Groundwire - November Edition Now Available for Download

The November 2008 Edition of Groundwire is ready for download!Groundwire is a project by the National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA), providing grassroots coverage of local issues with progressive perspectives on national and international news.

FSRN: Native Rights Activists Protest Against Canadian Rail Company

Protestors at CN's headquarters in Montreal on October 31, 2008Protestors at CN's headquarters in Montreal on October 31, 2008

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Native Rights Activists Protest Against Canadian Rail Company

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"Shame Train" Disrupted in Montreal - No Olympics on Stolen Land!

Shame Train ends in Montreal with successful disruption

October 20, 2008 -- Over 100 protesters gathered in Montreal's Old Port this past Saturday to disrupt the CP Spirit Train's final stop. After successful protests and disruptions throughout it's route from the West Coast to Montreal, the Spirit Train – dubbed the "Shame Train" -- was again met with protesters, and had to cancel or alter large parts of their Montreal program.

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Palestine: Apartheid Fares
A Palestinian taxi driver talks about the Israeli settler roads system in the West Bank

Mohammed Mansour, near his home in Biddu, PalestineMohammed Mansour, near his home in Biddu, Palestine

CKUT: No Jail-time for Shawn Brant

Mohawk activist cleared of seven charges for land defence

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Six Nations Gathering Soundscape

An audio soundscape of speeches and presentations from the Peace and Friendship Gathering, held August 21-23 at the Six Nations Iroquois reserve in "Ontario, Canada", Turtle Island.

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Briarpatch Magazine: Not wanted after the voyage - The politics of immigration in France and Canada

Graffiti on a wall in ParisGraffiti on a wall in Paris

By Aaron Lakoff
Briarpatch Magazine
September/October 2008

It’s a Tuesday evening in Paris, and in the predominantly immigrant neighbourhood of Belleville, people from all corners of the world are crowding into the metro station. Tension is high tonight; for many, this ride home could be their last in France.

Outside the turnstiles of the metro, a small group of people have gathered to call out warnings to those entering the station. “Attention sans-papiers! There are police in the metro!” Down on the platform, a unit of French police officers are doing a random check of people’s immigration documents. Those who are in the country illegally can be swept up right away, put in detention, and then eventually deported. These immigration sweeps in public places have become a common occurrence in France over the last year, and for many undocumented migrants in French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s republic, the country is no longer seen as the terre d’accueil, or “land of welcome” it has so long promoted itself to be.

Groundwire August 2008 edition - Download it today!

GroundWire is a project of the National Campus/ Community Radio Association, providing grassroots coverage of local stories with progressive perspectives on national and international issues. This month CJSF 90.1FM brings you GroundWire from Burnaby, BC.

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CKUT: Palestinian Village Sues Two Canadian Companies

 Aaron LakoffVillagers in Bil'in march towards the Apartheid Wall in one of their weekly demonstrations. Photo: Aaron Lakoff

A report on the West Bank city of Bil'in's lawsuit against Greenpark and Greenmount - two companies based in Montreal who are allegedly building illegal Israeli settlements on Bil'in's land.

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