From the January 11th 2013 edition of AW@L Radio - We start with a piece from electronic intifada looking at Solidarity with Idle No More from Palestine in a piece which also rips apart racist writings posted in the liberal blog-dump #huffpocan, then we go to a great piece from Lia Tarachansky, looking at the impunity in which israeli defence force soldiers kill Palestinian protesters, the majority of whom are male youths. Lia produces content for the Real News Network and will also be featured on the Grand River Media Collective's daily news show - the Daily GRRR! as they fit into the schedule.
Next up, dan reads a piece from animal defence warrior Dylan Powell called Marineland can sue me, but they Can't Silence me, which highlights the campaign by marineland animal defence to shut down the animal captivity park which has been exposed for their mistreatment and abuse of animals - as well as the park's campaign against him, including a 1.5$ million dollar SLAPP suit. We also read a message from ocean voice london in support of Dylan and MAD!
We then talk about a new video on the eastern artery for tar sands crude, line 9, from media maker Rachel Deutsch caled the Tar Sands Come to Ontario. This video looks at the controversial plan to reverse the flow and change the type of oil that goes through enbridge's 35 year old 'line 9' pipeline. Staying with pipelines, we look at a protest the the keystone XL, the southern artery for tar sands crude. On january 7th, some good folks glued themselves together and chained themselves up in the maryland office of pipeline builder TransCanada.
The obvious outcome of creating, transporting, or storing oil is that it will contaminate its surroundings. Dan reads about a recent example was the accidental discovery of underground oil tanks which were pierced by construction equipment and leaked oil into the Don River in toronto. The obvious outcome of industrial anything is the destruction of nature, and another prime example of non-sustainable development is tearing down bald eagle nests to build industrial wind turbines - there is a reason the HDI opposes non-consulted developments.
Back to pipelines, we talk about the indegogo campaign from the Unis'tot'en action camp which will plug the western artery for tarsands oil transportation and fracked gas exploitation from unceded Wet'suet'en territory.
And finally on the defending the land theme, we update from the webpage for the Women's Coordinating Committee for a Free Wallmapu, reading an update about the state of seige imposed be the chilean state after the estate of a land stealer/plantation owners was burnt down resulting in 2 deaths. There was a support rally in toronto on January 10th which also commemorated Matias who will always be remembered in struggle.
Next up is an ACAB/G20 update as we have more delays in the cases against toronto pigs Fenton and Meisner who were responsible for ordering much of the illegal kettling and arrests which took place at the 2010 toronto g20 protests. We then update from Byron Sonne on the announcement that he will not be suing the toronto police for his wrongful arrest and mistreatment by the toronto police in response for his activism around the security state being imposed as a part of the broader strategies of g20 nations (security states). Instead the toronto goat will use his remaining money to help in making a difference in revolutionary change. We close the G20 report with a call for support for vancouver based activist Eva Botten who has been a target of the intrusive and super expensive G20 police state investigations.
And we close the show with some anti- austerity actions. first we go to a piece from PRI from spain where locksmiths in one city say they will no longer assist with evictions; and second is the disappointing actions of the leadership of the teachers unions in ontario who would not support actions that contravened the legislation that the government imposed on the teachers. faced with stiff fines, teachers, who voted 92% in favour of action if they were legislated back to work, were abandoned by their union and broke to the threats of the government.
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