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Israeli Colonialism & the Occupied Palestinian Territories...Past, Present, and Future, Segment 1

3 months 2 weeks ago
Amria Hass spoke about the similarities of the United States and Israel; both are colonial settler States that practiced ethnic cleansing while Israel has yet to achieve the genocide of its native population that occurred in the United States. There are lots of similarities she sees when visiting the United States. Hass is the daughter of two Holocaust survivors who preferred to return to their homes in Europe following The Second World War only to find that Nazi antisemitism had infected their communities. They went to Israel as the best of no choice as a place to restart their lives. Both her parents were Communist who did not ascribe to the racist white supremacist values that motivated the core of Zionist leadership and the Israelis in the new State who came to dominate it's politics; always maneuvering with the intent to take all of Palestine, displacing as many Arabs as possible. She recounts a story of her father's shame of witnessing the common place looting of Palestinian fields. We are all in the same boat she said. Her journalism is her effort to not be a passive bystander to the violence that she is aware of committed against Palestinians, as her mother once recounted, German housewives stood, watching with casual indifference, when she was off loaded from a freight car into the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. The questions were off mic and difficult to hear due to the echo of the room. I have included snippets but her answers provide the gist. At least one person was upset that Amira Hass did not go far enough in condemning Israeli crimes which she responds to. Hass ended her talk with her concerned that the people advocating for war in Israel or the region will use that war, as they have done in the past, to attempt further mass expulsions of Palestinians, which we here must focus our efforts on preventing.
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People's Park 50th Anniversary Rally and Concert - April 28, 2019 - Yukon Hannibal speaks

3 months 2 weeks ago
This is the opening act of the second People’s Park 50th Anniversary rally and concert, the drumming circle. Long-time People’s Park resident/activist Yukon Hannibal speaks out on the shocking and tragic gun murder that occurred just two days before the event. The spoken work is spontaneous, emotional, and powerful. It provides good background to the current culture and political problems the park residents deal with, and the grief everyone who knew him has. (18 min.)
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People's Park 50th Anniversary Rally and Concert - April 28, 2019

3 months 2 weeks ago
Listen to audio from most of the second 5-hour rally and concert held this month at People’s Park, to both celebrate the Park still held for homeless and others in the general public since it was seized by force from the U.C. Berkeley regime in 1969. The latest U.C. privatization plan, if successful, will have the university take back, pave over, and use for student housing. Park residents and the general public are ramping up the organizing to retain control of the park. (3 hrs. and 44 min.).
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People's Park 50th Anniversary Rally and Concert - April 13, 2019

3 months 2 weeks ago
Listen to audio from the first of two People’s Park 50th Anniversary rally and concert held in People’s Park on April 13th, 2019. The event is to both celebrate the 50th year of public ownership of the park since the people seized from UC Berkeley in 1969; and to actively stand against the current UC plan to take it back from the homeless and public to use for student housing. Listen and use this audio, spread this recording around, because more activist support is needed to stop the current development plans. (3 hrs. and 38 min.)
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Building Bridges: U.S. Hands Off Venezuela! - Special Report from Venezuela on May Day , Segment 1

3 months 2 weeks ago
U.S. Hands Off Venezuela! with William Camacaro, of the NYC Bolivarian Circle reporting from the barrios of Venezuela, where he has brought a delegation of U.S. people to observe the situation on the ground and deliver to the Venezuelan people the message that we the people oppose the U.S. Governments empire aggression and intervention. While Venezuelas economic crisis is routinely blamed all on Venezuela, it is much more than that. American sanctions are deliberately aiming to wreck Venezuelas economy and thereby lead to regime change. Its a fruitless, heartless, illegal, and failed policy, causing grave harm to the Venezuelan people. Among the results of broad economic sanctions implemented by the Trump administration since August 2017: * An estimated more than 40,000 deaths from 2017-18; * The sanctions have reduced the availability of food and medicine, and increased disease and mortality; * The U.S. sanctions implemented since January, if they continue will almost certainly result in tens of thousands more avoidable deaths; * This is based on an estimated 80,000 people with HIV who have not had antiretroviral treatment since 2017, 16,000 people who need dialysis, 16,000 people with cancer, and 4 million with diabetes and hypertension (many of whom cannot obtain insulin or cardiovascular medicine); * Since the sanctions that began in January 2019, oil production has fallen by 431,000 barrels per day or 36.4 percent. This will greatly accelerate the humanitarian crisis, but the projected 67 percent decline in oil production for the year, if the sanctions continue, would cause vastly more loss of human life." Nevertheless, in an exclusive report back from Venezuela Camacaro reports: The people here are amazingly calm and incredibly resilient despite the sanctions and constant threat of military intervention. ... The U.S. does not seem to understand the pulse of the street nor does it understand the history of the Venezuelan military. Juan Guaid and Donald Trump made a huge mistake picking May 1st as the day to stage yet another failed coup attempt. May 1st is International Workers Day, a day when many thousands across the world come into the street to raise righteous resistance in solidarity with the working class across the globe. If they are attempting to demoralize our forces, they have instead increased the militancy and number of those who will be in the streets tomorrow to further resist efforts to destabilize the country and bring about regime change " the spirit of the Bolivarian Revolution will continue!
Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg

Building Bridges: U.S. Hands Off Venezuela! - Special Report from Venezuela on May Day , Segment 1

3 months 2 weeks ago
U.S. Hands Off Venezuela! with William Camacaro, of the NYC Bolivarian Circle reporting from the barrios of Venezuela, where he has brought a delegation of U.S. people to observe the situation on the ground and deliver to the Venezuelan people the message that we the people oppose the U.S. Governments empire aggression and intervention. While Venezuelas economic crisis is routinely blamed all on Venezuela, it is much more than that. American sanctions are deliberately aiming to wreck Venezuelas economy and thereby lead to regime change. Its a fruitless, heartless, illegal, and failed policy, causing grave harm to the Venezuelan people. Among the results of broad economic sanctions implemented by the Trump administration since August 2017: * An estimated more than 40,000 deaths from 2017-18; * The sanctions have reduced the availability of food and medicine, and increased disease and mortality; * The U.S. sanctions implemented since January, if they continue will almost certainly result in tens of thousands more avoidable deaths; * This is based on an estimated 80,000 people with HIV who have not had antiretroviral treatment since 2017, 16,000 people who need dialysis, 16,000 people with cancer, and 4 million with diabetes and hypertension (many of whom cannot obtain insulin or cardiovascular medicine); * Since the sanctions that began in January 2019, oil production has fallen by 431,000 barrels per day or 36.4 percent. This will greatly accelerate the humanitarian crisis, but the projected 67 percent decline in oil production for the year, if the sanctions continue, would cause vastly more loss of human life." Nevertheless, in an exclusive report back from Venezuela Camacaro reports: The people here are amazingly calm and incredibly resilient despite the sanctions and constant threat of military intervention. ... The U.S. does not seem to understand the pulse of the street nor does it understand the history of the Venezuelan military. Juan Guaid and Donald Trump made a huge mistake picking May 1st as the day to stage yet another failed coup attempt. May 1st is International Workers Day, a day when many thousands across the world come into the street to raise righteous resistance in solidarity with the working class across the globe. If they are attempting to demoralize our forces, they have instead increased the militancy and number of those who will be in the streets tomorrow to further resist efforts to destabilize the country and bring about regime change " the spirit of the Bolivarian Revolution will continue!
Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg

Global Research News Hour: Ukraine's Democratic Deficit: Restriction of Press Freedom, the Blight of Nationalism, and the War in Donbass 5 Years after Maidan, Segment 1

3 months 2 weeks ago
On the occasion of the recent election of Volodymyr Zelensky to the Ukraine Presidency, the Global Research News Hour examines some of the undemocratic currents running through the Eastern European country. In the first half hour, Eva Bartlett returns for the second week in a row to elaborate on two recent articles describing the plight of a Ukrainian journalist who has been detained without trial for almost a year, based on articles he had published in 2014. In the second half hour, we hear Ukraine based journalist George Eliason comment on the election of Zelensky in the context of the rise of Ukrainian nationalism and the war in Donbass.
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