GroundWire is a twice-monthly dose of grassroots independent journalism from the campus community radio sector of Canada and is a project of the National Campus and Community Radio Association. This is the second bi-weekly edition of GroundWire, thanks to a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada (on a personal note, woohoo!).
Presenting the June 27, 2009 Headlines: With Narration from the Women’s News Collective at CHRY 105.5 FM
- Abousfian Abdelrazik Returns to Canada | David Koch (CKUT)
- Adil Charkaoui’s Cross Canada Tour | David Parker (CKDU)
- CSIS Security Certificate Update and the Case of Mohamed Harkat | Tariq Jeeroburkhan (CKUT)
- Toronto City Workers’ Strike | Candace Mooers (CHRY)
- Ontario Labour Actions Increase | Omme Rahemtullah (CHRY)
- Canadian Companies Sued by Palestinian Community of Bil’in | Libby Drew (CHSR) and Chris Albinati (CKUT)
Presenting the June 27, 2009 Features:
- The National Community Radio Conference in Montreal: A Year in Community Radio. CHRY‘s Jacky Tuinstra Harrison talks with volunteers, speakers and organizers about the future of community radio in Canada and the spirit of volunteerism at this year’s annual conference.
- On Friday, June 19th, the National Association of Friendship Centres hosted a forum on Urban First Nations issues in Ottawa, with three candidates for the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations: Shawn Atleo, John Beaucage and Perry Bellegarde. Lisa Abel CHUO
- With threats to form a Caledonia militia aimed against Aboriginal activists, Jesse Zimmerman of CHRY brings us voices from a counter-protest, re-asserting territorial rights for six nations indigenous peoples.
(Links updated November 2013)