GroundWire | December 8, 2014

This edition of GroundWire was produced by CKUT in Montréal on unceded Mohawk Territory. It was produced in collaboration with Courtney Harrop from CJMP and Frieda Werden, the host and producer of WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service.

This is a special edition to commemorate the École Polytechnique Massacre that occurred in Montréal on December 6, 1989, and more broadly, the ongoing violence against women that we must include when we consider the aftermath of the massacre.

Feature produced in 1989 shortly after the massacre | Frieda Werden, Beth Blackmore, Mary Laney, WINGS

Tanya Tagaq speaks about her views on violence against Inuk women and girls in her acceptance speech at the Polaris Awards | Audio contributed by Frieda Werden

Feminists take to the streets for the Take Back the Night march in Montréal | Celia Robinovitch, CKUT

The Feminist Alliance for International Action launches a campaign to to raise awareness of two forthcoming focused on Canada's missing aboriginal women | Meghan Murphy, CJSF

Report on the official commemoration activities in Montréal on December 6 | Leila Lemghalef, CKUT

We thank host Tamara Filyavich, producer Aaron Lakoff, Ophira Horwitz, and all of our contributors to this edition.

GroundWire News

This week's episode was produced on unceded Musqueam territory in Vancouver, BC at CiTR by Morgan Yee. Headlines: November 20th Transgender Day of Remembrance | Christine Kim CiTR Nisga'a Deal with Petronas | Alex Sara-Davis CiTR Burnaby Mountain Protests and Arrests | Christine Kim CiTR Protests Continue in Montreal Against "Ayotzinapa Terrorist State" | Leila Lemghalef CKUT

Features: Burnaby Mountain Protests November 17th Stand-off | David Swanson CJSF Vancouver Municipal Elections Voter Turnout | Emily Blake CiTR University of British Columbia Students Rally Against Proposed Fee Increases | Konstantin Prodanovic CiTR

Community Radio Report: NCRA Award-Winning Terry Project and The Four Pillars | Rohit Joseph CiTR Hosted by: Marko Prodanovic and Tai Grauman CiTR

GroundWire November 10th 2014

This edition of GroundWire was produced on unceded Anishinabe and Haudensaunee territories at CFRC in Kingston, Ontario, by Filza Naveed and Brenna Owen.

Headlines: -Anti-pipeline protestors took to social media last week to post their best #KMFace following Kinder Morgan`s court case to remove protestors from their TransMountain Pipeline project site on Burnaby Mountain near Vancouver| Maegan Thomas, Jay Peachy and Stephen Collis, CJSF, BC -An estimated 50 thousands people took to the streets of Montreal to protest against austerity measures planned by the Quebec Liberal government of Philippe Couillard| Aaron Lakoff, CKUT Montreal

Features: -CFRC conducted an interview with the co-founder of This initiative aims to encourage democracy, citizen journalim and empower citizens, increasing voter turn out|Filza Naveed and Brenna Owen, CFRC, Kingston - A demonstration occured outside the Mexican Consulate in downtown Montreal. Activists protested against the violence surrounding the disapearance of 43 students in Mexico.|Leila Lemghalef, CKUT Montreal - Walking with Our Sisters : an art installation that honors the lives of missing and murdered indigenous women across Canada|Ophira Horwitz Community Report

Community Radio Report: - The National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA) is hosting the second edition of their Equity Reading Group later this month. Their topic will be 'positive space'. We will hear how its Equity Committee has grown into an Equity reading group | Ophira Horwitz

GroundWire | October 27, 2014

This week GroundWire was produced on traditional Anishinaabe and Métis territory at CKUW in Winnipeg, Mantioba.

Hosted By:

Julien Cooper and Chris Reid, CKUW


Lynn Gehl, an Algonquin - Anishinaabe woman from Ontario, challenges the federal government in court because she was denied Indian status. | Jessie Wins, CFRU

Northern Cree First Nation of Pimicikamak take over a hydro dam near their territory in Manitoba. | Michael Welch, CKUW

The National Aboriginal Women's Summit takes place in Membertou, Nova Scotia. | Ophira Horwitz


The recent rise in grassroots feminist activities at Queen's University and in Kingston in response to sexual assault and threatening activities by Men's Rights Activists. | Filza Naveed, CFRC

Highlights from the Winnipeg DIY Fest and Anarchist Bookfair. | Liz Picylo and Victoria King, CKUW

Community Radio Report:

The official launch of 99.3 County FM in Prince Edward County, Ontario. | Ophira Horwitz

Headlines this week were written by Michael Welch, Ophira Horwitz, and Jessie Wins. We thank contributors Michael Welch, Filza Naveed, Liz Picylo, Julien Cooper, and Victoria King.

We would also like to thank Julie Campbell and Eric Gianuzzi.

GroundWire | October 13, 2014

This week GroundWire was produced on unceded Attawandaron territory in Guelph, Ontario at CFRU by Jessie Winokur.


Comments from Dr. Rashmee Singh of the Department of Legal Studies and Sociology at the University of Waterloo on the dangers of Bill C36 Jessie Winokur, CFRU

The Mik'Maq Rights Initiative pushed for the resumption of consultations with Transport Canada surrounding development projects in Sydney Harbor, Cape Breton. Noel Mano, CFRU

Educators in the B.C. school system continue to fight back against funding cuts Jaimee-Lisa Cotter, CFRU

Sisters in Spirit organized a vigil in Guelph to honor Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Jessie Winokur, CFRU


Latanya Grant and SESA Media talk about the murder of Jermaine Carby by police in Brampton, police brutality and anti-black racism | Shabina Lafleur Gangji, CFRU

Audrey Siegel and Woody Morrison discuss the injunction served to evict occupants of Vancouver's Oppenheimer Park | Gunargie O'Sullivan, CFRO

The First Nations Community of Shoal Lake 40 faces immense hardship 100 years after the development of water pipelines on their land | Michael Welch, CKUW

Community Radio Report

Peach City Board President Dave Del Rizzo talks about the station's application for an FM license, a new studio location, and a funding drive to make it happen | Ophira Horwitz

We thank our contributors Ophira Horwitz, Michael Welch, Jessie Winokur, SESA media, Shabina Lafleur-Gangji, Latanya Grant, Audrey Siegel, Woody Morrison, Gunargie O'Sullivan, Noel Mano, Jaimee-Lisa Cotter, Kellie Grant, Rashmee Singh. We also thank Audrey O'Breham and Courtney Harrop.

GroundWire | September 29, 2014

Headlines Anti-Line Action Camp takes place in St. Andre d'Argentueil, Quebec | Aaron Lakoff, CKUT The End Immigration Detention Network Marks the One year Anniversary of the Migrant Strike | Carly Forbes, CILU with files from Dan Kellar, CKMS The inquest into the death of Lucia Jiminez begins and excludes some migrant organizations | Maegan Thomas, CJSF

Features Press conference as family leaves sanctuary in Montreal facing deportation | Leila Lemghalef, CKUT Walking With Our Sister commemorative art exhibition honouring missing and murdered indigenous women opens in Thunder Bay | Carly Forbes, CILU Winnipeg-based Canadian museum for Human Rights opened to the public and is named an act of cultural violence | Michael Welch, CKUW The People's Climate March took place in over 2500 communities. Hear voices of participants from Thunder Bay to Denman Island | Carly Forbes, CILU, Audrey O'Breham, CKUT, with files from Frieda Werden

Hosted by: Courtney Harrop Music by: Rodney Brown Headlines by: Aaron Lakoff, Maegan Thomas, and Carly Forbes We also thank: Leila Lemghalef, Michael Welch, Dan Kellar, Mina Ramos, and GroundWire's new National Coordination team Audrey O' Breham, Courtney Harrop and Ophira Horwitz

GroundWire is a Project of the National Campus and Community Radio Association.

GroundWire | September 15, 2014

This episode of GroundWire was produced on Mohawk territory in Montreal by CKUT radio.

Headlines: -BC teachers strike -Australian aboriginal delegation visit to Canada -Nigerian mother and her children deported from Montreal -Carleton University safe space protest

Features: -Popular Commission on Political Repression in Quebec -Sex Workers testify against Bill C36 in Ottawa -International student tuition fee hikes at Simon Fraser university in BC

Community Radio Report: -New license for a community radio station in Tunisia

Program Narrators: Hailey Mackinnon and Camille Baker, CKUT

GroundWire | September 1, 2014

This week GroundWire was produced on unceded Coast Salish Territory  at CJSF in Burnaby by Maegan Thomas.

Headlines: Comments from Maude Barlow shed light on recent leak of the CETA agreement | Maegan Thomas, CJSF with files from Frieda Werden Students organize against the dissemination of racist propaganda and York Univeristy | Haseena Manek, CHRY The Victoria Sexual Assault Centre supports PEERS senate submission opposing Bill C-36 | Maegan Thomas, CJSF An Alternative Media Movement Assembly took place at the People's Social Forum in Ottawa | Gretchen King, CKUT

Features: Kinnie Starr, artist, and Caleb Behn, a BC Environmental and Sustainability lawyer from the E Cho Dene/Dunne Za Nations, speak out against fracking | Shelley Gummeson, CFBX Vancouver's Oppenheimer Park Tent City occupation continues to draw attention to failure of city to provide housing | Maegan Thomas, CJSF In July Unist'ot'en hosted a summer action camp; an excerpt from an upcoming documentary | Liz McArthur, CFUV

Community Radio Report Voices from CJSF's Kids Camp | Maegan Thomas, CJSF Thank you to contributors: Maegan Thomas, Gretchen King, Shelley Gummeson, Liz McArthur and Haseena Manek We also Thank: Omme-Salma Rahemtulla, Carly Forbes, Ophira Horowitz, Rachel Swatek, Frieda Werden and Peggy Lam

GroundWire | August 18, 2014

This week GroundWire was produced on unceded Algonquin Territory at CHUO in Ottawa Ontario. Cette émission de GroundWire était produite sur les territoires Algonquin non cédée à CHUO à Ottawa

Hosted by: Veronique Hynes and Rachel Swatek


The Secwepemc Women Warrior Society protests Imperial Metals mines at Toronto Stock Exchange (La « Secwepemc Women Warrior Society» protestaient les mines d'Imperial Metals à la Bourse de Toronto). | Sarah Newton, WhiStle Radio

Les organisateurs du forum social de peuple s'attendre a rassemblé 10 000 militant à Ottawa du 21 a 24 Aout. | Rachel Swatek, NCRA avec des fichier du PSF. Traduite par Olivier Charbonneau

Organizers of the People's Social Forum expect to bring 10,000 activists to Ottawa, August 21-24. | Rachel Swatek, NCRA with files from the PSF


Une entrevu avec une manifestante de l'oléoduc « Line 9 » d'Enbridge à Oxford, Ontario. (an interview with a protestor of Enbridge's Line 9 pipeline in Oxford Ontario). | Ophira Horwitz

A recap of Prisoner's Justice Day at CFRC Kingston (un résumé de la journée pour la justice des prisonniers à CFRC Kingston). | Brenna Owen, CFRC

Resistance to the Jumbo Glacier Resort in British Columbia (des critiques du développement d'un nouveau complexe touristique en Colombie-Britannique). | Catherine Fisher, CJLY

Community Radio Report:

Méli-Mélo, l'émission de radio hebdomadaire de l'association des francophones des Kootenays Ouest, enregistrée à CJLY à Nelson, promouvoir un nouveau projet pour partager l'histoire francophone. (Méli-Mélo, a weekly radio show produced by the francophone association of the west Kootenays at CJLY is promoting a new project to share francophone history). | Lyne Chartier, CJLY

GroundWire thanks: Olivier Charbonneau, Veronique Hynes and Rachel Swatek

GroundWire | August 4, 2014

This week GroundWire was produced on traditional Anishinaabe and Metis territory at CKUW in Winnipeg Manitoba.

Hosted by: Raegan Hedley and Mathew Joseph


The Canadian Civil Liberties Association releases new report criticising pretrial detention and the bail system in Canada. | Catherine Fisher CJLY

The United Nations High Commission for Human Rights says Canada should release a man detained for eight years over immigration violations. | Sarah Newton, WhiStle Radio

A traditional indigenous Copper Breaking ceremony on Parliament Hill| Rachel Swatek , NCRA


Rallies take place across Canada to mourn the more than 1360 people who have died in Gaza and put pressure on Israel to prevent future massacres. | Aaron Lakoff, CKUT

Winnipeg Fringe Festival performer Theresa Thompson talks about reactions to her role in the play "Lies of a Promiscuous Woman" | Anna Sigrithur and Jen Unwin, CKUW

A BC woman who was charged for her refusal to complete the 2011 short-form census. | Courtney Harrop, CJMP

Community Radio Report:

A look at the 6th annual Prisoners' Justice Day at CFRC in Kingston, Ontario | Brenna Owen, CFRC

GroundWire thanks: Victoria King, Rheal Gautier, Eric Giannuzzi and Rachel Swatek

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