The Daily GRRR! Oct 30, 2014: A Bad October.

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The Daily GRRR!

An overview of the shooting frenzy in Canada this past month

International Solidarity News

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HEADLINES for Oct. 29th, 2014
1. Placards go up in Kitchener ON demanding Justice for the Craigavon Two #JFTC2
2. Rally to save out of the cold a success
3. No to Canadian Participation in U.S.-Led Wars of Terror! No to Criminalization of Dissent!
4. NOV 7 AT 6PM / III Gathering of Knowledge: CITIZENSHIP, MEDIA AND NEW WORLD ORDER

The Daily GRRR! - Oct. 28, 2014 - “Too Bad It’s Only Tuesday” Edition

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HEADLINES for Oct. 28, 2014
1. Cross Lake FN protesters occupying hydro dam make seriously reasonable demands
2. Hollow legislation to pseudo-ban fracking in Nova Scotia faces eco-criticism
3. Indigenous nations in BC prepare for “new era” of pipeline opposition
4. Indigenous nations in US appeal to Canada to stop Kinder Morgan pipeline
5. Indigenous peoples of Australia invite the world to protest the G(enocidal)20
6. OPIRG Guelph hosts workshop for wannabe radical percussionists!
7. Toronto’s toxic dirt is being dumped into Ontario farmland
8. Parents should be frightened of toxic chemicals in common Hallowe’en products

Midway Music: Monster Mash (Cover) by The Misfits

Article: “This year, don’t be a racist for Halloween” by Calvin Ratana for The Daily Sundial

Article: “This year, don’t be a racist for Halloween” by Calvin Ratana for The Daily Sundial Article: “Halloween costume shopping: A sampling of the racism for sale” by Native Appropriations

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Closing Song: This Is Halloween (“Nightmare Revisited” Cover) by Marilyn Manson

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The Daily GRRR! - Oct. 27, 2014 - Your “Ugh, Monday Morning” Edition

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HEADLINES for Oct. 27, 2014
1. Gov may pick ‘preventative detention’ over basic rights after Ottawa shooting
2. Russell Brand calls out Harper on propagandist handling of Parliament attack
3. UK police to pay activist £425,000 for trauma of relationship with undercover cop
4. Men’s rights group stealing donations through fake violence against women website
5. South Carolina argues “stand your ground” law can’t apply to domestic violence
6. #Muslims4Ferguson call for end to racial profiling on Day Against Police Brutality
7. Cold Lake community bands together to clean up vandalized mosque
8. Comedian urges Redskins to adopt a ‘sunburned white person’ as new mascot
9. New research shows live theatre increases tolerance and empathy in students

Midway Music: Another Unoriginal Poem About Police Brutality by David James Hudson

Feature: “Watching the dust settle in love and solidarity with one another” by Nora Loreto for Rabble.ca

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

Closing Song: Terrorist? by Lowkey

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KW Halloween Critical Mass

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Friday, October 31, 2014 - 14:00 to 15:30

We just got this call out from the KW Critical Mass Committee... :)

Howdy living humyns,

How bout a halloween critical mass?

a *WHAT?* a big old chunk of peeps on bikes riding from waterloo to
kitchener on halloween! Resisting car culture and honouring our dead
friends/ celebrating halloween (and/or whatever else you need to
release/celebrate/resist).

*WHEN? *This friday, the 31 of october at 6pm

*WHERE?* Meet at the Waterloo Park band shell, which is at the west end of
waterloo park..off of westmount. You can also get there from the iron horse
trail which runs through the park. When you get to the petting zoo, cross
the parking lot and ride down the path that goes between the sports field
and creek, crossing the bridge over the creek and turn right..follow the
path until you get to a group of humans with bicycles at the band shell.

*WHO? *Us!! and our bikes. Please feel free to bring friends.

*HOW? *Just bring yourself, your bicycle and bike lights (if you have extra
ones, please bring them too). If you feel up to it, please bring a costume
and animal noises too! Its halloween after all, ya'll! Oh, and water!
stayyy hydrated:)

We will most likely be riding from the park down to king street until we
get to victoria park, in kitchener. If you want to join us at any point,
feel free to.

We should be done at the latest by 7:30pm, so you can get to your
respective halloween activities.

Interview with Incumbent Sean Strickland, seeking re-election to Waterloo Regional Council

Interview from our regional reporter Brayden McNeill with Sean Strickland, incumbent candidate for the Waterloo Regional council.

Sean speaks to his campaign priorities including keeping taxes low while investing in the communities, accessible transit, good jobs, and affordable housing.

Brayden also asks Sean about the Line 9 tar sands pipeline reversal, regional climate change initiatives, curbing urban sprawl, and other environmental issues.

Sean also explains the need to move to having full time councillors to create better engagement in the region.

Municipal elections take place on October 27th across Ontario.

Interview with Cameron Dearlove - Candidate for Waterloo regional Council

Here is an interview from our regional reporter Brayden McNeill with Cameron Dearlove, of the "Family Centre", who is running for a seat on the Waterloo Region Council.

Cameron describes his past community involvement and his main platform priorities which are based on bringing community voices to the table on the issues that impact us most including housing, transit, building caring and compassionate communities, environmental uncertainty and sustainability, and the use of tax dollars with triple bottom line thinking.

Voting in Ontario takes place on October 27th

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The Daily GRRR! - October 24th, 2014 - Waves Through Walls: Prison Radio

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HEADLINES for October 24th, 2014
1. Parental Incarceration Has Massive Negative Impacts on Children
2. Lawsuit Filed after Man In Mental Distress Left to Die While in Custody
3. 60 Years for Defending Herself From An Abusive Partner, Thousands Demand to #FreeMarissa Alexander
4. Pope Francis blasts Capital Punishment and Life-Sentences
5. While Crime Rates Drop, Costs of Crime Skyrocket
6. Matt DeHart Ordered Deported From Canada
7. Man Killed by RCMP in Slocan BC was “Executed”
8. CBC Stonewalled Snowden Story on Serious CSEC Spying

Midway Music: Pataphisics with Asylum is a Crime This song was originally a fundraiser for riserefugee.org

Feature,/strong>a read of the piece from social justice activist Matthew Behrens entitled Reflections on a Violent Day in Ottawa. #OttawaShooting #SomethingAboutChickensRoosting
http://rabble.ca/columnists/2014/10/reflections-on-violent-day-ottawa

The Daily GRRR! is on weekdays from 9-10am on 100.3fm CKMS in Waterloo, Ontario, and http://soundfm.ca on the web.

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

Closing Piece: The Rebel Spell withHopeless

Interview with Jane Mitchell - Incumbent Candidate for Waterloo Regional Council

Here is an interview from GRMC regional reporter Brayden McNeill with Jane Mitchell, an incumbent candidate for regional Councillor here in Waterloo region. Mitchell is also the current chair of the Grand River Conservation Authority. Brayden spoke to Jane about her campaign priorities and affordable housing (0-13min), the region's climate change/sustainability initiatives (~13-18min) and line 9 and the regions LRT initiatives.

Municipal Elections in Ontario Take Place on October 27th.

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Interview w/ Waterloo Regional Council Candidate Elizabeth Clark

Today’s feature is an interview from regional reporter Brayden McNeill with local YWCA CEO, Elizabeth Clark, a candidate for regional council here in Waterloo.

They speak to Elizabeth’s campaign priorities which revolve around affordable housing, transit and sustainability.

The interview also goes into regional climate change initiatives, a municipal fracking ban, and the Out of the Cold program closures.

The Daily GRRR! - October 23, 2014

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HEADLINES for October 23 , 2014
1. Canadian Soldiers Targeted At Home After Government Joins War Against ISIS
2. Massive Protests Rock Mexico Over Disappeared Teachers
3. Selenium Contamination Threatening Collapse of Elk Valley Watershed
4. Kinder Morgan To Get a Fishy Intervention
5. Millions Spent by Fracking Industry to Fight Municipal #BanFracking Initiatives
6. Report Shows Targeting of Left Leaning Charities by Harper’s Auditors
7. Tips to Avoid Sexist Political Coverage

Midway Music: The Rebel Spell with I Heard You Singing off their new album “Last Run”

Feature: an interview from regional reporter Brayden McNeill with local YWCA CEO, Elizabeth Clark, a candidate for regional council here in Waterloo. They speak to Elizabeth’s campaign priorities which revolve around affordable housing, transit and sustainability. The interview also goes into regional climate change initiatives and the Out of the Cold program closures.

The Daily GRRR! is on weekdays from 9-10am on 100.3fm CKMS in Waterloo, Ontario, and http://soundfm.ca on the web.

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

Internationa Solidarity News Oct.22nd

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HEADLINES for Oct.22nd, 2014
1. Terrorist Violence in Venezuela linked to drug lord Alvaro Uribe
2. Raise The Rates March a Success
3.
Vigil in Solidarity with Students in Mexico
4. Canadian Bar Association Backs Down Phone Jam Chevron demand an end to attacks on Indigenous peoples in Ecuador

The Daily GRRR! - Oct. 21, 2014 - “Too Bad It’s Only Tuesday” Edition

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HEADLINES for Oct. 21, 2014
1. Manitoba First Nation evicts Hydro workers over flood damage concerns
2. Missing indigenous actress found dead by friends after police refused to search
3. Lakota hero Lyle Eagle Tail awarded posthumous Carnegie Medal of Honour
4. Venezuela establishes presidential council for protection of indigenous peoples
5. Australian government’s anti-immigration poster goes viral, draws outrage
6. LGBTQ are accepted by 85% of Catholic youth but bishops still won’t welcome them
7. US judges strike down gay marriage bans as some states fight for their bigotry
8. Utah student protesters defy threats of violence to support feminist guest speaker

Midway Music: SONG by ARTIST

Feature: “Against Carceral Feminism” by Victoria Law for Jacobin Mag

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Closing Song: Superheroes by The Monster Show

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police and poverty

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A discussion with greg throrton on policing poverty and other community issues

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The Daily GRRR! - Oct. 20, 2014 - Your “Ugh, Monday Morning” Edition

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HEADLINES for Oct. 20, 2014
1. Quebec refuses to approve TransCanada’s seismic testing on environmental grounds
2. Thousands march through Quebec in protest of TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline
3. Line 9 opponents plan to “Haunt Bay Street” for Halloween demonstration
4. Cargo ship adrift off BC coast underscores concerns debated in Haida leaders’ AGM
5. Government tries to gag eco-conscious birdwatchers with tax laws
6. Hamilton goes “from understanding to solidarity” on the Syrian revolution
7. UW researchers say new LRT could displace the region’s low-income population

Midway Music: All This Costs by The Rebel Spell

Feature: “Emissions Reduction Impossible Without Demilitarizing Foreign Policy” by Tamara Lorincz for The Real News Network

The Daily GRRR! is on weekdays from 9-10am on 100.3fm CKMS in Waterloo, Ontario, and http://soundfm.ca on the web.

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

Closing Song: City of Rain by The Fugitives

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The Daily GRRR! - October 17th, 2014 - Waves Through Walls: Prison Radio Edition

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HEADLINES for October 17th, 2014
1. 5th Annual Vigil for Victims of Police Killings in Montreal
2. Misogynist Douchebags Threaten Mass Shooting At Event With Critic of Sexism in Video Games
3. Kiwi Cops Ransack Indy Journalists Home in “Source” Raid
4. Another Anonymity App Actually Tracks Users
5. Indigenous Islanders Block Worlds Largest Coal Port
6. 150,000 Litre Toxic Release Near Redwater Alberta
7. Secwepemc Warriors Burn Mining Access Bridge

Midway Music: The Rebel Spell with The Tsilhqot’in War off of thier new album Last Run. Check out http://therebelspell.com for info on their continental tour!

Interview from the RedEye radio show/podcast on CFRO 100.5fm in Vancouver looking at the high costs involved with mandatory minimum sentencing policies, and the failure of such policies at reducing related crime.
http://rabble.ca/podcasts/shows/redeye/2014/10/mandatory-minimum-sentenc...

The Daily GRRR! is on weekdays from 9-10am on 100.3fm CKMS in Waterloo, Ontario, and http://soundfm.ca on the web.

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

Disappointing Discussion At Environmental Election Forum

by: Brayden McNeill October 15th 2014

It’s surprising how little can be said during 90 minutes of environmentally related election campaigning. On October 14th a coalition of seven local environmental organizations hosted the Environmental Election Forum, ostensibly to environmental issues affecting the Region. Almost 40 candidates from across the Region were in attendance, including candidates for Regional Chair, Regional Council, Mayors and City Councilors. Each candidate was given a strict two minute time limit to outline their position on the environment.

The series of short briefings were filled with self-praise and tired platitudes on environmental awareness. Most candidates praised existing environmental initiatives, calling for better transit, trails and parks. Many boasted of their green life styles. Unfortunately few of the candidates have any new initiatives to seriously curb energy consumption and fossil fuel use in the Region...

International Solidarity News October 15th

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HEADLINES for october, 2014
1. Rally and March to save Out Of The Cold!!!!
2. Demand Candidates take a stand in defense of all!!!
3. Survey for social investigation in the needs of the community to create alternatives to the drug problem.
4. Phone Jam British Consulate in Solidarity with Appeal Protest #JFTC2

Oz Cole-Arnal: Progressive Candidate for Chair of Waterloo Region

An interview from our regional reporter Brayden McNeill, with Oscar Cole-Arnal, an anti-poverty activist and progressive candidate for the position of Regional Chair in the upcoming municipal elections.

Oz’s campaign has four main platform pieces; increasing the availability of affordable housing in the Region, making public transit more accessible and affordable for the neediest, promoting a living-wage in the Waterloo Region, and encouraging community democracy.

For more on Oscar’s campaign check out http://www.allianceagainstpoverty.com/

The Daily GRRR! - October 14th, 2014

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HEADLINES for October 14th, 2014
1. Neonicotinoid Ban Urged in By Ontario Environ Watchdog
2. The Shell Game is Over - Lego Dumps Shell Over Arctic Drilling
3. 1 Year Since Elsipogtog, Resistance Across Turtle Island
4. Suncor Has Been Pulling A “Big Tobacco”
5. Kinder Morgan HQ Has Pipelines Installed, In Front Entrance
6. New Zine on Blockading Worksites
7. #EndCaptivity! #EmptyTheTanks! Closing Day Demo at Marineland
8. Support the Montreal Migrant Justice Documentary Project.

Midway Music: The Rebel Spellwith Last Run

Interview from our regional reporter Brayden McNeill, with Oscar Cole-Arnell, an anti-poverty activist and progressive candidate for the position of Regional Chair in the upcoming municipal elections. For more on Oscar’s campaign check out http://www.allianceagainstpoverty.com/

The Daily GRRR! is on weekdays from 9-10am on 100.3fm CKMS in Waterloo, Ontario, and http://soundfm.ca on the web.

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

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