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Dominion Radio #7

February 9, 2008

Dominion Radio #7

Police Brutality in Canada

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Dominion Radio broadcasts grassroots news from across the country, focusing on stories and voices silenced by the mainstream media.

Episode #7:

  • An interview with Thomas Melenfant of the Vancounver-based Anti-Poverty Committee about resisting police violence against the poor in Vancouver.
  • A discussion with Mantel a resident of Halifax's north end about "community policing" in black neighborhoods.
  • A recorded excerpt of a discussion with Kim Pate of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Canada about the criminalization of women with mental health issues.
  • Natercia Coelho, the wife of Gary Freeman, who is facing extradition to the US after what he describes as defending himself against police brutality in Chicago in the 1970's.

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The Dominion is a monthly paper published by an incipient network of independent journalists in Canada. It aims to provide accurate, critical coverage that is accountable to its readers and the subjects it tackles. Taking its name from Canada's official status as both a colony and a colonial force, the Dominion examines politics, culture and daily life with a view to understanding the exercise of power.

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