Chris Hedges, Walied Khogali Ali, Imtiaz Popat, Raise the Rates

W2MEDIA.ORG  |  Media Mornings independent Canadian news hour on Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5 fm LIVESTREAM (during 7-8am PST). Podcast available at 8amPST.


Friday, March 3, 2017

TODAY’S SHOW Host: Irwin Oostindie @DutchPhoto

2:00 Introduction and welcome

5:30  Today’s weather report

7:o0 NEWS

23:00 Music: Filastine – Chaterreros


26:20  Walied Khogali Ali, Coalition Against White Supremacy and Islamophobia (CAWI)


Talks about community organising in a time where there are attacks including an anti-Muslim firebombing in Toronto, anti-black racism, Islamophobia, white supremacy and more.

Walied has years of experience in the not-for-profit sector in Toronto. He has held key management positions in student organizations and has worked for many community-based organizations including the Canadian Arab Federation and the Toronto and York Region Labour Council. Walied also worked briefly for Toronto Environmental Alliance in early 2011 helping engage the public on transit issues. Since July 2016, Walied has supported the campaigns of the United Way of Toronto and York region as a Labour Liaison and is responsible for communications at the Labour Community Services of Toronto. Walied is also the current president of the Toronto Environmental Alliance.

Walied is also a member of the steering committee for the coalition against white supremacy and islamophobia. (CAWI). The coalition organized a national day of action on February 4th 2017 in response to the trump ban of muslims and the terrorist attack in Quebec City on Sunday, January 29th 2017.

Walied is an experienced organizer and community leader who is committed to human rights and the elimination of racial discrimination, a struggle that continues to this day. Walied is currently supporting a coalition supported by 170+ national, provincial and local organizations that is committed to redressing the systematic causes of Islamophobia, anti-black racism and other forms of hate.

#Endwhitesupremacy #NoIslamophobia #Endracism

39:30 Imtiaz Popat talks anti-racist organising in Vancouver and previews the March 26 International Day Against Racism March.   



50:00 Chris Hedges previewing AFTER TRUMP AND PUSSY HATS, A discussion of next steps.

feature-interview-chris-hedges_520 Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter & Asian Women Coalition Ending Prostitution invite you. With Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges and leading Vancouver feminist Suzanne Jay. Friday – March 3, 2017 – 6:30pm, St Andrew’s Wesley United Church, 1022 Nelson St, Vancouver.
Tickets – $10. Buy your ticket online
Or in-person at Banyen Books & Sound, 3608 W 4th Ave. No one will be turned away (call for a complimentary ticket 604-872-8212)

54:00 Bill Hopwood, Raise the Rates previewing Saturday’s Rally for a Poverty Free BC. Your chance to raise your voices showing you’ll be voting for politicians that commit to a strong, comprehensive poverty reduction plan. This is the culminating event following the week of action (copresented by BC Federation of Labour). For more info:


Saturday Tune-in to RedEye on Coop Radio 100.5FM

  • Denise Cole, from Labrador Land Protectors, on stopping the Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric project in Labrador Newfoundland.
  • David Ng and Madeline Terbasket, from Theatre For Living, on the play Home, opening Friday night at the Firehall Arts Centre.
  • The Carnegie Community Action Project’s report on DTES retail gentrification.

Weekend Calendar:

šxʷʔam̓ət (home) Opens Friday! 75% sold out already!…/sx%ca%b7%ca%94am%c9%99t-home/

Stephen Aberle Play at Havana Theatre.  Join actor / singer Stephen Aberle and pianist Angus Kellett for a sprightly evening of grotesquery. Accelerate from irony to despair in 60 minutes! Abandon all hope, ye who enter here. Savour works by Tom Lehrer, Randy Newman and others — and Stephen’s own ballad of love, hunger, jealousy, betrayal, and global devastation, The Monster Child. 48 verses! Count ’em.
Show times: Friday, March 3 at 9pm & Sunday, March 5 at 2pm.

Facebook Fan Page: /impromptufest
Facebook Event:
Twitter: Impromptu Cabaret (@impromptufest)
Instagram: Impromptu Cabaret Festival (@impromptufestival)



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