Off the Hour / Mar. 27, 5-6pm / Student Strike Ramps up Despite Police Violence

(Photo credit: Stefan Christoff)

Tune in to Off the Hour, your community news show on CKUT, for all the best in news from Montreal and beyond!

Featured on today’s show:

-We’ll be joined live in studio by our correspondent Stefan Christoff, who has been out covering the night marches against austerity. As we gear up for another one tonight, Stefan will bring his perspective from the streets, as well as break down the mainstream media coverage.

-Then, as anti-austerity protests and the student strike ramp up in Montreal, with over 50 thousand students on strike across Quebec, we’ll hear about mobilizations happening on the McGill campus. The news collective’s Cecilia MacArthur brings us more.

-Israeli author and human rights journalist Gideon Levy is currently touring across Canada, speaking to audiences about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in light of the recent Israeli Elections. After his talk in Montreal, titled “Israeli Election: What’s next for Israel-Palestine?” CKUT’s Celia Robinovitch caught up with him to bring us more on his views.

-And finally, we’ll hear the latest edition of Street Beat, produced in collaboration with homeless youth at the Chez Pops drop-in centre.

-All that, plus an exclusive report from the streets of Tunisia, where the World Social Forum is currently taking place.

For more info, or to get involved, contact news@ckut.ca