“Indigenous Resistance to Globalization”, Lynne Lyman of Drug Policy Alliance, and AFCY’s BIG BAM BOOM Festival

Thursday, July 11th edition:

York Connect: “Indigenous Resistance to Globalization” is a course offered at York University that explores the current status of indigenous communities around the world and their struggles against exploitation, global capitalism, and neoliberal government policies. News Now‘s Christian Deo and Maggie Reid speak with two students from the course about indigenous resistance in a global context and how students in the class are trying to bring awareness to Six Nations issues by raising funds for an aboriginal youth camp.

[Image via guerrillanews.wordpress.com/2010/01/23/…ack-mesa-az]

Feature Interview: In part three of News Now‘s series critically analyzing drug policy, CHRY reporter Matt Prokopiw speaks with Lynne Lyman, California state director for the Drug Policy Alliance, about the current state of drug policy in the United States. Lyman talks about how current policies that criminalize drug use are based on misinformation and the need for comprehensive drug education that focuses on harm reduction. Learn about why marijuana legalization is such an important measure for the U.S. and how the mix of money and politics has been a roadblock for progressive drug legislation.

[Image via www.facebook.com/drugpolicy]

Independent Arts and Culture: News Now reporter Cassandra London takes us to Arts for Children and Youth‘s fifth annual BIG BAM BOOM festival, showcasing the achievements and talents of youth from Toronto’s priority neighbourhoods. Listen to organizers talk about the event and excerpts from rap, beatboxing, and r&b performances. [Repeat]

[Image via twitter.com/bigbamboomafcy]

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