Media Mornings: Mon, Aug 19 — Bill Pegler (CUPE), Lisa Hammond (Elementary Teachers – Hamilton Wentworth), Anita Dawson (Teamsters 213 – Ikea)

W2MEDIA.CA  |  Listen to today’s 7-8am broadcast of Media Mornings on Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5 fm: Host Jane Bouey explores free collective bargaining and defense of public education.

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Invest in children Now. Banner at Thunderbird Elementary School - Vancouver. Photo - Jane Bouey
Invest in children Now. Banner at Thunderbird Elementary School – Vancouver. Photo – Jane Bouey

 

  • Provincial government delays in bargaining with education employees threaten to disrupt classes this fall. Interview with CUPE BC K-12 Coordinator Bill Pegler
  • Attacks on public education unions in global context – Jan 16 2013 interview with Lisa Hammond (President – Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario – Hamilton Wentworth)
  • Clip from interview with Anita Dawson – Teamsters 213 representing locked out Ikea workers.
  • News Headlines:
  • The debate over domestic cellphone policy in Canada has taken a new twist. The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union is calling on the Harper government to set up a Crown corporation as the country’s fourth major wireless carrier. – ctv

  • Prison authorities are unfairly branding former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr as a maximum security inmate, according to Canada’s prison ombudsman. – Globe and Mail

  • A figure well-known to many progressive activists in Vancouver has passed away. Sister Elizabeth Kelliher, an 89-year-old Catholic social justice advocate, died on Friday in New York. – Georgia Straight
  • Close to 1,000 residents streamed into Marpole community centre yesterday to sign petitions and pick up lawn signs protesting proposed zoning changes in their neighbourhood, according to Denise Ryan of the Vancouver Sun.

  • European forests are showing signs of reaching a saturation point as carbon sinks, a study has suggested. Since 2005, the amount of atmospheric carbon dioxide absorbed by the continent’s trees has been slowing, researchers reported. – BBC

  • Thousands of Chileans rallied yesterday against a so-called “Monsanto law” which would let multinationals patent Genetically modified GMO seeds. – RT

  • Swedish high jumper Emma Green Tregaro, who painted her fingernails in rainbow colors to support gay rights at the Moscow World Athletics Championships, has switched to red nail polish after a warning from the IAAF, the governing body of track and field. Swedish officials told Tregaro that her gesture could be a violation of the competition’s regulations. – RT

  • Aljazeera news headlines
  • Music today included – Buckman Coe – Stubborn Man, Whitehorse – Wisconsin, Rae Spoon – I Will Be A Wall
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