Tuesday, September 25, 2012

September 24: Focus on Syria

As the United Nations meets in New York, with Syria high on the agenda, Kate Raphael talks with Syrian feminists Afraa Jalabi & Mohja Kahf about the state of the Syrian uprising and the prominence of women in the revolution.  They go beyond the news headlines to talk about the incredible grassroots organizing that is continuing even amidst the violence.  41:00
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Sarah Shourd discusses the humanitarian crisis in the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus, and how you can help. 6:10
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