Media Mornings: Tue, Dec 18

W2MEDIA.CA  |  Listen to today’s broadcast of Media Mornings on Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5 fm, we talk to Critical Resistance organizer Julia Oparah about prisons. And just-released Toronto G20 prisoner Mandy Hiscocks.

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  • Interview with Critical Resistance organizer and Mills College ethnic studies professor Julia Oparah about the Prison Industrial Complex in US & Canada.
  • Interview with just-released activist and Toronto G20 prisoner Mandy Hiscocks about her experience in Canadian prison, and the rights abuses she documented for women there.
  • Media Mornings Latin America Report host Alfonso Osorio on how community activists are resisting the city’s eviction of the W2 Community Media Arts Society — partner with Vancouver Co-op Radio to produce W2 Media Mornings show.
  • Music: Dead Prez (“Behind Enemy Lines”), Tru Rez Crew (“All My Life”), A Tribe Called Red (“Braves”)

TODAY’S TOP NEWS HEADLINES

  • TOP STORY: MISSING WOMEN INQUIRY
    According to British Columbia’s long-anticipated report on missing and murdered Aboriginal women, bias and discrimination against Aboriginal women led to a “colossal failure” in the police investigation of serial killer Robert Pickton (Tyee).
  • BC: CORTES LOGGING DISPUTE
    As the dispute between Cortes Island residents and Island Timberlands escalates, activists are moving the debate to where it will hurt: the market (VO).
  • BC: FRACKING
    A moratorium on a large coal bed methane project in northern B.C. is about to expire (Tyee).
  • WASHINGTON USA: CHEMICAL POLLUTION CASE
    A Washington state judge has ruled that Teck Resources is liable for the costs of cleaning up contamination in the Columbia River (CP).
  • PHILIPPINES: TYPHOON DEATH TOLL
    The death toll from a typhoon that devastated mountainous and coastal towns in the southern Philippines this month has risen to more than 1,000 (Al Jazeera).
  • SYRIA: PALESTINIAN REFUGEES SIEGED
    Syrian troops have surrounded a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus a day after air raids killed at least eight people sheltering in a mosque there (Al Jazeera).
  • PALESTINE/ISRAEL: SETTLEMENT GROWTH
    Israel has approved a construction plan to build 1,500 housing units in annexed East Jerusalem, prompting the Palestinians to warn they would seek a UN Security Council meeting on the issue (Al Jazeera).
  • BAHRAIN: PROTESTS
    In Bahrain, security forces in Bahrain have fired tear gas and arrested protesters during marches in the traditional market area of the capital Manama, forcing many businesses to close (Al Jazeera).
  • BANGLADESH: GARMENT FIRE
    An investigation into the fire that killed more than 100 workers at a Bangladesh garment factory has found that it was an act of sabotage and that managers at the plant prevented victims from escaping (Al Jazeera).
  • SOUTH AFRICA: RACIST BOMB ATTACK FOILED
    South African police say they have foiled a plot by suspected right-wing Afrikaners targeting an African National Congress (ANC) conference attended by President Jacob Zuma and dozens of senior government officials. The majority of South Africa’s whites accepted the ANC’s victory in the 1994 election that brought Nelson Mandela to power and ended decades of white-minority rule. However, a tiny handful continues to oppose the historic settlement (Al Jazeera).
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