W2MEDIA.CA | Today’s 7-8am Media Mornings independent Canadian news hour on Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5 fm: Rights of Refugees, Immigrants & Democracy.
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- Stephen Von Sychowski (VDLC) discusses relevance of Labour History Walks. For more info and to register email office (at) vdlc.ca (Starts at 18 min mark)
- Lisa Kerr, part of Pivot Legal sex work legal team discusses the Open Letter to the Federal Government in opposition to Bill c-36 and comments on the Justice Committee Hearings. (Starts at 32 min mark)
- Headlines today:
- The impact of heavy rains and flooding continues to impact wide areas of Saskatchewan and Manitoba. But Manitoba still has not dealt with the devastating effects of the 2011 flood season which hit First Nations such as Lake St. Martin and Dauphin River. – CBC
- The last semi-final game in the FIFA World Cup takes place today, with Argentina taking on the Netherlands at 1 pm. And if the Canadian Soccer Association gets its way, Canada could be hosting the World Cup twelve years from now, in 2026. – Canadian Business
- Prime Minister Stephen Harper may soon be grappling with a whole new problem inside the Senate, according to a CBC report. Now, with 11 current vacancies and looming retirements, Harper is faced with 17 empty seats in the red chamber by the end of the year. – Huffington Post
- After the start of a major air and sea offensive by Israel in the Gaza Strip yesterday, Palestinian militants have fired more rockets at Israeli cities. The attacks came after a day of multiple Israeli air strikes in Gaza, which killed more than 20 Palestinians. – BBC
- The preliminary results of Afghanistan’s runoff vote in the 2014 presidential election were released today. The Nation reports that in the first round, held April 4, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani emerged to face a runoff.
- Ukraine’s new Defence Minister Valery Heletey has demanded complete surrender by pro-Russian insurgents as the only acceptable price for negotiations. The Morning Star news site reports that government forces have driven the insurgent militias from their previous stronghold of Sloviansk.
- Music today included David Rovics, Vince Fontaine