PROGRAM LISTING, January-February 2008
intifada=shaking off - oppression/silence
Voices from Kolkata to Casablanca
Voices of struggle, Voices for change
1/03/08 - New Year Reflections on the War on Terror:What is left for Iraq and its Citizens?
With Special Guests:
Kalyanee Mam, human rights lawyer, writer, photographer and filmmaker of the documentary, Iraqi Refugee, which documents the struggles of Iraqi refugees.
Pratap Chatterjee, Indian/Sri Lankan investigative journalist and progressive author who will discuss the impact the war has on oil production, economy and infrastructure for Iraqi citizens who remain in Iraq. He just complete a stint as the executive director of CorpWatch, an Oakland based anti-globalization and corporate accountability organization, and is currently in Washington DC to prepare for his frequent trips to the Middle East.
With brief commentary on the death of Benazir Bhutto by Sejal Patel.
Produced and Hosted by Sejal Patel of SWANA (South/West Asia and North Africa Collective)
01/10/2008 - THE CREATION OF A NEW LEBANON: Where does the solution lie?
As the political mayhem between the opposition and the Lebanese government continues, the Arab league is stepping forward to seek a viable solution for the future of Lebanon. This week, Radio Intifada explores the complex situation in Lebanon, including the January 12th elections, the demands of the sectarian powers, the formation of a national unity government, and the effects of the political debacle on the Lebanese economy.
Special guests are:
Chibli Mallat, leading international human rights lawyer and a candidate to the Lebanese presidency, will discuss the current electoral process, the demands of the various parties, theArab League doctrine, and a possible solution for the months ahead.
Karim el Mufti, political analyst and economic expert, will shed light on the ramifications of the presidential deadlock on the Lebanese economy, expansion and cultivation of Lebanese resources, foreign investments and the rebuilding of the banking sector.
Wissam Al Saliby, activist from Human Rights Watch and War Records Lebanon, where he documents war damages resulting from the 2006 summer war, who will discuss the demands, frustrations and hopes of the Lebanese people, grass root organizations and the new dissident voices in the region.
Program produced and hosted by Lucy Der-Tawitian, SWANA (South and West Asia and North Africa) Collective
01/17/2008 - A LOOK at the IRAQI CONSTITUTION AND KIRKUK
Dr. Saman Shali, president of Kurdish National Congress of North- America - a lobbying group - will talk about the Kurdistan Regional Government's stance on the referendum to determine the fate of Kirkuk (Iraqi Constitution Article 140); Turkey's role in Kurdistan; and its recent attacks.
Phones will be opened to discuss these issues with Dr. Shali and SWANA member, Nyma Ardalan
Program produced and hosted by Nyma Ardalan, SWANA (South and West Asia and North Africa) Collective
01/24/08 - GAZA: More than a Prelude to Genocide
Noted international law scholar, Richard Falk, characterized the siege of Gaza as a "prelude to genocide." The situation now is even worse, as Israel's use of collective punishment has led to a humanitarian, medical and economic disaster. The cutoff of supplies have left the people of Gaza living in the dark, cold and hungry; rendered their drinking water unsafe; threatened the lives of infants in incubators and patients on dialysis; and destroyed what little was left of the economy.
In this week's Radio Intifada Special on Gaza, we will get the latest reports on the ground from Gaza and the West Bank, explore the question of Israeli war crimes, and report on the various actions and kinds of support that people can lend to the besieged people of Gaza.
Safaa Judeh, Gaza native who returned to Gaza last fall to train with Al Jazeera International, contributor to Electronic Intifada
Richard Falk, visiting professor of Global Studies, UC Santa Barbara
Sam Bahour, Palestinian American returnee to Palestine, activist, journalist, business leader
also featuring a report on the 1/26 planned demonstration and medical convoy to Gaza by Gush Shalom; and protest and support actions in the US (see below and Radio Intifada page at www.kpfk.org for more information)
Produced and hosted by Sherna Gluck with Rana Sharif, SWANA (South &West Asia and North Africa) Collective, KPFK
01/31/08 - "Settlers' Societies, Israel and Others"
Comparisons between Israel and the Apartheid regime in South Africa have become very common, and in some respects, the societies do resemble each other - both have been analyzed as Settlers' Societies, focused on exploiting the resources of the country that they colonize at the expense of its indigenous people. A closer look, however, may reveal that there are important differences between these societies, and that these differences are crucial to the understanding of the nature of Zionism and the placement in an appropriate context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
This program is dedicated to the investigation of Settlers' Societies, exploring in greater detail simlarities and differences between Israel, South Africa, Austraila and the US, among others. We will be joined by Professor Gabriel Piterberg, of the History Department at UCLA, and by Dr. Patrick Wolfe of the History Department at La Trobe University in Melborne, Australia.
Hosted and produced by Hagit Borer for the SWANA (South and West Asia and North Africa) Collective of KPFK
02/07/08 - PALESTINIANS STRUGGLING FOR JUSTICE - Reports on Gaza, Palestinians in Israel; Arab Nationalism and the legacy of George Habash
This week’s Radio Intifada will focus on Palestinians continuing struggle for justice in Gaza and the political implications of the Gazan “prison break,” as well as the united Palestinian and Jewish Israeli support from inside Israel to lift the siege. We will also discuss the call for a General Strike by Palestinian Israelis in response to a recent decision exonerating the Israeli police who killed 13 Palestinians in the Galilee in 2000 and end with a retrospective of George Habash.
Osamah Kahlil on the ground in Palestine and Egypt; doctoral student in political science at UC, Berkeley and contributor to Electonic Intifada.
Hisham Naff’a, award-winning journalist, author and Palestinian political activist living in Haifa
Michel Shehadeh, longtime Palestinian activist, former West Coast Regional Director of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, member of the LA 8
Produced by Sherna Gluck; Co-hosted with Rana Sharif, SWANA Collective, KPFK
NO RADIO INTIFADA DURING EXTENDED FEBRUARY FUND DRIVE, 2/12-2/28