On this episode, we focused on the anti-Jewish immigration laws passed during the 1920s and 1930s & how they relate to the present.
We spoke with Syed Hussan (a migrant justice organizer in Toronto) about the Canadian government’s upcoming apology for turning away Jews fleeing the Nazis, and how this fits into Canada’s immigration history. We also spoke with Libby Garland (author of ‘After They Closed the Gates: Jewish Illegal Immigration to the United States, 1921-1965’) about how the history of unauthorized Jewish migration can help us better understand the current moment.
Show Notes: Continue reading “41 Immigration, Exclusion, and False Apologies”
On this episode, we spoke with Aya Alghazzawi – a Palestinian student and activist in Gaza, as well as Ali Abunimah – co-founder and Director of the Electronic Intifada. We talked about life in Gaza, the Great March of Return, and how to understand the current wave of Israeli repression.
Continue reading “40 Resisting Colonialism in Palestine”
On this episode, we spoke with Esther Kaplan and Marilyn Kleinberg Neimark, the former hosts of Beyond the Pale – a leftist Jewish radio show that broadcast on WBAI between 1995 and 2014.
Continue reading “39 Beyond the Pale”
On this episode, we took a look at a new generation of leftist Jewish media projects. We spoke with Ben Ratskoff (editor of Protocols) and Jacob Plitman (editor of Jewish Currents) about what’s led to this upsurge in the Jewish left, generational divides, the role of secularism, and what’s different about this moment. Show Notes: