The Progressive Radio News Hour Guests for April 1, 3 and 4, 2010
Thursday, April 1 at 10AM US Central time: Nurit Peled- Elhannan
Peled-Elhanan is an Israeli peace activist, Professor at Hebrew University, and one of the founders of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine. She’s also a recipient of the Sakharov Prize for Human Rights and Freedom of Speech, awarded annually by the European Parliament to honor individuals or organizations active in the defense of human rights and freedom.
Conditions in Occupied Palestine will be discussed.
Saturday, April 3 at noon US Central time: Denis Rancourt
Rancourt is a distinguished tenured Professor of Physics, a recognized expert in his field, and an Environmental Science Researcher at the University of Ottawa, Canada.
Yet, because of his activist position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, he was unfairly fired and barred from campus – a violation of his tenure, academic freedom, and beliefs about human rights and equal justice.
His case and its importance will be discussed.
Sunday, April 4 at noon US Central time: Mickey Huff
Michey Huff is a California-based Professor of History at Diablo Valley College. He’s also the new Director of Project Censored (PC) and the Media Freedom Foundation. MFF supports First Amendment freedoms and investigative research, working closely with PC and other media related organizations.
PC is the media democracy advocacy group that publishes vital news stories suppressed or censored by the corporate media.
Each year, it ranks the top 25 and publishes them in its yearbook, Censored: Media Democracy in Action. The latest Censored 2010: The Top Censored Stories of 2008 – 09 can be purchased at projectcensored.org/store.
Major world and national issues will be discussed.