Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

Voices of the Middle East and North Africa – November 17, 2004

John & Johayna from the Middle East Radio Project pay respect to Yasser Arafat with their analysis and excerpts from eulogies for Yasser Arafat around the world. In the second segment, Susan interviews Elia Arce on her video ‘The Fifth Commandment’ where Elia brings the voices of the active military personnel returning from Iraq. Two … Continued


Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

Voices of the Middle East and North Africa – November 10, 2004

Join co-hosts Malihe and Khalil for this week’s program, during which, we will first hear a conversation with Dr. Mustapha Barghouti, the Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative, a coalition for democratic change in the West Bank and Gaza. UC Berkeley Professor Beshara Doumani will talk to Dr. Barghouti about the current political situation … Continued


Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

Voices of the Middle East and North Africa – October 27, 2004

Join Malihe and Mandana, sitting in for Khalil for this week’s program, during which, we will first hear a conversation with UC Berkeley Professor of History, Beshara Doumani, about his trip to the occupied Palestinian city of Nablus this past summer. His article about the subject will appear in the November issue of the Journal … Continued


Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

Voices of the Middle East and North Africa – October 6, 2004

In tonight’s program we featured excerpts from a unique CD, “After the Last Sky: A Mosaic of Palestinian Poetry and Music” created and recorded by Duo Doloroso. Named after a phrase penned by Mahmoud Darwish, the CD “After the Last Sky” treats the listener to readings of Poetry of Resistance and Freedom by eleven Palestinian … Continued


Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

Voices of the Middle East and North Africa – September 22, 2004

Samuel Huntington is believed to have formalized the new policy of the US toward Middle Eastern countries. In his book “Clash of civilizations” written in 1993, the coming confrontations and wars were predicted or rather suggested. We need to examine Huntington’s work and motivations for constructing such a frame work. To do this task we … Continued


Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

Voices of the Middle East and North Africa – September 15, 2004

Join co-hosts Malihe and Khalil for this week’s program, during which, we will first hear a conversation with Dr Ali Dinar, Outreach Coordinator of African Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Mohamed Elgadi, a Sudanese activist and the founder of “Group Against Torture in Sudan (GATS)”. We will speak with them about … Continued


Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

Voices of the Middle East and North Africa – September 8, 2004

George Bush administration in the past 4 years has adopted the policy of pre-emption that resulted in war and destruction in different countries. Thousands of people from Iraq and Afghanistan are the victims of this war-driven administration. It is important to see differences between this government and previous ones without having any illusions toward the … Continued