Can Canada’s NDP learn from Jeremy Corbyn, Momentum, Green Left, First Nations Women Advocating Responsible Mining

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TODAY’S SHOW Host: Irwin Oostindie @DutchPhoto

Daily photo credit: IB Times UK

02:20 Introduction

05:30 Weather Warnings for snow this weekend 

7:00 News headlines: Ships and bluewhales, BC fentanyl overdose prevention funding announced, Skytrain success, South Korea President impeached, Russia Canada bilateral relations, and more.

15:00 Joe Biden comments on Pierre Trudeau at Ottawa State dinner.

21:00 Geert Wilders found guilty in Netherlands over discrimination and hate speech

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James Meggesto (Native American Lawyer)

24:30 Why Thousands Are Staying in Standing Rock Despite Army Corps’s Decision to Halt the #DAPL with voices: James Meggesto (Native American Lawyer), Dave Archambault (Standing Rock Sioux Chief), Chase Iron Eyes (Dakota People’s Law Project).  Reported by Real News Network. On Friday Energy Transfer Partners will ask a federal judge to allow construction to resume immediately.

32:00 Music: Paul Weller (The Jam)

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Michael Chessum, Momentum

33:00 Michael Chessum, senior activist with Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership campaign.  Michael is a member of Momentum‘s Steering Committee and has been a socialist activist in and around the Labour Party for a number of years. He was previously an organiser in the student and anti-austerity movements of 2010 and thereafter. He currently works as the national organiser for Another Europe is Possible, which was the radical Remain campaign in the EU referendum, and writes for the New Statesman, Guardian and others.


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46:00 Lawrence Boxall, on Momentumthe NDPs left alternative to austerity.
Also, previewing: NDP Leadership Race: Future for the Green Left, Saturday, Dec 10, 2pm St James Comm Hall, 3214 West 10th Avenue (and Trutch), Room 101 (Japanese pre-school room), Vancouver. Featuring speakers: Tristan Markle, Lisa Barrett, Michael Chessum (Momentum UK Labour Party) via Skype, NDP Socialist Caucus/NDPMomentum Vancouver Meeting.

53:45 MUSIC: Massive Attack 

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Jacinda Mack, First Nations Women Advocating Responsible Mining

55:00 Jacinda Mack, First Nations Women Advocating Responsible Mining on Mount Polley wastewater. 

Needed: Letters requesting Mount Polley Mine be required to meet water quality guidelines
In June 2016, despite numerous ongoing concerns from First Nations and the public, the province of BC allowed Mount Polley Mine to return to full-scale operations. Once again, the mine has more contaminated water on-site than it can safely store.

Mount Polley Mine now has an open application to discharge wastewater into Quesnel Lake and into groundwater via Bootjack Lake as the long-term solution to their pollution.

First Nations Women Advocating Responsible Mining (FNWARM) is requesting help in changing the long-term operational plans for Mount PolleyMine. FNWARM is asking everyone concerned by the wastewater discharge to write letters to the BC Ministry of Environment demanding that Mount Polley Mine be required to meet all water quality guidelines at the end of their pipes without needing to dilute it in Fraser River Basin waterways. Comments are due by December 23, 2016.

Please support FNWARM’s call for full treatment to remove contaminates from wastewater discharge by:

  1. Sending your comments to the governmentwith the subject line “Comments on technical assessment report” before Dec. 23, 2016; use this email address: MtPolleyEnvironmental.Enquiries@gov.bc.ca
  1. Sharing this request with your friends, family and colleagues and encouraging them to also write; Helping FNWARM keep track of the letters by sending a copy of your comments to Jacinda Mack at jacinda.mack@gmail.com

Announcements:

Saturday 

Saturday Dec 10, 2-4pm, St James Comm Hall, 3214 West 10th Avenue (and Trutch), Room 101 (Japanese pre-school room), Vancouver. Featuring speakers: Tristan Markle, Lisa Barrett, Michael Chessum (Momentum UK Labour Party) via Skype, NDP Socialist Caucus/NDPMomentum Vancouver Meeting.

We Don’t Want Your Pipeline, Kinder Morgan!

12 to 3pm at the Five Corners in Chilliwack

A rally of grassroots Sto:lo and our non-native neighbours to voice our opposition to the federal government’s recent approval of Kinder Morgan’s expanded pipeline!

Speakers include Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and Joan Phillip; Carrielynn Victor, Sto:lo artist and activist; Peter McCartney, climate campaigner for the Wilderness Committee, and Michael Hale, local activist with the PIPE UP network.

Sunday

Stand with Kwantlen – Rally against Kinder Morgan

1:30 to 4:00pm at the Community Hall in Fort Langley (Rally followed by march)

Two years ago the community came together to march with the Kwantlen First Nation through Fort Langley and now, with the federal approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion, the time has come again to stand with Kwantlen in solidarity.

 

MUSIC on today’s program:

Paul Weller (The Jam)

Massive Attack

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