Tuesday, March 13, 2012

March 12th: Women in Palestine support hunger strike; tribute to Marti Kheel; Bay Area Arab Women's Conference.

On March 8, protests were held in the West Bank and Gaza in solidarity with Hana Shalabi, who was then on Day 22 of a hunger strike. Shalabi is protesting her ongoing detention by Israel without charge. Listen to this interview with Sahar Francis, director of Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Organization in Ramallah.  Audio 6:52
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Marti Kheel was a passionate advocate for both women's liberation and defense of the earth and animals. Lisa Dettmer of Women's Magazine presents a moving tribute to Marti and an interview from 2005 in which Marti makes the connection between feminism and defense of the earth and animals. Audio 28:47
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The Bay Area Arab Women's Conference is an annual event held in San Francisco. Kate Raphael talks with Loubna Qatami, director of the Arab Cultural and Community Center, about the great lineup for this year's conference, the history and accomplishments of this groundbreaking women's event. Audio 14:07
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