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WERU Special 8/22/18: The Threatened Forcible Displacement of Khan al-Ahmar and the Denial of Human Rights to Palestinians

Producer/Host: Carolyn Coe

The Threatened Forcible Displacement of Khan al-Ahmar and the Denial of Human Rights to Palestinians

Israeli order for the destruction of the bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar
Israeli control of water in the Occupied Palestinian Territories
The unviable so-called two-state solution
How do Palestinians resist the continued denial of human rights?
How will climate change and illegal settlement building impact the future of Palestine?
How do Palestinians channel their anger?

Guests:
Jamal Juma’, organizer of the grassroots campaign Stop the Wall (stopthewall.org)
Saim AbuDahouk, Khan al-Ahmar community member, Palestinian Authority employee
Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh, activist, professor, and founder and director of the Palestine Museum of Natural History (www.palestinenature.org)
Qumsiyeh’s blog: popular-resistance.blogspot.com/

WERU Special 8/15/18 The Importance of Human and Biological Diversity: Palestine as a Case Study

Producer/Host: Carolyn Coe

What is the value of social diversity and biodiversity? In resistance?
How does Zionism threaten diversity?
What are the historical outcomes of colonialism?
How does the Palestine Museum of Natural History work to influence Palestinian school children?

Guest: Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh, founder and director of the Palestine Museum of Natural History (www.palestinenature.org)
Qumsiyeh’s blog: popular-resistance.blogspot.com/

RadioActive 1/7/10

Producers/Hosts: Meredith DeFrancesco & Amy Browne

Today, as we wait to hear back from the most recent delegation of human rights activists to visit Gaza, we bring you an interview with Aziz Abu Sarah, a Palestinian peace activist now living in the U.S.  Meredith spoke with him in June 2009, when he was in Bangor, speaking at an event was co-sponsored by the Eastern Maine Chapter of Brit Tzedek v’Shalom (the Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace) and The Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution (CRDC) at George Mason University, where Aziz Abu Sarah is a Senior Research Associate.

FMI: www.gmu.edu/departments/crdc , www.azizabusarah.wordpress.com

You can also hear the talk given by Aziz Abu Sarah (recorded by Carolyn Coe, and broadcast on WERU’s Weekend Voices in June 2009), here:  archives.weru.org/voices/weekend-voices-62709

RadioActive 1/8/09

Producers/Hosts: Amy Browne and Meredith DeFrancesco

Topic: 3 perspectives on Israel’s assault on Gaza, with Molly Little, Frida Berrigan & Bruce Gagnon

Segment 1: Molly Little.   In 2005, Molly Little spent three months in Israel and the West Bank, conducting interviews with Israeli peace activists, members of an Israeli kibbutz, employees of the Israeli Knesset, and people from a wide range of Palestinian society, including students, farmers, political activists, artists, public officials, teachers, and health care providers. Her articles and op-eds have appeared in Lefthook, The Providence Journal-Bulletin, The Palestine Monitor, Portland Indy Media and elsewhere.  She’ll be giving a talk next week in Bath, called “American Witness in Palestine: Roots and Realities”. (Friday, January 16 at 7:00 pm, Addams-Melman House,212 Center Street, Bath, ME) We spoke with Molly Little by phone from her home in Whitefield, Maine earlier today:

Segment 2: “War In Gaza, Weapons From the USA”, Frida Berrigan, Senior Program Associate of the “Arms and Security Initiative” at the New America Foundation, columnist for “Foreign Policy in Focus”, and a contributing editor of In These Times magazine. She is also the author of several reports on arms trade and human rights, and will talk with us today about the ties between the US and Israel.  FMI: Frida Berrigan, berrigan@newamerica.net, 212-431-5808 ext 200

Segment 3: Bruce Gagnon, a long-time organizer, currently based in Maine, for his perspective on the Peace & Justice communities response to the situation in Gaza. FMI: space4peace.blogspot.com/