Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Monday, May 2, 2016: Solidarity between US and Palestinian prisoners

Rachel Herzing, co-founder of the prison abolition group Critical Resistance, and former US-held political prisoner Laura Whitehorn, talk about the findings of a unique delegation to Palestine comprising U.S. labor and academic solidarity activists as well as former political prisoners and anti-incarceration activists.  This was the first delegation to focus on solidarity between US and Palestinian prisoners.
Recently returned from a ten-day trip to the Israeli-colonized Palestine

We Stand with Palestine in the Spirit of "Sumud"
The U.S. Prisoner, Labor and Academic Solidarity Delegation to Palestine

March 24 to April 2, 2016

At a moment of growing resistance to state violence and injustice the world over, a delegation of nineteen anti-prison, labor and scholar-activists from the United States traveled to Palestine in March 2016.  Our delegation included former U.S.-held political prisoners and social prisoners, former Black Panther Party members, prison abolitionists, trade unionists and university professors.  We are the first U.S. delegation to Palestine to focus specifically on political imprisonment and solidarity between Palestinian and U.S. prisoners.  Our delegation also focused on recent labor struggles in Palestine for bread and dignity, and on the struggles of Palestinian intellectuals to assert the rightful claims of Indigenous Palestinians to their land, culture and history.

On this April 17, the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners, we demand freedom for the 7,000 Palestinian political prisoners currently held in Israeli jails and all those fighting for justice everywhere, including political prisoners in U.S. prisons.

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Also on today's show:
Trade Policy Demystified
Remembering Eileen Hansen

Women's Calendar:

May 7
In Bloom: A Symposium for Bay Area Feminist Unity
13:00–20:00 PM
Diablo Valley College
321 Golf Club Rd, Pleasant Hill, California 94523
Tickets Available

San Francisco WORD Film Showing: "No Más Bebés"
May 07, 2016 at 5pm - 8pm
ANSWER Coalition Bay Area
2969 Mission St
San Francisco, CA

May 8
Tune in to KPFA from 9 to 11 AM for a special Mother's Day Program.

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