West Philadelphia's community radio station, WPEB 88.1 FM, presents Radio Against Apartheid. Amplifying voices for justice and equality in the Middle East.
On this week's episode of Radio Against Apartheid, DJ Ev Daddy and Matt Graber are joined in the studio by Nicole, Tammy, and Rachel, three brilliant and insightful activists with the Philadelphia chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace. We speak with them about the verdict on Tuesday in the Rachel Corrie case in Israeli civil court, the repercussions of the case and the decision, and what justice for Rachel Corrie and Palestine will truly look like.
On Monday, August 27, Jewish Voice for Peace responded to the call put forth from Cindy and Craig Corrie and the Rachel Corrie Foundation, and organized a demonstration outside of the TIAA-CREF office in downtown Philadelphia. The demonstration was one of dozens worldwide.
The verdict that the Israeli government bears no responsibility for the murder of Rachel Corrie shows the entire world the fact that Israel will not prosecute their own crimes, and thus a strong international movement must hold Israel to account. Thus, the demonstrations to pressure TIAA-CREF are part of a coalition effort initiated by Jewish Voice for Peace - We Divest. Please sign the We Divest petition, share it, and ask TIAA-CREF to take their money out of the Israeli occupation!
There are other campaigns to get involved in, and the Global Exchange's website, "Who profits?" does an extraordinary job of documenting corporate support for the Israeli occupation. Divest now!
Other news this week on Radio Against Apartheid:
- Israel condemns South Africa for labeling settlement products as coming from the occupied Palestinian territories.
- United Nations report: "Gaza will be unlivable unless serious action is taken".
- Breaking the Silence report details Israeli soldiers humiliating and torturing Palestinian children and using them as human shields.
- Two injured by Israeli Air Force bombs on Gaza on Monday, August 27.
- Hunger strikes continue for Palestinian prisoners inside of Israeli prisons, with Samer Al Barq surpassing 100 days without food.