COMMONS

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Operation Medusa has become the most celebrated battle in recent Canadian history. It was hailed as a stroke of military genius that may have vanquished the Taliban once and for all.  But the soldiers and commanders on the ground have a different st... Details
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Bill Wilson and Chris Kopp were two of the first Canadian soldiers deployed to Afghanistan. One night in April 2002, they were at a training exercise at Tarnak Farms, Osama Bin Laden’s old hideout outside of Kandahar. All of a sudden, they see a bl... Details
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4/13/2022
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In the days after 9/11, Canada joined in the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan. Right away, it became painfully obvious that we didn’t understand the country, its people, or its history. That would have profound consequences.  Within months, C... Details
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3/30/2022
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The War in Afghanistan was Canada’s longest war. More than 40,000 Canadian troops served. And countless Canadian civilians went to work in the country. But after twenty years, billions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of lives lost, Afghanistan i... Details
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3/25/2022
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Narcolords in league with the government. Hundreds of millions of dollars that vanish into thin air. Arrogant decision-making that leads to the deaths of Canadians and Afghans alike. This season of COMMONS will bring you the war stories that Canada w... Details
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2/02/2022
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In 2007, the small Guatemalan village of Lote Ocho, Spanish for Lot 8, was burned to the ground by military, police and security for a Canadian-owned mine. Eleven women claim they were raped during the evictions. A few years later, a prominent commu... Details
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1/19/2022
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  Papua New Guinea is a part of the world that few Canadians ever think about. But for the people of Porgera, their lives have been shaped by the decisions of Canadian companies. It’s hard to wrap your head around the atrocities that people in Porg... Details
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12/22/2021
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Support us at www.commonspodcast.com  Attawapiskat has become famous across Canada and around the world. Not for the natural beauty that surrounds it, or for the Cree culture of the people who live there. Instead, it’s become a byword for the toxic ... Details
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12/08/2021
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Support us at www.commonspodcast.com    A monster has been haunting the North. Giant Mine may be a big reason why Yellowknife exists. But for seven decades, it’s been a unique source of suffering for the people in the region. Three stories from t... Details
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11/24/2021
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Support us at www.commonspodcast.com Twenty-six men were working underground when an explosion tore through the Westray Mine in Nova Scotia. Their friends and colleagues went into the wreckage to try to save them. The story of Westray is one of man... Details
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11/10/2021
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Support us atcommonspodcast.com A tiny Canadian mining company discovers the largest gold deposit in human history. But when the company’s chief geologist falls out of a helicopter over the Indonesian jungle, it was all revealed to be a mirage. Bre... Details
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10/27/2021
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Support us here: http://commonspodcast.com/ For a century, Canada was one of the world’s leading exporters of asbestos, most of it mined from the small town of Asbestos, Quebec. But during that time, governments and corporations in Canada did everyt... Details
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10/13/2021
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When gold was discovered in the Yukon, 100,000 people desperately tried to make it to a small patch of land in one of the most remote environments on the continent. Few made it all the way.  The Klondike Gold Rush was many things: a media conspiracy... Details
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10/07/2021
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Stories about the dirty business of Canadian mining. First episode drops October 13, 2021. Support COMMONS: http://commonspodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Details
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8/11/2021
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Over 25 years, WE built a golden brand by inspiring children to rally around their charismatic leader. But behind the scenes, employees experienced a cult-like culture and a troubling blur of charitable and commercial activities. In the aftermath of ... Details
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8/04/2021
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The destruction of Borneo’s rainforests has been called the greatest environmental crime of our time. But journalists and NGOs have long alleged that one man, Abdul Taib Mahmud, has benefitted from that destruction to the tune of billions of dollars.... Details
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7/21/2021
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Eddy Haymour has been called a lot of things in his life. Immigrant success story. Kidnapper. Terrorist. Folk Hero. But the long saga of Eddy Haymour is at its heart a story of obsession. About a man who became consumed by his dreams for a piece of ... Details
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7/07/2021
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The Toronto Community Housing Corporation is the biggest landlord in Canada, and the second biggest in all of North America.  But government after government has allowed social housing in Toronto to fall apart. It’s not just the buildings that they’... Details
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6/23/2021
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The Oka Crisis was the biggest military confrontation on Canadian soil in more than a century. On its face, it was about a golf course expansion. But for the Mohawks who took up arms, it was the culmination of a centuries-long fight for recognition o... Details
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6/09/2021
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Real estate mania is at an all time high in this country. And in no place is this more true than in Vancouver. But nobody can even agree on what went wrong.  Have snooty property owners, overreaching bureaucrats, and gutless politicians allowed the ... Details
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