RADIO INTIFADA SPECIAL
intifada=shaking off - oppression/silence
Voices from Kolkata to Casablanca
Voices of struggle, Voices for change
Thursday, May 29, 2008 3-4pm PDT
KPFK/Pacifica Radio 90.7 fm, Los Angeles
Streaming at kpfk.org
available on audio archive for 90 days
BREAKING THE SIEGE OF GAZA
On August 1st people of all ages and backgrounds - teachers, medics, musicians, lawyers, students, actors, playwrights, politicians and journalists - will take a boat from Cypress and break the siege of Gaza.They've tried to enter by land and by air to no avail, so now they're getting serious - they're taking a boat.
This week Radio Intifada will look at the current situation on the ground in Gaza and explore the dire situation that propelled these activists to take matters in their own hands and defy Israel.
We will also discuss culture as resistance; youth and their spoken word; and resistance through the pen.
Our Guests are:
Dr.Yigal Arens, Division Director at USC's Information Sciences Institute, grew up in Israel and speaks in support of a non-Zionist state and justice for the Palestinians. He will discuss with the current situation on the ground in Gaza today;
Greta Berlin is a long time Palestinian solidarity activist and one of the founders of the Free Gaza movement;
Omar Chakaki, architect and Hip -Hop artist, is a founding member of N.O.M.A.D.S; and
Mark Gonzales, poet, educator and organizer, has traveled from refugee camps in Palestine to the streets of Havana. He was awarded a UCLA fellowship to integrate hip-hop into the university curriculum.
June 7th at Sidebar in Glendale. 1114 N.Pacific Ave. (818) 241-4542
KPFK is the Media sponsor. For more information please go to kpfk.org
June 6th and 7th: Armenians and Progressive Politics with guests David Barsamian, Jerry Quickly, Maria Armoudian, Vahe Berberian and many others
Glendale Public Library and Glendale Community College. For detailed program go to KPFK. org
Friday 7:30 pm - Raising Consciousness through art and music @ Glendale Public Library, 222 E. Harvard
Saturday @ Glendale Community College - 1500 North Verdugo- Library Bldb, Room 222
10am Women's Issues/Feminism
11:45 Social and Democracy Issues in Armenia
2:15 Local Labor and Related Social Issues
4:00 Media Democracy and Reform
AND REMEMBER to SAVE THE DATE - July 27th and come celebrate KPFK's birthday with SWANA Collective and other KPFK programmers
Join us for an evening of political comedy at the Ford Amphitheater, featuring Culture Clash and KPFK's Pocho Hour of Power. Help ensure that KPFK is around for at least another 50 years!
To purchase your tickets, go to www.kpfk.org, or call the Ford at: 323/461-3673.
We'll be there and look forward