Democracy North: Canadian Discourse on Palestinian Self-Determination

W2MEDIA.ORG  |  Democracy North independent Canadian news hour broadcast on Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5 fm LIVESTREAM – Airing live at Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017, 5pm PST

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Today’s Host: Irwin Oostindie @DutchPhoto


The discourse on Palestinian self-determination is itself a battleground. As we saw this week, with the rally in Vancouver the issue was not Canadian or US war-mongering or Israeli colonization policies but whether or not burning a replica of an Israeli flag in Canada was anti-semitic. This attempt to control the narrative about Israeli occupation is a constant in the Canadian media landscape. We’ll talk with Dimitro Lascaris about this, as well as with Sara Sagaii.

We will also get a primer from Budour Hassan on what the US move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel means  for peace and self-determination of Palestine.   Then we will return to Vancouver and hear voices from children youth and Elder activists denouncing the occupation of Palestine.

Understanding the implications of this reshuffling or disrupting of the peace process by warhawks in the US administration needs some background. Let’s look back at the roots of the conflict and peace process with human rights attorney Noura Erakat.


Voices on today’s Program:

Invincible hip hop artist from Detroit kicks things off with her Emperor’s Clothes song.

Dimitri Lascaris (@dimitrilascaris) talks Canadian federal party’s policies on Palestine, the growing BDS movement, and the recent Roger Waters Canadian tour with B’nai Brith’s reaction.

Lawyer, activist and journalist. Board Member of @TheRealNews, @CJPME  (Canadians for Justice & Peace in the Middle East) and former Justice Critic for the Green Party of Canada shadow cabinet.

 

 

 


Sara Sagaii (@Contrapoetiv) A Middle Eastern woman, housing activist in Coast Salish lands, grad student, and co-organiser of the recent rally to defend Palestine.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Budour Hassan (@Budour48) from East Jerusalem speaking on Democracy Now. Budour Hassan is a Palestinian writer and project coordinator for the Jerusalem Center for Legal Aid and Human Rights.

 

 


Understanding the implications of this reshuffling or disrupting of the peace process by warhawks in the US administration needs some background. Let’s look back at the roots of the conflict and peace process with human rights attorney Noura Erakat being interviewed by Aaron Mate.  Noura Erakat is a human rights attorney and activist. As of Fall 2014, she is an Assistant Professor at George Mason University. She has taught international human rights law in the Middle East at Georgetown University


Audio (and photo) from the Vancouver Rally courtesy of Devin Gillan.

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