Tag Archives: Mahmoud Darwish

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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This Week: The Politics of Water in the Middle East

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

This week on Voices of the Middle East and North Africa, we begin a series of programs on the politics of water in the Middle East, with a two-part interview with Rutgers University Assistant Professor of history Tobi Jones on his recent article titled, “Saudi Alchemy: Water Into Oil, Oil Into Water.”

Later in the program, we update you on the ongoing uc student senate battle to divest from US corporations profiting from Israeli war crimes.

And last but not least, on the occasion of national poetry month, NYU professor Sinan Antoon will read from the late Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish‘s last book of prose “In the Absence of Presence.”

Voices of the Middle East and North Africa – April 14, 2010 at 7:00pm

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