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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/

WERU Special: Rachel Corrie Wrongful Death Case 2/23/15

Producer/Host: Carolyn Coe

Topic: Dismissal of appeal by Supreme Court of Israel in wrongful death case of Rachel Corrie

Who was Rachel Corrie?
What steps has her family taken to seek answers and to call for accountability in Rachel’s death?
How does the play My Name is Rachel Corrie spread her story and message?

Guests:
Cindy Corrie, Rachel’s mother
Craig Corrie, Rachel’s father
Hussein Abu Hussein, attorney for the Corrie family in the wrongful death case
Sarah Corrie Simpson, Rachel’s sister

FMI: www.rachelcorriefoundation.org

WERU News Report 12/31/14

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Audio recorded by: Matt Murphy

Part 2 of 2

A recording from earlier this month when author & physician Alice Rothchild toured Maine, meeting with Angus King’s staff and with groups interested in her experiences in Israel and Palestine. Her visit coincided with the unveiling of her portrait, the latest in Rob Shetterly’s series, “Americans Who Tell the Truth”.

FMI: www.alicerothchild.com , www.americanswhotellthetruth.org

WERU News Report 12/30/14

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Audio recorded by: Matt Murphy

Part 1 of 2

A recording from earlier this month when author & physician Alice Rothchild toured Maine, meeting with Angus King’s staff and with groups interested in her experiences in Israel and Palestine. Her visit coincided with the unveiling of her portrait, the latest in Rob Shetterly’s series, “Americans Who Tell the Truth”.

FMI: www.alicerothchild.com , www.americanswhotellthetruth.org

WERU News Report 9/2/14

Producer/Host: Carolyn Coe

Topic:
Israeli industrial settlements

Factories, even those forced to stop operating inside Israel because of their poor environmental records, have relocated to the occupied Palestinian Territory (oPT). These illegal factories’ industrial wastewater has polluted Palestinian streams and farmland, and their smokestacks have created dark clouds of dust particles over Palestinian towns. Public health problems associated with this industrial pollution include higher than average cancer rates, skin diseases, and respiratory ailments. Palestinians work in these factories as many other employment options are denied them.
It is through the struggles of a local union that the exploitive and dangerous working conditions in the settlement factories in Tulkarm, but not broadly throughout the oPT, have improved somewhat.

Guests:

Murad Samara, municipal employee and activist in Bruqin
Jamal Juma’, coordinator of the Stop the Wall campaign
Shatha Zayda, health worker in mobile clinic, Palestinian Medical Relief Society, Salfit
Abdelkarim Dalbah, journalist and part of UN team assessing the damages because of the Wall
Fayez Tayeeb, organic farmer and activist, Tulkarm
Salman Sulieman, organizer for Stop the Wall, Tulkarm
Mohammed Blady, president of the New Palestine Federation of Trade Unions, Tulkarm

Information on the Nitzanei Shalom and Barqan industrial zones in the occupied Palestinian Territory as well as specific factories such as Geshuri Industries and the Solor Group can be found at whoprofits.org.

WERU News Report 8/20/14

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

With the situation in Palestine being covered by various media outlets on a daily basis in recent weeks, we may feel like we’re saturated with information about the on-going crisis. But most of us have not traveled to the region, and don’t know the people who are reporting or what pressures their media outlets might be putting on them. So to put things in a different context, we’ve invited two of our community members who *have* traveled to Palestine recently to tell us about what they witnessed. Robert Shetterly is the artist behind the “Americans Who Tell the Truth” portrait series, and Carolyn Coe is a local teacher. You’ve heard them both on the WERU airwaves in the past, and a lot of you know them as community members. I invited them to be my guests on this week’s WERU News Report to give us their first hand accounts

WERU Special: Mainers Speak Out – Palestine 8/7/14

Producers/Hosts: Carolyn Coe & Amy Browne

*Note- Due to a recording error, the introduction to this program was omitted, but the transcript of the intro follows:

Welcome to this WERU Special – Mainers speaking out about Israel and Palestine. It’s August 7th, 2014. I’m Amy Browne.

A group of Mainers visited Senator Collin’s office in Portland earlier this week, to – in their words “object to her support of Israel’s international war crimes against civilians, to the $3.1 billion annual military aid to Israel supplied by U.S. taxpayers, and to the senator representing AIPAC [ the American Israel Public Affairs Committee] rather than her Maine constituents.” WERU’s Carolyn Coe was there and recorded their comments, which we’re going to hear now, then we’ll be opening the phone lines at the half hour for your reaction and comments on the issue.