This week: Dispossession, arbitrary detention, beatings, and death at the hands of Israeli authorities, or Zionist mobs is an ever-present threat for Palestinians living in the remnant West Bank. This past week, as every week preceding it, has witnesses an array of all of these crimes against the people of Palestine and more. Jon Elmer is a Canadian freelance journalist who has frequently lived in and reported from Palestine. He’s also the single-most frequently appearing guest on this show, and joins us again today; Jon Elmer, live from Occupied Palestine in the first half.
Unlike last week’s singularly destructive natural calamity, the cruelty and injustice Haitians must endure is a daily reality, designed and enforced by the same “international community” that now fashions itself as Saviour to the afflicted. Kevin Pina is an indepedent journalist and filmmaker who is no stranger to Haiti’s suffering. His latest film, ‘We Must Kill the Bandits’ chronicles the abuse of Haitian democracy at the hands of the United Nations and its American, Canadian, and French sponsors, the same powers behind the 2004 Coup D’Etat that sent populist priest and president Aristide into exile. Kevin Pina and Haiti’s shaky foundations in the second half.
And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will be here at the bottom of the hour to keep us current with the dire need existing still on Victoria’s streets. But first, Jon Elmer and keeping an eye on Palestine while the world looks away.
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