16. Mostafa Henaway on US election, activist Benjamin Ladraa on Gaza, accordionist Mario Batkovic

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Listen to the 16th edition of the Free City Radio podcast ! In this show we speak with community organizer and writer Mostafa Henaway who reflects on the sustaining importance of the U.S. 2020 election on communities and countries around the world and the present challenge for progressive activists to mobilize a critique of the neoliberal economics that drives the mainstream of the US Democratic Party, a political framework that led to the conditions that saw the 2016 election of Trump. Mostafa reflects. Also we hear from Swedish human rights activist Benjamin Ladraa who in 2018 walked from Sweden to Palestine to raise awareness about Palestinian human rights, particularly the ongoing military siege of Gaza by the Israeli state. This past summer Ladraa and friends also biked across Sweden to raise awareness on the issue. Finally we hear from musician Mario Batkovic an accordion player based in Bern, Switzerland, with roots in Bosnia. Mario has become celebrated for a unique and groundbreaking modern accordion style that is both comic and hypnotic. Batkovic is released by Invada Records in the U.K. launched by members of Portishead, info : https://www.batkovic.com Music in this show, by Mario Batkovic, Rival Consoles and The Tamlins. Free City Radio is hosted by Stefan @spirodon Christoff.

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