W2MEDIA.CA | Listen to today’s broadcast of Media Mornings on Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5 fm: Host Jane Bouey discussed community spaces with Joey Hartman of the Vancouver and District Labour Council, the political situation in Iran with representative of the Committee for the Defense of the Iranian Peoples Rights, the role of police in repressing dissent in Chile.
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- Interview with Joey Hartman, President of the Vancouver and District Labour Council about the importance of community spaces. W2 and Community Centres.
- Iran is back in the news – frequently demonized in popular culture . What is the real situation in Iran and what role does it play in international politics? We discussed these issues with Mr. Nematzadeh of the Committee for the Defense of Iranian People’s Rights – CODIR-Canada.
- The Legacy of Chile’s Pinochet Dictatorship Lives On – looking at the
State repression of social movements by militarized Carabinero police force a report from The Real News Network.
- Social Housing Now – Report from the new coalition’s rally.
- News headlines:
- A new report issued yesterday looks at efforts to address Vancouver’s housing problems, says Sun reporter Darah Hansen. Homeless people on the streets are only the “tip of the iceberg” of the housing crisis facing low-income people in B.C., according to the recently-formed Social Housing Coalition, reports the Sun’s Kevin Griffin.
- Senator Patrick Brazeau came to Parliament yesterday to watch as his colleagues voted to force him to take a leave of absence.- CP
- Governments in the developed world are losing important tax revenues, because multinational companies shift profits to places where they pay little or no tax. – OECD
- The British government’s controversial back-to-work programmes have been declared illegal by that country’s Court of Appeal.The Morning Star reports that the ruling is a huge setback for the Conservative government’s policies, which have been described as forced labour.
- In the Gulf kingdom of Bahrain yesterday, police used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse hundreds of protesters marking the second anniversary of a democratic uprising against the U.S.-backed regime. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of people rallied in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Monday, to celebrate the second anniversary of that country’s uprising and to push for further change. – RT and Morning Star
- France’s National Assembly has approved a law allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt children, reports the BBC. After days of intense debate, the bill was passed by 329 votes to 229. It must now win final approval in the Senate.
- Music today included pieces by Ron Sexsmith, Rae Spoon, and Kalen Wi