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2014-08-19 Hour 1 Stephen Lendman
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Stephen Lendman is a Research Associate of the Center for Research on Globalization and a frequent contributor to GlobalResearch.CA. He is based in Chicago and has written extensively on war and peace, social justice in America and many other national and international issues. He can be reached at email@example.com
TOPIC FOR INTERVIEW: TO GET AN UPDATE ON STEPHEN'S HEALTH
Here is Stephen's latest article, posted in Freedom's Phoenix 08-07-14:
by Stephen Lendman
I've been ill and unable to do what I love best for 2 months. Yesterday, August 6, I came home for the first time since hospitalized on June 4.
At the time, I posted a brief message on my blog site. I expected a few days of treatment. Then home to resume my writing and media work.
Things didn't turn out that way. I owe my friends, colleagues and readers an explanation.
Multiple problems developed. One rather serious one. Thankfully they were resolved. But it took time - 2 weeks at Northwestern Memorial Hospital followed by 6 weeks at Warren Barr rehab facility.
The experience was life changing. I wondered at times if I'd ever be me again. I still have lots of recovery to go as an outpatient.
I worked very hard with good therapy people helping me daily. I'm deeply grateful to them for taking me from a very low point to going home yesterday.
It never felt so good to walk through my front door. I began emailing friends and colleagues to explain. More emailing coming.
Wonderful responses came. Means so much to this old guy - age 80 in mid-August. Still with so much I want to do - articles, media work and another book or 2 - maybe more as able.
I'll slowly get back to what I love best. My health, of course, is top priority. Later this morning I have hours of treatment at Northwestern Mem. Hosp and weekly after that for 2 months followed by monthly treatment for a year.
I'm working with wonderful doctors. Some personal friends. They know what I do. They want me back in full swing. Will take time. I'm very patient.
Writing et al will come as able. Important not to overdue it. Yet what i love best is therapeutic - for the mind, soul and body. I'm fully committed to return to a much full health as possible - my top priority.
My great thanks to everyone now wishing me well. I was offline, unconnected with no email addresses so unable to communicate until now.
Physically for a good while I wasn't in good shape enough to do it.
Now I'm back. My output won't be my customary 2 articles a day. I'll do what I can as health and strength permits.
2014-08-19 Hour 2 Marie Taylor
A little bit about Marie:
Lives in Chicago now; during the day I am a AmeriCorps (the domestic version of the Peace Corps) National employee that is set to work with Habitat for Humanity in Chicago for the next year. Jjust took a position as a tutor in the evenings. Keeps in touch with her Palestinian friends/colleagues, mostly online. It's been much different than operation "Cast Lead" in 2012, when she last spoke with us from Palestine. Experiencing this level of conflict from home means tension with her Jewish friends and having to hone her dialogue, or develop explicable analogies. She is not a political expert, but is excited to talk about her experiences.
Digital Portfolio of Work - http://www.marieneedsajob.com/
West Bank ABC
Since the Israeli occupation began in 1967, Israel has implemented a range of different methods to restrict Palestinian access to land and other resources in the occupied territories.
With the Oslo Accords ? an interim agreement between Israel and the PLO intended to lead to a permanent resolution of the conflict ? the West Bank was divided into three areas under different jurisdictions. Since then the West Bank has been divided into what are called Areas A, B, and C. Within these areas the Palestinian and Israeli authorities have different levels of control. The idea was that over time more and more of the responsibilities and powers would be transferred to the Palestinian Authority. This has not happened and because no permanent resolution to the conflict has been reached, the interim situation is still in effect.
Area A is under full control of the Palestinian Authority and consists primarily of urban Palestinian areas.
Area B is under Palestinian civil control and shared Palestinian and Israeli security control and includes the vast majority of the Palestinian rural areas.
Area C is under full Israeli control. Palestinian agencies are responsible for education and healthcare.
Good references for information:
Marie's previous interview on the Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock Radio Show"
2014-08-19 Hour 3 + BONUS Michael Belfiore
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