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122 minutes | Apr 18, 2018
#4: Of Borders & Walls (Native & Palestinian Solidarity)
Did you know that the companies building the apartheid wall in Palestine are the very same ones building the wall on the US/Mexico border? Amy Juan of the Tohono O'odham nation, which straddles that very border, went to see for herself last fall on a delegation to Palestine. In episode 4, Muna and Jams talk with Amy about her trip there, as well as learn about the ever-increasing border militarization that the Tohono O'odham have already been dealing with for years. Interwoven into this interview is plenty of talk about food -- we all can't help but collectively swoon over musukhan aka the Palestinian national dish -- and Amy closes out perfectly with a mesmerizing song. We dare you not to be moved. Subscribe to the Watermelon Brigades podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play.
87 minutes | Feb 28, 2018
#3: Happy Birthday, Ahed Tamimi!
As Biggie says, birthdays was the worst days. In episode 03, Muna and Jams recount a birthday bash we threw for 17 year old Ahed Tamimi on the Global Day of Solidarity to Free the Tamimi Family. We talk about the Tamimis and the global reaction to “the slap heard around the world,” as well as the resistance village of Nabi Saleh, children in military detention abroad and kids here at home fighting for their lives in their own schools and streets. Plus we touch on the connections between the rise of racist fascism in the US with the current predicament of the ruling right in Israel. We also spotlight why the musician M.I.A. rules, recommend some delicious gift ideas fresh from Palestine and explain our tag line: Free Palestine, save Israel and defend the Americas. #FreeAhed Subscribe to the Watermelon Brigades podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play.
79 minutes | Feb 3, 2018
#2: SuperSportsBowl (The Speed Sisters & Gaza Surf Club)
In honor of the Super Bowl, we don't talk about football. Instead, we celebrate two of our favorite sports teams, the Speed Sisters, a racing team in the West Bank, and the Gaza Surf Club, from the Mediterranean Coast. We also uncover the surprising connection between surf music and an old Arabic traditional, and reveal the mystery of the show's name. Plus, we get to enjoy real falafel and dream of Palestinian pastrami. Subscribe to the Watermelon Brigades podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play.
63 minutes | Jan 16, 2018
#1: BLM ❤️ BDS (Black & Palestinian Solidarity)
Episode 01 explores love letters aka solidarity efforts between Black and Palestinian activists in the U.S. and abroad, complete with semi-relevant tangents. We also listen to Method Man’s “PLO Style” and unearth one of the only acceptable rap-rock tracks in musical history, Wugazi’s "PLO Squared." Lastly, we sample falafel chips. They were weird. Subscribe to the Watermelon Brigades podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play.
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