From the December 14th 2012 edition of AW@L Radio - This will be the last Defending the Land Dispatch as we have donated the name to the monday and tuesday editions of the DailyGRRR , though AW@L Radio will be continuing on with the Smash the State Report and new upcoming features!
We start the show off with a song from the Coup - The Land of 7 Billion Dances and move right into the great news that the proposed mine in Northern BC's Fish Lake has once again been denied as environmental regulators, in a rare decision decided the environmental impact of the proposed project would have been too severe. This was the second time japan's Taesko tried to destroy a sacred watershed for ever precious gold. And carrying on with scary water news - researches recently revealed that the density of plastic garbage in the great lakes is higher than that found in the great pacific garbage patches.
We then report from Sludge Watch on a report from the University of Montreal that the St Lawerence river is receiving increasingly high levels of medications, hormones, and pesticides from the city's sewage. This sludge would be similar to that the city of toronto plans to ship to the headwaters of the Grand River to be processed into fertiliser.
We then have devastating news from Sludge Watch, that is, long time anti-sludge warrior Maureen Riley recently and suddenly died. Maureen was an inspiration to most her met her, the others are sludge profiteers. Dan reads a message from Dundalk's Stop the Bio-Solids Plant facebook page. We then play Alex Hickey's - You Can't Be Rich On Shattered Land for Maureen.
Next up is the Indegogo Project called Fractured Land - check it out, its all about defending the land from oil and gas development in canada and the rising indigenous resistance to the exploitation.
The Committee for Future Generations in Saskatchewan have released their proclamation against nuclear developments in the province and listed resolutions form an increasing number of groups opposing nuclear, and we hear reports from radiation found in the toronto sewage sludge system, at the same time resistance to a GE nuclear processing facility mounts in the city.
We play 2 Pussy Riot songs then end with a spoken word performance from Victoria Ransom, a student in Fine arts at U of O called - Where is the Solidarity, which has her ripping up the Indian Act as she describes the impacts of the racist legislation imposed by a colonial government.
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