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- Ikea Richmond workers fighting for fairness and equal pay for equal work. Interview with Anita Dawson – Teamsters 213 about the lock-out of 350 of their members.
- Joey Hartman (Vancouver and District Labour Council) tells us the story of Bloody Sunday. 75 years ago unemployed workers occupied the post office and were met with brutal repression. Eventually UI was won. Commemoration today Sinclair Centre – 757 W Hastings 5:30 pm
- Jak King, local historian and neighbourhood activist (Grandview-Woodland Area Council) tell us about community reaction to the City of Vancouver’s plans massive redevelopment for the area. Community Forum July 8, 7 pm – Eastside Family Place (1655 William/Grandview Park)
- Analyzing the surprising results in the Iranian Presidential election. A conversation with Mr. Nematzadeh of the Committee for the Defense of Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR- Canada)
- Today’s News headlines:
The Sierra Club B.C. says a recent oil spill is further evidence that Kinder Morgan’s plan to expand its Trans Mountain pipeline should be opposed. – Georgia Straight
The rich are getting richer, and there are more of them, according to Vanessa Lu in a Toronto Star report. The World Wealth Report, issued yesterday by RBC Wealth Management and Capgemini Financial Services, says the number of millionaires globally grew by 1 millon, or 9.2 per cent, to 12 million last year.
Just in case you had any doubts, there is new evidence that Vancouver has the most expensive city to buy a home in Canada. – Globe and Mail
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff says she is proud of the tens of thousands of people who have taken to the streets to demand better education, schools and transport. – BBC
NATO has handed over security for the whole of Afghanistan for the first time since the Taliban were ousted in 2001. At a ceremony yesterday in Kabul, President Hamid Karzai said Afghanistan’s official police and military forces will lead all the security activities.There are also reports that the U.S. is now preparing to open direct negotiations with the Taliban. – BBC
Today marks the one-year anniversary of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange taking shelter in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.The standoff could continue for years, says RT News in a report on the anniversary.
The Mali government has signed a ceasefire with Tuareg separatist rebels. The deal paves the way for government troops and civilian administrators to return to the northern, rebel-held town of Kidal before elections next month, Al Jazeera has reported.
- Music today included:
- Make Music Vancouver – music video, Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra – Well Well Well, Gezi Park Chapulling Choir – Taksim Istanbul, Turkey – Do You Hear the People Sing, CR Avery Band – Commercial Drive