Last summer, during the 51 days of conflict that began when Israel launched air strikes on Hamas-controlled Gaza, journalist Max Blumenthal was embedded on the ground. His reportage followed the fighting and the deaths of more than 2,000 people, most of whom were Palestinian civilians, in what he called an "entirely avoidable catastrophe." In his new book, The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza, Blumenthal explores the conditions and deceptions that led to war.
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KBOO, as a community experiment is always evolving! New volunteers and new shows join in the mix of decades old programs and years of creativity! Every attempt at community building is highly celebrated and in July, we mark the 1 year anniversary of Sacred Circle TEMENOS a late night music program that airs on alternating Thursday nights at Midnight (technically Friday mornings) hosted by Diablo -Dirty Diablo (aka Tim Nakayama).
I sat down with Tim and asked him to reflect on 1 year of Sacred Circle TEMENOS, a show he describes as a "Live mix tape"!
Desiree Hellegers interviews Quinault fisherman Junior Goodell about the battle to stop the construction of two oil export terminals slated for Grays Harbor, WA. A hearing on the draft environmental impact statement on the terminals will be held later in July, with more information on dates and bus transportation to the hearings available here. Goodell's op ed piece entitled "Grays Harbor oil terminal would threaten Quinault Indian identity" appeared in the June 1 edition of the Seattle Times.
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With the release of the third season of "Orange Is the New Black," Densise Morris reviews some commentary about what the show gets right and wrong -- in particular about "compassionate release". (Photo: Orange Is the New Black/Youtube) 2:23 minutes (1.64 MB)
Victoria Law talks with Bill Resnick about solitary confinement and the lawlessness of the criminal justice system. Victoria Law is a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women, which won the 2009 PASS (Prevention for a Safer Society) award. She frequently writes and speaks about the intersections between mass incarceration, gender and resistance. 21:34 minutes (14.81 MB)