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Voices of the Middle East and North Africa
2:00 PM Pacific Time: Wednesdays
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.
Co-hosted by Malihe and Mira.
To coincide with the declaration of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on July 9th, we produced a special interview. Johayna Marlow speaks with Jamal Juma’ of PENGON (The Palestinian Environmental NGOs Network), Coordinator of the Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign, and with Shariif Omar, President of the Committee against Land Confiscation. Shariif is a farmer … Continued
Join co-hosts Malihe and Khalil for this week’s program, during which, we will first hear an interview with Elaine Hagopian, Professor Emerita of Sociology at Simmons College, to discuss the policies of the Syrian regime under the presidency of Bashar Al-Asad. Bashar succeeded his father, Hafiz Al-Asad in July 2000 when the latter passed way … Continued
Join co-hosts Malihe and Khalil for this week’s program, during which we will first hear an interview with Political Science Professor, Kiren Aziz Chaudhry of UC Berkeley, on the current socio-political situation in Saudi Arabia and on U.S. foreign policy in the Arabian Peninsula and the Middle East in general. Then, we’ll hear Palestinian poet … Continued
Various analysis by different political positions have tried to analyze the recent events in the Middle East. Of these analysis, the liberal approaches have put the main emphasis on the political effects of events like invasion of Iraq or Afghanistan. What has been missing in these discussions is a Marxist analysis and outlook on explaining … Continued
Join co-hosts Malihe and Khalil for this week’s program during which we will first hear an interview with Professor Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Chair in Arab Studies at Columbia University, about his new book titled "Resurrecting Empire: Western Footprint and America’s Perilous Path in the Middle East." Later in the program, we will have a … Continued
In the 1st part of today’s program, we are going to examine the nature of political Islam. Muslims and Middle Eastern people have been under suspicion and scrutiny attack by the Bush administration here because of their country of origin and religious background. Despite this, it is important to analyze political Islam, its social origins … Continued
Bob Dylan Specialwith Derk Richardsonand Larry Kelp
More than 700 US Troops have died on Iraq soil since George Bush made that speech. During that same time, soldiers in America’s "Coalition of the Willing" have killed more than 7,000 Iraqis. … Photographs have surfaced showing severe torture in America’s Abu Grahib, where occupation forces hold some 15,000 prisoners for supporting the resistence. … Continued
Join co-hosts Malihe and Khali for a talk by Tariq Ali, writer, filmmaker and a long-time political activist. Tariq delivered this presentation on April 23 at the 2004 Conference of the Union for Democratic Communications (UDC) held in Saint Louis, Missouri. The theme for this years conference was The Axis of Empire. The conference was … Continued