Canadian Government and security services have been implicated in knowingly transferring detainees and prisoners in Afghanistan to torture.
This paints the stigma of war crime guilt on all Canadians.
We spoke to MP Thomas Mulcair from Outremont to discuss how Canada can show the world Canada’s attitude towards war crimes and rectify Canada’s international reputation.
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Abdullah Al Malki, a Canadian citizen and graduate of Carelton University, was incarcerated and tortured in Syria based on false and misleading information that the RCMP and CSIS provided to the Syrian government.
Three years after government inquiries identified the mistakes and sloppiness of Canada’s security forces in their treatment of Abdullah and other Canadian citizens, there has still been no corrections made to procedure, no apologies to the individuals like Abdullah who have been victimized by their own country, and the misleading information about these individuals is still circulating within the “intelligence” community even though it has been three years since it was identified as incorrect.
I spoke with Abdullah Al Malki on Friday, April 2nd and we discussed the details of his case and the awareness of Canadians about his story.
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Marei Spaola was member to a delegation of 18 Native and Xicana youth from the United States/Turtle Island that traveled to the Illegally-Occupied Territories in the summer of 2009 to connect with Palestinian youth.
He is part of the 7th Generation Indigenous Visionaries (7thGIV), a grassroots collective at Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas where he currently studies. – 14min45sec
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Retired Vancouver police officer Tony Smith discusses the work and mandate of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) and the future of drug policy in Canada and the US – 22min48sec
Introduction from Canadian MP Libby Davies
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Jeffrey Mackie talked to the Montreal rock group ‘On Bodies’. They discussed the creative process, their upcoming work and their recently released CD ‘Throat Demos’.
In the face of disturbing questions about Gonzalez’s competence to head the Justice Department and honesty during congressional testimony, President Bush has maintained his support for the embattled attorney general. New questions about the firings arose after testimony by Monica Goodling, an assistant to Alberto Gonzalez when she spoke about the involvement of Arkansas U.S. Attorney Tim Griffin in an illegal scheme to challenge African American voters during the 2004 election, known as “voter caging.”
Between The Lines’ Scott Harris spoke with Greg Palast, about the confidential emails he obtained from the 2004 Bush-Cheney campaign outlining the GOP voter challenge program, and the evidence of a larger scandal that prompted Griffin to resign.
Caitlin Howden on the Improv group “Uncalled For” joins Jeffrey Mackie from CKUT’s “Friday Morning After” to speak about improvisation and the Montreal “Fringe Festival”.
Jeffrey Mackie, of CKUT’s “Friday Morning After”, interviews San Francisco-based author Sara Miles. She is the author of Take This Bread: a Radical Conversion. It is the personal story of an unlikely convert. For more on the author she can also be found at saramiles.net.
Canada’s role in supplying specially-bred animals for laboratory testing both in Canada and abroad remains a tightly-knit secret. Recently, an article in The Gazette appeared and exposed how passengers on a flight to Paris became aware of a shipment of beagles on their Air Canada jet when they heard the dogs screaming from the belly of the plane. Canada does laboratory testing on up to 2 million animals each year. It also supplies an unspecified amount of animals to Europe for this same purpose.
“We were shocked to hear some flight attendants say this goes on regularly – dogs get shipped to Paris for experiments.” Because Quebec’s animal protection law is vague and weakly enforced, the province provides a steady source of dogs for laboratories both here and abroad, animal rights activists said.
Liz White, a Director at the Animal Alliance of Canada, joined Joe Broadhurst of CKUT Radio in Montreal to discuss some of the issues surrounding this practice and the efforts of animal activist groups to learn the truth. (11:30)
ALAMO RACE TRACK Summer Holiday
ALBERT HAMMOND, Jr. Holiday
BABY EAGLE Some Things We Lose
BEASTIE BOYS Check, Check It Out
BECK Strange Apparition (The Information)
BEN’S SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA Rockets
BUSDRIVER Casting Agents and Cowgirls
DAVID AND THE CITIZENS The End
DJ CYBER RAP I Remember What It Was to Be Twenty-One
The Bush Administration has adopted regulations that will dramatically roll back Americans’ right to know about chemical hazards in their neighborhoods, allowing California industries to handle almost 600,000 pounds of toxic chemicals a year without telling the public, according to an investigation of federal data by Environmental Working Group (EWG).
Bill Walker is Vice President at the Environmental Working Group and he joined Joe Broadhurst of CKUT Radio to discuss the effects this dicision will have on local communities’ right-to-know what Industry is doing.
Illegal immigration and human trafficking have been the subject of many political debates in the past few years. The US State Dept created the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (http://www.state.gov/g/tip/) and creates a yearly report on this subject.
David Phinney, journalist and broadcaster, and Rory Mayberry, ex-Kellogg, Brown & Root employee, joined Joe Broadhurst of CKUT Radio to detail facts surrounding human trafficking at the construction site of the new US Embassy in Baghdad. Planeloads of South Asian persons have been basically kidnapped and forced to work in dangerous and fatal conditions to build the new 104 acre complex.
Jeffrey Mackie interviewed poets and academics Jason Camlot and Todd Swift at The Blue Metropolis Literary Festival. Camlot and Swift are the editors of ‘Language Acts: Anglo Quebec Poetry, 1976 to the 21st Century’. ‘Language Acts’ is a critical collection of essays by many noted writers on the pertinent issues concerning contemporary Anglo-Quebec poetry.