Today we discuss the situation of the working class in Iran with long-time Iranian labor activist Yadollah Khosro-shahi. Also, the artists of the Iranian diaspora have been active in creating their literature and art in their original language. But the reflection of these artistic activities in their host countries has not been substantial. In the … Continued
Voices of the Middle East and North Africa
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The richly diverse and fascinating world of culture and politics of the Middle East and North Africa, exploring the complex web of class, gender, ethnic, religious and regional differences which separate and distinguish the ways of life and political and ideological perspectives of people in that part of the world.
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This week , we have a special program on the devastating earthquake in Iran that took the lives of more than 35,000 people. We talk with prominent Iranian writer Alisharaf Darvisian, and Dr Fariborz Raisdana, economist from Iran, about the efforts of non-governmental organizations to help the survivors of the earth quake and the Islamic … Continued
Are all Christians united behind Bush and other "Born Again" or fundamentalist Christians? Is the war being waged against the peoples of the Middle East a religious war? Why are Christian fundamentalists making alliances with zionists in Israel? How do some Christians reconcile the Israeli land grabs from Palestinians? Especially when many Christian leaders, organizations, … Continued
A conversation with Sinan Antoon, an Iraqi writer and a poet, and Adam Shapiro, an activist with the International Solidarity Movement about their journey to Iraq and their new documentary film "About Baghdad". The documentary captures what has become of Sinan’s city, Baghdad, as the result of wars, sanctions, decades of oppression and violence, and … Continued
FEATURE : Interview with Henry Norr on his return back from occupied Palestine and his experience as a "Gate Watcher" at the Apartheid Wall Israel is building while it is illegally land grabbing from Palestine. Henry Norr is the former San Francisco Chronicle Technology Reporter who was fired from his job after exposing Intel cooperation’s … Continued
Tariq Ali’s presentation at U.C. Berkeley on November 13, 2003. His presentation was delivered in a forum titled "Lessons of History, Limits of Power" sponsored by the Institute of International Studies at U.C. Berkeley. Tariq Ali starts his presentation by discussing the American empire. Subsequently, he talks about the U.S. foreign policy and the Anglo-american … Continued
Steve Zeltzer from the Middle East Radio Project interviews Bisharat Costandi, a Palestinian local community organizer and labor activist. Mr. Costandi talks about his experiences during the Immigrants Freedom March which parallels the Freedom Marches of the ’60’s. Bisharat Costandi also talks about the discussions on War among the participants and the position of the … Continued
Guest Jessie Ghannam, clinical professor of Psychiatry at the University Of California, San Francisco, on the condition of mental health of Palestinian children and the effects of Israeli occupation on both the Palestinian and the Israeli society. Jessie Ghannam has been doing research on the traumatic effects of war and occupation on Palestinian men, women, … Continued
Edward Said and his contribution to literature, philosophy and to the liberation struggles. Guests: Dr. Khalil Barhoum, coordinator of African and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures at Stanford University, and Dr. Clare Brandebur who teaches at the Doðuþ University in Istanbul, Turkey.
Middle East Radio Project co-sponsored a forum by Counterpunch magazine www.counterpunch.org) where four authors of their newly published book Politics of Anti Semitism discussed the politics surrounding anti semitism. From its very first inception Zionism always tried to blur the clear distinction between Judaism and Zionism. Authors in this forum describe how any criticism of … Continued