This week …

News Highlights:

  • Israeli officials may consider force-feeding Palestinian detainee Ms. Hana Shalabi, who has been on hunger strike for 40 days to protest administrative detention.
  • 8 Palestinian children are facing a sentence of being banned from their homes in the village of Beit Ummar, on false accusations of stone-throwing; Beit Ummar has a long history of resisting land confiscation and the apartheid wall.
  • Israeli officials refuse to cooperate with the UN Human Rights Council investigation into the settlements, an investigation Canadian FM Baird alleged was “one-sided”.


A conversation and poetry readings with indigenous poet and activist Lee Maracle. Lee joined us over the weekend during a brief visit to Vancouver to talk about the apartheid nature of settler colonialism, both here in Turtle Island (North America) and Palestine. She also read several of her moving pieces of poetry, in particular “Remembering Mahmoud” which is dedicated to the late Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish.

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of various March 26th, 2012 news reports about the recent Israeli Court decision to not allow the government to stall further on evacuating the largest illegal settlement outpost, a move Palestinian officials are skeptical will be implemented.

Here is an audio file of this show: