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18 hour radio broadcast on 60 years of Palestinian dispossession

On THURSDAY, MAY 15th, from Midnight until 6pm (EST), the International Middle East Media Center in Bethlehem (Palestine) participated in an historic international radio reflection of the Palestinian Nakba or catastrophe. This unprecedented 18-hour collaborative radio broadcast included the participation of CKUT 90.3fm in Montreal (Quebec, Canada), CHRY 105.5fm in Toronto (Ontario, Canada), and KBOO 90.7fm in Portland (Oregon, USA), and contributions from Pacifica Radio and Democracy Now!
The full archives are now available for download as MP3 files, hour by hour (or, if you prefer to download individual segments, click on the 'complete schedule' link below):
Hour 1 (midnight to 1 am)
Hour 2 (1 am - 2 am)
Hour 3 (2 am - 3 am)
Hour 4 (3 am - 4 am)
Hour 5 (4 am - 5 am)
Hour 6 (5 am - 6 am)
Hour 7 (6 am - 7 am)
Hour 8 (7 am - 8 am)
Hour 9 (8 am - 9 am)
Hour 10 (9 am - 10 am)
Hour 11 (10 am - 11 am)
Hour 12 (11 am - 12 pm)
Hour 13 (12 pm - 1 pm)
Hour 14 (1 pm - 2 pm)
Hour 15 (2 pm - 3 pm)
Hour 16 (3 pm - 4 pm)
Hour 17 (4 pm - 5 pm)
Hour 18 (5 pm - 6 pm)

Description of Broadcast:

Thursday, May 15th, 2008, commemorates 60 years of the Palestinian Nakba. In 1948 eighty-five percent of the Palestinians living in the areas that became the state of Israel became refugees. More than 500 Palestinian villages were depopulated and later destroyed to prevent the return of the refugees. Today there are a total of 7 million Palestinian refugees, dispersed throughout the world - the largest and longest running refugee problem yet unresolved.

60-years later, Israel continues to occupy and colonize Palestinian land through the construction of Jewish only settlements and the Wall in the West Bank. The Gaza Strip has been turned into one large prison. Israel violates international law and commits ongoing war crimes and crimes against humanity. And Palestinians abroad are the world's oldest refugee population, making-up more than one fourth of all refugees.

The following Radio Stations have confirmed carrying the Nakba-60 Broadcast


1) CKDU Halifax, Nova Scotia
2) CFUV 101.9fm Victoria, BC
3) CHRY 105.5fm Toronto, Ontario
4) CKUT 90.3fm Montreal, Quebec
5) CFRC Kingston, Ontario
6) CILU 102.7FM Thunderbay, ON


1) KBOO Portland, Oregon
2) WPFW Washington, DC
3) WRNC in Ashland, WI

United Kingdom

1) Radio Resonance, London

Click here for complete schedule

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