Media Mornings: Wed, Mar 13 — Joey Hartman (VDLC), Sean Condon (Megaphone), Kim Possible (Kim Villagante)

W2MEDIA.CA  |  Listen to today’s 7-8am broadcast of Media Mornings on Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5 fm: with co-hosts Jane Bouey and Anushka Nagji.

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Empowering Women Through Community Arts - image Community Arts Vancouver
Empowering Women Through Community Arts – image Community Arts Vancouver

 

  • Interviews:
  • Joey Hartman (VDLC) about $10/day Childcare campaign, report on Guatemalan Indigenous Rights Defender Lolita Chavez, and the Café Etico  evening with representatives of their Guatemalan Coffee Producers. Monday night March 18 at 6:30 pm 206-2747 East Hastings (Café Etico & CoDevelopment Canada offices)
  • Sean Condon of Megaphone on the impact of Harper’s omnibus crime bill  and the implications of being tougher on criminals whose lives are already too tough to handle.

TODAY’S MEDIA MORNINGS HEADLINES:

  • QUEBEC: BARRIERE LAKE OPPOSE MINING: Today, the Algonquins of Barriere Lake are re-affirming their opposition to the proposed exploration activities of the junior mining company Copper One (TSX-V: CUO) within their unceded traditional territory. Mining Watch Canada
  • BC: FOREST LAW BACKDOWN: The B.C. government has backed off on a plan to reduce public control over Crown forest land. – Canadian Press
  • CANADA: CANADA-EUROPE FREE TRADE: The heads of business lobby groups are urging the federal government to speed up negotiations on the CETA free trade deal with Europe – reports Canadian Press.
  • BC: MINE WORKER UNION FUNDRAISING: The unions involved in a court case over recruiting workers from China for a northern B.C. mine are seeking donations to help cover costly legal fees. – Carly Rhianna Smith of The Tyee
  • BC: HEALTH WORKERS WARN OF BC LIBERAL PLANS: The Hospital Employees Union says that Premier Christy Clark’s Liberals want to restructure bargaining for the health sector, but without consulting with unions impacted by Bill 18. – HEU
  • CUBA/USA: GUANTANAMO HUNGER STRIKE: Lawyers for Guantanamo Bay inmates say that most of the prisoners are on a hunger strike over their Korans and other personal items being taken away. – RT News
  • UK: ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE FEARS: Antibiotic-resistant superbugs may push medical science back to the 19th century, says Britain’s top health official. – RT News
  • ARGENTINA/UK: FALKLANDS/MALVINAS CONFLICT: Argentina has dismissed the result of the Falkland Islands referendum result as meaningless, reports the Morning Star website. The islands are known as the Malvinas in Latin America. – Morning Star
  • SYRIA: BATTLES RAGE: Syrian rebels are locked in a fierce battle with government troops for parts of the central city of Homs. – BBC
  • TUNISIA: NEW CABINET: Tunisia’s national constituent assembly gave a vote of confidence on Wednesday for a new cabinet headed by Ali Larayedh, a leader of the ruling Islamist Ennahda Party. – RT
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