Media Mornings: Wed, Jun 5 — Digital Media, Unions & Democracy – Joey Hartman (VDLC), Lindsey Pinto (Openmedia.ca)

W2MEDIA.CA  |  Listen to today’s 7-8am broadcast of Media Mornings on Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5 fm: host Jane Bouey explores digital media, unions, protests and democracy with guests and audio clips.

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Protests in Turkey continue as Unions start General Strike. photo - activestills.org
Protests in Turkey continue as Unions start General Strike. photo – activestills.org
  • Interview with Joey Hartman (Vancouver & District Labour Council) about international solidarity with Turkish Unions, discussion of replacement workers (scabs) and lock-out of CUPE members at North Shore Winter Club. Solidarity Rally June 8 11 am 1325 Keith Rd North Van (@Mountain Highway).
  • Lindsey Pinto of Openmedia.ca  discusses the latest CRTC Code re: Cellphone companies, what more needs to be done to improve access. Plus role of digital media in a democratic society. 
  • News Headlines: 
  • Racist graffiti at Burnaby’s Central Park just metres away from a children’s playground and water park is disturbing families. The hate messages are found inside a men’s washroom near the Kingsway entrance. It includes swastikas and racial slurs scrawled all over the stalls walls and are targeting Chinese, Russian and blacks. The Burnaby Parks Commission code of conduct says there’s zero tolerance for behaviour that promotes discrimination, racism and hatred. The Burnaby RCMP’s Graffiti section is investigating. – News 1130

  • The chief electoral officer has told the Speaker of the House of Commons that two Manitoba Conservative MPs should be suspended because of questioned election expenses. Elections Canada auditors found problems with returns from both MPs’ returns, says the Canadian Press, but both campaigns refused to make the changes.

  • The lawyer representing a former RCMP officer who claims she was sexually harassed on the job says a proposed class-action lawsuit could take years before it makes it to trial. – CP

  • A report in the Tyee says the NDP is introducing more private member’s bills aimed at restoring environmental protections to lakes and rivers.

  • Nawaz Sharif is to be sworn in for a third time as Pakistan’s prime minister today, after his surprise landslide victory in general elections last month. – BBC

  • A senior employee at the Chinese processing plant where a fire killed 120 people has been detained, according to a local official. – RT, Al Jazeera

  • At least eight people have been killed in central Europe as floodwater inundates large areas of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. Al Jazeera

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