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.
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.
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.
The SF film society will screen “This is not a film” from the prominent director Jafar Panahi. This coming friday (April 6th) to the 12th, you can watch the movie at the following adress 1746 Post Street (Webster/Buchanan)>
Zahra's Paradise is the fictional story of the search for Mehdi, a young Iranian protestor who has disappeared in the Islamic Republic’s gulags.
This week’s Voices of the Middle East and North Africa, we explore the escalation in violence in Yemen’s capital Sanaa persists as military forces loyal to president Ali Abdullah Saleh have continued their assaults on protestors for the past four days. We’ll speak with Atiaf al Wazir, a Yemeni-American blogger and activist based in the nation’s capital Sanaa.
Later in the program, we’ll feature a new graphic novel about an Iranian family’s search for their 19-year-old son after he disappears during a protest in the aftermath of the rigged 2009 presidential election in Iran. We’ll speak with Amir, who’s the author of the graphic novel Zahra’s Paradise.
This week on Voices of the Middle East & North Africa, we get an update on the unfolding situation in Egypt. On May 23rd Egyptian bloggers posted critiques and opinions about the transitional government and the grassroots movement for democracy.
Later in the program we hear from Aswat, the Bay Area music ensemble which performed live for us in studio last night.
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7:00 amRachel West, co-coordinator of In Defense of Prostitute Women’s Safety Project. 7:15 amTariq Ali, author of Bush in Babylon: The Recolonization of Iraq, speaking on April 23rd 2004 in St. Louis. 8:00 amJohn W. Dean, author of Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush. Morning Show Segue Music: Time: 1st hour... […]
Youth Radio reporter Sanovia Jackson interviews her teacher about same-sex marriage, Ursula Mehl talks about growing up and leaving her childhood dentist behind, and a young G.I. in Maine tells his story about being wounded in Iraq and what it’s like readjusting to life at home. The post Youth Radio – April 10, 2004 appeared […]
Family of Slain Soldier Calls Bush WMD Jokes "Disgraceful" Navy Public Affairs Officer Who Worked in Iraq Condemns President Bush & The U.S. Invasion Life on the Outside: The Prison Odyssey of Elaine Bartlett The post Democracy Now! (6 am) – March 26, 2004 appeared first on KPFA.