Off the Hour / June 5th, 5-6pm / "Vaincre la Marée noire"

credits: Tache d’huile

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 program:

Today on the show, we’ll be live in studio with Annie Clair. Annie is a Mi’kmaq land defender who still faces charges from her participation in the Mi’kmaq struggle against exploration for fracking by the company SWN Resources in Elsipogtog, in so-called «New Brunswick». Our conversation takes place in the context of an anticolonial assembly that will happen this saturday, June 6th during a week of workshops and discussions called Vaincre la Marée noire. We’ll also be in studio with Frank Lopez, an independent videographer with Submedia, who covered the struggle in Elsipogtog in 2013.

Then, on June 2nd the Maison du développement durable, in partnership with Montreal Climate Action and Coalition Objectif 22 had a discussion on Electrification of Transportation in Quebec. What are the advantages of such a project and how is it problematic? Catherine Kargas, the President of Montreal Climate Action who moderated the discussion will try to answer these questions in an interview with CKUT’s Kateryna Gordiychuk.

Then, fighting poverty and austerity in the UK. We’ll go to our correspondent in London, England, Mostafa Henaway for an interview with Clarence Jackman of the Kilburn Unemployed Workers Group.

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