Media Mornings: Mon, Feb 4—Darren Ho (Our City of Colours), Ramsey Hart (MiningWatch)

W2MEDIA.CA  |  Listen to today’s broadcast of Media Mornings on Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5 fm with Host Jane Bouey: Protecting Indigenous rights in BC and other Top 40 mining reforms – with Ramsey Hart of MiningWatch Canada, tackling the intersection of racism and homophobia – with Darren Ho of Our City of Colours.

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  • Interview with Ramsey Hart of Mining Watch Canada about Top 40 list of reforms and changes necessary to protect Indigenous Rights and the environment in BC.
  • Interview with Darren Ho of Our City of Colours about tackling the intersection of racism and homophobia.
  • Announcement – A Campaign rally to make social housing a BC election issue
    Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 7:00 – 9:00 pm
    Vancouver Public Library, Alice McKay meeting room (350 W Georgia)

TODAY’S MEDIA MORNINGS NEWS HEADLINES:

  • CANADA: RIP PENNY—Those pennies in your pocket are still legal tender, but starting today, businesses across Canada will round prices up or down to the nearest nickel. Some have already been rounding prices before the official switch.
  • BC: CHINESE MINE WORKERS—As 16 Chinese miners in Tumbler Ridge head back to China, labour groups are calling the debacle an example of serious problems with the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Tyee
  • CANADA: TAX CUT EFFECTS—Cuts in the tax rates for Canadian big business are not delivering on promises of more jobs and higher productivity, according to a study just released by the Canadian Labour Congress. Tyee
  • ISRAEL/SYRIA: ISRAEL ADMITS AIR STRIKE—Al-Jazeera reports that Israel’s defence minister has admitted that his country was behind an air strike in Syria last week.
  • FRANCE: SAME SEX MARRIAGE BILL—French Members of Parliament have approved the most important article in a bill to legalize same-sex marriage, despite huge protests last month organized by the Catholic Church to oppose the measure.
    RT News
  • GERMANY: ARMED DRONES—German Defence Minister Thomas de Maiziere has reignited a heated debate, saying that the country’s military will begin to purchase and deploy armed drones to protect soldiers in dangerous situations. Morning Star
  • MALI: AMNESTY WARNING—Amnesty International has warned that Mali’s army has committed serious human rights abuses and violations of international law while fighting armed groups in the country. Morning Star
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