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Libya & Iran Updates; Cheb i Sabbah Fundraiser

Libya Uprsings

Libya Uprsing (photo by Shabaka Bark)

This week on Voices of The Middle East and North Africa, we speak with Libyan Professor Ahmida from the University of New England to update us on the current situation in Libya. We will also speak with KPFA’s music programmer Kutay Kugay about the July 8th fundraiser for Bay Area based musical pioneer Cheb i Sabbah who has been diagnosed with cancer. We also discuss the state of political prisoners in Iran and talk with Executive Director of the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran Hadi Ghaemi.

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On KALW’s Your Call Radio: What is the state of the Iran protests?

KALW’s Your Call with Sandip Roy

‘What is the state of the protest in Iran? On the next Your Call we will discuss this Saturday’s demonstration in support of the Iranian opposition at San Francisco City Hall – a demonstration that some groups on the left have decided to boycott.”

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Guests:
Shahram Aghamir in San Francisco
Bay Area based activist and producer of Voices of the Middle East and North Africa on KPFA

Kaveh Ehsani in Chicago
Assistant professor of International Studies at Depaul University and a member of the editorial boards of Middle East Report and the Tehran-based Goft-o-gu (Dialogue).

Reese Erlich in Oakland
Reese Erlich is a best-selling book author and Peabody-award winning journalist who writes regularly for the Dallas Morning News, Canadian Broadcasting Corp. Radio and National Public Radio. Erlich is co-author of Target Iraq: What the News Media Didn’t Tell You and his latest book Dateline Havana: The Real Story of US Policy and the Future of Cuba was published this year. Reese is just back from a trip to Iran.

Hadi Ghaemi in New York
Spokesperson for United 4 Iran, the organizers of Saturday’s rallies. The rally in San Francisco will be from noon to 4 p.m this weekend.

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