Tune into APEX Express on September 18th (kpfa.org or 94.1) for a one hour special on Kashmir: Flooding Under Occupation.
photos by: Shahid Tantray
After days of rain, Kashmir continues to suffer from one of the worst floods to ever hit the area. The Himalayan region is erupting in protests as relief efforts fail. The flooding hit hardest in Indian-administered Kashmir, which is the most densely militarized land on earth. The water rose across borders, killing over 450 people in the region, according to the BBC. 700,000 villagers were forced to flee their homes. Civilians are organizing ad hoc relief operations, such as the Jammu Kashmir Floods 2014 campaign.
Not only, will we look at how the occupiers have failed to save lives and provide relief, but we’ll delve into Kashmir’s history of occupation and speak with human rights activists and independent journalist about the rising independence movement in Kashmir. Tune in or interviews with Huma Dar, Parvaiz Bukhari, Khurram Parvez, Tahira Begum, and Sahil Tariq. Music by: MC Kash, Ska Vengers, and Naima Shalhoub.
Hosted by Salima Hamirani
APEX Express airs every Thursday night at 7pm
Staring on Friday September 19th a film-maker we profiled on Apex Express is launching a new indiegogo campaign for his new documentary on the showgirls of Pakistan, called Zunn:
On Saturday September 20th join Critical Resistance Oakland on September 20 for Dreaming Wildly, Fighting to Win, a benefit featuring activist CeCe McDonald and acclaimed intellectual Ruthie Wilson Gilmore.
6pm: The Omni Oakland Commons, 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland
From Septempber 26th through October 5th – Kearny Street Workshop (KSW), the Bay Area’s hub for Asian Pacific American arts, proudly presents APATURE 2014, a multi-day festival featuring a lineup of some of the most exciting emerging artists in the San Francisco Bay Area today.
2 weeks, 6 events, 80+ artists.
for tickets and a full lineup visit https://event.sparxo.com/ticket/APAture2014