Fri May 13 – Russ Diabo, Sarah Mah, #BreakFreeCAN, Iskwe

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May 13 2016 Media Mornings

TODAY’S SHOW Host: Irwin Oostindie @DutchPhoto

GUESTS:

03:00 Introduction

06:00 Weather, local and international news. Check out the new watering restrictions for Metro Vancouver. RCMP allegedly lied about an exchange of fire before killing a Vailmount, BC resident.

19:30 Sarah Mah, Asian Women for Equality, on Jian Ghomeshi charges dropped and the response of Kathryn Borel: # “punched, and choked, and smothered and silenced” other women.  The Ghomeshi Trials may be over, but the legacy for women reporting assaults, and the veneer of “due diligence” by the CBC, and Ghomeshi getting off unscathed are not happening thanks to Kathryn Borel issuing a statement on the Ghomeshi peace bond settlement: “Up until recently, I didn’t even internalize that what he was doing to my body was sexual assault. Because when I went to the CBC for help, what I received in return was a directive that yes, he could do this, and yes, it was my job to let him.”  We also talk with Sarah about her organisation’s work on the relationship between violence against women and poverty. Today, Sarah is in Winnipeg presenting on Violence Against Women and Guaranteed Livable Income at the North American Basic Income Guarantee (NABIG) Congress 2016.

34:30  Russ Diabo, Kahnawake Mohawk is a policy analyst, writer and activist. We will talk with Russ about how allies and supporters from within Canada must pressure the Crown governments and industry to replace their colonial policies of assimilation, extinguishment and termination with more enlightened policies of recognition, affirmation and inclusion of First Nations’ inherent, Aboriginal and treaty rights. In a piece in Ricochet Media this week he states that “the inherent sovereignty of First Nations and their land rights remains under attack by the Trudeau government, albeit cloaked in nicer language by a charming but dangerous prime minister.”

55:40  Amina Moustaquim-Barrette, Communications Coordinator of 350.org previews Saturday’s local day of action as part of #BreakFree, with 350.org mobilising thousands around the world to break free of fossil fuels. Locally, activists will encircle the Kinder Morgan facility on the ground and on the water. On the water, they’ll create a mass flotilla of kayaks and canoes. They’ll cross the Burrard Inlet to swarm the tanker terminal for the Kinder Morgan facility, which could see over 400 tankers a year putting the coast at risk if the project is approved. On the land, hundreds will march down to the facility together and stage a sit-in outside the gates. Then, using their voices and some breathtaking art, they’ll show support for a clean and just future! Link.

MUSIC on today’s program Iskwe. Singer-songwriter Iskwé (pronounced iss-kway, meaning “Woman” in her native language) draws upon her Cree/Dene (Aboriginal) and Irish roots to produce a sound filled with booming bass lines and heavy beats, defining her distinctive offering of Alternative RnB/TripHop.

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