W2MEDIA.CA | Listen to today’s 7-8am broadcast of Media Mornings on Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5 fm: Host Jane Bouey explores racism, colonization and white entitlement.
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- Interview with author, journalist and Radio India talk show host Gurpreet Singh about the 99th anniversary of the Komagata Maru incident and the 100th anniversary of the Ghadar Party and how this connects in his new book, “Why Mewa Singh Killed William Hopkinson: Revisiting the Murder of a Canadian Immigration Inspector“. Book launch – Sunday July 28th 1-5 pm Firehall Centre for the Arts 11489 84th Avenue, Delta BC
- Interview with Steven Kakinoosit (Idle No More) about the #NoMoreBrutality actions planned for Wednesday in response to the video footage which appears to show two Quebec police officers beating Innu man – Norbert Mestanapeo – in the remote community of Unamen Shipu. Vancouver action – meet at 12 noon at VPL – Georgia St side.
- CNN clip of actor LeVar Burton and author Tim Wise discussing racism – from Upworthy.com
- News Headlines:
With the investigation into the Lac-Megantic tragedy still in its early stages, the federal Transportation Safety Board has requested immediate regulatory changes for train travel.The agency has sent Transport Canada two safety advisories – that dangerous goods should not be left unattended on a main track, and also that rail equipment be properly secured. – CTV
A federal fraud investigator has been suspended without pay, after she leaked documents showing that investigators had to cut people off their employment insurance benefits in order to meet quotas. Sylvie Therrien told CBC News that she and other investigators were required to recover nearly $500,000 in EI benefits every year, with monthly quotas. – CBC
With the drowning of two young men this weekend, officials say 2013 is shaping up to be one of the worst years in recent memory for accidental drownings. – Huffington Post
NHL players will participate in the Olympics next February, the league has announced. But the Toronto Star reports that the Winter Games faces some serious problems. Russia will host the event in Sochi, a subtropical seaside locale that makes Vancouver look like Siberia.
The wages of global garment workers are not improving, says the Worker Rights Consortium, which has conducted a 10-year-long investigation into wage trends around the world. – Toronto Star
The Australian government has announced rewards of up to US$ 180,000 for information on those helping illegal immigrants arrive in Australia by boat. – RT News
Around 2,000 people who have worked at Japan’s wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant face a heightened risk of thyroid cancer, its operator now says. – Huffington Post
- Music today included: Buzy B and the Honeycomb Kids – Good Morning, A Tribe Called Red – Nation ii Nation, Delhi to Dublin – Our House, Public Enemy – Fight the Power