GUEST: Felice Gelman, human rights activist with Middle East Crisis Response, JVP - Hudson Valley

 

Activist Radio has the following guest on this week:

GUEST: Felice Gelman, human rights activist with Middle East Crisis Response, JVP - Hudson Valley, and board member of the US Friends of the Jenin Freedom Theatre, talks the Freedom2Boycott NYS Coalition, and the fight to maintain freedom of speech when it comes to boycotting apartheid Israel.
https://bdsmovement.net

Activist Radio is broadcast: Thursdays 5-6 pm from WVKR 91.3 FM at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY; Sundays 4-5 pm from WIOF 104.1 FM in Woodstock, NY; and Sundays 5-6 pm from the Progressive Radio Network at PRN.FM. It will also be posted on the ClassWars website for the next ten weeks. Simply click on the date to hear it.

Zoom on Equal Rights for All


Zoom Panel on Equal Rights for All:
Resisting Settler Colonialism and
White Nationalism in the United States,
Northern Ireland, and Palestine 
Sunday, April 11 at 2 pm Eastern Time

Speakers will explore the successes and failures of their various liberation campaigns, with the goal of learning from each other and building international solidarity. The panel will include: 

  • Fanon Frazier, a local community organizer with Citizen Action HV from Kingston, NY
  • Jim Keys, a filmmaker, cultural activist and guerrilla muralist from Derry, Northern Ireland
  • Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh, an internationally known peace and justice activist, author, and natural scientist with the Palestinian Museum of Natural History in Bethlehem, Palestine

Sponsored by Jewish Voice For Peace - Hudson Valley, Middle East Crisis Response, NYC Veterans For Peace, US Boats to Gaza, and Women in Black - New Paltz.


 

GUEST: Jen Marlowe, award-winning author, documentary filmmake

 

Activist Radio has the following guest on this week:

GUEST: Jen Marlowe, award-winning author, documentary filmmaker and playwright, talks about her most recent film, "There Is a Field," and how Black actors help audiences understand the links between Black Lives Matter and Palestinian liberation.

https://www.thereisafield.movie

Activist Radio is broadcast: Thursdays 5-6 pm from WVKR 91.3 FM at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY; Sundays 4-5 pm from WIOF 104.1 FM in Woodstock, NY; and Sundays 5-6 pm from the Progressive Radio Network at PRN.FM. It will also be posted on the ClassWars website for the next ten weeks. Simply click on the date to hear it.

https://www.classwars.org



GUEST: Felicia Eaves, long time human rights advocate

Activist Radio has the following guest on this week:

GUEST: Felicia Eaves, long time human rights advocate, co-chair of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, and Coordinator for American Muslims for Palestine, talks about her latest series of presentations focused on the longstanding solidarity between Black Lives Matter and Palestinian liberation. 

Activist Radio is broadcast: Thursdays 5-6 pm from WVKR 91.3 FM at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY; Sundays 4-5 pm from WIOF 104.1 FM in Woodstock, NY; and Sundays 5-6 pm from the Progressive Radio Network at PRN.FM. It will also be posted on the ClassWars website for the next ten weeks. Simply click on the date to hear it.



You are invited to watch our Zoom panel

Watch the video here:

Friday, Dec. 4 from 7 to 8:15 pm ET

Zoom panel on "How police and vigilantes operate
to attack and undermine minority groups and
progressive movements in the U.S. and Palestine." 


Speakers will explore how we can support local and national movements in overcoming racism and political repression to achieve basic human rights for all. The panel will include a Kingston, NY BLM activist (Anne Ames), the editor of mondoweiss.net (Philip Weiss), and a radical feminist, revolutionary member of Black Alliance for Peace (Asantewaa Nkrumah-Ture). To register in advance for this Zoom meeting, click on the button above. Sponsored by Jewish Voice For Peace - Hudson Valley, Middle East Crisis Response, NYC Veterans For Peace, US Boats to Gaza, and Women in Black - New Paltz. 

BECOMING POLITICAL ACTORS - Strategies for LIBERATING PALESTINE under the Biden Administration

 BECOMING POLITICAL ACTORS

Strategies for Liberating Palestine As We Enter the Biden Administration

Sunday, December 13, 3:00pm Eastern Time

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErce2trzguG9PKpCfxDWqGXvHSGLMhDoBc

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting

After decades of campaigning, lobbying, and protest, how should we evaluate the struggle for Palestinian national rights, particularly as we enter into the Biden Administration? After the death of the two-state solution and the willingness of Arab regimes to normalize with Israel, what strategy is necessary to continue our struggle? Can legislative lobbying, grassroots protest, BDS or campaigns for Palestinian human and national rights succeed without a political program that envisions a just end-game? And if not, what is our program, our plan, our vision? Is the establishment of a single democracy between the River and the Sea the only way Palestinians will be liberated and an inclusive polity replace apartheid?

What, then, should be our goals and strategy as we enter into the Biden administration? For what are we advocating? And how do we mobilize American public opinion and the grassroots as effective advocates? These critical questions are at the center of this webinar’s important discussion.

AWAD ABDELFATTAH Palestinian coordinator, One Democratic State Campaign; former Secretary-General,Balad/Tajamo party

HUWEIDA ARRAF Palestinian-American human rights lawyer; co-founder, International Solidarity Movement

BETH MILLER Senior Government Affairs Manager, Jewish Voice for Peace Action; formerly Defense for Children International-PalestineNo Way to Treat a Child Campaign

JEFF HALPER Director, Israel Committee Against House Demolitions; founding member,

ROBERT HERBST, Moderator American human rights lawyer, Palestinian rights advocate; has served as special prosecutor

MICHAEL SPATH, Host Executive Director, Indiana Center for Middle East Peace; UCC-PIN; One Democratic State Campaign to several International criminal tribunals ICAHD-USA


SPONSORS

Israel Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD-USA, ICAHD-UK) One Democratic State Campaign
Jewish Voice for Peace Action
, JVP-Detroit
Mondoweiss
Indiana Center for Middle East Peace
Israel Palestine Mission Network
, Presbyterian Church USA MennoPIN (Palestine Israel Network– Mennonite Church USA United Church of Christ Palestine Israel Network
Kairos West Michigan 

Watch the "Losing Our Homes" panel on YouTube


Thursday, Sept. 10 was the date of our Zoom panel on Losing Our Homes: The Destruction of Community, Culture and Identity. In this perfect storm of economic and pandemic crisis, millions of people run the risk of displacement through evictions, foreclosures, gentrification, and ethnic cleansing. Rashida Tyler, Founder of The REAL Kingston Tenants Union and Board Member of Citizen Action of New York, and Talal Jabari, Palestinian journalist and documentary filmmaker, will each make a short statement, including their own personal observations of displacement. We will then open the panel up to questions. To register in advance for this Zoom meeting go to https://mideastcrisis.org. Sponsored by Jewish Voice For Peace - Hudson Valley, Middle East Crisis Response, NYC Veterans For Peace and Women in Black - New Paltz.


Short movies recommended for the Zoom panel:

-HuffPost  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIEgpmRj1ns

5 min. on how COVID-19 exposes America’s housing crisis.

-Al Jazeera https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUiCyIqBFTo

2:33 min. on Lebanese camps. Recaps the Nakba, shows the current living conditions, talks briefly about return.

-BBC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuZrD5JjfXA

6:14 min. on generations of refugees, Trump administration efforts to erase Palestinian refugees and force a solution.

-Just Vision films https://justvision.org/homefront

four short films about settler eviction of Palestinians from their homes in the Sheik Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem.