W2MEDIA.CA | Listen to today’s broadcast of Media Mornings on Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5 fm: Calls for an independent national inquiry into murdered and missing native women and girls.
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CJ Morningstar Fowler’s mother, Matilda (centre) addresses reporters Thursday, with the 16-year old’s father Glen Wilson (left) and BC Assembly of First Nations regional chief Jody Wilson-Raybould. Photo by David P. Ball.
- Audio from Thursday’s news conference, following the murder of 16 year old CJ Morningstar Fowler, calling for an independent inquiry into missing and murdered native women and girls – with Shawn Atleo, National Chief, Assembly of First Nations, Chief Julie Morrison, Gitanmaax First Nation, and Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Union of BC Indian Chiefs
- Today is Megaphone Appreciation Day in the City of Vancouver. We talk with Sean Condon of The Megaphone: Vancouver’s Street Paper about 20 years of street news.
- Claudio Eckdahl interviews Sara Kendall about today’s Solidarity with the people of El Salvador action by the Mining Justice Alliance.
- Monday Dec 17th news headlines:
- The Missing Women’s Commission of Inquiry report by Wally Oppal will be released by the provincial government to the public this morning in Vancouver.
A gathering to support the missing women’s families has been called for today — from 8:30 am till 2 pm, in the courtyard between the Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue and Delta Vancouver Suites on West Hastings St downtown.
- Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence begins Day 7 of hunger strike — all quiet from Harper.
Supporters of Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence will gather on Parliament Hill in Ottawa at Noon today to demand that Prime Minister Harper accept her demand for a meeting and for the federal government to respect First Nations and their Treaties with the Crown. Today is Day 7 of Spence’s hunger strike — and there has been no direct response from Prime Minister Harper to her demand for a meeting.
- Venezuela: Chavez’s Socialist party sweeps regional elections
Despite many international and domestic media were predicting difficulty in Sunday’s regional elections for the ailing Hugo Chavez’s Socialist Party, the pro-Chavez forces swept to victory — taking 20 or 23 states.
- Over 100 thousand march in Paris for equal marriage
According to organizers, 150,000 people gathered in Paris at the Place de la Bastille Sunday for the “demonstration for equality”.
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