One Land Many Voices

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Air date: 
Fri, 10/26/2018 - 9:00am to 10:00am

On today's program, we draw connections between the struggles of indigenous peoples in the US and the Palestinian struggle for self-determination.

Host Layla Kanaan speaks with local Native American activist Jacqueline Keeler.

In the second half of the program, we feature an interview with Diana Buttu from the Arab Voices program from KPFT in Houston Texas.

Diana Buttu is a lawyer specializing in negotiations, international law, and international human rights law, based in Ramallah, Palestine.

She is an analyst and former legal advisor to Mahmoud Abbas, Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), who also served as legal advisor to the PLO in its negotiations with Israel, and a policy advisor to Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network.

The interview focuses on the failed Oslo Accord that was signed 25 years ago this month between the Palestine Liberation Organization and Israel, why it failed, the ongoing Israeli colonization of Palestine, the U.S. stance towards Palestine and its recent funding cuts to UNRWA, the Palestinian Authority, Palestinian hospitals in occupied East Jerusalem and other programs, the closure of the PLO office in Washington, and the move of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.  Credits: Arab Voices (www.ArabVoices.net

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