Groundwire August 4, 2014: Immigration detention, Prisoners' Justice Day

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This week GroundWire was produced on traditional Anishinaabe and Metis territory at CKUW in Winnipeg Manitoba.

Hosted by:  Raegan Hedley and  Mathew Joseph

 

Headlines:

1:30 The Canadian Civil Liberties Association releases new report criticising pretrial detention and the bail system in Canada. | Catherine Fisher CJLY

3:15 The United Nations High Commission for Human Rights says Canada should release a man detained for eight years over immigration violations.  | Sarah Newton, WhiStle Radio

6:25 A traditional Indigenous copper-breaking ceremony on Parliament Hill| Rachel Swatek , NCRA

 

Features:

8:40 Rallies take place across Canada to mourn the more than 1360 people who have died in Gaza and put pressure on Israel to prevent future massacres. | Aaron Lakoff, CKUT

13:00 Winnipeg Fringe Festival performer Theresa Thompson talks about reactions to her role in the play “Lies of a Promiscuous Woman” | Anna Sigrithur and Jen Unwin, CKUW

18:45 A B.C. woman who was charged for her refusal to complete the 2011 short-form census.  | Courtney Harrop, CJMP

 

Community Radio Report:

23:00 A look at the 6th annual Prisoners’ Justice Day at CFRC in Kingston, Ontario | Brenna Owen, CFRC 

 

GroundWire thanks:

Victoria King, Rheal Gautier, Eric Giannuzzi and Rachel Swatek 

 

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