Talk Nation Radio for August 26, 2009
Ridgely Fuller, US Weapons to Israel, Health Crisis for Gaza War Victims
Codepink member speaks out about DIME (dense inert metal explosive) weapons sold to Israel by US during the Bush administration's tenure in the White House. See also Democracy Now coverage of Dime here.
Codepink member Ridgely Fuller on TNR, see web site here
Produced by Dori Smith
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Ridgely Fuller is a social worker and Tufts' School of Law and Diplomacy graduate with a deep commitment to peace in the MidEast. She has used her skills to foster healing after Israeli air attacks left 5,000 Gazans wounded during the winter of 2009. She visited Israel and Palestine during 2002, again in 2003, and her latest visit was in June of 2009. She has also worked to foster understanding between US, Israeli, and American Jews and Palestinians, working to support regional woman's organizations and human rights groups in Israel and Palestine by participating in an international woman's march and other activities.
Click here to watch a video of Ridgely teaching a large group of Palestinian kids the Hokey Pokey online at Youtube.
Ridgely Fuller is touring the East Coast with a slide show on Palestine, and will visit Connecticut on September 14th to speak at the First Church of Christ in Mansfield. Her talk will begin at 7 PM. The well known church is located at 549 Storrs Rd. at the intersection of Routes 195 and 89. The event is sponsored by the Israel/Palestine Peace, Education and Action Group of Eastern Connecticut.
Topics for this week's program:
1. Israel has continued it's pressure on Palestinian fisherman, curtailing still more of the amount of farm land that can be used for food and market crops by shooting at farmers even before they cross an Israeli imposed boundary on Palestinian land.
2. Israel has been blocking efforts to complete a new hospital facility that would treat 5,000 civilians wounded during Israeli attacks this past winter. Brand new equipment such as a new MRI machine cannot be used because Israel refuses to allow an isotope part to be brought into Gaza.
3. Parts of Gaza still flattened from Israeli air strikes, otherwise some reconstruction efforts have taken place but most are still being blocked.
4. Importance of person to person diplomacy, US and Palestine.
Be sure to visit our new blog: http://willtoresistwar.blogspot.com/ where you will find a complete listing of events featuring journalist Dahr Jamail who has been a frequent guest on Talk Nation Radio. Dahr will speak in Willimantic at the Wrench in the Works collective, Sat. Sept 19, 2009, time to be announced, and at Hope Out Loud 8, Bushnell Park, Hartford, Sunday Sept 20th, UCONN, The University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT., then on Monday September 21, 2009 he will speak to students and the general public at ECSU, Eastern Connecticut State University, followed by a talk at CCSU, Central Connecticut State University and then Wesleyan University in Middletown. See blog for details and lists of sponsors.
Note: Singer/Songwriter David Rovics has been added to the program at Wesleyan University Monday September 21, 2009 at 8 PM in Middletown, Connecticut.
Join us next time as we hear about Dahr Jamail's new book: The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan. Monitor the blog for updates on events.