The Daily GRRR! - April 15, 2015: Solidarity Edition

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Welcome, I am your host Julian Ichim and you are listening to The Daily GRRR! Solidarity edition on 100.3fm, CKMS in Waterloo, Ontario. Soundfm.ca on the web, today is April 15, 2015.

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 is an interview with Moira-Sharon Magee is a mental Health advocate and a police accountability activist. One this edition, she will be
discussing the current issues that mental health patients face in light of the Beau Baker Shooting by police in Kitchener.

We start now with headlines:

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HEADLINES for April 15 , 2015
1. Irish Police Ombudsman Probe PIRA Murders
2. Raise the Minimum Wage #FightFor15
3. Farc-EP Mourn The loss of Eduardo Galeano

1. Irish Police Ombudsman Probe PIRA Murders
A police watchdog in Northern Ireland has confirmed it is conducting a
major investigation into a series of IRA murders of alleged informants
during the Troubles.*

The probe by the Police Ombudsman Dr Michael Maguire is examining whether
the killings in the 1980s and 1990s could have been prevented by the state
and, as such, is investigating the role of British-run agents inside the
IRA.

The most high-profile British agent operating within the IRA at the time
was known as Stakeknife.

The wide-ranging thematic investigation into a number of murders,
understood to be 20, and other terrorist incidents during the conflict,
started a year ago, but the Ombudsman’s office has only now confirmed its
existence.

2. Raise the Minimum Wage
On Wed. April 15th people across the province will be doing actions demanding that that the minimum wage be raised to $15 an hour.
Here in Kitchener Waterloo people will be gathering at Waterloo Town Square at noon
to take a stand. This demonstration will be done in conjunction with actions called by the workers action Centre in Toronto.

3. Farc-EP Mourn The loss of Eduardo Galeano
On the website of the Peace Delegation in Spanish http://www.pazfarc-ep.org/, they published a communique entitled “Thank you Eduardo, for everything”, signed by the National Secretariat, the FARC’s highest 9-member leadership.

*“Nobody on our continent who has read “The Open Veins of Latin America” could continue living in peace without doing in some way something for the demands of the indigenous people, the black people and the impoverished masses of this so-called New World”*, states the communique.

*The FARC-EP highly appreciates Galeano’s wisdom*, reflected in his books:

*“It was enough to read some pages of his uncountable books, or pay attention to the wise logic of his words, full of irony, to understand on which side stood his brilliant intelligence”.*

The FARC-EP further states that his political stance *against big landowners, landlords, bankers, governors, politicians, empires, priests* never led him to predicate hatred against anyone. His commitment with the cause of the peasants, the workers, the invisible masses, according to the
insurgency, is exemplary.

And the communique finally reads:
*“Thank you Eduardo for thinking like that, for helping us this way, for keeping alive in this manner the hope of the human species”*.

Thats all for headlines, you are listening to the The Daily GRRR! Today is April 15 2015 and my name is Julian Ichim and we are now moving into the feature portion of our broadcast.

Today’s feature is an interview with Moira-Sharon Magee is a mental Health advocate and a police accountability activist. One this edition, she will be
discussing the current issues that mental health patients face in light of the Beau Baker Shooting by police in Kitchener.

This was the The Daily GRRR! for April 15, 2015. We are on weekdays from 9-10am on 100.3fm CKMS in Waterloo region, and soundfm.ca on the web. Check out all our past shows and other Grand River Media Collective work on our webpage grandrivermc.ca

The Daily GRRR! is supported by the Community Radio Fund of Canada and CKMS.

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