08/18/09Â Marianne Barisonek talks with activist Katherine Hughes about how Muslims are being targeted for harassment in general, and how Dr. Dhafir, an Iraqi Humanitarian Aid Worker, has been targeted in particular.
Wednesday Morning Talk Radio (1 hour)
The link below is to a Radio Interview with Katherine just after Dr. Dhafir was sentenced to 22 years in prison. The interview addresses Dr. Dhafir’s case in the wider context of the “war on terror.”
[Toward the end of the interview I talk about the abandonment of Dr. Dhafir by people in the community; I was thinking specifically of some of the religious leaders and people of standing that I had contacted with my concern about violations of Dhafir's civil liberties.]
Gorilla Radio, Victoria, Canada (The file is just under 12 MB): 11/7/05 Interview 30 minutes.
G-Radio is dedicated to social justice, the environment, community, and providing a forum for people and issues not covered in the mainstream media. Gorilla Radio airs live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 102FM, 104.3 cable, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca
To listen to the full one hour program: Gorilla Radio – Russ Baker and Katherine Hughes November 7, 2005
Link to an interview that Katherine gave to Marianne Barisonek of KBOO, Portland, Oregon, www.kboo.fm: available here (30 minutes). Katherine was one of a core group of 12 court watchers, several of whom attended almost all of the trial.
CORRECTION: In this interview I gave, from memory, the incorrect amount of depleted uranium dropped on Iraq during the Gulf War, the correct number is 300 tons and the half-life for depleted uranium is 4.5 billion years. For more informaton see this BBC report: Depleted Uranium Weapons — a BBC investigation by Angus Stickler See also, American Friends Service Committee films on depleted uranium.
Katherine was interviewed again by Chris Cook of Gorilla Radio on February 12th, 2007. You can listen here: Atlantic Free Press
Program details: Katherine Hughes and the case of Dr. Rafil Dhafir. And, David Swanson and an accounting of the 110th Congress of the United States of America in the second half. Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca. You can check out the GR blog at: http:/GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com
G-Radio is dedicated to social justice, the environment, community, and providing a forum for people and issues not covered in the corporate media.
Watch a WCNY interview with Katherine, Barrie Gewanter of CNYCLU, and court watcher Julienne Oldfield (30 minutes). Â It aired at 11 p.m. on October 26th 2005, the eve of Dr. Dhafir’s sentencing to 22 years.