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- San Francisco and Vancouver are very similar cities, with similar issues re: affordable housing. There is a major difference – that is the considerable political clout that renters wield in the city of San Francisco. Journalist Jackie Wong of The Tyee explores what Vancouver can learn from the issues raised in her recent series.
- The issue of youth suicide shamefully continues to be a hot topic. Egale Canada Human Rights Trust (ECHRT) recently launched the Report on Outcomes and Recommendations from the first national Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Two Spirit, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth Suicide Prevention Summit. We will be discussing the summit, the report and the recommendations with Helen Kennedy, Executive Director of Egale.
- Joey Hartman (Vancouver and District Labour Council) talks about the Knowledge Network launch of Labour History spots. They will start airing in the new year both as ½ hour shows of 10 each, as well as one or two in between shows. The series was funded by the Labour Heritage Centre.
- News Headlines:
- The campaign for a provincial referendum on enforcement of anti-marijuana laws will need to pick up the pace to meet its goals. Jeff Nagel of the Surrey North Delta Leader reports that the campaign has collected 65,000 signatures after 30 days.
- Nathan Cullen says he would be more likely to run in the NDP’s provincial leadership race if the contest was held in 2015. – Huffington Post
- Hundreds of people are dying in military detention as Nigeria’s security forces crack down on the Islamist Boko Haram uprising, Amnesty International has warned. – Morning Star
- Iran has said its proposal at nuclear talks in Geneva has the “capacity to make a breakthrough”. But negotiators have agreed to keep the details confidential for now. – BBC
- A powerful typhoon is bearing down on the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. RT News says the storm has been branded a “once in a decade event”.
- Music today included: Las Cafeteras (in concert in Vancouver October 26 details), Polaris Music Award winner: Godspeed You!