Mary in Ramallah : Part II

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Part II
(Part I here :

You met her previously in the American Anti-Zionism episode--now! Hear Mary (and Humble Mumbles) on the veranda of her apartment in Ramallah in August 2015.

Mary is so cool--here she gives her thoughts on Palestinians and Jews pre-1948, her family’s personal history in the 1948 war, the PFLP (the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine), the history and culture and particularities/universalities of Ramallah, friendship, feminism, cycles of abuse that extend intergenerationally!, travel, Italy, and the United States. Apologies on behalf of our HM rep, who talks too much.

The constant bubbling-up sound throughout these two episodes is the shisha. It's a hookah.

This episode was premiered at The Galleries of Moore at the Moore College of Art as part of Strange Currencies radio in Philadelphia, PA, USA on April 1, 2016.

Music by Marisol
Mary in the 2nd American Anti-Zionism episode:

Some terms used in this episode include...

‘Arabs of 1948’ = This is one of many terms used to denote Palestinians with Israeli citizenship who constitute 20% of the population of Israel 'proper' (e.g. not the occupied territories of Gaza, East Jerusalem & the West Bank). '1948' e.g. the ’48 lands’ are terms that geographically coincide with the contemporary state of Israel (which does not include the occupied territories). In contradistinction to the 'Arabs of 1948,' Mary is a resident of the West Bank.

BDS = Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions is the predominant, contemporary nonviolent strategy for ending the occupation of Palestine, guaranteeing civil rights for Palestinians in Israel and the right of return for all Palestinian refugees, called for by Palestinian civil society in 2005. Judith Butler and Omar Barghouti have some more to say here:

Thanks to Mary Abu Ghattas, Marisol, Never Forget Radio, Matt Kalasky & Strange Currencies Radio.


from Humble Mumbles, track released April 1, 2016




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