Saturday, January 31, 2009

Kathy Kelly returns from Gaza and Jerrod Cohen on Israeli Human Rights

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Kathy Kelly of Voices for Creative Non-violence returns from Gaza and reports on what she found there. Visiting hospitals, tunnels, and families, Kathy Kelly describes the devastation.

Jerrod Cohen was, as he puts it, "a Zionist like most Jews in America" until he began researching and writing a book on Israeli human rights and violations since 2001. He shares some of his findings.


Links to organizations mentioned in this show:
Music: The Jewish-Arab Peace Song
Electronic Intifada
Israeli coalition against housing demolitions
Gaza Community Mental Health Program
Free Gaza Movement
International Solidarity Movement

Breaking the Silence - Israeli troops speak

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Harut Sassounian on the politics of denying the Armenian genocide

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Armenian-American Harut Sassounian publisher of California Courier, reviews the current Turkey/Israel disagreement stemming from the Turkish government's condemnation of the bombardment of Gaza. Sassounian examines the political ramifications of the condemnation...as well as the irony since their alliance includes both Turkey and Israel agreeing to deny the Armenian genocide.

Also, a poignant letter from an Israeli woman, a member of Machsom Watch, to Pres. Obama.


Music videos:
"We will not go down - song for Gaza" - Michael Heart
Letter from an Israeli woman to Pres. Obama

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Kathy Kelly and Voices for Creative Non-violence at Camp Hope

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Kathy Kelly, co-founder of Voices for Creative Non-violence speaks from Chicago's Camp Hope before leaving for Rafah on Gaza's border with Egypt.

Fellow coordinators Josh Bollier and Dan Pierson and Veterans for Peace executive director, Michael McPherson talk about why they're participating in this 18-day event. It ends on January 18 so go the the website, www.camphope2009.org for information on how you can participate.

Also, the Resolution in U.S. Congress supporting Israel's right to defend itself, Rashid Khalidi's writing, and the point of view of a fighter with Islamic Jihad in Gaza.

Links to material mentioned in the show:
U.S. Resolution: http://aipac.org/Publications/SourceMaterialsCongressionalAction/SenateRes.pdf

Rashid Khalidi's "What You Don't Know About Gaza": http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/08/opinion/08khalidi.html

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Phyllis Bennis and Uri Avnery on the Bombardment of Gaza

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An interview with Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies and the Transnational Institute on the ongoing bombardment of Gaza.
Learn more at Gaza Siege (http://gazasiege.org/) and Institute for Policy Studies (http://www.ips-dc.org/)

Sharing the writing and thoughts of well-known Israeli Uri Avnery, founder of Gush Shalom (Peace Bloc) who immigrated to Palestine in 1933, has served in the Knesset, and works for peace in the region.
Learn more at Gush Shalom (http://www.gush-shalom.org/)

Music of Luka Blum, "I am not at war with anyone."