January 2008 archive

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News Highlights: Mahmoud Abbas has the backing of the U.S. and Egypt in his efforts to take over the Rafah border crossing without including Hamas. Hamas officials state that the Rafah crossing needs a new security arrangement, that does not involve Israeli control or veto over everything that passes through the border. Israeli army prevents …

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This show includes various commentaries on the life and legacy of the late George Habash, the founder of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine PFLP and a leading revolutionary thinker. Download an audio file of today’s entire show to listen at home on your computer: VOP_Jan29_2008_8kbps.mp3 (8 kbps encoding, ~3.5MB) VOP_Jan29_2008_16kbps.mp3 (16 kbps …

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This show includes a live interview with Cindy and Craig Corrie, the parents of Rachel Corrie, the American student murdered by an Israeli bulldozer while protesting home demolitions in Rafah, Gaza. Download an audio file of today’s entire show to listen at home on your computer: VOP_Jan22_2008_8kbps.mp3 (8 kbps encoding, ~3.5MB) VOP_Jan22_2008_16kbps.mp3 (16 kbps encoding, …

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News Highlights: Gaza Strip’s only power plant is forced to shut down due to the Israeli blockade on fuel and other basic supplies; doctors fear for the lives of hospital patients, including premature babies. Israeli human rights groups deplore the Israeli blockade, and say this collective punishment is a “crime against humanity”. Jan. 19th – …

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This show includes a live interview with Simon Shaheen, a renowned Palestinian musician who is coming to play in B.C. on January 27th, 2008. Download an audio file of today’s entire show to listen at home on your computer: VOP_Jan15_2008_8kbps.mp3 (8 kbps encoding, ~3.5MB) VOP_Jan15_2008_16kbps.mp3 (16 kbps encoding, ~7.0MB)

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News Highlights: Israeli forces kill 17 Palestinians, including 5 civilians, during the latest invasion into Gaza City. Gazan doctors say there are also many wounded, and question if Israel is using the banned “flechette” shells. Hamas leaders criticize the Arab regimes that are cooperating and meeting with the U.S. and Israel. Canada’s foreign minister refuses …

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Download an audio file of today’s entire show to listen at home on your computer: VOP_Jan08_2008_8kbps.mp3 (16 kbps encoding, ~3.5MB) VOP_Jan08_2008_16kbps.mp3 (16 kbps encoding, ~7.0MB)

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This show includes the annual year-in-review for events in 2007 and also a look ahead to 2008. Download an audio file of today’s entire show to listen at home on your computer: VOP_Jan01_2008_8kbps.mp3 (16 kbps encoding, ~3.5MB) VOP_Jan01_2008_16kbps.mp3 (16 kbps encoding, ~7.0MB)

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News Highlights: Israeli human rights group Btselem releases year-end report, saying 373 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces in 2007, 53 of them minors; although this number is lower than 2006, human rights conditions continue to deteriorate in the occupied territories. According to Btselem, Palestinians held in administrative detention increased to an average number of …

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