Progressive Radio News Hour Guests for May 6, 8 and 9, 2010

New York Car Bomb Incident: Another False Flag?
May 5, 2010
Palestinian Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons
May 6, 2010

The Progressive Radio News Hour Guests for May 6, 8 and 9, 2010

Thursday, May 6 at 10AM US Central time: Nurit Peled-Elhannan

Peled-Elhannan 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, May 8 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.

Because of his activist support for oppressed Palestinians, 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, May 9, at noon US Central time: Elaine Whitfield Sharp

Sharp is a prominent trial attorney “dedicated to securing justice for people in state and federal courts,” notably in cases involving police and government misconduct.

She’s best known perhaps for representing political prisoner Aafia Siddiqui. She was abducted, secretly detained, horrifically tortured, and reportedly raped by US Bagram, Afghanistan prison personnel for over four years.

After a sham trial, she was convicted and faces possible life in prison on several bogus charges. Her story is painful, horrific, ongoing, and a sign of emerging American fascism too disturbing to ignore.

Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.