This week on One Land, Many Voices: LGBT & the Palestinian Struggle + Sexual & Gender Diversity in Palestine. Hosts Wael Elasady and William Seaman welcome Sherry Wolf, author of Sexuality and Socialism for a discussion of LGBT support for the Palestinian struggle. Also joining the conversation will be Hiyam Ard, a Palestinian queer, BDS, and human rights activist who live in Nablus / Palestine. She's an activist in alQaws for Sexual & Gender Diversity in the Palestinian Society, and a co-founder of Palestinian Queers for BDS (PQBDS). And Haneen Maikey, director of Al-Qaws and co-founder of PQBDS in the West Bank.
The Rights of The Earth; Guest Cormac Cullinan,author of Wild Law
Maybe You’ve heard about it, The movement to establish the Rights of Mother Earth. Are you on board with it or do you wonder what the heck it really means?
Either way, I’ve got the show for you. This coming Monday morning . I’m Linda Olson-Osterlund and my guest will be author of Wild Law, Cormac Cullinan. We invite you to call in and Give a voice to you comments questions.
Carlos Chavez interviews Ed Mead, director of Prison Focus Magazine. They discuss last week's Supreme Court ruling on California Prisons. On Monday May 23rd the Supreme Court ordered the state of California to reduce its prison population by more than 30,000 inmates to correct deadly lapses in medical care. Justice Anthony Kennedy said that, "the state had little choice but to reduce its inmate population because of squalid conditions of the prison system, which violates the Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment."
Guest: Andy Worthington; WikiLeaks media partner and author of The Guantanamo Files: The Stories Of The 774 Detainee's Locked In America's Illegal Prison. On April 24th WikiLeaks released thousands of pages of classified military documents from Guantanamo. What can we learn from them and what difference do they make in the fight to close the prison? Listen to hear Andy Worthington talk about these documents he helped release.
Host Marvin Simmons of Northwest Vets for Peace interviews Bob Chenoweth who was a prisoner of war in Hanoi for five years and a member of the Peace Committee while in prison. Members of the Peace Committee were deeply affected by their combat experiences and as a result re-examined their basic assumptions about the war. They made radio and print statements against the war while in prison. In this second part of a two-part interview Chenoweth discusses some of his experiences in prison.