W2MEDIA.CA | Listen to today’s broadcast of Media Mornings on Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5 fm: Host Jane Bouey discusses the Rights of Migrant Workers with Naveen Mehta of UFCW Canada, CoDev’s World Community Film Festival with Festival Coordinator Erin Mullan. Plus looking at the Sundance Film Festival and films that justify torture and whitewash the CIA.
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- Interview with Naveen Mehta of UFCW Canada about the Right to Stay Campaign and the rights of Migrant Workers. Looking at the case of Juan Ariza – injured on the job and facing deportation.
TODAY’S MEDIA MORNINGS NEWS HEADLINES:
- TOP STORY: VATICAN: POPE RESIGNS—Pope Benedict XVI is to resign at the end of this month after nearly eight years as the head of the Catholic Church, saying he is too old to continue at the age of 85. The unexpected development – the first papal resignation in nearly 600 years – surprised governments, Vatican-watchers and even his closest aides. – BBC
- BC: UNION AFFORDABLE CHILDCARE PUSH—The BC Government and Service Employees’ Union is using Family Day to push for more affordable childcare in this province. “We’re calling for a daycare system, a universal daycare system that everybody is able to tap into, that the people are well-paid and well educated, and we believe that at about ten dollars a day, families should be able to I think, make do with that,” says Union President, Darryl Walker. CKNW.
- BC: NORTHERN GATEWAY SAFETY—At the public hearings into the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, there are new questions about the project’s long-term safety. – CBC
- VANCOUVER: SFU STAFF WAGE WORRIES—Hundreds of Simon Fraser University’s lowest paid employees can’t able to afford the basic necessities for their families, says The Tyee’s Katie Hyslop
- CANADA: HIGH JOB LOSSES—Canada lost 22,000 jobs in January,according to Statistics Canada, with one of the largest losses in British Columbia.- CBC
- IRELAND: ANTI-AUSTERITY MARCHES—Tens of thousands of people marched through cities in Ireland on the weekend against severe austerity measures and high costs of living. – RT
- ISRAEL/PALESTINE: PEACE ACCORD UNLIKELY—There is currently no chance of signing a peace accord with the Palestinians, according to the former Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman. – RT
- TUNISIA: LEFTWING LEADER FUNERAL—Tens of thousands of Tunisians chanting anti-government slogans rallied on Friday for the funeral of left-wing opposition leader Chokri Belaid. – Morning Star and RT
- EUROPE: HORSE MEAT INVESTIGATION—The Romanian government is investigating if horsemeat discovered in beef products in Britain and France came from an abattoir in Romania. – BBC