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Why are thousands of Syrians eating grass to survive?

syriaAnother victory for Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions activists–this week the United Methodist Church has blocked 5 Israeli banks from its investment portfolio. We find out what that move means for Israel and the movement for Palestinian rights. Later, we talk to professor Samer Aboud about why thousands of people in Syria, a former middle income country, have been eating grass and leaves to survive. How did it get to this point and what is the way forward?

Guests:

Dalit Baum, co-founder of Who Profits From the Occupation and the economic director for the American Friends Service Committee

Samer Abboud, associate professor of International Studies at Arcadia University in Philadelphia and author of, Syria

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