Off the Hour / Jan. 16, 5-6pm / Freezing to Death on Toronto Streets, Massacre in Nigeria

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Tune in to Off the Hour today from 5-6pm, independent news and analysis from Montreal to Nigeria

Featured on today’s program:

-Freezing to death on the streets of Toronto. We’ll speak with John Clark of the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty about the freezing deaths of 3 homeless men in Toronto this winter, as well as the fight to open up for shelter space for homeless women and transgendered people.

-As a decision to approve the Keystone XL pipeline in the United States becomes imminent, we’ll hear from Dallas Goldtooth of the Indigenous Environmental Network. He’ll discuss the recent protests and the ongoing campaigns against the building of Keystone XL and Native American and other grassroots efforts to prevent its construction. Produced by Sojourner Truth Radio at KPFK.

-Then, we turn our attention to Nigeria, where the death toll from a massacre near the town of Baga in the north of the country could be as high as 2000. We’ll be joined in studio by Lauriane Ayivi, who has helped to organize a vigil at Place Emilie Gamelin on Sunday afternoon.We’ll also hear coverage on the massacre from Democracy Now.

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