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Lia Tarachansky’s documentary, On the Side of the Road : pointing out a nation’s tabboo

Lia Tarachansky is an Israeli-Russian journalist and moviemaker who produced the documentary  ”On the Side of the Road” in 2013. As a former Israel/Palestine correspondent for the Real News Network (RNN), she produced short documentary-style reports exploring the context behind the news. She has directed several documentaries that tackle different aspects of social justice struggles in Israel and in Palestine.

Once again with this documentary, she points out what the Israeli government always wanted to pass over in silence and focuses on Israeli collective denial of the events of 1948 that led to the country’s Independance but also to the Palestinian refugee issue. Through two testimonies of veterans Tikva Honig-Parnass and Amnon Noiman as well as her own history –  as she grew up in a settlement in the West Bank – Lia Tarachansky wants to broach this burning issue unveiling the opinion and the suffering of people coming from both sides of the road, the two communities.

To know more about the movie and Lia Tarachansky, Here is her website. As part of the Israeli Apartheid Week, she answered to our questions about ”On the Side of the Road” that you can find here and/or on our soundcloud account as well.

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Free Palestine, end of the Colonial violence

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Saturday 8 August, the Canadian Palestinian Foundation of Quebec (CPFQ) and the Palestinian and Jewish unity organization (Paju) organized a demonstration. Its aim : denounce the crimes committed by extremist Israeli settlers against Palestinian population and the impunity which they have enjoyed.

Nicolas Sayegh, secretary of the CPFQ, and Bruce Katz, co-president of the Paju comment the event, its consequences and the Canadian politics towards Israël.

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Génocide à Gaza ? Entrevue avec Frank Barat du Tribunal Russell sur la Paléstine

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En entrevue avec Frank Barat, fondateur du Palestine Legal Action Network ainsi que coordonnateur du Tribunal Russell sur la Paléstine, nous avons fait la réflexion sur le Tribunal des crimes de Guerre et crimes contre l’humanité à la suite des actions israëliennes en Gaza cet été. Nous parlons entre autre du poids associé à la question de s’il y a eu lieu un crime rattaché à l’acte de génocide.

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CKUT’s Palestine Solidarity Sessions Available for Download and Re-broadcast!

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CKUT Palestine Solidarity Sessions – Available for download and re-broadcast!
 

In the wake of this summer’s Gaza massacre, CKUT produced a series of in-depth interviews with Palestinians and their allies. We interviewed academics, journalists, artists, actors, record labels, graphic designers and asked them one important question: “What can ordinary people do to prevent future massacres in Palestine, and take a stand for justice?”. 

 

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Palestine Solidarity Sessions: Hind Awwad

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Hind Awwad is the former coordinator of the Boycott National Committee (BNC) in Palestine, and is currently working with the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (CAIA) in Toronto. CKUT spoke with her for the Palestine Solidarity Sessions about how people can get involved in the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, and how we can build winning campaigns in the wake of this summer’s Gaza massacre.

For more info about CKUT’s Palestine Solidarity sessions, click here.

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Palestine Solidarity Sessions – Omar Barghouti and the Academic Boycott of Israel

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Omar Barghouti is the founder of PACBI, the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, and a long time Palestinian activist based in Jerusalem. He spoke with the Palestine Solidarity Sessions at CKUT about the importance of the academic boycott of Israeli apartheid in the wake of “Operation Protective Edge”, how Israeli academia supports the Israeli military, and some of the links between universities in Canada and Israel.

For more information, visit:

http://www.pacbi.org

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Palestinian Activist Yafa Jarrar at the People’s Social Forum

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Yafa Jarrar is a Palestinian activist and organizer based in Ottawa. CKUT sat down with her during the People’s Social Forum to talk about the Palestine solidarity assembly happening at the forum, the links between Indigenous struggle in Turtle Island and Palestine, and recent developments in the case of her mother, Khalida Jarrar. Khalida Jarrar is an elected member of the Palestinian Legislative Council living in Ramallah, occupied Palestine, and a long-time activist with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). She was recently issued an internal expulsion order by Israeli occupation forces, but is resisting her forced displacement to the city of Jericho. You can find more information on her case here:

http://samidoun.ca/khalidajarrar

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Palestine Solidarity Sessions: Theatre for Gaza

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Still from the play “My Name is Rachel Corrie”, produced by the Teesri Duniya Theatre.
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Interview with Rahul Varma, playwright, artistic director, Teesri Duniya Theatre

and Majdi Bou-Matar, artistic director, MT Space

Tiffany Lam of the CKUT news collective spoke recently with Rahul Varma and Majdi Bou-Matar on what playwrights, theatre companies, and artists of conscience can do to stand in solidarity with Palestine.  The two recently wrote a statement on Gaza, beginning:

“We, as artists committed to social justice, respect for human life and world-peace, and

in a resolute opposition to war, violence and destruction – oppose the war in Gaza and

invite dialogue for achieving a just peace for all.”

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Palestine Solidarity Sessions: An Interview with Ian Ilavsky from Constellation Records

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Ian Ilavsky is the co-founder and co-owner of Montreal independent record label Constellation Records. Ian Ilavsky signed the Artists Against Israeli Apartheid statement in 2010 in support of BDS-Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions campaign and Constellation Records has recently released a statement on their website condemning the recent Israeli war crimes in Gaza. 

In this interview, Ian talks about why Constellation Records felt they needed to speak out against the recent Israeli operation and why it’s important for artists to join the BDS campaign. 

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Palestine Solidarity Sessions: An interview with Kevin Lo from Imaging Apartheid

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Kevin Lo is a Montreal based artist and community organizer. He is the founder of Loki Design, which is an independent graphic design studio based here in Montreal and he teaches design at Concordia University. He is also a committee member of the Imaging Apartheid  initiative, which is a poster project in solidarity with Palestine and is the co-creator of the online memorial “In Gaza” which lists all of the names of the Gazans who have been killed in the recent Israeli operation.

In this interview, Kevin talks about Imaging Apartheid, the “In Gaza” memorial and the use of art as a tool for social change. He also talks about other poster projects in solidarity with Palestine that are happening around the world, The Gaza Poster Project and The Humanite Magazine Poster Project

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Palestine Solidarity Sessions: Interview with Hala Marley-Yassin of PAJU

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Hala Marley-Yassin is a board member of PAJU – Palestinian and Jewish Unity. PAJU was founded in the year 2000 by Bruce Katz, a Jewish anti-Zionist activist, and the late Rezek Faraj, a Palestinian-Canadian activist. In 2002, PAJU began a long-running weekly picket of the Israeli consulate in Montreal after the outbreak of the Second Intifada. In recent years, they have moved their weekly pickets to target different business with links to Israeli apartheid in order to support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign.

In this interview, Hala speaks about the history of PAJU, and also about how people can get involved in the boycott, looking at companies like Chapters/Indigo, Naot shoes, and SodaStream.

This interview was produced by Sawssan Kaddoura of CKUT’s Under the Olive Tree

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Palestine Solidarity Sessions: Hanna Kawas on debunking the media

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Hanna Kawas is a Palestinian-Canadian originally from occupied Bethlehem. He is currently the chairperson of the Canada Palestine Association of Vancouver. Hanna is also a long-time media activist and the producer of “The Voice of Palestine“, which used to air on Coop Radio in Vancouver, and is now hosted on a Youtube channel. In this interview, he analyzes the Canadian mainstream media coverage of the Gaza massacre, and offers the listener tools to break down media myths, as well as to search for more accurate independent reporting on Palestine.

 For more info on the CKUT Palestine Solidarity Sessions, click here.

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Announcing: The Palestine Solidarity Sessions on CKUT

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As the tragedy unfolds in Gaza day to day, it underlines the importance of the work we are doing as independent community journalists to engage in truth-telling, and to also give our listeners tools to get involved in preventing Israeli aggression.

 

Throughout the month of August, CKUT brings you “The Palestine Solidarity Sessions”, an in-depth series focusing on the issue of Palestine, and what can be done.

 

**How to listen**

Tune in on CKUT, 90.3 FM in Montreal, or online at www.ckut.ca during the following shows:

The Morning Ater, Tuesdays 7am

Off the Hour, Wednesdays 5-6pm

Under the Olive Tree, Thursdays 11am