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GroundWire August 29th Edition

The Millenium Scoop and The Conservative Government's "tough on crime" agenda

by GroundWire ProductionCKUT Community News Collective

GroundWire August 29th Edition

GroundWire Community Radio News: August 29th – Sept 10th

http://groundwire.ncra.ca

This week's edition produced by the team at CKUT on Mohawk traditional territory in Montreal, QC.

Hosts: Tom McNeil and Rachel Turpin from CKUT.

The Headlines

- Indigenous perspectives on NDP Leader Jack Layton’s death. | CHRW, London

-The Grassy Narrows First Nations community wins a precedent-setting legal victory against clear cutting. Aaron Lakoff | CKUT, Montreal

-Syrians in Canada protest Suncor’s financial involvement in the Middle East. Rachel Turpin | CKUT, Montreal

The Features
-Harsha Walia of No One Is Illegal Vancouver and Segun Akinsanya of the Bright Future Alliance in Toronto talk about the impacts and rational of the Conservative ‘tough on crime’ agenda. Tashaun Da Costa, Joel Siguen, Fraser MacPherson, Christina Clare | CRFC, Kingston

-Poets Rolland Pemberton and Christian Bok talk about the roll Calgary’s new official Poet Laureate might play. Andrew Williams | CJSW, Calgary

-John Beaucage talks about the ‘Millenium Scoop’: the current crisis of Aboriginal children in foster care in Canada. Aaron Lakoff |CKUT, Montreal

Community Radio Report
-NCRA’s disAbility handbook. Tom McNeil | CKUT, Montreal

-CJSF recently had a kids summer camp. Sarah Buchanan | CJSF, Vancouver

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