Since 2008, the Freedom Flotilla movement has sent thirty-five ships attempting to break Israel’s illegal, US-backed military blockade of Gaza that has denied two million people, including children, access to food, clean water, fuel, medicine, and other necessities for the past thirteen years. This week, the Gaza Freedom Flotilla’s North American Boat is in Madison […]
In March 2018, a series of protests called the Great March of Return took place at the Gaza Strip near the Gaza–Israel border. As we approach the anniversary of the march, we examine this momentous event with one of its founders, Ahmed Abu Artema, along with Jehad Abusalim. “Who can refuse justice? Who can refuse […]
On today’s episode, we take a look at the water crisis in Gaza and its effects on the inhabitants there, particularly the children. The discussion also highlights people-to-people grassroots efforts happening here in the U.S. to respond to the disaster, along with local ecumenical projects for peace in the Middle East. Zeiad Abbas Shamrouch is […]
What is going on in Israel-Palestine? This week, mass Palestinian protests at the fences around Gaza have been met with violence from the Israel military. Thursday host Allen Ruff speaks with expert Stephen Zunes as they go beyond the mainstream headlines about the Middle East. Mr. Zunes is senior policy analyst at Foreign Policy in […]
Allen Ruff speaks with Cindy and Craig Corrie, the parents of Rachel Corrie, killed 15 years ago in Rafah while defending a Palestinian home from Israeli demolition. As a lead-up to their Madison visit on Sunday, April 8, they discuss the ongoing work of the Rachel Corrie Foundation, BDS, and the current situation with the […]
What’s going on in the Middle East, from ISIS to Al-Shabab, from Egypt to Tunisia and Iran? What is causing the conflicts? How is all this affecting populations and the environment? On Friday, July 24th, host Esty Dinur talked with Professor Joel Beinin to discuss this and the global forces involved.