GroundWire | August 3, 2015: Prisoners' Justice Day episode

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This episode of GroundWire was produced at 101.7 CIVIL in on the territory of Stó:l? Nations Abbotsford, BC at our University of the Fraser Valley studios


The Black Lives Matter Rally that took place in Toronto on Monday, July 27th| Mick Sweetman, The Scope

The UN Human Right's scrutinizes Canada's treatment of its Aboriginal women | Jennifer Trithardt-Tufts, CIVL

6 people were arrested in Montreal on July 24th at a demonstration in solidarity with the Unis'tot'en clan in Northern British Columbia | Aaron Lakoff, CKUT


A class-action lawsuit has been launched by the homeless community against the City of Abbotsford as a result of The Chicken Manure incident that occurred two years ago in 2013 | Sonja Klotz, CIVL

Excerpts from Walking With Our Sisters at the K'omoks Band Hall, Comox Valley, Vancouver on July 30, 2015. The broadcast was produced by the Women's Media Camp 2015 Denman Island and simulcast on CJSF, CiTR and CFRO. For the full broadcast,visit | Frieda Werden, WINGS, Gunargie O'Sullivan, CFRO, Maegan Thomas, CJSF and Bianca Miglioretto, ISIS

Community Radio Report:

CFRC will air 7 hours of Prisoner's Justice Day Content on Prisoner's Justice Day. Programmers talk about the importance of Prisoner's Justice Day and why it's important for community radio stations to produce Prisoner's Justice Day Content | CFRC

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