief worry: the Modi government of India, but we lack enough time to discuss that.


  • Ann Frisch
  • Kehkahan Basu
  • Subir Guin


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