Min Fami book launch

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The voices of Arab feminists have come together in an anthology packed with insights on the themes of home & homeland, exile, feminism, borders, gender and sexual identity, solidarity, language, creative resistance, and colonization.

Leila Lemghalef from the CKUT News Collective attended an intimate book launch recently held in Montreal.

We’re about to listen to a snapshot of presentations from the mouths of contributors themselves, followed by a discussion on some salient themes. We are going to hear the voices of Ghada Chehade, Nayrouz Abu Hatoum, Maha Zimmo followed by remarks by coeditors, Ghaida Moussa, Ghadeer Malek as well as a broad exchange of ideas.

Hosted by Ken McMurray from Friday Morning After.

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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?”. 

Palestine Solidarity Sessions: Hind Awwad

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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.

Palestine Solidarity Sessions: Interview with Grace Batchoun of CJPME (Part 2)

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Grace Batchoun is the VP Public Relations of CJPME (Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East). CJPME is a non-profit and secular organisation. One of its main missions is to enable Canadians of all backgrounds to promote and work for justice and peace in Palestine.

In this interview, Grace explains how CJPME was founded as a reaction to the 2002 Jenin massacre. She talks about the importance of taking actions to achieve change and what are the many ways you can contribute to CJPME’s work. This includes doing internships, becoming a project leader, and/or signing up to become a media responder to help keep mainstream media in check. CJPME also trains people to participate in the many delegations they send to Ottawa to meet parliament members.

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Palestine Solidarity Sessions: Interview with Nora Taji of CPFQ

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Nora Taji addressing the crowd during the August 10th Palestine-Solidarity protest
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Noja Taji is a committee member of the CPFQ (the Canadian Palestinian Foundation of Quebec). CPFQ is a Montreal-based cultural, social and charitable non-profit organization.

In this interview, Nora talks about CPFQ and how it was founded in the 80s as a way to help the Palestinian community in Montreal.  She also discusses the importance of maintaining and promoting the Palestinian cultural heritage to resist cultural appropriation by Israel. Nora also explains how you can volunteer within CPFQ to help with the different activities they participate in, this include the upcoming Orientalys festival taking place from August 29 to September 2d.

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Palestine Solidarity Sessions: Interview with Edmond Omran of MAP

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Edmond Omran is the president of Medical Aid for Palestine (MAP). MAP’s mission is to improve the health condition of Palestinians while respecting their autonomy and self-determination. MAP also works to develop cooperation and understanding between Canadians and Palestinians through the exchange of information and resources.

In this interview, Edmond will talk about the different activities and services that MAP offers. He will talk about the medical collaboration they work on with Palestinians in Gaza and West Bank. He will describe how can we MAP’s Documentation Center and who can benefit from MAP’s consulting services. Edmond will also talk about the Zeituna project, a Palestinian olive oil production sold in Canada. Finally he will explain how you can volunteer, help and/or donate to MAP.

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Off the Hour Live @ the PSF in Ottawa – Anti-Colonial Hour

 

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Dr. Lynn Gehl
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Off the Hour was broadcasted live from the People’s Radio, a pirate radio at the People’s Social Forum in Ottawa on August 22!

Featured on the show:

Dr Lynn Gehl, Algonquin, on respectful relations between indigenous and settlers

-grand-mère Francine Prayer, assemblée pour l’eau

-Robin of the Indigenous People’s Solidarity Movement of Ottawa and Ramsey from Mining Watch on the Indigenous solidarity assembly happening at the PSF

-Interview with Palestinian activist Yafa Jarrar on the links between Indigenous struggles from Turtle Island to Palestine