Interweaving #7 - Storytelling in Gaza with We Are Not Numbers

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Interweaving #7 - Storytelling in Gaza with We Are Not Numbers

In this episode, student journalists from St. Lawrence University offer a profile of We Are Not Numbers, a youth-run independent media organization in the Gaza Strip. In addition to project founder Pam Bailey, they speak with two WANN contributing writers, Basman Derawi and Ali Abusheikh. Ali also gives us an inside look at how ordinary Gazans experienced a recent period of Israeli airstrikes during the holy month of Ramadan.

Discussed in this episode: We Are Not Numbers, Ali Abusheikh article “Feeling Numb While Waiting For War”, Jehad Shahada’s performance at Gazavision song contest.

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Interweaving #6 - A Look Inside Project Censored

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Interweaving #6 - A Look Inside Project Censored

In this episode, student journalists from St. Lawrence University take a look inside the independent media work of Project Censored, which has been promoting media democracy for more than four decades. We hear from Project Censored associate director Andy Lee Roth, Dr. Susan Rahman (College of Marin), filmmaker Doug Hecker, and Project Censored student contributor Isabelle Snow (College of Marin).

Discussed in this episode: Project Censored, Censored 2019 book, Project Censored: The Movie, Media Freedom Summit 2.0

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Interweaving #5 - North Country Climate Crisis Activism

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Interweaving #5 - North Country Climate Crisis Activism

In this episode, John Collins and Terry DuBray explore local efforts in northern New York to build a grassroots movement in response to the urgent threat of climate crisis. They speak with activists at a climate vigil in Canton, NY, researcher Dr. Jon Rosales, and grassroots organizer Toni Kennedy about the challenges associated with trying to shift the conversation about climate change.

Discussed in this episode: Canton, NY Monthly Climate Vigil (@climateactionvigil), Our Children’s Trust, Sunrise Movement, #ChangeTheDebate, May 29 Green New Deal Town Hall (Potsdam, NY), Toni Kennedy (@toniann03), Bill Nye video, Fourth National Climate Assessment Report (NCA4), Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), book by Dr. Curt Stager

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Interweaving #4 - Lisa Guenther and Rivka Rocchio on Mass Incarceration

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Interweaving #4 - Lisa Guenther and Rivka Rocchio on Mass Incarceration

In this episode, Weave News editor Savannah Crowley speaks with Dr. Lisa Guenther about the “horizon” of prison abolition, and theater educator Rivka Rocchio shares some of the creative work she is doing to highlight the stories of correctional officers in northern New York. Rocchio’s work is part of the St. Lawrence Citizen Journalism Incubator (SLCJI) program.


Events discussed in this episode: the 2013 Pelican Bay hunger strike, the 2010 Georgia prison strike

Organizations discussed in this episode: Critical Resistance, No Exceptions Prison Collective, Reach Coalition

Books discussed in this episode: Angela Davis’ Are Prisons Obsolete?, Orlando Patterson’s Slavery and Social Death, Lisa Guenther’s Solitary Confinement: Death and Its Afterlives


Banner image: Donald "C-Note" Hooker [CC BY 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)]

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