Posted by rflacks on:
there's a body of song dealing with the Israeli-Palestine struggle, songs demanding end to the occupation, calling for peace. In response to the flotilla massacre, we feature a sampling of these expressions on tonight's program. You may be surprised to learn how many Jewishly identified artists have created songs of protest regarding Israel's policies regarding the Palistinians.
culture of protest thurs 6/3/10 6-7pm kcsb 91.9fm www.kcsb.org
I'dd like to share the following informtion about the humanitarian situation in Gaza. Information starkly contrasting with Israel's official claims that there is no humanitarian crisis.
These data come from the American Near East Relief Association (ANERA), which provides relief to Gazans to the extent permitted by the Israeli (and American) authorities. ANERA is neither "pro-Israel" nor "pro-Palestinian." It has no political agenda at all. It merely determines what human needs are and tries to respond to them.
8 out of 10 Gazans depend on foreign aid to survive.
The World Food Program says Gaza requires a minimum of 400 trucks a day to meet basic nutritional needs - yet an average of just 171 trucks worth of supplies enters Gaza every week,
Clothes that were held in the port of Ashdod for over a year were released into Gaza but arrived covered with mold and mildew, unusable.
95% of Gaza's water fails World Health Organization standards leaving thousands of newborns at risk of poisoning.
Anemia for children under the age of 5 is estimated at 48%.
75 million liters of untreated sewage are pumped into the Mediterranean Sea every day - because piping and spare parts are not permitted.
During the 2009 bombing:
More than 120,000 jobs were lost as Gaza's industrial zone was destroyed... 15,000 homes and apartments were damaged or destroyed... 1/3 of all schools were destroyed.
None of these can be rebuilt, because construction supplies are kept out by the Israeli authorities