GroundWire podcast | Climate Change - Water - Malalai Joya

Dec 7, 2009

GroundWire podcast | Climate Change - Water - Malalai Joya

In this edition, GroundWire covers ground from the Prairies to Afghanistan, from 1989 to today.

THE HEADLINES: - Alberta environmental activists occupy the office of Federal Cabinet Minister Rona Ambrose, demanding action from the Harper government. [Samantha Power and Alex Caldarau - CJSR]

-In the wake of controversial Afghan elections and Canadian government speculation on prolonging the war in Afghanistan, former Afghan Member of Parliament Malalai Joya tours Canada. Melissa Albiani | CKDU

-A new legal guide aims at protecting First Nations and Metis water rights. Samantha Power | CJSR


-Feminists Remember: Mourning the victims of December 6 and resisting violence against women.

On December 6th, communities across the country mourn the deaths of 14 women killed by Marc Lepine in Montreal this day in 1989. On the 20th anniversary of the shootings, violence against women continues, and women continue to demand justice. This report includes original coverage of the Montreal Massacre, first aired on W.I.N.G.S. with reports from CINQ FM's Laura Yaros and Beth Blackmore in Montreal.

-Good Jobs, Green Jobs: Protecting environment, economy and workers rights for all.

As Copenhagen prepares to welcome delegates to the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference, environmentalists, labour and community activists gather in Toronto to strategize about working towards a sustainable and equitable economy. Kristin Schwartz reports from the Good Green Jobs For All Conference.

-Community Radio Report: CKMS, more recently known as Sound FM, radio station based of the University of Waterloo, has suffered a major setback in its attempts to re-establish itself after a student referendum. Trevor Darlington reports.

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Technical Production: Kyle Runeckles, Alberto Lugo and Carly Forbes [CFRU in Guelph] Managing Producer: Tara-Michelle Ziniuk [CFRU] Music By: Lisa Bozikovic (Take and Take) and Weird Weather (A River Runs Through Her).