Today, Mitch Jeserich is in conversation with Sunaina Maira, Professor of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Davis, and author of the book Boycott!: The Academy and Justice for Palestine. She explains the whys and the wherefores of the boycott movement against Israel, and other historic boycotts as the one against South Africa and the one against grape growers in California during the 1970s.
Thursday, October 20
“A Public Affair”
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Allen Ruff’s Thursday guest will be freelance journalist and novelist Ben Ehrenreich, author of “The Way to the Spring – Life and Death in Palestine,” which describes life in the Palestinian village of Nabi Salih and the villagers’ struggles against settler encroachments and state harassment and violence.
Call in at 256-2001. Listen online, live or archived at WORT 89.9 FM.
Today Esty Dinur talks to Leila Abdelrazaq, author of the newly released “Baddawi.” Her new book tells the story of a young boy raised in a refugee camp, trying to find his way in the world after fleeing his homeland after the war in 1948 established the state of Israel.
Today Karma Chavez talks with Palestinian activist Haitham Salawdeh. Haitham is a relative of the infant killed by Israeli settlers who fire bombed their house in the West Bank last month.
In late July, 18-month old baby Ali Saad Dawabsheh was burned to death in his home in Duma Village, Palestine. His father and mother both passed away following the attack as well, making his 4-year-old brother the only survivor.
Haitham Salawdeh is a neighbor and relative of the victims. He left Duma and has lived in Wisconsin since 1992, and is an activist with the US-Palestinian Community Network.