CKUT goes to Ottawa for the People’s Social Forum (Aug 21-24)


CKUT’s news collective will be heading down autoroute 40 to Ottawa to report from the historic People’s Social Forum from August 21-24.

We will be going live from Ottawa for Off the Hour on Thursday August 21st and 22nd from 5-6pm, bringing you voices from across Turtle Island engaged in labour struggles, Indigenous land defense, and migrant justice movements. We will also be producing interviews, reports, and posting audio from workshops and presentations on our news blog here. 

On Thursday, Aug. 21st from 5-6pm, the team from Project Genesis will be bringing you their monthly edition of Labour Radio live and direct from the PSF, talking with workers and union activists from across Canada.

Then, on Fri. Aug. 22 Off the Hour comes at you from 5-6pm with updates on struggles for freedom and social justice, looking at the organizing happening at the forum.

There will also be an internet radio live-stream from the conference available all day throughout the forum. More info on that will be posted here and on our news blog, so check back for that.

Follow us on Twitter for up-to-the-minute coverage from the Forum! @CKUTNews is the (virtual) place to be.

What is the PSF?

The Peoples’ Social Forum (PSF) is a critical public space aimed at fostering activist involvement of individuals and civil society organizations that want to transform Canada as it exists today. It is a space for social movements to meet and converge, for the free expression of alternative ideas and grassroots exchanges. It seeks to inspire practical involvement in social movements and develop networked action strategies aimed at fostering the convergence of struggles, toward building a broad strategic alliance against neo-liberal and neo-conservative policies in Canada. Social justice, Original Peoples rights, sustainable development, international solidarity and participatory democracy at the centre of its concerns.The PSF is an inclusive space that must be occupied by all people and activist organizations convinced that another Canada is not only possible, but above all, necessary.


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