'Ghetto Palestine': Challenges and possibilities for resistance, with Jon Elmer

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Today on People's Health Radio we bring you a lecture on "Ghetto Palestine" delivered by Canadian writer and photojournalist Jon Elmer at UBC on December 2, 2011. Jon's perspective is based on 10 years of reporting from the West Bank and Gaza. His on-the-ground experience of events such as the second intifada and the Fatah-Hamas clashes in Gaza inform an analysis absent from mainstream media narratives.

On our show today we bring you Jon's lecture in three parts. First, Jon explores the meaning of ghetto Palestine; what this looks like on the ground and the implications for Palestinian resistance to Israeli occupation. In the second part of our show Jon discusses the potential for new forms of Palestinian resistance in light of the Arab Spring. Finally, he looks at how the changing dynamics on the ground in Palestine create both opportunities and challenges for Palestinian resistance and national liberation.

Featuring music by Shams and Maisa Assi and Rafeef Ziadeh. An English translation of Ala Dal'ona is available on the People's Health Radio blog: http://peopleshealthradio.wordpress.com. Rafeef's CD Hadeel is available for purchase online through CD Baby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/RafeefZiadah.

A full audio transcript of Jon's lecture is available online through the Boycott Israeli Apartheid Campaign (Vancouver): http://www.boycottisraeliapartheid.org/2011/ghetto-palestine-jon-elmer-b...

More from Jon available at http://jonelmer.ca/.

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