Spiral Times: Sounds of Sumud pt. II | BB

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In the month since Sounds of Sumud Pt I aired, more Palestinians were murdered by occupation forces that at any time since 2005.

Alongside an extended trip through contemporary local tunes, guest selections and some original sounds created for this show, this show includes an urgent update about the escalating situation on the ground from Tia, a special correspondent in Bethlehem, who speaks about the emotional and spiritual impact of teenage existence in this environment and her and her friends' commitment to a different future.

Chicago-based Palestinian-American public health worker and organiser Feda gives us a chilling insight into the scale of censorship, surveillance and political repression of student anti-apartheid activists in the US. Human rights defender Lubnah from BADIL is back to help us understand EU complicity in silencing civil society organisations. We bust some common myths about BDS and look back at other successful boycotts to trace how international music and cultural communities could be successfully mobilised to help fuel local resistance and end injustice. If we choose to.

Deepest thanks to all my guests and contributors.