Off the Hour / Oct. 17 5 - 6 pm / Imperial Metals

Tune in to Off the Hour from 5-6pm today for community news!

Featured on today’s program:-We’ll be joined live by Kanahus Pellkey, an indigenous activist from unceeded Secwepemc (“Sek-wak-muk”) territory in so-called British Columbia. Kanahus has been involved in organizing to defend her people’s territory from Imperial Metals, who caused the worst mining disaster in Canadian history in August at the Mount Polley mine. We’ll be speaking with her about this week’s developments in that territory, including some exciting direct action news.

-Today, October 17, marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. In Montreal, it is also the Nuit des Sans-Abri, a night of activities and awareness raising on homelessness in Montreal. We’ll be speaking with one of the organizers, Pierre Gaudreau from RAPSIM to find out more.

-Then, we’ll hear feature reports looking at housing in Gaza, as well as commentary from Mumia Abu-Jamal on the Ebola outbreak.

-Finally, we’ll hear from les Amis du Champs des Possibles, a beloved community green space in the Mile End which was razed by CP Rail this morning to make way for more train tracks.

Photo credit: Skwelkwek’welt Protection Centre

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