intifada=shaking off - oppression/silence
Voices from Kolkata to Casablanca
Voices of struggle, Voices for change
Thursday, April 2, 2009 3-4pm PDT
KPFK/Pacifica Radio 90.7 fm, Los Angeles
Streaming at kpfk.org
available on audio archive for 90 days
The Recent Turkish Elections- What Do They Mean?
Some 48 million people went to the polls during Turkey's provincial elections on March 29th.
In the aftermath of the election, concerns were raised about irregularities and violence, and although the ruling Islamist AKP party of Erdogan appeared to be the victor, do the numbers tell a different story? Was it a test for the AK party?
This week Radio Intifada will discuss the implications of this election, exploring who the major players were, if the elections offer any hope for minorities - particularly the Kurds - and the meaning of the Kurdish gains in the election.
The guests will include: Mrs. Reyhan Yalchindag, Human Rights and Women's Right Activist in Diyarbakir Kurdistan- Southeast Turkey; and Dr. Muge Gocek, Professor of Sociology at Arbor University
Produced and hosted by Lucy Der Tawitian and Nyma Ardalan, SWANA (South and West Asia and North Africa Collective)
Sunday, - 4/5/09, 2pm sharp - South Asian Network Town Hall on the Economy
Artesia Community Center, 18750 Clarkdale. For information: 562- 403-0488