Redeye

Redeye

On the issues of the day - political, social and cultural - Redeye digs deeper. Open your ears to alternative voices. Hear incisive and challenging interviews with activists and progressive thinkers. Produced by an independent media collective, broadcasting over 35 years on Vancouver Cooperative Radio.
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Two important victories for Coastal First Nations

January 26, 2016
| First, the B.C. Supreme Court ruling that the province failed to consult with First Nations on the Northern Gateway pipeline. Then, the announcement of a new management plan for herring with the DFO.
Length: 10:29 minutes (9.61 MB)
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Clayoquot Sound delegation takes fish farm fight to Norway

January 26, 2016
| A delegation from Clayoquot Sound is heading to Norway, home of the fish farm giant Cermaq, with a message about the damage being done to B.C.'s coastal ecosystem.
Length: 15:32 minutes (14.23 MB)
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Canada in Africa: 300 Years of Aid and Exploitation

January 25, 2016
| The Canadian government says its aid helps Africa to increase food security and stimulate economic growth. In his new book, Yves Engler argues that this is largely public relations spin.
Length: 17:29 minutes (16.01 MB)
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Site C: Flooding farmland to benefit the fossil fuel industry

January 16, 2016
| The B.C. government says it needs to build a massive dam on the Peace River to generate hydro power for the province's future. Ben Parfitt says Site C is all about the plan to liquify natural gas.
Length: 18:01 minutes (16.5 MB)
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Challenges facing non-Syrian refugees

January 16, 2016
| Privately sponsored refugees from countries like Somalia and Eritrea can face a five-year wait before they're able to come to Canada. Even government-assisted refugees from Africa can wait 18 months.
Length: 14:59 minutes (13.72 MB)
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Why B.C. government opposes Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline

January 16, 2016
| In a written submission to the National Energy Board on Monday, the B.C. government announced it would not support the proposal based on concerns about oil spill safety requirements.
Length: 12:34 minutes (11.51 MB)
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Need for homeless state of emergency in B.C.

January 16, 2016
| Seattle, Portland and Los Angeles all declared states of emergency last year, allowing them better access to funding to tackle the homeless crisis. Vancouver and Victoria should do the same.
Length: 12:56 minutes (11.85 MB)
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Iran and Saudi Arabia move towards direct confrontation

January 13, 2016
| Saudi Arabia executed prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr on January 2. Two days later, it broke off ties with Iran after its embassy in Tehran was attacked by protesters.
Length: 14:30 minutes (13.29 MB)
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Seeds: Percy Schmeiser vs. Monsanto

January 13, 2016
| Annabel Soutar is a playwright who brings a journalistic awareness to her theatre production, with the dialogue taken verbatim from interviews and news stories. Her latest play is Seeds.
Length: 11:53 minutes (10.89 MB)
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BC climate leadership team releases plan for reducing carbon emissions

December 24, 2015
| BC’s climate team has released an ambitious plan recommending an increase in the carbon tax, transforming buildings and transportation, and legislating a new 2030 emissions target.
Length: 11:58 minutes (10.96 MB)