Wed, Aug 6: Media Mornings — Rally for Public Education Thurs AM — Labour and fight for Queer Rights

W2MEDIA.CA  |  Today’s 7-8am Media Mornings independent Canadian news hour on Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5 fm:

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Rally for Public Education - photo by Jane Bouey
Rally for Public Education – photo by Jane Bouey

 

  • Vancouver Teachers and Supporters to Rally for Public Education Thursdays in August 8-9:30 am at Commercial & Broadway. Info Here.  Host Jane Bouey discusses the state of public education and what we can do with President of the Vancouver Elementary School Teachers Association – Dan Graves.
  • Plus news headlines:
  • There are more questions than answers about the breach of a tailings pond dam that sent 10 million cubic metres of mining wastewater into central Interior B.C. waterways. – The Tyee
  •  The Williams Lake Indian Band, the Soda Creek Indian Band, members of the Northern Shuswap Tribal Council, and the surrounding communities have opposed permits for the mine to discharge effluent into the Quesnel Lake because of environmental concerns, and yet nothing was done. The  Shuswap Nation Tribal Council says that despite years of opposition and public outcry, the Mount Polley Mine, owned by Imperial Metals Corporation, did not have a cohesive emergency plan in place. – www.shuswapnation.org
  • If you are renting to avoid high housing costs, you could be in for a shock. Rents are poised to grow faster than home prices in Vancouver, rating agency DBRS predicts. – Globe and Mail
  • First Nations in Quebec have set up a blockade to stop what they call illegal clear-cutting near their homes. – Jim Fontaine of APTN National News
  • RT News reports that the eastern Ukrainian city of Lugansk has declared a state of humanitarian catastrophe.
  • The Afghan government has blamed a “terrorist in an army uniform” for a shooting spree that left a US general dead and 15 soldiers wounded. – Morning Star
  • A 72-hour truce took hold in Gaza yesterday as Israeli troops withdrew and Palestinians ventured out to find scenes of destruction. – Al Jazeera
  • Radio Labour News
  • Music today included: Vince Fontaine, Faith Nolan, and Neko Case
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