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Dave, jim, Ginny

A half hour weekly radio show committed to community, peace, justice, and non-violence issues.

The show aires on Community Radio stations:
KSVR 91.7 FM (Skagit Valley College) Wednesdays 5:00 PM PT, rebroadcast Sundays 8:00 PM PT
KSVU 90.1 FM, Hamilton, Sundays 8:00 PM and Thursdays 8:00 AM PT
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Gaza Resident Dr. Mustafa El-Hawi - June 13, 2018

We couldn't pass up an opportunity to interview a Palestine man from Gaza who actually got out of Gaza and visited the U.S. Dr. Mustafa El-Hawi spoke with jim justice and Ginny Wolff from Pennsylvania by Skype. (Pardon the sound quality early in the interview - It gets better.) Dr. El-Hawi talks about the critical challenges of living in Gaza, from lack of basic necessities such as food, safe water, lack of medical care and education to the chronic threat of violence from drones flying overhead 24/7.

With a PhD in Environmental Management, Dr. El-Hawi teaches at Al Aqfa University, and actively looks for solutions to inadequate waste water treatment and lack of safe drinking water. But his volunteer work with Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) gives him the most satisfaction as he teaches and fosters both Palestinians and some Israelis in skills of non violence and how to deal with chronic trauma. AVPUSA is what brought him to the U.S. on this trip. His message to Americans it that the Palestinians locked in Gaza badly need our help for basic necessities, and for the U.S. to recognize and end the human rights abuses of those trapped in the "open air prison" of Gaza.

More information:
Alternatives to Violence Project: AVP-USA Inc. https://avpusa.org/
Alternatives to Violence Project International: https://avp.international/

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Kurt Dunbar on Fascism in the USA - June 6, 2018

Dave McConnell continues the conversation with Skagit Valley College History instructor about Fascism. We focus on the Fourteen Characteristics of Fascism described by Lawrence Britt that appeared in Liberty Forum in 2003.

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It Can't Happen Here - May 30, 2018

Kurt Dunbar, Instructor of History at Skagit Valley College, talks with Dave McConnell about fascism; a discussion focusing on the Sinclair Lewis play "It Can't Happen Here." We discussed the similarities between events of the 1930's (when the play was written) and recent events in the United States. The conversation will continue next week as we discuss Lawrence Britt's study of fascism that identified 14 characteristics that were shared by fascist governments of the 20th century - and see how they apply our country today.

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Sarah van Gelder on the Power of Communities to promote Resilience - May 16, 2018

Sarah van Gelder, co-founder of Yes! Magazine, gave the keynote address at FutureFest held in Anacortes this April. Today's show features highlights of that talk, including stories from her 12,000 mi. 4 month road trip to challenged communities across the country where she found people using the power of community and the love of the place where they live to foster regenerative growth rather than extractive exploitation. Her book on her journey is called "The Revolution Where you Live; Stories from a 12,000 Mile Journey Through a New America."

Sarah's newest venture is "Peoples' Hub," an online teaching tool where community groups can learn skills to make them really work well.

More info:
Sarah's book: http://revolutionwhereyoulive.org
The Peoples' Hub: http://peopleshub.org

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Human Rights Defenders in Guatemala - May 9, 2018

Listen in to hear Rob Mercatante and Dania Rodriguez, co-directors of the non-profit in Guatemala, called the Human Rights Defenders Project. Their work is in Guatemala, but were recently visiting friends in Skagit. They work with human rights defenders to protect them and in defense of their speaking out. Rob talks about a community called Laguna Large (450 people) which no longer exists as residents were forced by national police and soldiers to flee their homes in the middle of the night. Their community land was land that the government wanted. They currently live in a no mans land between Guatemala and southern Mexico. He talks about other cases, including one about young women detained and the abuses they must live with or die fighting.

http://Defendersproject.org

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