Manifesto for UK Left, RCMP Accountability, Stop Kinder Morgan Save Pacific Islanders

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

TODAY’S SHOW Host: Irwin Oostindie @DutchPhoto

02:00 Introduction

04:30 News headlines and weather  Vancouver Aquarium blocked from keeping whales in captivity; #MMIW Inquiry criticized by families, Rona Ambrose to leave federal Conservatives, and more

23:00 MUSIC: Holly Near plays May 22 in Vancouver

24:00 Eriel Deranger (Athabasca Chippewan FN) and other voices from Sunday’s Raise a Paddle For Mother Earth-Water Ceremony to Stop Tar Sands, at Whey-ah-Wichen to stop Kinder Morgan. We preview their next event – tonight – Tuesday!

Preview Tonight (Tuesday May 16, 6:30pm, Russian Hall, Campbell Ave) At this event,  powerful stories will be told by a dynamic panel of Pacific Climate Warriors and leaders in the Indigenous resistance to the tar sands. As well, there will be a premier of a mini-documentary showcasing the entire journey.

Come hear stories of resistance and resilience in the Indigenous-led fight against climate change. Tickets to purchase on Eventbrite. For Indigenous peoples and Pacific Islanders, climate change and fossil fuel extraction happens in our backyards. Rising seas are threatening to erase the homes of my friends living on the small islands of the Pacific. Toxic pollution in the air and water threatens our families and friends here and now. Simply put, we can’t afford to wait any longer for the action to match the talk on climate change.

We need Prime Minister Trudeau to stay true to the ambitious promises he made in front of the world at the Paris Climate talks. He must withdraw support for tar sands expansion. During their journey to Canada, the Pacific Climate Warriors want to bring this message directly to Trudeau. If you haven’t yet, will you send a quick message to Prime Minister Trudeau asking him to meet with the Pacific Climate Warriors?

Please RSVP by purchasing a ticket Eventbrite. All proceeds go to the Pull Together legal fund. Doors open at 6:30 PM, event at 7:00-9:00 PM. Tickets are sold 10$-25$ on a sliding scale. If you can, please consider donating more! * If the ticket price is a financial barrier to your participation, please contact organizers at for accessibility and solidarity tickets.

30:00 OUR DAILY BC ELECTION SPECIAL with today’s election headlines. We look at Rachel Nottley’s reaction to the BC election results, and hear from two NDP MLAs.

NDP MLA Janet Routledge / Burnaby North: “BC NDP will do everything in our power to stop the Kinder Morgan expansion and that hasn’t changed.”

NDP MLA Rick Glumac, Port Moody / Coquitlam: “We want to bring together the Climate Leadership Team in the first 100 days and revisit all the recommendations that were ignored by the BC liberals”

37:30 UK socialist activist Joseph Choonara – live from England. Jeremy Corbyn and UK Labour have launched a left manifesto that is winning the hearts of UK residents but will it win them the election?











“Forget the media and right wing denunciations, there are some excellent promises in the Labour Party’s draft election manifesto. In the manifesto Labour promises to scrap tuition fees, and plough billions of pounds into education and the NHS. It promises to raise the minimum wage to £10 an hour and end attacks on benefits claimants. And there are plans to ban fracking and renationalise the rail industry and Royal Mail. The final version of the manifesto was agreed by a meeting of Labour’s broader leadership last Thursday. But a draft of the manifesto was leaked to a number of national newspapers on Wednesday night.”

MUSIC: 50:00 Paul Weller of The Jam (supporter of Jeremy Corbyn) at The Commodore, Vancouver October 16+17

51:00 RCMP Harassment: Josh Paterson, BCCLA Executive Director responds to report on oversite and accountability.

The BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) reacting to the report of the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP on workplace harassment in the force, noted on Monday that the association has long worked in the area of police accountability and has called for systemic reform within the RCMP for many years.

Josh Paterson, Executive Director of the BCCLA, said in a statement: “This report is a stinging indictment of the RCMP’s ability and willingness to protect its own members. For years, a multitude of recommendations to fix the terrible problem of workplace harassment have been virtually ignored. Workplace bullying and harassment remain persistent problems in the RCMP. The RCMP’s limited efforts to deal with the problem so far have not been good enough. So many members of the RCMP, who just wanted to serve the public, have suffered – some very deeply – and it is long past time for comprehensive action to get at the very roots of this sickness.

1:00:00 MUSIC: The Boom Booms All Day, All Night

EXTRA: RISK – film trailer.  A film by Laura Poitras, Academy Award-winning director of Citizenfour. Executive produced by Sam Esmail, Award-winning creator of Mr. Robot. IN SELECT THEATRES, MAY 5th



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