Off the Hour, today 5-6pm: Rabbi Ronnie Cahana, Protesting pipelines in Texas and Oka

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-An interview with local Rabbi Ronnie Cahana. On July 15th 2011, Rabbi Ronnie Cahana of Congregation Beth-El in Montreal suffered a severe brain stem stroke that left him in an incomplete locked-in state. Through a combination of blinking and mouthing Rabbi Cahana began to communicate weekly divrei torah and other messages, letter by letter. He has since regained his ability to speak and breathe on his own and makes slow but steady progress.

-An interview with Mohawk activist Ellen Gabriel on last Saturday’s protest against Enbridge’s Line 9 in Oka Park.

-The latest segment of Confronting the Pipedream: Voices on the frontlines of resistance to pipelines with Cindy Spoon of the Texas Tar Sands Blockade group. The Tar Sands Blockade is an open invitation for people across North America to join a peaceful direct action campaign to stop the Keystone XL pipeline. They stand with people of all backgrounds who are fighting to save their homes, land and our planet from destruction by tar sands pumped by the TransCanada company. The Tar Sands Blockade is coordinating grassroots actions across Texas and Oklahoma.

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