Islands of Resistance: Pirate Radio in Canada

A CKUT Radio Review – Islands of Resistance is a new anthology on pirate radio in Canada. We join four authors (one of whom is also an editor) for radio review.  Interviews with: Sheila Nopper, Ron Sakolsky, Kathy Kennedy, and Charles Mostoller

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Click here to listen or download (mp3 – 128kpbs, mono).  For rebroadcasters: the audio can be FADED at 29:30 if needed.  All interviews produced at CKUT, all other audio available here.


20 Years Since Oka

Twenty years ago this July, the people of Kanehsatake and Kahnawake rose up in defense of their ancestral lands, facing off against government officials, the police, and the Canadian Army. Kanienkehaka (Mohawk) communities have been on the forefront of resistance to colonialism in Canada. The events at Kanehsatake and Kahnawake were a crucial landmark in the history of Indigenous resistance to colonialism, and in the assertion of Indigenous self-determination.

This event brings together community members from Kanehsatake, Kahnawake, Akwesasne, Tyendinaga and Six Nations. The panelists will reflect together about the impact of the events of 1990 as well as current struggles for justice in their communities.

If you want to listen to the first part, click here. If you’re done with the first part and want to move onto the second, click here.


Dana Olwan on Quebec’s Bill 94

On this week’s edition of Caravan Samaa Elibyari spoke with Queen’s University professor Dana Olwan about the niqab and Bill 94. Check out her article for more information.

Give a listen to the show here.

128kpbs 20 minutes


First Privatized Elections in The Philippines

Courtney Kirkby spoke with Observation Mission’s Stefan Christophe in Manila about the 2010 Philippino elections occuring right now. Christophe notes that The Philippines is currently experiencing the world’s highest levels of political killings.

Learn more here!

128kpbs, 11minutes


Dave Zidrin on the 2010 World Cup

Dave Zidrin is an American sports writer who spoke with Sam and Lozera of Amandla about the social and economic inequities brought about by the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Check out the story here!

128kpb , 11 minutes



Remember what happened in 1948?

CKUT, Montreal, QC
KBOO, Portland, OR
CKDU, Halifax, NS
CFRU, Guelph, ON
CFRC, Kingston, ON
CJLY, Nelson, BC
“Radio Intifada” (KPFK/Pacifica fm radio, Los Angeles)
Blast Furnace Radio, Pittsburgh, PA

Note: All audio is available in MP3 format (128kbps, stereo).

Click here for full archive.

:: 07h00 – 07h30 (MP3)
:: 07h30 – 08h00 (MP3)

-Myths et réalités de la Nakba. Conversation pour introduire le sujet de l’émission. (5min)
-Nakba : souvenir d’une catastrophe : témoignages de Edmond Omran. (10min) -Nakba : souvenir d’une catastrophe :  hommage à Mr. Rezeq Faraj. Myriam Faraj fille de Mr. Rezeq Faraj nous lit des extraits du livre de son père “Palestine : le refus de disparaître“.  (15 min)
-Entrevue téléphonique avec Samir Abdallah  sur Gaza-Strophes! Le Jour d’après…

:: 08h00 – 08h30 (MP3)
:: 08h30 – 09h00 (MP3)

-IMEMC Report from Palestine (5mins in english)
-Retour avec Mary-Ellen Davis sur Regards Palestiniens (série de
documentaires sur la Nakba) (15 min)
-Entrevue téléphonique avec Ahmed Abdirahman sur les activités
commémoratives de la Nakba en Afrique et plus particulièrement à Dijibouti -Petite conclusion : sur l’émission et l’importance de la Nakba dans la mémoire collective du peuple palestinien. (8min)

:: 09h00 – 09h30 (MP3)
:: 09h30 – 10h00 (MP3)

Traditional music from Palestine

:: 10h00 – 10h30 (MP3)
:: 10h30 – 11h00 (MP3)

One State with Ali Abunimah (58:44, Jenka Soderberg, KBOO, Portland, Oregon) INTRO:  Ali Abunimah speaking recently in Portland on the One State Solution for the Israel-Palestine conflict, the Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions Movement and Israeli apartheid.  He is the founder of the website:

:: 11h00 – 11h30 (MP3)
:: 11h30 – 12h00 (MP3)

-Media bias on the Palestine-Israel issue (Jenka Soderberg, KBOO, Portland, Oregon, 9:58) INTRO: Layla El Contonay (Comunications Director of Arab American Anti Discrimination Comittee) talks about the different kinds of media bias she sees and talks about the unheard voices of the Palestinian people and the discrimination against Arabs in the American media and if that has changed.

-Tawfiq Zayyad’s poem, Here We Shall Stay (from Sherna Berger Gluck, Radio Intifada, KPFK, Los Angeles, 2:09)

-Palestinian Children – Long documentary about kids in Palestine (one of them in Dheisheh Refugee camp) arrested, beaten, interrogated, tortured, and imprisoned by Israeli forces. (Nora Barrows-Friedman, Flashpoints, KPFA, 47:06)

:: 12h00 – 12h30 (MP3)
:: 12h30 – 13h00 (MP3)

Women’s Music for Palestine, featuring: Shadia Mansour, Abeer Zinati AKA “Sabreena da Witch,” Suheir Hammad, plus lots of classical Palestinian folk songs by women.

:: 13h00 – 13h30 (MP3)
:: 13h30 – 14h00 (MP3)

-Stephen Lendman, Palestine Chronicle, on Palestinian women under occupation (15mins live, Samaa Elibyari, Caravan, CKUT, Montreal)
-Reading from Amir (6mins)
-Susan Abulhawa – INTRO: An interview with Susan Abulhawa about her novel, Mornings In Jenin.  her book is about the generational trauma of the Nakba and how that story threads through one family’s life. We also hear about the general situation for refugees, and what that experience of displacement means in the larger diaspora (Nora Barrows-Friedman, Flashpoints, KPFA 22:30)
-3 or 4 tracks from Rafeef Ziadah Palestinian spoken word artist, her new CD “Hadeel”. INTRO: Rafeef Ziadah is a third-generation Palestinian refugee, community organizer, and one of the most captivating spoken word artists currently working in Toronto. She recently released a CD of her works, “Hadeel”, which also features music from other notable Toronto musicians such as LAL and Reena Katz. Hadeel is available for purchase on CD and MP3 at

EXTRO: You are listening to Radio Free Palestine broadcasting on 62-years of dispossession and resistance.  We will return in three hours with reports on the free gaza movement seeking to break the siege on the people of gaza, plus an in depth discussion with Palestinians, Jews, and Canadian solidarity activists on recent trips to Occupied Palestine.  Do stay tuned for the concluding hour of radio free palestine from 5-6pm right here on ckut 90.3fm.

Break for 3 hours.

:: 17h00 – 17h30 (MP3)
:: 17h30 – 18h00 (MP3)

-Re-introduction of Radio Free Palestine Broadcast (3:24)
– Nakba 2010 IMEMC report (8mins)
-Free Gaza Update  with Ewa Jasiewicz (7mins)
-Kevin Neish, crew member, Free Gaza boats (Chris Cook, Gorilla Radio, CFUV, Victoria, 12:52).  INTRO:  Earlier this month, International Solidarity Movement member, Kevin Neish sat down with Chris Cook on Gorilla Radio, broadcast from CFUV radio, at the University of Victoria.
-‘From the Wall to Halifax: conversations with Palestinians, Jews, and Canadian solidarity activists on recent trips to Occupied Palestine’ (David Parker, CKDU, Halifax, 30mins)

EXTRO (live) – Thanks to all contributors and re-broadcasters, plus to all the shows who were pre-empted in order to air this special programming. Special thanks to CKUT radio in Montreal and the International Middle East Media Centre in Beit Sahour.  Please email any comments to The archives of Radio Free Palestine with be available at, but are also online at

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