October 2014 archive

VOP 2014-10-30: Ben Norton on Anti-Palestinian Racism

This week Voice of Palestine interviews Ben Norton, an American freelance writer, artist and activist. His work has been published in CounterPunch, Electronic Intifada, Common Dreams, ThinkProgress, and ZNet. One of his recent articles was about an attack on a young Palestinian woman by Zionists in Brooklyn, and Ben discusses in detail incidents of anti-Palestinian racism and racism in general in the U.S. and Israel.

VOP 2014-10-20: Steven Salaita & Academic Censorship

This week Voice of Palestine talks with Steven Salaita, a Palestinian American professor who was fired from his position at the University of Illinois for his political views. Prof. Salaita, who specializes in the links of indigenous peoples, had been hired by the Department of American Indian Studies. He updates us on the status of his case, as well as the overwhelmingly positive support he has received.

VOP 2014-10-13: Sumoud Sa’adat on Palestinian Political Prisoners

This week Voice of Palestine talks with Sumoud Sa’adat from Addameer about the upcoming week of action Oct. 17-25 to free Ahmad Sa’adat, her father, and all Palestinian political prisoners. The week of activities also emphasizes on the denial of family visits and the struggle and conditions of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. Sumoud also updates us on Addameer’s work as a prisoner support association.

VOP 2014-10-01: Marcello Di Cintio

This week Voice of Palestine talks with Marcello Di Cintio from Calgary, an award-winning author and the writer of Song of the Caged Bird: Words as Resistance in Palestine, which is set to be released this month. The book is about his experience, as a Canadian, teaching Palestinian students at the Palestine Writing Workshop in Ramallah, and is also about Palestinian literature and how words can be used as a tool of resistance.