Show Details for September 30th, 2007

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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.

Book:

Website: Brokenn Promises, Broken Dreams

Naomi Wolf

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.

Article:

Fascist America, in 10 easy steps

www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,,2064157,00.html

The ten steps

  1. Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy.
  2. Create secret prisons where torture takes place.
  3. Develop a thug caste or paramilitary force not answerable to citizens.
  4. Set up an internal surveillance system.
  5. Harass citizens’ groups.
  6. Engage in arbitrary detention and release.
  7. Target key individuals.
  8. Control the press.
  9. Declare all dissent to be treason.
  10. Suspend the rule of law.

Book:

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