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TUC Radio: How Support for Israels Violations of International Law Puts the U.S. on the Wrong Side of History - Noura Erakat, Segment 2

1 month ago
Noura Erakat, is a noted Palestinian legal scholar, human rights attorney, and activist. She is an assistant professor at George Mason University, and was one of the speakers at the annual conference organized by the Institute for Research Middle Eastern Policy and the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. She spoke at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on March 2, 2018. The theme of the conference was: The Israel Lobby And American Policy 2018. Speakers explored the different ways in which a powerful Lobby for Israel, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee,AIPAC, influences US law, our Middle East policy and our elections, steering the flow of donations to Israel-friendly members of Congress who ensure the flow of foreign aid and weapons to Israel. Noura Erakat followed Dr. Virginia Tilley. She argued in her presentation that the U.S. is supporting an Apartheid State in Israel. Noura Erakat, in contrast, depicted Israel as a Settler Colonialist state. She said: “I want to urge us to think of this as settler colonialism first—a project that’s distinct from colonization, in that the settler who moves into the colony is traveling with their sovereignty with an intent to stay…. There is the removal of the native with the intent to replace them with the settler …" Noura Erakat carefully lays out the argument in this talk and concludes with a deeply disturbing parallel. “The United States” she says, “is a settler colony. What we see going on in Standing Rock and the Dakota Access Pipeline is actually the removal of natives, and taking away of their lands, and obscuring the fact that they exist as a people. It is perpetuating a myth that the natives have disappeared in very similar ways that we perpetuate the myth of disappearance of Palestinians.” She is also the producer of the short video “Black Palestinian Solidarity,” and is currently working on a book project tentatively titled Justice for Some: Law as Politics in the Question of Palestine.
Maria Gilardin

TUC Radio: How Support for Israels Violations of International Law Puts the U.S. on the Wrong Side of History - Noura Erakat, Segment 1

1 month ago
Noura Erakat, is a noted Palestinian legal scholar, human rights attorney, and activist. She is an assistant professor at George Mason University, and was one of the speakers at the annual conference organized by the Institute for Research Middle Eastern Policy and the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. She spoke at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on March 2, 2018. The theme of the conference was: The Israel Lobby And American Policy 2018. Speakers explored the different ways in which a powerful Lobby for Israel, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee,AIPAC, influences US law, our Middle East policy and our elections, steering the flow of donations to Israel-friendly members of Congress who ensure the flow of foreign aid and weapons to Israel. Noura Erakat followed Dr. Virginia Tilley. She argued in her presentation that the U.S. is supporting an Apartheid State in Israel. Noura Erakat, in contrast, depicted Israel as a Settler Colonialist state. She said: “I want to urge us to think of this as settler colonialism first—a project that’s distinct from colonization, in that the settler who moves into the colony is traveling with their sovereignty with an intent to stay…. There is the removal of the native with the intent to replace them with the settler …" Noura Erakat carefully lays out the argument in this talk and concludes with a deeply disturbing parallel. “The United States” she says, “is a settler colony. What we see going on in Standing Rock and the Dakota Access Pipeline is actually the removal of natives, and taking away of their lands, and obscuring the fact that they exist as a people. It is perpetuating a myth that the natives have disappeared in very similar ways that we perpetuate the myth of disappearance of Palestinians.” She is also the producer of the short video “Black Palestinian Solidarity,” and is currently working on a book project tentatively titled Justice for Some: Law as Politics in the Question of Palestine.
Maria Gilardin

"The World's Wake Pre-Show": Episode 3: "The Irresistible Force", Segment 1

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Courtesy of the Sibylline Collective (a clandestine communications outfit), the sheriff of Wheeler County, Colorado gives a statement in defense of his actions, as his department prepares for confrontation with the state authorities. Meanwhile, the Governor of Colorado makes her own formal statement. A corporate psychopath tries to discourage us, Fakir Emily clarifies her thoughts on violence, and a founding engineer with the National Defense Engineers tells the story of his life, running straight smack into a global warming emergency.
Gavain U'Prichard

"The World's Wake Pre-Show": Episode 2: "In Light of Violence", Segment 1

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A hurricane challenges the gathering of the Waters of the South for the Ayahuasca Ceremony planned in order to interview The Female on the astral plane, while the residents of a small railroad town in eastern Colorado undertake a dramatic plan to enforce their local ordinance prohibiting the transport of fossil fuels. We hear from Fakir Emily of the (gnostic) Church of Immanent Life, and the ghost of an early chemical weapons researcher shares his uncanny day of reckoning in the fireball of the first thermonuclear explosion. Through it all, our host weaves the stories into a reflection on the dance of violence and nonviolence in our existence on Earth.
Gavain U'Prichard

"The World's Wake Pre-Show": Episode 1: "The Illusion of Separation", Segment 1

1 month ago
What it will take to really transform ourselves in a movement of love and fearless action, extended consciousness, facing the collapse of the natural planet, civilization, and social order. The Tower Guard, a radical Satyagraha force organized on a national scale, seeks to bring about the collapse of all illusion, and reveal What Must Come Next. How did the Tower Guard start? Who are the people who participate? What transformation of self-image and worldview is required to participate?
Gavain U'Prichard

Taylor Report: Lawless America Playing the Long Game in Syria, Segment 1

1 month ago
In total violation of the UN Charter and international law the US, together with its old colonial chums UK and France, committed an act of war against Syria, founding member of the United Nations. 103 missiles were fired. What next? While Syria continues to win back its territory the US appears to be settling in, east of the Euphrates, hoping to win the long game.
Anonymous

This Way Out: Sounds Saluting Our Stalwart Volunteers + global LGBTQ news!, Segment 1

1 month ago
Heralding radio heroes for making "This Way Out" what it is; Trinidad & Tobago’s top court jettisons anti-sodomy laws, Portugal liberates official gender labels, Ugandan MPs seek to revive the life-in-prison "Anti-Homosexuality Act", Carnival Cruises joins the campaign against Bermuda’s marriage equality repeal, Senator Booker pumps U.S. Secretary of State nominee Pompeo on protecting LGBT rights internationally, and more LGBTQ news from around the world!
Lucia Chappelle

New World Notes: #528 -- The Myth of Progress, the Necessity of Rebellion (Part 1) (R), Segment 1

1 month ago
In a brilliant speech, CHRIS HEDGES argues that the class war is real ... that the ordinary people are losing ... that all of society's institutions have betrayed the people and "sold out" to Established Power ... that whatever political and economic justice there has been exists only because ordinary people struggled hard against the elite to create that justice... and that widespread nonviolent rebellion by the people is now essential to prevent disaster. (Continued in "Credits.")
Kenneth Dowst