Communique: Swamp Line 9! Stopping the Expansion of Enbridge’s Line 9

Hamilton, ON

June 20th, 2013

As this statement is released, we are digging in and occupying Enbridge’s North Westover Pump Station in the Beverly Swamp. We have done this to stop construction in preparation for the reversal of their Line 9 Pipeline to carry toxic diluted bitumen from the Alberta Tar Sands through our communities and watersheds, likely for export.

The Daily GRRR! - June 20th, 2013 - “(Im)Migrant and Labour Justice Edition”

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HEADLINES for June 20th, 2013
1. Racial Analysis: Is The TV Show Border Security Racist?
2. Somali-Canadian community condemns ‘Project Traveller’ raids
3. Poland does away with the 8-hour day
4. The Hidden Story of Rape on the Job in America
5. Media Release: Kitchener-Waterloo World Refugee Day 2013
6. Event: Creative Action Design at University of Waterloo
7. Cuts to health care for refugee claimants ‘un-Canadian,’ doctor says

Midway Music: Fazil Say - "Insan Insan"

Feature:
Article: "Migrant Dreams documentary delves into temporary foreign worker issue" by "June Chua" from "Rabble"
http://rabble.ca/columnists/2013/06/migrant-dreams-documentary-delves-te...

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The Daily GRRR! – June 19th, 2013 –“Community and Resilience”

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HEADLINES for June 19th, 2013
1. Arizona Man arrives in Toronto to face G20 Vandalism charges
2. White-nose syndrome hits Atlantic Canada
3. Pentagon bracing for public dissent over climate and energy shocks
4. Transport fee hikes and police repression inspire protests across Brazil
5. GRT Fare Hikes in KW
6. McDonalds Debit cards for their workers
7. EVENT: UW Retroactive Tuition Hike Discussion
8. EVENT: Justice for Ned Peart

Midway Music: “WHISTLEBLOWER” - feat. mc Edward Snowden em>

Feature: In Kitchener Waterloo this is a clip of local farmers and anti GMO ALFALFA protesters looking for support and crying out against the degradation of our environment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=69QWxjRfLLY#!

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Smash the State Report: June 7, 2013

I Choose Dignity campaign kicks off in KW as struggles against gentrification proliferate across On + Qc. A few new tar sands absurdities, a plea to help bees, some slam poetry, and other newies!

Turkey in Revolt: Q & A with Turkish Students

Dates: 
Monday, June 17, 2013 - 09:00

What began on May 28 as a protest to protect one of Istanbul's last major parks from being turned into a shopping mall, has now become a major revolt against government oppression and for freedom across Turkey. Join two Turkish students who will be speaking live via video to find out what is behind the revolt and what is happening now. Omur Kurt is a Ph.D. student in Political Science at Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. She is an active member of Assistant Solidarity, a group working to improve conditions for research assistants in Turkey. Özgür Balkılıç is a Ph.D.

The Daily GRRR! - June 13th, 2013 - “(Im)Migrant and Labour Justice Edition”

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HEADLINES for Jun. 13th, 2013
1. Target hired just 1 per cent of Zellers staff, says union
2. Workers stand up to bad boss in small labour dispute
3. Thousands gather in an anti-government protest following suspension of State TV and Radio, “ERT”
4. Government needs to stop misleading Canadians about sick leave
5. Officials say six barrels spilled in two separate incidents
6. Ontario jail staff committing ‘brazen acts of violence,’ ombudsman warns
7. Philly Closes 23 Public Schools, Generously Builds $400 Million Prison Where Kids Can Hang Instead
8. Canada's 'Northern Amazon' on the Brink
9. Turkey in Revolt: Q & A with Turkish Students
10. Podcast: Towards a new model for worker organizing: The Immigrant Workers Centre in Montreal

Midway Music: The Bouncing Souls - "Pizza Song"

Feature:Amy Scott Interviews local and international students at University of Waterloo Tuition Hike Protest
Interview: "2013 UW Tuition Hike Protest" by "Amy Scott" from "Grand River Radical Radio"

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United Against Marineland - Voices Against Captivity!

On May 18th, 2013, the largest animal rights demonstration in canada since '84 took place at marineland in ontario. Here are interviews w/ organisers + participants + music!

The Daily GRRR! - June 12th 2012 - Community and Resilience Edition

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HEADLINES for June 12th, 2013
1. Report Back from Rally Against Tuition Fee Hike at University of Waterloo
2. Part of Iron Horse Tail in KW SOLD
3. Second look at G20 complaint against Toronto police chief
4. Police Kill Mental Ill person in Scarborough
5. EVENT: Emergency Demonstration: Hamilton Cop Kills Again

Midway Music: Bob Dylan - "When you Gunna Wake Up!"

Feature: From Progressive Voices with Dr. Henry Giroux, world renowned for his pioneering work in public pedagogy, cultural studies, youth studies, higher education, media studies, and critical theory, speaking on one of his more recent books, Youth in Revolt: Reclaiming a Democratic Future. Henry provides commentary on the Occupy movement and Quebec student movement, as well as illustrates how neoliberalism affects the lives of young people living in the world today.

http://rabble.ca/podcasts/shows/progressive-voices/2013/06/war-on-youth-...

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The Daily GRRR! - June 11, 2013 - Watershed Report Edition

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HEADLINES for June 11, 2013

1. Mi'kmaq fracking protester Susanne Patles released after interrogation and night in custody
2. International day of solidarity with imprisoned environmental activists
3. Local student protest begins against UW mid-term tuition fee hikes
4. Transition KW advocates for affordable, local healthy food with “Farm to Fork” cooking demo
5. Cinema Politica to host free screening of political foodie documentary “Diversidad”

Interview: "Sovereignty Summer Pt. 2: Interview with Vanessa Gray" by Alex Hundert for The Daily GRRR!

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 WPIRG, LSPIRG, and the Community Radio Fund of Canada.

Closing Song: Jim Guthrie - "Time is a Force"

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The Daily GRRR! - June 10, 2013 - Defending the Land Dispatch

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HEADLINES for June 10, 2013

1. Opposition and arrests continue in New Brunswick’s fight against fracking
2. Protesters oppose Israeli apartheid and Canadian settler colonialism at Jewish National Fund gala in Vancouver
3. Destructive palm oil plantation suspended in Cameroon due to local Indigenous opposition
4. Botswana government proceeds with forcible relocation of San bushmen community
5. Aboriginal passports issued to Indigenous peoples of West Papua

Midway Music: Xavier Rudd - "Land Rights"

Feature: "Idle No More takes root in Aotearoa" (New Zealand) by Jen Wilton and Liam Barrington-Bush for The Dominion http://dominion.mediacoop.ca/story/idle-no-more-takes-root-aotearoa/17353

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Closing Song: Minuit - "Aotearoa"

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The Daily GRRR! - June 6th, 2013 - “(Im)Migrant and Labour Justice Edition”

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HEADLINES for Jun. 6th, 2013

1. 10-Year Strike at Chicago’s Congress Hotel Ends in Defeat, But Leaves a Legacy
2. Replacement Workers Targeted at Union Rally
3. 14 year old worker found dead in Asus factory
4. CFS media policy is a disservice to students
5. Ontario tenants hammered with double-digit rent hikes
6. More radioactive leaks reported at Japan’s Fukushima plant
7. Stop Cuts to Refugee Health Care! Join the National Day of Action on June 17, 2013

Midway Music: Gogol Bordello - "Passport"

Feature Article: "Why the Dubai Strike Matters" by "Michelle Chen" from "In These Times"
http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/15074/why_the_dubai_strike_matters/

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

The Daily GRRR! - June 5th 2013 - Community Health and Resilience Edtion

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HEADLINES for June 5th, 2013
1. Waterloo Region to Weigh Public Opinions on Waste Incineration
2. Wal-Mart to open in Kensington Market Toronto
3. Alberta Tories respond to protests by disabled citizens with instinctive diversionary attack
4. ‘Outrageous’: Critics angered by new law making it illegal to wear a mask at unlawful protests
5. Tar sands exploitation would mean game over for climate, warns leading scientist
6. A Press Release from Istanbul: What is happening In Istanbul
7. Willie Smith Serving 50 Years for trying to steal a Rack of Ribs at local Grocery Store

Midway Music: Steven and the Coconut Treez - "Money"

Feature: From the Real News Network update on Chicago school closings. Linking School closings to future land developments and land monetary value.
http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=767&...

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The Daily GRRR! - June 04, 2013 - The Watershed Report

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HEADLINES for June 04th, 2013

1. ”’Trust Us’ Not Good Enough”: B.C. Government Formally Rejects Northern Gateway Pipeline
2. Marineland Admits Death of Two Beluga Whales
3. Ontario Reintroduces Legislation to Tackle SLAPP Lawsuits
4. Barrick Gold’s Pascua-Lama Mine Development in Chile Suspended for Two Years
5. Conservative MP’s Bill to Amend Indian Act Moves to Third Reading
6. Bay Area Refineries Destination for Tar Sands Bitumen Traveling by Rail

Midway Music: The National - "The Rains of Castamere"

Article: “Remarks on Bill C-428” by Wab Kinew

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 WPIRG, LSPIRG, and the Community Radio Fund of Canada.

Closing Song: The Mountain Goats - "Transcendental Youth"

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Sovereignty Summer Pt. I: Interview with Clayton Thomas-Mueller

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Over the next three months, former AW@L Radio co-host and producer Alex Hundert will be bringing us a series of interviews with organizers involved in the Idle No More movement.
The Sovereignty Summer interview series will talk with people engaged in national level organizing, people involved in front line land defense and other local sovereignty-based struggles, and many places in between.

Part One of the series speaks with Clayton Thomas Muller from Pukatawagan Cree First Nation. He is the current director with the Indigenous Tar Sands Campaign and is a founder of the Defenders of the Land network.
To find out more about Idle No More and the Sovereignty Summer visit http://idlenomore.ca.

this interview first aired on the May 28th edition of the Daily GRRR!

The Daily GRRR! - June 3, 2013 - Defending the Land Dispatch

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HEADLINES for June 3, 2013

1. Indigenous nations demand UN recognition and status as sovereign governments
2. Indigenous activists and allies confront Imperial Metals at AGM in Vancouver
3. New info on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline project draws criticism from Tsleil-Waututh Nation
4. Indigenous occupation resumes at construction site for Belo Monte dam in Brazil
5. Montrealers occupy lot in city's southwest to demand more social housing
6. Academic freedom under attack: York University vs. Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA)

Midway Music: Propaghandi - "Failed States"

Article 1: ”Academic Freedom Under Attack at York University!” by Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA)
Article 2: "Idle No More takes root in Aotearoa" (New Zealand) by Jen Wilton and Liam Barrington-Bush for The Dominion http://dominion.mediacoop.ca/story/idle-no-more-takes-root-aotearoa/17353

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Closing Song: Propagandhi - "Hadron Collision"

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KW Poetry Slam and GRIS Present … Tru Rez Crew and local poets!

Dates: 
Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 15:00

Saturay June 22, 2013
Location: Ceasaria Grill and Bar, 320 King Street West, Kitchener

Tru Rez is a hip hop group from the Grand River Indian Reservation in Ontario, Canada. Tru Rez has been producing their music since 1999. Together the members of Tru Rez Crew have great chemistry, charisma, Native pride and wisdom with an abundance of talent that allows for the production of unique songs that represent different struggles.

On Saturday June 22, 2013 Tru Rez Crew will be joined by Slam poets of the Grand River Territory to take the stage for unique, creative, interactive and thought provoking performances! An event you sure don't want to miss!!

Acts:
- Tru Rez Crew
- John Henhawk
- Sâkihitowin Awâsis
- Rachel Small
- Janice Lee
- other rad folks!

Event start time is 7:00 PM.

See the event posting on facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/128567014010372/

GRIS May 2013 Newsletter

GRAND RIVER INDIGENOUS SOLIDARITY - MAY NEWSLETTER

In this newsletter:

Upcoming Events and Actions:
Saturday June 22, 2013 - KW Poetry Slam and GRIS Present … Tru Rez Crew and local poets!

News and Updates:
1. Six Nations of the Grand River Territory News Updates
(a) United Nations delegation
(b) April 20th anniversary
(c)Haudenosaunee Development Institute community forum
2. 300 Hectares to be Returned to Kahnawake Mohawks
3. Speaking Up For Future Generations - Disrupting Pro-Tar Sands Conference
4. Oneida students want Toronto to cleanup Green Lane

Videos:
1. Arthur Manuel and Russell Diabo on Canada's First Nation Termination Plan - Mar 23, 2013
2. The Apology - Henny Jack, Tru Rez, Kardboard Kid, Pete Nyce & MC Sage (chorus Ellen Gabriel speech)

Callout:
Grassroots Indigenous Cabin Build Project

The Daily GRRR! - May 30th, 2013 - “(Im)Migrant and Labour Justice Edition”

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HEADLINES for May. 30th, 2013
1. Indiegogo campaign for Migrant Dreams, feature documentary
2. A legal case to watch: PSAC on the hot seat
3. 3) Soccer Star Robbie Rogers: Out, Proud and Now Un-Retired!
4. 23 workers hurt as police clash with thousands of Nike garment workers in Cambodia
5. Unless Qatar improves its treatment of workers, the World Cup vote must be re-run
6. Violence Around Eldorado Gold's Mining Projects in Northern Greece Brings Critics to Canada
7. Israel and Mexico swap notes on abusing rights
8. EVENT: Israeli Settlements: A Challenge To Justice

Midway Music: The Skatalites - "Reach for the Sky"

Feature: South American domestic workers move closer to justice
http://womennewsnetwork.net/2013/05/24/south-american-domestic-workers/

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

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The Daily GRRR! - May 29, 2013 - Community Health and Resilience

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HEADLINES for May 29, 2013

1. Safer consumption sites for drug users proven to bring holistic community-wide benefits
2. ”Double punishment” Bill C-43 among the most recent attacks on those without full citizenship status
3. International March Against Monsanto
4. Bylaw officers deem boulevard vegetable garden a safety hazard
5. Toronto police award their own reckless behaviour during 2010 G20 summit

Midway Music: Jesse LeBourdais - Ain’t Never/em>

Feature: RE-create, community art space in Hamilton

Closing Song: Byron - When The Rains Come Tumbling Down

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

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The Daily GRRR! - May 28, 2013 - Defending the Land Dispatch

Vanessa Gray Speaking Inside "Bitumen: Adding Value" conference
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HEADLINES for May 28th, 2013

1. Mount Douglas in Victoria B.C. Restored to Original Name PKOLS
2. First Indigenous Map of Turtle Island Released
3. Sarnia Tar Sands Conference Disrupted by Aamjiwnaang Youth
4. Judge Dismisses G20 Class Action, Detainees Plan Appeal
5. Three-Story Petroleum Coke Pile Visible on Detroit Waterfront

Midway Music: A Tribe Called Red - "This is the Road"

Interview: "Sovereignty Summer Pt. I: Interview with Clayton Thomas-Mueller" by Alex Hundert

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 WPIRG, LSPIRG, and the Community Radio Fund of Canada.

Closing Song: Test Their Logik - "Land is Freedom"

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