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Looking at Islamophobia on 10th Anniversary of 911

Max Blumenthal

Max Blumenthal (image courtesy of maxblumenthal.com)

As the 10th anniversary of the 911 attacks approaches, a report points out a handful of charitable groups involved in $42.6 million dollar campaign to fund Islamophobia. We talk to journalist and author Max Blumenthal who has investigated these organizations relationships with right wing Zionists group in the U.S. Later in the program we bring present the second part of our interview with a famed Algerian cartoonist.

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Algeria: Libya’s Neighbor the West

With the arrival of Gaddafi’s family in Algeria, we turn our attention to Libya’s neighbor to the west, Algeria. We speak with Azzedine Layachi the professor of government and politics at St. John University in New York. We also speak with Algeria’s leading cartoonist, about his colleague Ali Farzad, who was brutally beaten by government thugs on the streets of Damascus.

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The youngest detainee in Guantanamo Bay; Arab Film Festival

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

This week, we have a conversation with Lisa Hajjar, associate professor of sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, who has been writing about Omar Khadr, the youngest detainee at Guantanamo Bay, and whose trial is set to resume on Monday, Oct 18th, 2010.

Masquerades

Masquerades

Later in the program, we speak with Algerian film maker Lyes Salem, who wrote, directed and starred in the award-winning movie “Masquerades,” which was chosen for the opening night of this year’s Arab Film Festival. The movie begins tomorrow Oct 14th and it will run through Oct 24th at movie theaters in the Bay Area.

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More on Gaza; Reparations for African Victims of Colonization & Slavery.

Aired January 21, 2009

In this program we listen to the second part of a series on reparations for African victims of colonization and slavery. The week prior, we discussed the movement for reparations for slavery in the United States, and in tonight’s segment we look towards the other side of the Atlantic Ocean at the continuing quest for reparations on the African continent. We talk with Karim Kebir, editorial writer for the Algerian daily newspaper, Liberte, about the recent breakthrough accord between Libya and Italy in which Italy agreed to formally apologize and pay reparations to Libya for 31 years of colonization.
Later in the program, we  bring you a special commentary on the massacres in Gaza by Osha Neumann, Berkeley artist, attorney and author of the recent memoir, “Up Against the Wall Mother F-ers.” We follow that with an interview with Nadia Hijab, about the tragic destruction of a children’s music center in Gaza. Nadia Hijab is Senior Fellow at the DC-based Institute for Palestine Studies.

And finally, we close with an eye-witness commentary of the Israeli war on Gaza written by legendary Egyptian novelist Ahdaf Soueif.

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