This Week: Update on Iran Protest & Speech by Filmmaker Tariq Ali

Aired 12/29/09

Filmmaker Tariq Ali

This week, Voices of the Middle East and North Africa brings you an update about the protests in Iran, and on the governments continued wave of repression from Dr. Mansour Farhang, professor of politics at Benigton College. We also bring you the second part of a speech by noted  writer, journalist, and filmmaker Tariq Ali delivered at the Twelfth Annual Eqbal Ahmad Lecture at Hampshire College on November 17. His lecture was titled “Obama’s War in Afghanistan and Pakistan”. Finally, we have a poem by  Ahmad Shamlou, ready by Iraqi poet Sinan Antoon.

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