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Radio Berlin International #12 – Poland-Belarus Border/Land Reform/Anti-Palestinian Racism

with Magda Qandil who has recently returned from the border between Poland and Belarus, Activists from Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais, and Emily Baumgartner and Phil Butland on the court victory of Farah Maraqa


22/09/2022

In this episode, we’ll be hearing from:

  • Magda Qandil, a researcher and activist with borderline-europe who has recently returned from the border between Poland and Belarus, where people face terrible conditions and state brutality on the frontier of the EU.
  • Activists from Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra, the Brazilian landless peasants movement (MST), on the struggle for land reform.
  • Emily Baumgartner and Phil Butland on the court victory of Farah Maraqa, the Palestinian journalist fired by Deutsche Welle on the basis of false antisemitism allegations.

This episode is presented by Ali Khan and produced by Tom Wills.

Please tell us what you think of the show by emailing radio@theleftberlin.com.

You can hear previous episodes of Radio Berlin International here

Radio Berlin International #11 – Ecuador Protests / Filipino Community / Western Sahara

With activists from Ecuadorminka, ALPAS Pilipinas and Solidarity Rising


21/06/2022

In this episode, we are talking about protest in Ecuador, the Filipino migrant community in Berlin, and Western Sahara.

* Follow Ecuadorminka on Facebook
* Follow ALPAS Pilipinas on Facebook
* Visit the website of the Solidarity Rising bike tour to Western Sahara

We ran out of time to play it on the show, but you can hear the Philippine peasant activists of the feminist punk band Catpuke make a chilling shoegaze cover of the Ramon Ayco protest classic “Tano” on Facebook at: https://fb.watch/dL1mMbW2zj/

This episode is presented by Annie Musgrove and Mary Walle and produced by Tom Wills.

Reboot.fm is going on holiday for July and August, but we’ll be back in September!

Please tell us what you think of the show by emailing radio@theleftberlin.com

You can hear previous episodes of Radio Berlin International here.

Radio Berlin International #10 Reproductive Justice USA / Crisis in Greece

with Dmitra Kyrillou and Mohana Kute


08/06/2022

In this episode, we are talking about the struggle for reproductive justice in the United States, and the latest developments in Greece.

This episode’s guests are Dymitra Kyrillou and Mohana Kute.

You can donate to abortion funds here, here and here.

This episode is presented and produced by Tom Wills.

Radio Berlin International #9 Silencing Palestinian Voices

Discussing anti-Palestinian repression in Germany and globally


23/05/2022

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Radio Berlin International #8 – Liberation Day / Russian Antiwar Resistance / The Nakba

Florian Gutsche from VVN-BdA on the anniversary of Nazi Germany’s defeat. Feminist activist Sasha on opposition to Putin’s aggression within Russia. Palestine Speaks members on Israeli occupation.


10/05/2022

In this episode, Florian Gutsche from the antifascist group VVN-BdA explains why the anniversary of Nazi Germany’s defeat still isn’t a national holiday. Sasha from Feminist Antiwar Resistance tells us about opposition to Putin within Russia. And Asmar and Joujou from Palestine Speaks describe the ongoing Nakba (catastrophe) for Palestinians and events coming up this year in Berlin. Dillon Drasner is in the presenter’s chair.

This episode’s guests are:

This week’s playlist is:

Cartouche – Chant des partisans Yiddish
Trio Scho – Der Hafen von Odessa
Arkadiy Kots Band — Who Shoots At Workers
alyona alyona — Відчиняй
Ahmad Kaabour – A’daffa
Daboor & Shabjdeed – Inn Ann

This episode is presented by Dillon Drasner. The studio engineer for reboot.fm is Noémie Cayron. The producer is Tom Wills.

Don’t miss our next show live on reboot.fm 88.4 MHz in Berlin, 90.7 MHz in Potsdam and online at http://reboot.fm at 7pm on Sunday 22 May. Our next show will be a special broadcast in front of a live audience at theleftberlin.com’s Day School on Left Journalism, which is taking place in Kreuzberg. If you’d like to get involved in producing this show or learn about interviewing, video making, photojournalism and much more, join us there on Sunday 22nd May.

Please tell us what you think of the show by emailing radio@theleftberlin.com. Don’t forget to include your name and where you’re listening from, and we’ll read out as many messages as possible on the air.

Check out our archive of previous episodes of Radio Berlin International.