cover art for Can Palestine Be Free?


Can Palestine Be Free?

An in-depth forum on why standing for a free Palestine is a vital question for all those committed to ending imperialism and winning a better world.

With Bernard Regan, long-term campaigner for - and writer on - Palestine, member of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign Executive and author of The Balfour Declaration: Empire, Mandate and Resistance in Palestine. He was the first recipient of the NUT’s Steve Sinnott Award (2015) in recognition of his contribution to international solidarity.

Part of the Socialist Ideas series. Presented by Labour Outlook and Arise - A Festival of Left Ideas.

More episodes

View all episodes

  • Ireland - Unity within Touching Distance

    With Michelle O'Neill becoming the first Republican First Minister of the North of Ireland - in what Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald termed a moment of “very great significance” - the conversation about a “new Ireland” has gained momentum.Is Irish unity within "touching distance"?We hosted keynote speaker Mairéad Farrell TD, Sinn Fein for an in-depth discussion on the future of Ireland and why it should matter to progressives everywhere.Intro music: Which side are you on - by Sam Browse. You can find Sam's music on Spotify.
  • Rising Women in the Global South

    The theme for our International Women's Day #IWD2024 rally this year was solidarity with women rising in the Global South - with an emphasis on our solidarity with Palestine and the ongoing progressive rebellions against neo-colonialism & neo-liberalism in Africa, Latin America and beyond.WITH... Aimee Shalan, British Palestinian Committee // Emma Sheerin MLA, Sinn Fein // Natalia Urban, Brasil Wire // Carole Regan, Cuba Solidarity Campaign // Clauda Turbet-Delof, Wiphalas Across the World (Bolivia) // Ruth Hayes, Labour Women Leading and Arise FestivalHosted by Arise - A Festival of Left Ideas. Supported by Labour Friends of Progressive Latin America. Intro music: Which side are you on - by Sam Browse. You can find Sam's music on Spotify.
  • Women for Palestine

    As part of events in the run-up to International Women's Day 2024, Arise Festival supported Labour & Palestine's online rally: Women for Palestine. With live-links from Palestine, plus: Apsana Begum MP; Beth Winter MP; Louise Regan, NEU; Ryvka Barnard, Palestine Solidarity Campaign; Jess Barnard, Labour NEC member; Hilary Schan, Momentum; Siân Errington, Arise Festival; Rachel Garnham, CLPD; and Baroness Christine Blower.
  • The Bloody History of UK & US Imperialism in Palestine & the Middle East

    The complicity of the US & UK with Israel's war crimes in Gaza has shocked millions, whilst both countries have also started new bombings on Yemen. An in-depth forum on how this is part of a long & bloody imperial history that must be opposed. Featuring: • Bernard Regan - Palestine Solidarity Campaign EC member & author of "The Balfour Declaration: Empire, the Mandate and Resistance in Palestine" • Sami Ramadani - Iraqi Democrats against Occupation, Sociology lecturer & decades-long campaigner against war & sanctions in the Middle East • Kate Hudson - General Secretary of CND, Officer of the Stop the War Coalition & author of "Breaking the South Slav Dream: The Rise and Fall of Yugoslavia"Hosted by Arise - A Festival of Left Ideas & media partner Labour Outlook. Part of the Socialist Ideas series
  • Mustafa Barghouti | Palestine in 2024 - What the World should be doing

    A briefing and Q&A direct from Palestine, with Dr. Mustafa Barghouti.Mustafa Barghouti is a Palestinian physician, activist, & politician who serves as General Secretary of the Palestinian National Initiative (PNI). He has been a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council since 2006 & is a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization Central Council. In 2007, he was Minister of Information in the Palestinian unity government.Hosted by Labour & Palestine. Supported by Arise - a Festival of Left Ideas.
  • Socialism or Barbarism? Why Rosa Luxemburg matters Today

    A Labour Outlook Forum with Paul Le Blanc and Helen Scott, co-editors of the acclaimed 'Rosa Luxemburg: Socialism or Barbarism' collection of writings.Rosa Luxemburg was one of the most brilliant minds ever drawn to the socialist movement - an outstanding theorist and a political activist. This forum will look at the relevance of her ideas for transforming a world in crisis today - and how her work was broad in scope tackling capitalism and socialism; globalisation and imperialism; war and peace; social struggles, unions and parties; class, gender, race; the interconnection of humanity with the environment and more.Part of the Socialist Ideas Series - presented by Arise - a Festival of Left Ideas & Labour Outlook.
  • Hugo Chávez, Spark for 21st Century Socialism & Latin American Liberation

    December marks 25 years since Hugo Chávez's election, which sparked the first 'pink tide' in Latin America, leading to great changes in the continent & beyond, with the ideas of socialism & anti-imperialism being discussed again on a global scale.With:Alex Main, Director of International Policy, Center for Economic & Policy Research & witness to the 2002 coup attempt against Chávez & working there until 2008 / / Suize Gilbert, Co-producer of Oliver Stone's 'South of the Border' // Matt Willgress, Labour Outlook & VSC // Logan Williams, Arise Festival Part of the Socialist Ideas series. Hosted by Labour Outlook & supported by Arise - A Festival of Left Ideas in support of the #Chavez25 series of events.
  • Why Labour should join calls for a #CeasefireNow

    With...John McDonnell MP // Beth Winter MP // Richard Burgon MP // Maryam Eslamdoust, TSSA General Secretary // Nabeela Mowlana, Young Labour Chair // Mish Rahman, Labour NEC // Jess Barnard, Labour NECAn online event building the Labour movement's call for a ceasefire in Israel and Gaza, with pressure mounting on Labour's leadership to back a ceasefire.Hosted by Labour & Palestine. Streamed by Arise - A Festival of Left Ideas.