Democracy North: Feb 10—LGBT Olympics boycott—CBSA custody death—Egypt uprising anniversary

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Democracy North (formerly This Week on Media Mornings) is a grassroots, independent Canadian and global news hour, featuring the week's top headlines and commentators.

Every weekend, we bring you news you won't hear anywhere else — a grassroots view on the week's top global and national affairs.


  • 03:15 — This week’s top Canadian & global news headlines.


  • 17:20 — Interview with Josh Paterson (executive director, BC Civil Liberties Association) and Karla Lottini (Mexican journalist, refugee, author of Talent of the Charlatans) on the death of Lucia Vega Jimenez in Canada Border Services Agency custody, a month before the media learned of the death. Interviewed Jan. 30 by David P. Ball.


  • 31:00 — Interview with Mark Smith in Toronto on the Olympics in Sochi and concerns over Russia`s sweeping anti-gay `propaganda`law and boycotts of Games sponsors Coke and McDonald`s. Interviewed Jan 28 by Irwin Oostindie.


  • 39:30 — Interview with Ehab Letoyef (Egyptian Canadian Coalition for Democracy, activist and poet in Montreal) about the third anniversary of Egypt`s popular uprising. The struggle for democracy continues in spite of a military coup. Interviewed by Derrick O`Keefe.

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