intifada=shaking off - oppression/silence
Voices from Kolkota to Casablanca
Voices of struggle, Voices for change
Thursday, December 2, 2010, 2-3 pm
KPFK/Pacifica Radio 90.7 fm, Los Angeles
Streaming at kpfk.org and available on audio archive for 90 days
WORLD AIDS DAY
Fighting Big Pharma in India and Beyond
Our guests include:
Tahir Amin is I-MAK's Co-Founder and Director of Intellectual Property. Tahir practised as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales with two of the leading IP firms in the UK and also served as an in-house global IP manager for a multinational company. Prior to founding I-MAK, he spent two years in India researching public interest IP issues and working on pharmaceutical patent oppositions. He has served as legal advisor/consultant to many groups, including the World Health Organization, Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative, Doctors without Borders, Oxfam, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, United Nations, and governments seeking to improve the patent system. Tahir has published in many prominent fora including Health Affairs and Nature Biotech. Currently, Tahir is a Fellow at the Harvard Medical School in the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine,
Priti Radhakrishnan is Co-Founder and Director of Treatment Access of I-MAK. Priti obtained her law degree from New York University (NYU) School of Law and has worked as a health attorney in the U.S., Switzerland and India. Prior to founding I-MAK, she served as the Senior Project Officer of the Lawyers Collective HIV/AIDS Unit in India.
Produced by Sejal Patel
Hosted by Lucy Der-Tawitian
with news analysis by Hamoud Salhi
SWANA (South and West Asia and North Africa) Collective, KPFK
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Sat 12/4, 12:30pm – Los Angeles Premiere of Award Winning film, “Beirut Rising” -Beverly New Cinema, 7165 Beverly Blvd. 90036-2548
Filmmaker Soula Saad documents the beginning of a spontaneous and non sectarian outcry for peace and justice in a makeshift tent camp in the middle of Beirut.
Best Documentary Film at Women International Film & Television visionary Awards. Tickets ($10) available only online @ www.thewifts.com/FilmAwards_Screening_2010.php
Announcement from Israel Divestment Campaign (IDC)-Do you want to help California become the first state to hold Israel accountable for violations of international law and human rights? Go to www.israeldivestmentcampaign.org if you want to volunteer to circulate the Initiative petition or even, simply, to download and sign the petition yourself.
Sun, 12/5, 2-5pm, Iranian National Student Day Rally -Federal Building, 11000 Wilshire Blvd.
Rally in support of Irananian student movement/Demand release of all political prisoners/Cease arrest, torture and execution of political activists, human rights activists.
Sponsored by Iranian National Student Day Organization and Amnesty International.
SAVE THE DATE - Sat, 12/11 – Noon to 3pm, Town Hall Meeting: Maintaining KPF as a Window of Resistance and Liberation. With special guests Cynthia McKinney and Miguel Tinker Salas – and you the listeners
SEIU Local 721Union Hall, 500 S. Virgil, Los Angeles 90026Sponsored by KPFK Programming Oversight and Outreach Committees and Unpaid Staff Union,