Open Sources (Ep. #389) Show Notes for August 25, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph things get extreme. What’s more extreme than war? On Wednesday, it was the six-month anniversary of the start of Russia’s war in Ukraine, how’s that going? Closer to home though, trans people are almost fighting a war of their own and we will talk about one victim from London. And finally, our guest chased the not-Queen of Canada out of Peterborough on her scooter and she’ll talk about it.

This Thursday, August 25, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

Deep Six Months. Ukraine Independence Day is this week, and so is the six-month mark of Russia’s invasion of the county. For both these reasons, plus the mysterious death of the daughter of a key Putin ally, the expectation is that the Russians will launch a vicious attack on Ukrainian targets. Who would have guess back in February the war would have gone this long, but where’s it going now?

Some Like It SWAT. It was just a normal Saturday morning when there was knock at the door belonging to Clara Sorrenti and her fiancé. Sorrenti, a transwoman who is the Twitch streamer known as Keffals, had been swatted by anti-trans bigots, and they’re not done yet, but it does raise a few questions: How did London Police miss the clues that a death threat against city councillors was fake, and what’s next for Keffals?

The Fake Queen and I. A couple of weekends ago, the so-called Queen of Canada rolled into Peterborough with her official RV and her entourage to help some local followers arrest members of the Peterborough Police Service, and then turn them over to military custody. It did not go as planned. This week, we’re joined by Toronto lawyer and Romana Didulo chronicler Caryma Sa’d, who has been following the not-Queen for a while (but not like that), including her recent appearance in Peterborough.

Open Sources is live on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca at 5 pm on Thursday.

Photo courtesy of Caryma Sa’d (@CarymaRules on Twitter).

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