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Fared Shafinury in concert tonight and friday

Iranian American award winning musician Fared Shafinury will be on stage tonight at 8pm at Yoshi’s in Oakland and on Friday at 8pm at Red Poppy Arthouse.

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Tunisia Protest Update; Iranian Author Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

This week we look at the ongoing protests in Tunisia. Also we speak with Iranian-American author Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet of Penn State University about her debut novel, “Martyrdom Street.”

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This Week: Political Prisoners in Iran; Tribute to Palestinian Poet

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

This week on Voices of the Middle East & North Africa, we have Iranian woman activist Sussan Tahmasebi and Reporters Without Borders‘ Reza Moeini about the current plight of political prisoners in Iran.

Later in the program, we’ll pay tribute to legendary Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish, who passed away a year ago on August 9th 2008.

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Attack on Free Gaza flotilla; Iranian-American hiphop

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

A conversation with Israeli-born UCLA history professor Gabriel Piterberg about last weeks Israeli attack on the Free Gaza flotilla.

Revolution of the Mind Later in the program, Iranian-American hip-hop artist Ali Abdollahi of the group, “Revolution of the Mind,” talks about his music and about the protests against the fraudulent Presidential election in Iran.

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The changing role of Turkey; A film about women in Iran

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Women Without Men

Women Without Men

Two different perspectives about the changing role in Turkey vise a vie the U.S. and Israel. In light of the recent attack on the Free Gaza flotilla, and the killing of nine Turkish activists by Israel commandos.

Later in the program we’ll speak with award-winning Iranian-American visual artist Shirin Neshat about her first full-length motion picture titled, “Women Without Men.”

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This Week: Women’s Struggles in Iran

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

This week on Voices of the Middle East and North Africa, we bring you an interview with Haideh Moghissi from York University in Canada, about women’s struggle for equality in Iran.

Later in the program we have a conversation with Rachel Leah Jones, directory of the documentary film, Ashkenaz, about the history of Ashkenazi Jews in Israel.

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This Week: Israel Boycott; Tehran Art Exhibit in San Francisco

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

This week on Voices of the Middle East and North Africa, we’ll have a conversation with Ali Abu Nima, co-Founder of Electronic Intifada and activist and Middle East expert Jeff Blankfort, in which they each comment on an interview Voices of the Middle East and North Africa first taped and aired last month with Professor Noam Chomsky of MIT on the subject of the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign as well as the role of Israeli lobby in influencing US foreign policy when it comes to Israel/Palestine. We invited Prof. Chomsky back for this debate, but he declined.

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Later in the program, Voices of the Middle East and North Africa producer Shuka Kalantari will talk to Bay Area-based artist Taraneh Hemami about an exhibit she has curated, titled ‘One Day: A Collective Narrative of Tehran‘, and which is currently showing at the Intersection for the Arts Gallery in San Francisco.

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This Week: Iran Political Crisis; Berber New Year

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

This week on Voices of the Middle East and North Africa, Shahram Aghamir will speak with Ali Rezaei a social researcher at the University of Calgary in Canada about the political crisis within the Iranian regime.

Later in the program, leading Bay Area based Algerian Berber musician and song writer Moh Alileche will talk to us about the Berber New year of 2960.

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Iran’s Mousavi fired as head of Arts Institution

From BBC News

The Council for Cultural Revolution, a high-ranking body chaired by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, dismissed him on Tuesday night, state media said.

Mr Mousavi had run the institution, affiliated to the president’s office, since its inception 11 years ago.

In recent days, hardliners have urged Iran’s judiciary to put Mr Mousavi on trial for instigating unrest.

Mr Mousavi came second in the June election, and anger at the result saw mass protests in Tehran and other cities that led to thousands of arrests and some deaths.

Mr Mousavi has said the poll, that returned President Ahmadinejad to power, was fraudulent.

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Human Rights in Iran Yes! Intervention No!

In a rally organized by Norcal4Iran, thousands will gather at SF City Hall To Support The Uprising Of Iranian Demonstrators and oppose any US meddling in Iranian internal Affairs.

Live coverage of the protest on KPFA radio.

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