SEE BELOW RE FREE GAZA action to Break Blockade
intifada=shaking off - oppression/silence
Voices from Kolkata to Casablanca
Voices of struggle, Voices for change
Thursday, August 21, 2008 3-4pm PDT
streaming at kpfk.org and available on audio archive for 90 days
Visions of the Future for Palestine
Dedicated to the memory of Mahmoud Darwish
This week’s Radio Intifada will feature the poetry of Palestinian Poet Laureate, Mahmoud Darwish, and will explore the vision of one country/one state in Israel-Palestine.
After a personal conversation with Michel Shehadeh on the meaning/impact of Darwish’s poetry for Palestinians in the diaspora, we will talk with Ali Abunimah about the logic of the one state solution, and then turn to Yoav Bar, one of the organizers of the historic tri-lingual (Arabic, Hebrew, English) conference held in Haifa this summer on the right of return/1state solution.
Michel Shehadeh, Executive Director of the Arab Film Festival, is a longtime activist and cultural worker. A former LA8 defendant, he served as the Western Regional Director of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.
Ali Abunimah is the author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse. He is a fellow of the Palestine Center in Washington DC and co-founder of The Electronic Intifada.
Yoav Bar is a member of the Palestinian movement Abnaa elBalad and one of the organizers of The Haifa Conference for the Right of Return and for the Secular Democratic State in Palestine
and poetry recitation by Egyptian American actor, Nasser Faris
Produced and hosted by Sherna Gluck, SWANA (South and West Asia and North Africa) Collective,KPFK
EVENTS COMMEMORATING/CELEBRATING MAHMOUD DARWISH
GO TO FREEGAZA.ORG for update on action to break the siege of GAZA and help assure the safety of the activists
Saturday, 8/30. 2pm
Celebration of the Life and Works of Palestinian Poet and Hero, Mahmoud
Darwish, 1941 – 2008
Glendale Public Library Auditorium, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale 2nd Floor -
Violin piece by Dr. Nabil Azzam, Comments by historian Dr. Mahmood Ibrahim and
many more speakers. Sponsored by Palestine Aid Society, 323-666-1953 for
Program will be in English
Sunday, 8/31 – 4pm
Commemorating the life of the Palestinian Poet Mahmoud DarwishHoliday Inn
Select Hotel, 14299 Firestone Boulevard, La Mirada, CA 90638 -
Hosted by the Arab-American Community of Southern California
Program will be in Arabic