Off the Hour / Dec 10, 5-6pm / Chomsky on South Africa and Mandela, Hassan Diab, and Minister Malavoy's office occupied

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Featured on today’s program:

-An exclusive interview with professor Noam Chomsky on the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela. CKUT’s Cecilia MacArthur speaks with Chomsky about Mandela as a controversial figure, looking at the problems with mass media’s portrayal of him and explaining how we can use his legacy to fight colonialism and apartheid today. Plus we’ll bring you an interview with Avinash Kanji, a regular contributor to CKUT’s Amandla, from his home in South Africa, reflecting on Mandela’s memorial service this morning.

-A report on the occupation of Quebec Education Minsiter Marie Malavoy’s office in Longueuil this morning. The Education Without Borders collective and Solidarity Across Borders were there to demand that all undocumented migrant children in the province have access to public schools.

-An update on the Hassan Diab case with Donald Pratt of the Hassan Diab Support Committee

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