News Now – Thursday, June 6th Edition: Students for a Free Tibet, Network Jamaica, Min Sook Lee on Angela Davis and Yuri Kochiyama

On this edition:

York Connect: News Now’s Christian Deo speaks with Urgyen Badheytsang, Canadian national director of Students for a Free Tibet, about the self-immolations by Tibetans in response to political repression. Badheytsang tells us why Tibetans resort to such measures which has seen 118 people, both monks and laypeople, self-immolate in the past four years. Listen to find out more about the Tibetan struggle against the People’s Republic of China and what Canadians can do to help.

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Feature Interview: News Now contributor Danae Peart talks to MP and National Security Minister of Jamaica Peter Bunting about Network Jamaica, a networking conference held at Daniels Spectrum on June 7th for the Jamaican diaspora in Toronto. As a speaker at the event, MP Bunting sheds light on how the concerns of the Jamaican community are being addressed back home, from a recent IMF agreement, progressive crime prevention programs, and the migrant worker program.

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Independent Arts and Culture: Toronto documentary filmmaker and social justice activist Min Sook Lee speaks with News Now’s Rachelle Chau about the recent screening she organized of “Mountains That Take Wing: Angela Davis & Yuri Kochiyama – A Conversation on Life, Struggles & Liberation”. Lee speaks on how the revolutionary radical organizing of Davis and Kochiyama affected her work and the rarity of seeing “people of colour working amongst each other without the white gaze dominating the conversation.”

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