Tag Archives: Protest

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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Students Protest in Iran

Watch today’s footage of thousands pouring onto the streets in Tehran and other major cities in Iran to protest the fraudulant Iranian Preseidential elections of June 2009.

From New York Times, “Witnesses said there was an anger to the protests not seen since the summer months, when protests broke out after the June 12 presidential election, which the opposition has dismissed as fraudulent. The Basij responded with ferocity, using copious amounts of tear gas, electrical truncheons and stun guns in an effort to disperse the crowds.”

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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Iran – July 9th, 1999

Ahmad Batebil the picture that resulted in his arrest in 1999

Ahmad Batebil the picture that resulted in his arrest in 1999

Ten years ago, today. (Watch his interview below)

VOMENA Special Part 2: Iran Election Coverage

June 23, 2009 (begins at 5 minute point)

We speak with Eric Hooglund, professor of politics at Bates College and editor of the scholarly journal, Middle East Critique. He will discuss the debated notion of the rural/urban divide in Iran in the context of the most recent elections. Kaveh Ehsani will also share with his take on this topic. Dr. Kaveh Ehsani is an Assistant Professor of International studies at DePaul University. He is also a member of the editorial committee of the Middle East Report Quarterly as well as the editor of an independent journal of social analysis in Iran called “the Dialogue.”

We also hear from Iman, a young activist who recently escaped from Iran will share his story with us. Iman had to flee to Dubai on June 15th – three days after the election – fearing imminent arrest by the Iranian regime. Yesterday I had the opportunity to talk to Iman on the phone.

Finally we will hear the reaction of two Tehran residents about the historic demonstration that took place two weeks ago.

Flashpoints – June 23, 2009 at 5:00pm

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Video of Candlelight Vigil for Iranian Protesters in SF, CA

Video of candlelight vigil for Iranian protesters in San Francisco, California on Sunday, June 21st, 2009.

Silent Candlelight Vigil in SF’s Civic Center, TONIGHT 7:30-9pm

The recent tragic events in Iran calls for continuous outcry.  We must keep up our support for the opposition demonstrators in Iran.

Please come and show your support for Human Rights in Iran at a silent candlelight vigil tomorrow!

LOCATION: Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco

McAllister St. San Francisco, CA 94102

DATE: Sunday, June 21

TIME: 7:30pm to 9:00pm

BRING YOUR OWN CANDLES

Please note: this is a silent vigil.  Please refrain from bringing any flags or banners.

Circulate this email widely and tell all your friends and family to join.

See you at the vigil!

Human Rights in Iran Now!

Akhbare-Rooz: Letter to the United Nations (In Farsi)

Akhbare-Rooz: Letter to the United Nations (In Farsi)

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