In 1948, Zionist militias expelled over 700,000 Palestinians from their villages and towns. The event, and the ongoing destruction and occupation of Palestine are referred to as the Nakba " the catastrophe. How did the events of 1948 shape Palestine and its diaspora? And generations later, how are Palestinians fighting to return home?
We present this encore edition between Land Day March 30 and Nakba May 15, as important historical background information on the recent events of violence against demonstrators to call for their right to return.
Then...Today marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. On this special edition of Making Contact for MLK Day, Gary Younge, author of The Speech talks about Martin Luther King Jr.s Dream and the story behind it, and on the radical politics that counter King's whitewashing.
Featuring Gary Younge, journalist who wrote "
The Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream"
|Host: Marie Choi
Producers: Marie Choi, Monica Lopez, Jasmin Lopez, R.J. Lozada
Freelance reporter in Gaza: Rami Almeghari (originally produced for FSRN)
Music: HOPE SPOKEN/BROKEN, Shajar Al-Ben instrumental without mix, Qnoun instrumental with out mix, Freedom instrumental without mix
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Staff Producers: Anita Johnson, Marie Choi, Monica Lopez, R.J. Lozada
Audience Engagement Manager: Sabine Blaizin
Development Associate: Vera Tykulsker