This week’s guests – Alice Rothchild on the effects of the Israeli occupation on Palestinians, her experiences as a Jewish Physician and Activist and Naomi Wolf on the End of America
Dr. Alice Rothchild
A Jewish American physician who has worked in the health care reform and women’s movements for many years, but has focused much of her energy on understanding the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. She is author of the newly released book Broken Promises, Broken Dreams: Stories of Jewish and Palestinian Trauma and Resilience.
Alice appeared on Arab Voices on KPFT on September 26, 2007 Click the date above for a listen to an earlier interview with her.
Website: Brokenn Promises, Broken Dreams
Naomi Wolf is an American writer. At a relatively young age, she became literary star of what was later described as the ‘third-wave’ of the feminist movement and she is also known for her advocacy of progressive politics.
Wolf, in April 2007, wrote an article published in The Guardian, a UK paper, describing the 10 step slide towards fascism that the United States has taken. This article is an adaptation from her latest book The End of America: A Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot which was published in September 2007.
Fascist America, in 10 easy steps
The ten steps
- Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy.
- Create secret prisons where torture takes place.
- Develop a thug caste or paramilitary force not answerable to citizens.
- Set up an internal surveillance system.
- Harass citizens’ groups.
- Engage in arbitrary detention and release.
- Target key individuals.
- Control the press.
- Declare all dissent to be treason.
- Suspend the rule of law.