Redeye

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On the issues of the day - political, social and cultural - Redeye digs deeper. Open your ears to alternative voices. Hear incisive and challenging interviews with activists and progressive thinkers. Produced by an independent media collective, broadcasting over 35 years on Vancouver Cooperative Radio.

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May 14, 2013

French military presence in Mali to continue

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Earlier this year France began a military involvement in the West African nation of Mali. Last month the French parliament voted to extend their involvement.
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May 13, 2013

Guantanamo hunger strike garners widespread support

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The vast majority of prisoners in Guatanamo are now on hunger strike in protest against their continued detention without charge or trial. Some have been on hunger strike for three months.
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May 11, 2013

The Globalization Trilogy

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Micha Peled has produced three connected films that put a human face on complex issues that result from global economic forces. His trilogy shows in Vancouver this coming weekend.
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May 10, 2013

Bangladesh catastrophe and the sweatshop industry

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Over a thousand workers died in the recent collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh. We speak with labour activist David Bacon about the historical context of the sweatshop industry.
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May 7, 2013

Proposed increase to welfare called insignificant

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If the NDP is elected, they say they will increase the basic rate for single, employable people by $20. Activists say this will do nothing to address the problem of poverty in the province.
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May 7, 2013

Assessing the NDP's environmental platform

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The Wilderness Committee has taken a close look at the NDP’s platform. Joe Foy gives us an assessment of what the party says it will do if it wins the provincial election on May 14.
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Apr 27, 2013

Film: Salmon Confidential

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When biologist Alexandra Morton discovers B.C.'s wild salmon are testing positive for viruses associated with salmon farming, a chain of events is set off by government to suppress the findings.
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Apr 27, 2013

Federal government to cut Health Council of Canada

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The Health Council of Canada was set up to make sure that there are national standards for healthcare across the country. Critics say this will lead to a fragmentation of the entire system.
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Apr 27, 2013

Toxic Tour to expose mining practices

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On April 29, British Columbia’s mining companies will have a gala celebration at Canada Place in Vancouver to kick off BC Mining Week 2013. The Mining Justice Alliance also has plans for the week.
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Apr 27, 2013

Canada's voter ID law challenged in court

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A few years ago, changes to the Election Act made it harder for homeless people to vote. Earlier this year, the BC Civil Liberties Association were part of a case that is challenging the law.
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Apr 27, 2013

Film: Troubled Water

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A new film by Paul Manly looks at public water systems and watersheds on Vancouver Island and examines the threats they face, from mining activity to fertilizer to international trade agreements.
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Apr 27, 2013

Twelve years detained without charge

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Mohammad Majoub was first arrested in 2000 under a security certificate. He lived in detention and under house arrest until 2012. Finally allowed to leave Toronto, he has been speaking across Canada.
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Apr 26, 2013

Book: One Day in December

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Fidel Castro and Che Guevara are famous around the world. But most people have not heard of fellow revolutionary Celia Sanchez. A new biography by Nancy Stout aims to change that.
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Apr 25, 2013

Cutting corners on safety to blame for death of worker

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In 2009, Sam Fitzpatrick was crushed to death by a huge boulder at a construction site north of Powell River, B.C. Sam’s father Brian Fitzpatrick says Kiewit was to blame for its unsafe practices.
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Apr 23, 2013

Strange Songs of Trust and Treachery

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The new art exhibition by Laura Lamb is part of an extended project in which she builds a fictive world around a set of characters and props she calls Lamb’s Performing Objects.
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Apr 22, 2013

Book: Growing Resistance

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A new book looks at the successful battle against Monsanto’s plans to introduce genetically modified wheat to the world market. Canadian farmers played a significant role in this fight.
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Apr 22, 2013

Why Omar Khadr should be freed

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Last September, Omar Khadr was transferred from Guantanamo Bay to the Millhaven maximum security prison in Kingston. Omar Khadr was taken into custody as a child soldier in Afghanistan in 2002.
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Apr 21, 2013

Nuclear waste to be shipped 2000 km by road

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Last year Stephen Harper and Barack Obama agreed to ship liquid waste containing weapons-grade uranium from Chalk River near Ottawa to a site in South Carolina.
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Apr 18, 2013

Dangers of global rush for aviation biofuel

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With profits increasingly threatened by rising fuel prices, airlines are turning to biofuels both to reduce costs and to give the industry a sustainable image.

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