W2MEDIA.CA | Listen to today’s broadcast of Media Mornings on Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5 fm: We mark International Human Rights Day with discussions of the Harper Conservatives attacks on reproductive rights, and Indigenous Rights. Also discussion with anti-poverty activist Jean Swanson on poverty and human rights.
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- Interview with Joyce Arthur of Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada, and Anjali Kulkarni of Medical Students for Choices about their recent articles at Rabble.ca on Motion 408, yet another Conservative members bill that attacks women’s reproductive rights.
- Today’s Idle No More actions opposing Harper Conservative’s attacks on Indigenous rights. Grand Chief Nepanak explains what happened at the House of Commons last week and why there is growing support for Idle No More. Vancouver Idle No More event.
- We talk with anti-poverty activist, Jean Swanson about Raise the Rates and poverty as a human rights issue.
- Breaking daily news headlines from local to global – radio news you won’t hear anywhere else
- It appears that the federal government may have finally decided to back away from the controversial deal to purchase F-35 fighter-bomber jets.
Writing in the Business Insider website, Robert Johnson notes that costs to buy 65 of the jets had soared far beyond the initial estimate from Lockheed Martin and the Pentagon.
- The Supreme Court of Canada is being asked to settle a battle over a decades-old intelligence dossier on the late Tommy Douglas.
Jim Bronskill, a reporter with The Canadian Press, is seeking leave to appeal the case to the country’s highest court.
- Concerns are growing for the future of the Southern Resident Killer Whale population, which is considered At Risk in Canada and Endangered in the U.S.
Since the 1970s the number of these orcas has fluctuated between 67 and 95.
The Canadian Press reports that a new study by a joint Canada-US panel of scientists finds no direct relationship between the amount of chinook salmon available and the size of this group of orcas.
- An article in Britain’s Sunday Observer newspaper says that poor countries have won historic recognition of the plight they face from the ravages of climate change.
- Violence erupted in Bangladesh over the weekend, according to BBC News, as protesters staged a nationwide blockade of roads to press for an independent body to oversee next year’s election.
- RT News reports that tens of thousands of protesters rallied in Kuwait yesterday, demanding the dissolution of the parliament elected last week and the cancellation of an amendment to election laws.
- Media Mornings Latin America Report.
- Music today included: http://music.cbc.ca/#/play/artist/Julie-Doiron/Cars-Trucks Julie Doiran – Cars and Trucks from the album So Many Days, http://music.cbc.ca/#/play/artist/Eekwol/Something-to-take-pride-in Eekwol Something to Take Pride In.