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Daily News - April 17, 2024

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  • DN - Violence in Nunavut schools, cop assaults teen and stays a cop, more refugees in the world than ever before

    Story 1 - 90% of teachers in Nunavut report having witnessed some kind of violence in the past year. Story 2 - Ottawa cop gets to remain a cop after he beat a child in the custody of the mental health act.  Story 3 - Two workers are injured in Calgary while trying to repair the city's catastrophic water main break.  Story 4 - Canada will send 2000 decommissioned rocket motors to Ukraine.  Story 5 - 120 million displaced people on the planet -- the highest probably in the history of the world. 
  • DN - Cops evade SIU investigation, National Bank absorbs CWB, 80 dead in boat accident in DRC

    Story 1 - Two cops involved in the high-speed chase that lead to a family being killed are refusing to cooperate with the SIU.  Story 2 - Some number of jobs are being cut at Global News as Corus tries to save money. Story 3 - The CWB is being acquired by the National Bank.  Story 4 - Almost 50 people killed in an apartment fire in Kuwait in a district where foreign workers live. Story 5 - Boat capsizes in Congo killing 80 people.
  • DN - Indig. students subjected to bizarre brain study, SK school leader on trial for abuse, Chiquita Banana pays up

    Story 1 - Indigenous students in PA were targeted for bizarre brain waves therapy, funded by a billionaire and that was never approvd by an ethics board. Story 2 - Christian school director's trial for assault with a weapon is on now and former students have horrifying stories. Story 3 - Inside St. John's for-profit shelter system, residents are scared for their lives. The mother of a woman murdered in one details how hard she tried to get another place to live. Story 4 - Javier Milei is good for mining and Canadian companies are licking their chops. Story 5 - Chiquita Banana ordered to pay millions to people whose families were slaughtered by paramilitary groups funded by the company.
  • 283. The nationalism to fascism pipeline in settler-colonial states

    In this episode, Sandy and Nora try to answer the question: can you detatch national pride from the actions of your state? Canada and Israel both struggle with the realities of genocidal programs.
  • DN - No strike yet for border agents, Hamilton is solitary confinement capital, Hamas accepts ceasefire deal again

    Story 1 - CBSA workers push their strike deadline to Friday. Story 2 - Hamilton holds people in solitary confinement more than anywhere else in Ontario, regularly breaking the limit of time for what the UN considers to be humane. Story 3 - MLA who was victim of police surveillance resigns, citing the culture of politics. Story 4 - Unanimous vote at the UN security council (w/Russia abstaining) calling for ceasefire in Gaza. Story 5 - EU parliament elections show that Europe is on a slide to the Right.
  • DN - 3 AB companies charged in workers' deaths, Israel massacres 200+ and 50 dead in East DRC

    Story 1 - Three companies have been charged in the workplace deaths of two men in Alberta. Story 2 - Community rallies against new proposed graphite project, especially after hearing that defense interests in the US have funded the project. Story 3 - Four people arrested at pro-Palestinian protest in Toronto; police appears to punch protester. Story 4 - Nearly 300 people killed in Israeli attack on refugee camp; Netenyahu faces uncertain political future. Story 5 - Allied Democratic Forces in the DRC have killed at least 50 people in the past week.
  • DN - Cop shenanigans, TTC strike averted, Korean Samsung workers take job action

    Story 1 - Strategy document shows how police want to be the centre of drug policy in Alberta. Story 2 - Opioid deaths are 8x higher among First Nations in Alberta. Story 3 - Cop who kicked man in the head also kicked another man in the head. Story 4 - The SIU in Ontario is charging a cop with assault.  Story 5 - A "Framework Agreement" has been reached between the ATU 113 and the TTC averting a transit strike at the eleventh hour.
  • DN - No more COVID wastewater testing in Ontario, massacre in Sudan

    Story 1 - Ontario to stop wastewater surveillance.  Story 2 - York University students set up Palestine solidarity encampment.  Story 3 - International campaign targeting Palestinian activists uncovered by Israeli media.  Story 4 - RSF massacres 100 people in in Sudan
  • DN - Stoon library workers strike? Grassy sues gov'ts, Modi wins fewer seats than anticipated

    Story 1 - Saskatoon Public library workers might go on strike. Story 2 - Grassy Narrows sues the federal and provincial government over mercury poisoning.  Story 3 - Foreign streaming services need to pay to a Canadian content creation fund. Story 4 - UN Human Rights chief slams Israel's attacks on the West Bank.  Story 5 - Modi's BJP wins minority, surprising pollsters and analysts. He now must make a coalition to govern.