Author Archives: Matthew Graber

About Matthew Graber

I am a feminist community organizer with a variety of interests - writing, photography, philosophy, and radio broadcast. I am an organizer with the Philadelphia Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Coalition and a co-host of Radio Against Apartheid on West Philadelphia's community radio station, WPEB 88.1.

‘Radio Against Apartheid’ interview with Jeff Halper

Interview: Dr. Jeff Halper of ICAHD. Oct. 3, 2012 from Radio Against Apartheid on Vimeo. I caught up with Jeff Halper last week, and did an interview for Radio Against Apartheid. In his recent ICAHD position paper, Jeff and ICAHD … Continue reading

Posted in American Jewish Community, Gaza, Israel/Palestine, Israeli Government, Nakba, Occupation, US Policy in the Middle East, US Politics | 9 Comments

Robert Gates addresses private security conference on Afghanistan, Iran, China, and the expansion of the NSA

On Wednesday, September 12, Former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates spoke before a packed audience at the Philadelphia Convention Center at the 58th annual ASIS International seminar and exposition. Gates provided former members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Secret Service, and military, as well as members of corporate America with insight and analysis of threats to American interests around the world – in relation to Afghanistan, Iran, and China – and also detailed how he expanded the role of the Secretary of Defense in to domestic politics, and how, with Janet Napolitano, he authorized the NSA to assume jurisdiction over domestic surveillance.

Posted in Israel/Palestine, Middle East, US Politics | 10 Comments

Standing up for equality at the ‘Equality Forum’ celebration of Israel

A report from a protest at the Equality Forum’s celebration of LGBTQ rights in Israel.

Posted in Activism, American Jewish Community, Israel Lobby, Israel/Palestine, Israeli Government, Nakba, Occupation, US Policy in the Middle East, US Politics | 4 Comments

Radio Against Apartheid: People of Color in the US and Palestinian Queers for BDS

Darnell Moore, a visiting scholar at NYU’s Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, and Lisa Weiner-Mahfuz, a Jewish Arab writer and co-founder of intersections/intersecciones consulting, joined us on the program. The two recently returned from a delegation as guests of Palestinian Queers for BDS to the occupied Palestinian territories in the West Bank.

Posted in Activism, BDS, Israel Lobby, Israel/Palestine, Israeli Government, Media, Nakba, Neocons, Occupation, US Policy in the Middle East, US Politics | 14 Comments

Community Radio: Media opportunity of a lifetime to build the Palestine solidarity movement

Community radio is a bridge to internet streaming, social networking, and media-making that connects new and old technologies to amplify voices of social justice.

Posted in Israel/Palestine, Media, US Politics | 11 Comments

How we started ‘Radio against Apartheid’ in Philly

‘Radio Against Apartheid’ brings progressive, alternative views of the Middle East to the West Philadelphia community on WPEB 88.1 FM.

Posted in Activism, Israel/Palestine, Media | 6 Comments

On the refusal to recognize Palestine

I’ve been reading Judith Butler and Edward Said a lot lately. I’m interested in power dynamics and what it is that drives people to do terrible things in this world.  When I came to Said’s commentary (The Question of Palestine, … Continue reading

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