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GroundWire | August 31, 2015

Immigration detainees call for inquest, Pacific Northwest LNG, Grassy Narrows state of emergency

by Groundwire News Collective

GroundWire | August 31, 2015

This episode of GroundWire was produced on Anishinaabe territory in Thunder Bay by Carly Forbes at CILU

Headlines:

The United Nations has released a report about the erosion of human rights protections under the Harper government | Catherine Fisher, CJLY with files from the Red Eye Collective, Vancouver Coop Radio

Rachel Zellars has launched a petition to remove the N-word from 11 landmarks in Quebec | Salomé Parent, CKUT

Features:

Immigration detainees imprisoned in the Central North Correctional Centre in Lindsey,Ontario have launched a petition calling for a coroner's investigation into the death of Abdurahman Ibrahim Hassan | Sheila Ferrando, CKUT

Lax Kw’alaams First Nations community members are asserting their Aboriginal rights and title in response to the proposed Pacific Northwest LNG project on Lelu island | Gunargie O'Sullivan, Vancouver Coop Radio

Grassy Narrows announced a state of emergency due to unsafe drinking water on August 27th | Gunargie O'Sullivan, Vancouver Coop Radio

 
Community Radio Report:

A community media convergence is taking place in Ottawa November 22-24 bringing together community media practitioners from radio, television, gaming and online platforms | Jessica Wind, CKCU

Hosted by Mat Wilush and Katie Cvitkovitch

Music this week was by Nick Sherman

We also thank Omme Salma Rahemtullah, Aaron Lakoff, Jane Williams and the Redeye Media Collective

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