June 3: Abayomi Azikiwe in Detroit and the extension of the US Patriot Act; Detroit fightback campaign

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We were unable to connect with Richard Sanders of the Coalition Against the Arms Trade, and will have him on the program June 10 to catch up on the CANSEC  arms bazaar recently held in Ottawa.

In the first half hour we welcomed new OPIRG volunteer Victoria Townsend who will help produce the program, and went through local announcements:

Windsor Bicycling Committee

The Windsor Bicycling Committee is hosting a FREE BREAKFAST at City Hall, to kick off Bike To Work Week and promote cycling as a viable commuting option. The breakfast will be served from 6am – 10am by members of the committee and members of city council on June 6th, 2011, and the breakfast will take place at City Hall Square (University Ave. East, across from Charles Clark Square).

Bagels and cream cheese, coffee, juice and fresh fruit will be served to cyclists commuting to work or running errands by bike. Information about the various cycling clubs in Windsor, as well as info about Windsor’s current and future bike lanes and trails, will be available for those interested in learning more about cycling in Windsor. Free bike lights and bells will also be available for those looking to increase their safety while riding.

There will be a  Promotional Draw- one lucky winner will score a $300 gift certificate to a local bike shop! Tickets for the draw will be available at all of the Bike Month events happening in June… the more events you attend, the more chances you have at winning! The winner will be chosen on July 2nd, 2011, at the Downtown Windsor Farmers’ Market, at 10am.

 Bike to UWindsor, get breakfast!

June 7, 8 and 9th • 8:00am – 10:00am

Breakfast will be available for all campus participants from Tuesday to Thursday from 8:00 to 10:00am. There will be tables set up at the bike shelter directly in front of the main entrance to Essex Hall.

 OpenMedia.ca is preparing two major initiatives to help make the Internet in Canada open, accessible, and affordable.

July 11th – July 16th is the CRTC hearing on Internet metering. OpenMedia.ca will be appearing at the hearing to strongly oppose Big Telecom price gouging and will be encouraging all Internet loving Canadians to continue to sign the Stop The Meter petition.

In addition, in concert with the pro-Internet community we are preparing a major pan-Canadian campaign opposing a proposed “Lawful Access” crime bill. Internet Service Providers would be forced to create a blanket digital surveillance system, which law enforcement official would be able to access without a warrant. It would be akin to Ottawa setting up surveillance cameras in every home in the country that police would be able to turn on whenever they deem appropriate. It’s a serious affront to the open Internet.

To indicate how you would like to help stop Internet metering and warrantless digital surveillance visit:

http://openmedia.ca/skills

In the second half hour we caught up with activist Abayomi Azikiwe in Detroit for his view on the extension of the US Patriot Act in the US. He also announced a fightback conference:

How the Banks Destroyed Detroit and How We Can Fight Back!

Saturday – June 11, 2011 – 9 AM to 3 PM

UAW Local 22 Hall 4300 Michigan Ave., Detroit (west of W. Grand Blvd.)

Lunch will be served – $5 donation; unemployed, students-$1; no one turned away

Sponsored by the Moratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions, and Utility Shutoffs.

Music Featured:

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