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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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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

Last week’s Radio show

The Voices of the Middle East and North Africa show aired on Wednesday, April 25th 2012. Produced by Malihe Razazan.

Guests
Hossam El-Hamalawy – Egyptian journalist
Caveh zahedi – movie director “The sheik and I”

The youngest detainee in Guantanamo Bay; Arab Film Festival

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

This week, we have a conversation with Lisa Hajjar, associate professor of sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, who has been writing about Omar Khadr, the youngest detainee at Guantanamo Bay, and whose trial is set to resume on Monday, Oct 18th, 2010.

Masquerades

Masquerades

Later in the program, we speak with Algerian film maker Lyes Salem, who wrote, directed and starred in the award-winning movie “Masquerades,” which was chosen for the opening night of this year’s Arab Film Festival. The movie begins tomorrow Oct 14th and it will run through Oct 24th at movie theaters in the Bay Area.

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Fore more information on the Arab Film Festival, visit http://arabfilmfestival.org/

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This Week: Coup D’Etat in Turkey; U.S. Boat to Gaza

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

On this week’s program, we’ll have a conversation with political scientist Gamze Yasar about the upcoming referendum on Turkey’s constitution on Sept 12th, the 30th anniversary of 1980’s military Coup d’etat in Turkey.

Then, later in the program, we’ll speak with filmmaker and co-founder of international solidarity movement Adam Shapiro abou the upcoming U.S. boat to Gaza that will take place some time this fall.

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Weekly Cartoon: Palestinian Pizza

For more of Khalil Bendib’s cartoons, visit The Pen is Funnier than the Sword.

This Week: Palestinian Author; Iranian Prisoners: Now & Then

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

This week on Voices of the Middle East & North Africa, we’ll have a conversation with a Palestinian author about the reason for Israel’s loss of legitimacy in world opinion. Also we pay tribute to thousands of political prisoners secretly executed in Iran in 1998, and the ongoing international campaign to help those currently detained.

Finally, members of the Aswat Music Ensemble will discuss their show at the La Pena Cultural Community Center in Berkeley, California.

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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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Iraq’s Political Climate; Iraqi Film “Son of Babylon” (Part II of Interview)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

This week on Voices of the Middle East & North Africa, we have a conversation with Professor Sinan Antoon of New York University about the current political situation in Iraq as the stalemate in forming a government continues.

Son of Babylon

Son of Babylon

Later in the program, we’ll bring you the second part of our conversation with Iraqi film maker Mohamed Al-Daradji, about his award winning feature film Ibne Babel, or Son of Babylon, a story about a grandmother and grandson in occupied Iraq. The film has been selected as Iraq’s official entry for the foreign language Oscar at the 2011 Academy Awards. Al-Daradji also speaks with us about the unsteady state of the film industry in Iraq.

Update on Pakistan after the Flood; Iraqi film “Son of Babylon”

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

This week on Voices of the Middle East & North Africa, we have a conversation with Kamran Ali, an associate professor of anthropology and acting director of the South Asia Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. Ali talks about the political landscape in Pakistan in the midst of a flood that’s left thousands dead and over one and half million people homeless.

Son of Babylon

Later in the program, we’ll bring you the first of two part conversation with Iraqi film maker Mohamed Al-Daradji about his award winning feature film Ibne Babel, or Son of Babylon, a story about a grandmother and grandson in occupied Iraq. Al-Daradji speaks with us about the state of the film industry in Iraq. And how he’s received numerous death threats – and has even been kidnapped – because of the movies he’s produced.

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