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Vomena: Oct 17th, 2012

Sanctions on Iran

A conversation with Widener University economist, Professor Hamid Zanganeh and Mohammad Moeini, who teaches economics at Bard College at Simon’s Rock about the current economic crisis in Iran and the impact of tightening noose of international sanctions on the country.

The anniversary of Maspero massacre

A conversation with Paul Sedra, Associate Professor at Simon Fraser University, and Middle East Editor of the Wiley-Blackwell journal, History Compass. He explains the plight of the minority Christian Copts in a country now officially governed by an Islamist government.

The Iran tribunal investigation

For the past week, the world’s attention has been focused on the protests in front on US embassies in Muslim majority countries, with special attention devoted to the protests in front of the American embassy in Cairo. But at the same time Egyptians were gearing up for a different type of protests! Tonight, you will hear from Egyptian journalist and activist Hossam El-Hamalawy, about the recent wave of labor strikes in Egypt.

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Khalil Bendib, our wonderful co-host, at La Pena

Khalil Bendib, co-host of Voices of the Middle East And North Africa, will be launching his new Prez-in-the-Fez bid for the White House, just in time to beat Obama and Romney after giving them enough of a head start. Besides his stomp speech, Mr. Bendib will also be presenting his newest book of editorial cartoons, “Too Big To Fail.”

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New book about oil in Iraq

We are back this week, with two exellent guests, British campaigner and investigative reporter Greg Muttitt talks about his book, Fuel on the fire – Oil and Politics in Occupied Iraq.

Later in the program, we will hear from Iraqi filmaker Oday Rasheed. His beautifully shot feature film “Qarantina“, captures life in the post occupation Iraq, he portrays relationships among his film’s five characters. Shahram Aghamir interviewed him while he was visiting for his residence at the San Francisco Film Society.


Listen to Lami Andouni and Maha Essanoussi’s interviews

Aired on KPFA Wednesday, July 18th 2012

Produced by Malihe Razazan, Eva Soncin, Khalil Bendib, KPFA radio Berkeley.

Guests : Lami Andouni and Maha Essanoussi

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Ilan Pappe and the paradigm of Peace **Fund drive special **

A recent lecture by prominent Iraeli historian Ilan Pappe about what he calls ” The false paradigm of peace” through which the entire world understands and relates to the Israeli Palestinian conflict.

Our premium this week is The Case for Sanctions Against Israel; and the best of Pappe 3-CD set of lectures and interviews

New : Our Archives on Youtube !

Voices of the Middle East and North Africa has received a tremendous amount of listeners messages requesting for the past show. We are proud to announce that we put a part of our work on Youtube. And we will continue to feed the website with the latest programs.

Vomena Team.

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Libya’s first democratic elections

Tonight, Voices of the Middle East and North Africa speaks to Professor Ali Ahmida, who teaches political science at the University of New England, about Lybia’s first truly democratic election in almost 60 years, which happened this weekend, and whose results are still being counted.

This is followed by a conversation with popular Tunisian singer Emel Mathlouthi. She came to prominence in Tunisia during the revolution and was here a few weeks ago.

Libya’s Abu Salim prison massacre’s anniversary

Tomorrow Marks the 16th anniversary of the Abu Salim Prison massacre in Libya when, on june 28th 1996, more than 1,200 prisoners were shot and killed. Malihe Razazan speaks with veteran british journalist Lindsy Hilsum about her reporting from Libya and her new book, Sandstorm: Libya in the Time of Revolution.  Middle East Children Alliance‘s associate director Ziad Abbas talks about Israel’s plans to demolish the entire palestinian village of Susya in the West bank.

Egyptians in the street

 Mass protest in Egypt

Last Saturday, a criminal court in Cairo sentenced Egypt autocrat Hosni Mubarak -along with his long-time interior minister Habib al-Adli, to life in Prison but dismissed corruption charges against Mr. Mubarak and his deeply unpopular sons, Alaa and Gamal, on technical grounds. Six top police commanders, who faced the a charge of complicity in killing unarmed protesters, were acquitted for what the judge said was a lack of evidence.

Soon after the verdict was announced, protesters poured on to Tahrir Square and planned for a million strong march, which took place yesterday. Khalil spoke with Egyptian journalist Amad Shokr about the protests and the current political landscape in Egypt.

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