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Honduras, Canada's free trade, and assassinating the opposition

Raul Burbano of Common Frontiers discusses Canada's support of the post-coup government in Honduras, including the horrific situation faced by Indigenous people and others who opposed the government.

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Justice For Beau Baker!!!!! End Police impunity!!!!!!

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This episode of KW Radio Basics we talk about police impunity. Topics explored include the murder of Beau Baker by police, as well as Waterloo Regional Police Services screening police complaints of the so called independent body overlooking policing known as the OIPRD in the case of Thornton.

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Discussion with Badee Dwaik

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Badee Dwaik, a human rights defender in Palestine sits down and talks with us about the occupation of Palestine, g4s, the Oslo agreement and the need for Palestinians to control their own destiny. Badee Dwaik is the coordinator of Human Rights Defenders, and they can be contacted at defenders.human@gmail.com

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Release Seamus Daly!!!!!!!!

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Community Discussion with Cait Trainor from Ireland about the case of Seamus Daly, wrongly imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. For more info please check www.releaseseamusdaly.com

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Community Discussion With Evalyn

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Today we have a discussion with a member of our community Evalyn who is seven and goes to Silver Heights Publics

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Sing Hey! Love, Struggle, and Community with Janice Jo Lee

Kitchener based artist Janice Jo Lee joins AW@L Radio in studio for a discussion on her new album Sing Hey and the cross Canada tour she is embarking on.

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The 32CSM, In Defense of 1916

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On KW Radio Basics we had a discussion with Francis Mackey, chair of the 32CSM on the current state of Irish Revolutionary Republicansism. Issues discussed included the coming Centenary of the 1916 uprising.

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podcast: Criminalisation and Harassment of LGBTQ Prisoners in Kitchener's Federal Prison.

In early November 2015, the "Being Queer Is Not Illegal" campaign was launched by prisoner solidarity group GVI Watch. The group, acting in solidarity with the prisoners held at the Grand Valley Institute (GVI), a large federal prison for woman in Kitchener Ontario, was asking people to phone into the prison after prisoner reports of surging harassment , discrimination, and criminalisation of LGBTQ prisoners by guards.
In a November 10th post on the group's webpage https://gviwatch.wordpress.com, the situation was described as:

"a recent crackdown against LGBTQ2+ prisoners and/or prisoners in relationships amongst themselves. Intimate relationships between prisoners are being attacked by a clique of guards acting without apparent direction or oversight from the Corrections Canada administration."
The post continues: "Harassment of prisoners includes throwing them in solitary as punishment for being in a relationship, threatening them with transfers to remote parts of the country, separating partners by placing them in different parts of the prison, and laying spurious institutional charges that can lead to being locked in the maximum security unit.

Most troublingly, guards have been using physical intimidation and invasions of personal space to harass prisoners who speak up against these practices. In violation of their own rules individual guards have been entering prisoners’ cells at night,with an institutional history of sexual violence and exploitation of prisoners by guards at GVI, this can only be understood as a threat."
The post goes on to describe a growing culture of impunity among guards and prison officials as the jail is without a warden and the federal prison investigator has not had his contract renewed, which GVI watch says is "leaving no one to respond to grievance reports filed by prisoners."

While the prisoners themselves have been organising on the inside, their efforts have been met with repression from the guards. GVI watch reported on November 17th that the pressure from the call-in campaign was working, with prison officials stating they would allow an LGBTQ2+ group to form among prisoners.

While, promising to continue "watching closely to ensure the prison does not go back on their word", and with a win in hand, on December 4th, GVIwatch called for an end to this phase of the call-in campaign noting that:

"The issue of the criminalization of queer prisoners is still ongoing though, so stay tuned!

-There are still prisoners in max because of this, but they’re appealing their transfer from medium
-Many prisoners have been to segregation in the past month, a disturbing trend that’s still ongoing
-Some institutional charges have been dropped against queer prisoners, reducing their daily stress, but some charges remain"
The group concluded their post: "GVI Watch is thinking about the folks inside, and hoping those who are allowed to attend the holiday Family Day event have a great day."

GVI watch also highlighted https://changeandprison.wordpress.com the re-launched blog of Nyki Kish, a prisoner at GVI, which was launched just prior to the start of the Being Queer is Not Illegal Campaign. The posts are of Nyki's experiences in the prison and her critiques of the system which holds her unjustly captive as woman innocent of the crime she was convited for. For more on Nyki's wrongful imprisonment and to find out how you can support her check http://freenyki.org/
Today AW@L Radio is grateful to present a recording of Nyki Kish reading her piece "The Criminalization of LGBTQ People in the Grand Valley Institution for Women Part I – Our Story"https://changeandprison.wordpress.com/2015/11/26/the-criminalization-of-... .

I want to thank Nyki for her courageous efforts in documenting her struggle and spreading her experiences and critiques from inside the jail, and thanks as well to those who recorded and sent AW@L Radio this powerful piece of audio.

This has been AW@L Radio, i'm your host @dankellar, thanks for listening.

LSPIRG's "I Am Not A Costume" Campaign on Cultural Appropriation

As Halloween approached, the Laurier Students Public Interest Research Group activated their "I Am Not A Costume" campaign, which included posters being put up around campus seeking to challenge students into thinking about the appropriateness and impacts of wearing stereotypical, racist, or culturally appropriative costumes while celebrating the eve. In addition to Vandalism of the posters, there was also a wave of aggressive and oppressive online backlash.

Today we speak with Mohammed Akbar, a staff member of LSPIRG, to get details about the campaign and reaction to it as well as other efforts LSPIRG is undertaking to combat racism and other oppressions on campus. Mohammad also places the "I Am Not A Costume" campaign into the larger idea of building safe(r) spaces on campus and throughout our communities and strengthening freedom of expression and debate.
For more information on the work LSPRIG does, check http://lspirg.org

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Interview With Green Party Candidate David Weber

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Today we sit and chat with Green Party member and Candidate David Weber. Weber is running in the riding of Kitchener South-Hespler and on this program issues such as poverty, the enviroment euthanasia and others are covered. 

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The Daily GRRR! - May 1st, 2015 - Waves Through Walls: Prison Radio

Status For All!
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HEADLINES for May 1st, 2015
1. May Day 2015 - Solidarity With Workers, Status For All.
2. Canada's Jails Fail To Prepare Prisoners for Release
3. Canadian Prisons Torturing Prisoners With Solitary Confinement
4. Mumia's Health Still Critical as "Mumia Gag Law" Struck Down.
5. Don't Frack Ontario!
6. Waterloo Region Kids Are Sharing Child Porn
7. New Toronto Police Chief Defends Illegal Carding Policies
8. Hamilton Police's "ACTION" Squad-1 Under Investigation

Midway Music: Hamilton's Lee Reed with the tune No Kanada

Feature is a read of Mychal Denzel Smith's April 9th piece for thenation.com titled Abolish the Police. Instead, Let’s Have Full Social, Economic, and Political Equality.

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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

Opening Mumia is the piece entitled Mumia's Message to the Movement.

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International Solidarity News

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HEADLINES for April22nd, 2014
1. Anti Bill C 51 Protest
2. 4 20 Celebrated
3. Meeting to Organize to stop Bill C 51
4. Event in Solidarity With Venezuela

Midway Music: Band - "Song"

Feature: Community discussion on Bill C 51 With Greg Thornton and Vanessa Gehl

Resisting Colonialism a discussion about occupation in The North Of Ireland and Turtle Island

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This podcast is a discussion with Gary Donnelly of the 32CSM and a local IPLP organizer on a variety of issues ranging from life under occupation to internment political policing and resistance. This Podcast is a leadup to the Mayday event in Kitchener which will be held at the Downtown Community Center in Kitchener and will have distinguished speakers including The Chair of The IPLP and Omali Yeshitela of the Uhuru Movement.

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The Daily GRRR! - April 24th, 2015 - Waves Through Walls: Prison Radio

Down With The SPVM - ACAB!
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HEADLINES for April 24th, 2015
1. Settler Killers of Loretta Saunders Plead Guilty
2. Montreal Woman Found Guilty For Posting a Picture of Graffiti
3. Quebec Town Enacts By-law Against Insulting Local Police
4. Ayotzinapa Delegation in Quebec Testifies on the Human Rights Crisis in Mexico
5. Mining Companies To Be Targeted in Toronto
6. #DamLine9 Blockaders Emerge From Court Unrepentant
7. Enbridge Has Rough Week With Fines and Political Interference
8. Marineland Animal Defense is Dead, Long Live Marineland Animal Defense!
9. Support The Tower - Hamilton's Anarchist Social Space Needs a Ramp!

Midway Musichere is Hamilton's own Lee Reed with the tune Bad Gas

Feature a piece from PRI's Rae Ellen Bichell on the "Open Prisons" of Finland where ongoing imprisonment reforms have led to a ⅔ reduction in the prison population in the Scandinavian country.

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The Daily GRRR! - April 17th, 2015 - Waves Through Walls: Prison Radio

https://twitter.com/FreeNykiNow
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HEADLINES for April 17th, 2015
1. Harper Loses Another Supreme Court Decision As Mandatory Minimums on Gun Crimes Ruled Unconstitutional
2. Warden At Kitchener Jail Denies Media Access to Nyki Kish
3. Hospital Visiting Hours Restricted for Mother of Man Severely Beaten on First Night in Nova Scotia Jail.
4. Reading Program in New Brunswick Jail at Risk Over Funding and Access Obstacles
5. Racially Charged "Carding" Policies of Toronto Police Blasted by Ontario Human Rights Commission
6. Toronto Police Release Taser Use Statistics
7. Railway Protests Planned In Response to CN Injunction Against Anishinabe Water Ceremony

Midway Musichere is Nora Loreto with a cover of the Anti-War tune Think Again.

Interview from the DailyGRRR's Julian Ichim with Gary Thompson a labour activist and a worker at the Workers Action Centre. He speaks of the #15andFairness and #FightFor15 campaign and the April 15th Day of Action, as well as the poor labour conditions and protections in Ontario.

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

Opening Mumia: Punks, Predators, and Pigs. Check prisonradio.org for more of Mumia’s podcasts.

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

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

Interview: 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.

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The Daily GRRR! - April 10th, 2015

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HEADLINES for April 10th, 2015
1. Vigil, Demo, and Autonomous Action Responding to Police Killing of Beau Baker
2. Peterborough Police Facing 2nd SIU Investigation in a Week After Cop Kills Man
3. Cop Kills Injured Worker And Mental Health Advocate Don Dunphy
4. Seeking justice for Jermaine Carby
5. Keeping Count of People Killed By Police in North America

Midway Music: The Black Venoms: with a 21st century remix of the classicSound of The Police

Feature is a read of Julian Ichim's response to the police's reaction to the killing of Beau Baker in Kitchener compared to their reaction to someone pouring red goo on the "Lion and Lamb" statues in front of the Waterloo precinct as an act of protest against the killing.

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

Rob Hustle featuring Bump with the track Call The Cops

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The Daily GRRR! - Apr. 7, 2015 - “Too Bad It’s Only Tuesday” Edition

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HEADLINES for Apr. 7, 2015
1. Atlas of Environmental Justice e-maps eco-protests around the world
2. N.W.T. reveal proposed fracking regulations while many seek moratorium
3. Remote Nunavut town takes oil companies to court over seismic testing
4. Nestle profits on California drought, selling water bottled from state aquifers
5. Mauna Kea protest to preserve Hawai’ian mountain grows in spite of arrests
6. UWinnipeg approves mandatory indigenous studies course for all students

Midway Music: Discovered by Kinnie Starr

Feature: “Accomplices Not Allies: Abolishing the Ally Industrial Complex -- An Indigenous Perspective” from Indigenous Action Media

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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: Burn Your Village to the Ground by A Tribe Called Red

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The Daily GRRR! - Apr. 6, 2015 - Your "Ugh, Monday Morning" Edition

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HEADLINES for Apr. 6, 2015
1. Ex-foreign affairs minister leaves post to get in bed with Barrick Gold
2. ShitHarperDid launches fundraising push for anti-Harper election campaign
3. Bomb threat made against Columbia University’s Israeli Apartheid Week
4. Montreal student politician files human rights complaint against colleagues
5. Research shows econ majors more antisocial, makes a case for liberal arts
6. Canada’s first recovery high school opens in Ontario but needs gov help
7. Sadness, confusion, and outrage follow police shooting of Kitchener man

Midway Music: Honey, I Sure Miss You by Daniel Johnston

Feature: “How to make your social movement more inclusive of neurodiversity” from Murky Green Waters

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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: Oh Bondage! Up Yours! by X-Ray Spex

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The Daily GRRR! - April 3rd, 2015 - Waves Through Walls: Prison Radio

Justice For Cindy Gladue poster by @DaniParadis
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HEADLINES for April 3rd, 2015
1. No Justice, No Peace! Canada Wide Demos Honouring Cindy Gladue
2. The Solitary Confinement Death Of Ashley Smith is Remembered in a New Theatre Piece
3. Academics Call Bullshit Over Attorney General's Untrue Statements on Solitary Confinement
4. Matt DeHart's Awful Trip Down South
5. Mumia Hospitalised After Diabetes Remained Undiagnosed In Jail
6. Support The Compassionate Release of Prisoner Peter Collins

Midway Music: Buffy Sainte-Marie & Pete Seeger with the tune Cindy

Readings of 2 pieces. The first from Leena Minifi called "Cindy Gladue case: a reminder the justice system is broken for Aboriginal women" and the second from Stefan Christoff from the mediacoop.ca with Fighting austerity in Québec is tied to Canada and colonialism.

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