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A progressive take on current events. Produced by an independent media collective at Vancouver Cooperative Radio.

    Parents and teachers launch campaign to add the Nakba to BC curriculum

    Parents and teachers launch campaign to add the Nakba to BC curriculum

    The BC social studies curriculum includes historical atrocities such the colonization of North America, the Holocaust, and the Rwandan genocide, but there is no mention of the Nakba. The Nakba was the violent dispossession and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from historic Palestine that led to the creation of the state of Israel. Now, parents and teachers in BC have launched a campaign to include the Nakba in the BC curriculum. We speak with Tamara Herman, a Vancouver parent and member of Independent Jewish Voices and KZ, a Palestinian educator involved in elementary education.

    • 17 min
    City Beat: Police Board funding cut, Crab Park decampment and more

    City Beat: Police Board funding cut, Crab Park decampment and more

    This week on City Beat, Ian Mass talks about how Vancouver City Council is planning to take advantage of provincial and federal housing initiatives. Plus the Vancouver Police Board, the oversight body for the Vancouver Police, has had its budget slashed and seen key members resign. And a new city bylaw takes what has been described as an “iron fist approach” to people living in tents in Crab Park. All this and more in our bi-weekly City Beat report.

    • 16 min
    On to Ottawa Peace Caravan 2024

    On to Ottawa Peace Caravan 2024

    On Mother’s Day, May 12, a caravan of anti-war activists will leave Vancouver for Ottawa, with the message Demilitarize, decarbonize, decolonize. They will be met by a sister caravan leaving from Halifax and arriving in Ottawa May 28. We speak with Ellen Woodsworth, co-chair of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, who, together with Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, are organizing the caravan.

    • 16 min
    40,000 Palestinian flags planted in Vancouver park

    40,000 Palestinian flags planted in Vancouver park

    Last week, a large memorial was installed near the entrance to Stanley Park in Vancouver. The flags planted in a large grassy area are a visual representation of the number of lives lost due to Israel’s ongoing assault on Gaza, and a reminder of Canada’s role in funding the slaughter. This Vancouver installation follows a number of displays across the country and internationally, including in Portland and London. Lorraine Chisholm speaks about the memorial with organizer and community advocate Tamer Abu-Ramadan.

    • 18 min
    Lawsuit accuses FortisBC of misleading the public in its advertising

    Lawsuit accuses FortisBC of misleading the public in its advertising

    If a recent commercial is to be believed, then FortisBC is in the business of selling outdoor gear. Nothing in the 30-second ad of a parent and child walking through a forest suggests that connecting your home to gas could lead to catastrophic global warming.  Two concerned B.C. residents and the organization Stand.Earth are taking FortisBC to court for using ads like this to greenwash its products. Lawyers from Ecojustice and Slater Vecchio LLP are bringing the case against FortisBC under the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act. We speak with Andhra Azevedo, one of the lawyers at Ecojustice.

    • 12 min
    City Beat: Council debates motion to create safer, slower streets

    City Beat: Council debates motion to create safer, slower streets

    Next week, Vancouver City Council considers tenant protection for residents of single room occupancy hotels, a 30 kph speed limit on all Vancouver streets, e bikes and scooters on the seawall and lots more. Ian Mass joins us with his City Beat report.

    • 15 min

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