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The Daily GRRR! – May 28, 2014 – In/Security Edition

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Welcome, I am your host Rachel Avery and you are listening to The Daily GRRR! In/Security Edition on 100.3fm, CKMS in Waterloo, Ontario. Soundfm.ca on the web. Today is May 28, 2014.

We are broadcasting from the centre of the Haldimand Tract, the occupied Grand River Territory of the Six Nations (Haudenosaunee).

The Daily GRRR! is a project of the Grand River Media Collective; and is supported by the Community Radio Fund of Canada and CKMS.

Today’s feature will be two interviews with anti-gentrification organisers in Vancouver, conducted by Tyson Leonard with the Vancouver Media Coop. These interviews will discuss the need for diversity in Vancouver’s anti-gentrification movement, and which structures best resist gentrification in anti-gentrification organising.

We will begin today with headlines:

The Daily GRRR! HEADLINES for May 28, 2014

1. March Against Monsanto
On Saturday, millions of people took to the streets around the world in protest of Monsanto. More than 400 demonstrations were held in 52 countries, including nearby in Brantford and Six Nations. Opposition to Monsanto stems from serious concerns including the patenting of seeds, interfering with traditional farming practices and making farmers dependent on the multinational for their seeds each year, the furthering of monocultures as Monsanto seeds replace a plethora of traditional varieties, the potential for unknown mutations to occur in genetically modified seeds, the health effects of eating genetically modified foods for which no long term studies have ever been conducted, and the potential for genetically modified crops to contaminate non-genetically modified varieties. Failures of the crops to perform as advertised also have harrowing consequences, as evidenced by the epidemic of farmer suicides in India after Monsanto’s Bt cotton failed. Youth organisers of the Brantford-Six Nations demo were quoted in the Two Row Times as saying, “Nobody is going to have control over their own food, that’s scary. If you’re concerned about your health, then you should be concerned about this corporation.”

2. Food Prospects Drying Up
Following up on a story we covered earlier, the severity of drought plaguing much of the United States has led California to implement restrictions on water use during the summer, which will affect the irrigation of farms. This is California’s third year of what officials are calling a catastrophic drought. As a result, farmers are forced to leave nearly a half million acres of land uncultivated, and some small communities are at risk of running out of drinking water. The regulations are based on a set minimum level of water in 3 watersheds surrounding the Sacramento River, which need to be maintained when fish are present. The move was met with stern opposition from farmers and others who hold rights to the water.

3. Pan Am costs soaring
New revelations about the cost of the 2015 PanAm games in Toronto are coming out from Patrick Allen, the recently-fired director of EMS and health and safety services for the games. Allen comments, “The amount of spending …read more

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The Daily GRRR! – May 23, 2014 – Waves Through Walls: Prison Radio

Welcome, I am your host Dan Kellar and you are listening to The Daily GRRR! Waves Through Walls: Prison Radio, on 100.3fm, CKMS in Waterloo, Ontario. Soundfm.ca on the web, today is May 23rd 2014.

We are broadcasting from the centre of the Haldimand Tract, the occupied Grand River Territory of the Six Nations (Haudenosaunee).

The Daily GRRR! is a project of the Grand River Media Collective; and is supported by the Community Radio Fund of Canada and CKMS.

The clip that kicked off the show was from Mumia Abu-Jamal speaking on systemic racism and the prison industrial complex, and the civil liberties around private episodic racism displayed by NBA franchise owner Donald Sterling. Check prisonradio.org for more of Mumia’s podcasts.

Today’s feature is an interview from February 2014 from CKUT with Bonnie Brayton, the National Executive Director of DAWN-RAFH Canada, who spoke to CKUT about the criminalization of women with disabilities and the lack of systemic support that exists for women like Ashley Smith and Nichele Benn.

Now for today’s headlines, and we will start with a few that further show police forces are a rotten orchard, full of bad apples:

The Daily GRRR!
HEADLINES for May 23rd, 2014
1. Vancouver Police Officer Pleads Not Guilty In Cyclist Assault
2. Former Cop Convicted of Sexually Assaulting An Underage Women
3. Florida Prison Guards Cook Man to Death in Shower, Attempt Cover-up
4. Ontario’s Privacy Watchdog DIstressed Over Cyberbullying Bill
5. Child Soldier Omar Khadr Being Sued for 50$ Million USD.
6. Economist Decrees Hudak’s Job Cuts Will Be Devastating
7. Jailed Women Organise Petition to Reinstate Literacy Program Coordinator.
8. Pain and Rage in Chiapas – Zapatista Teacher Killed – (audio from Mumia Abu-Jamal).

1. Vancouver Police Officer Pleads Not Guilty In Cyclist Assault

In a rare case of a police officer actually being charged for an on duty assault, a Vancouver constable Ismail Bhabha has pled not guilty to assaulting a cyclist who he claims was not wearing a helmet, went through a red light, and resisted arrest.

In March 2013, Andishae​ Akhavan Kharazi was punched in the face by the officer while his arms were behind his back, being cuffed. The assault is clearly visible in a video recorded by Andishae’s friend.

2. Former Cop Convicted of Sexually Assaulting An Underage Women

A former Saskatchewan cop, who sexually assaulted his 9 year old step-granddaughter has been sentenced to 30 months in jail after a plea agreement with prosecutors which may protect his identity.

The 57 year old assaulted the girl over a 11 month period starting in September 2012 when she was brought by family to his house. The former police officer photographed the assaults and was confronted by his wife and the family of …read more

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The Daily GRRR! – May 22, 2014 – In/Security Edition

Welcome, I am your host Rachel Avery and you are listening to The Daily GRRR! In/Security Edition on 100.3fm, CKMS in Waterloo, Ontario. Soundfm.ca on the web. Today is May 22, 2014.

We are broadcasting from the centre of the Haldimand Tract, the occupied Grand River Territory of the Six Nations (Haudenosaunee).

The Daily GRRR! is a project of the Grand River Media Collective; and is supported by the Community Radio Fund of Canada and CKMS.

Today’s feature comes to us from free city radio on CKUT. It’s an interview with Clive Stafford Smith, who is campaigner at Reprieve, a legal organization working internationally to campaign against the illegality of the US military drone strikes currently taking place in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and beyond. The interview focuses on the impacts experienced by communities targeted by the US strikes.

We will begin today with headlines:

The Daily GRRR! HEADLINES for May 22, 2014

1. No Integrity, No Digs! An Enbridge integrity dig site on Line 9 near Burlington was blocked yesterday by activists opposing the pipeline project. The line has over 12 000 anomalies—features that could cause it to fail—so the blockade was held for 12 hours, one hour for every thousand such anomalies. Despite this high number of problems, Enbridge is only conducting a few hundred integrity digs, and a recent report has predicted that Line 9 has a 90% chance of failure in the near term. This flagrant disregard for safety is one reason the project has received massive opposition, alongside Enbridge’s failure to consult Indigenous communities, and the pipeline’s facilitation of tar sands and fracking expansion. The site of yesterday’s blockade is near Bronte Creek, on traditional Mississauga territory, a creek which flows into Lake Ontario. Blockader Danielle Boissineau states, “At every step of the process, the Tar Sands outsources the risks onto our communities and poisons waterways like the Athabasca River and the Bronte creek while companies like Enbridge get rich.”
Line 9 has received the green light from the National Energy Board after public hearings which have been widely criticised as exclusive, and with a decision that did not address the vast majority of evidence presented.

2. Killer Robots
The first multilateral summit on fully autonomous weapons—killer robots—wrapped up last Friday at the United Nations in Geneva. Many governments present expressed their desire for human decisions and control over attacks in warfare, ensuring the human element of killing doesn’t get erased by drones.
Fully autonomous weapons have not yet been developed, but technology is moving in that direction. This type of weapon would select and attack targets without further action by a human operator. 87 countries participated in the four-day Convention on Conventional Weapons meeting of experts on lethal autonomous weapons systems. Human Rights Watch, who reported on the convention, is a co-founder and coordinator of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, a global coalition of 51 …read more

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International Solidarity News , Daily Grrr May 21st

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1. Royals Visit-Report on visit of Charles and Camilla to Turtle Island and reaction
2. International day of Action against Chevron- Report of local and international actions against Chevron’s policies
3. ONH claim responsibility for firebombing water meter lorry-report on action and impact.
4. Nahkba demostrations-Remembering the catastrophe and its impacts on Palestinians here

Feature is discussion with local Palestinian solidarity organizers on demonstration to remember the catastrophe and its impact on the Palestinian community

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International Solidarity News , Daily Grrr May 21st

download the Daily GRRR!:

1. Royals Visit-Report on visit of Charles and Camilla to Turtle Island and reaction
2. International day of Action against Chevron- Report of local and international actions against Chevron’s policies
3. ONH claim responsibility for firebombing water meter lorry-report on action and impact.
4. Nahkba demostrations-Remembering the catastrophe and its impacts on Palestinians here

Feature is discussion with local Palestinian solidarity organizers on demonstration to remember the catastrophe and its impact on the Palestinian community

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Craig Cardiff – Always Telling The Book of Truths

 

Craig Cardiff
Craig Cardiff’s latest double CD Love is Louder (Than All This Noise) is one of my favourite new releases in 2014.

For the past two and a half years, Craig Cardiff has been passing around a Book of Truths during his shows and asking his fans to share something truthful in it – a story, a confession, a hope, a secret.

The book gives fans a chance to write down something they might  be too afraid to say out loud, and it gives Cardiff an opportunity to connect  with the people who come to his shows.

Those entries aren’t always easy to read. The stories can be heartbreaking, and they can leave Cardiff wanting to do something, to find the person who wrote in his book and tell them to hold on for tomorrow, that things will be OK.
Cardiff’s new album, 
Love Is Louder (Than All This Noise) Part 1 & 2, has turned into a response to those stories. This double album, which was released Nov. 19, 2013, offers 21 tracks that are connected by an underlying sense that there are better days to come. 

The Arnprior-based folk singer worked with producers Ben Leggett (Faraway Neighbours, Ben Hermann) and Andre Wahl (Hawksley Workman, Luke Doucet) to record an album that is quite different than anything Cardiff has released before. Love Is Louder (Than All This Noise) is one-part boisterous group sing-along, one-part gentle lullaby. One
album features full live band recordings, while the other is more subdued, with acoustic guitar, cello, clarinet and violin.
This is the same team that produced Floods and Fires, the album that earned Cardiff a nomination for a 2012 Juno Award for Roots and Traditional Album of the Year: Solo and a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination as 2012 Contemporary Singer of the Year.
This time, Leggett and Wahl told Cardiff they wouldn’t let him make an album like the ones he’s made before.
Cardiff recorded with a live band for the first time, playing louder and harder than he ever has, and he stepped into a new role, arranging instrumental parts. Cardiff, Leggett and Wahl recorded Love Is Louder (Than All This Noise) primarily in Cardiff’s home studio
in Arnprior – which he and Leggett built together during the recording of Floods and Fires – the Chalet Studio in Claremont, and the Schoolhouse studio built by Hawksley Workman outside Huntsville.

For more info about Craig and his current tour go to http://www.craigcardiff.com

Love Is Louder (Than All This Noise) is a fabulous double CD. I have most of it on my Ipod so I can have Craig’s little heartplays in my ear wherever I roam. – Coral FM

Listen here for my interview with Craig Cardiff.

episode 76 agriculture show april 25 2014 by jeff stager, gord surgeoner

Gord Surgeoner is our guest today. Gord brings his experiences about agriculture from the many organizations he is involved with and others he believes are valuable. Check ’em out. http://www.oaft.org www.biotalk.ca www.adoptcouncil www.farms.com www.ofa.on.ca www.cffo.ca

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