This week’s Occupied Nation Show May 20th 2015 – Listen Here!

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In the UK this past week, David Cameron and his Conservative Party won the election with 63% of the population voting against them. In the time since, protests have been popping up all over the British Mainland. The people of England are protesting not only the results of the election, but the ‘Austerity’ cuts promised by Prime Minister Cameron and his Party. The broad cuts are said to include NHS, the National Rail, Pensions, Food, and Housing. On last weeks show we featured an interview with a person who was at the protest in London last weekend. We will be discussing this further this week on the show! Also on this weeks show we will have guest Sumumba Sobukwe (OWS, Occu-Evolve) will be discussing Occupy: Past. Present and Future, as well as his upcoming speaking tour! Alex Freeman joins us again this week to discuss his article  ‘Banks Admit to Libor Guilt, But the Plea is a Bargain‘ (in The Fifth Column),  and we will also have information for you on the upcoming March Against Monsanto!

 

 

Tune In on Wednesday Night 7pm eastern @ http://www.activatemedia.org

 

Occupied Nation Show 5/13/2015

 

This show was originally broadcast on 5/13/2015. It features a very compelling interview with Marwan Wadi from Gaza on what everyday life is like after the war, and the winter. We learn about how nothing has been rebuilt, the lack of shelter, food, even water and electricity. We also have a discusion with Kiikii Anne regarding the previous weekend riots in London in response to the re-election of David Cameron. We also discuss the patriot act, TPP, and the upcoming March Against Monsanto. Other guests on the show include Alex Freeman)the Fifth Column) and Greta Camuso(Activist), and the musical stylings of Ad Frank.

The Occupied Nation airs every Wednesday @ 7pm eastern on  Ⓐctivate Radio www.activatemedia.org

Photo Credit: Marwan Wadi

 

Life on the Ground in Gaza

 

 

 

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by: patrick wilson

In the past year since the war on the Gaza Strip the media spotlight has left, and there has been an election in Israel. This week on the Occupied Nation Show we discuss the landscape today in Gaza, and what life is like having Netanyahu as a neighbor. Our guest is Marwan Wadi, a 22 yr. old man trained as a nurse but fills so many roles in his community. There is a short video below featuring his work.

We also have Kiikii as a guest on this weeks show with a report on the protests this past weekend in London. Kiikii is a host on Wave of Action UK a weekly chat show on Activate Radio that airs on Thursday afternoons at 1pm eastern.  Sarah Elizabeth, an activist from Boston will also be joining us to talk about the upcoming Monsanto Marches! We will be featuring the musical stylings of Ad Frank, a musical artist from Boston, and will also be joined on the show by Alex Freeman(writer/fifth column) and Greta Camuso(activist).

Tune in Wed. Nights @ 7 pm eastern on Activate Radio http://www.activatemedia.org

And Stay tuned after the show for the Young Jurks @ 9 pm eastern.

 

photo credit: CODEPINK Women For Peace

A Letter from Patrick (host of the Occupied Nation show)

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Just a little update for you all on the Occupied Nation Show. As you all probably know the radio station has been going through some changes, and has now become Activate Radio, a part of Activate Media! During the process of this transition My concentration and focus has been upon the station, and the rebuilding of it. The goal is to create an enduring and sustainable independent media source that give voice to social justice, activism, the marginalized and oppressed peoples of the world, illustrating perspectives from across the globe. There are many things to come in the future from this endeavor. I cannot begin to express to you how much work has gone into this, but as they say, anything worthwhile isn’t easy. The help of my comrades past and present has made our progress possible. We need some volunteers to sustain the momentum that we are currently enjoying. If you, or someone you know has skills that might be helpful in our continued progress, please contact me using any of the methods in my signiture below.

The plan is for the Occupied Nation Show to get a fresh refit, and needs a little help in the production of it. This means a refresh of the Occupied Nation Show’s webpage, as well as adding some more personalities behind the scenes as well as in front. This will give the opportunity to learn what goes into the production of a radio show from the ground up, and can be beneficial to starting one’s own show in the future. If you have some interest in being a part of this, get in touch.

I thank each and every one of you who has given support to all of this over the past years, and look forward to our continued progress!

Peace Love and Solidarity,

Patrick Wilson
Executive Director
Activate Media
9A Hamilton Place
Boston, MA 02108
p: (617)506-9298
e: patrickwilson@activatemedia.org
w: www.activatemedia.org

photo credit: Rikki’s Refuge