On Tuesday, May 18th, An Emergency Vigil in Solidarity with a Palestinian all for a General Strike was held at Jimi Hendrix Park, next to the Northwest African American Museum. KBCS reporter, Fadumo Ali contributed this story about the event.
Palestinian and Israeli flags fly over the city of Derry in Northern Ireland. For centuries the city has been a center of tensions between Loyalists who support continued union with Great Britain and Republicans who want a united Irish Republic. Dr. Patrick Fitzgerald is an Irish historian. He says both sides fly these flags as a way to link their political struggle to the wider world.
David Shuer has the story.
Produced with Steve Scher
In March of 2003, 23 year old peace activist from Olympia Washington, Rachel Corrie was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer while undertaking nonviolent direct action to protect the home of a Palestinian family from demolition. Just last month, Israel’s Supreme Court rejected an appeal to decade-long legal proceedings on whether the Israeli army would be held liable for the death of Rachel Corrie. Music + Ideas host, Sonya Green interviewed the parents of the late Rachel Corrie, and co-founders of the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice, Cindy and Craig Corrie. And Palestinian student on scholarship at Evergreen State College and Co-coordinator for Students for Justice in Palestine, Mohammed Usrof joined the discussion.
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In Israel, former soldiers speak out against the military’s policies in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. They’re part of a group of veterans called Breaking the Silence. They document violations and abuse by the military, the heavy toll on Palestinians and the lasting impact on Israeli soldiers.
KBCS News & Public Affairs Director, Sonya Green interviewed Breaking the Silence co-founder, Yehuda Shaul.