GroundWire | August 31, 2015: Immigration detainees call for inquest, Grassy Narrows state of emergency

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GroundWire

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This episode of GroundWire was produced on Anishinaabe territory in Thunder Bay by Carly Forbes at CILU.

Headlines:

The United Nations has released a report about the erosion of human rights protections under the Harper government | Catherine Fisher, CJLY with files from the Redeye Collective, Vancouver Coop Radio

Rachel Zellars has launched a petition to remove the N-word from 11 landmarks in Quebec | Salomé Parent, CKUT

Features:

Immigration detainees imprisoned in the Central North Correctional Centre in Lindsey, Ontario have launched a petition calling for a coroner's investigation into the death of Abdurahman Ibrahim Hassan | Sheila Ferrando, CKUT

Lax Kw'alaams First Nations community members are asserting their Aboriginal rights and title in response to the proposed Pacific Northwest LNG project on Lelu island | Gunargie O'Sullivan, Vancouver Coop Radio

Grassy Narrows announced a state of emergency due to unsafe drinking water on August 27 | Gunargie O'Sullivan, Vancouver Coop Radio

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