Tag Archives: Voices Of The Middle East And North Africa

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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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.

 

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 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.

tonight’s program special fund drive

Tonight, on Voices of the Middle East and North Africa, We will feature the documentary Goal Dreams, by Maya Sanbar and Jeffrey Saunders about the Palestinian national soccer team.

Trailer Goal Game :

Also, sports under occupation, a lecture by Dave Zirin will be aired.

 

additionnal ressources

what if Kobe Bryant were a imprisonned Palestinian soccer player? The nation, by Dave Zirin.

 

 

Jaffar Panahi’s “this is not a film” in San Francisco

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)>

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Violence in Yemen; Graphic Novel of Iran’s Green Revolution

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.

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.

We’ll also speak with University of Richmond political scientist Sheila Carapico about how external powers are attempting to shape Yemen’s future.

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.

 

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Yemen Uprising Update; Free Gaza Flotilla

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

This week on Voices of the Middle East and North Africa we bring up an update on the rapidly changing situation in Yemen. We speak with Yemen specialist and professor Sheila Carapico, who is a visiting scholar at American University in Cairo, about what’s in store for the future of Yemen and the role of the United States.

Later in the program we’ll talk about the upcoming Gaza Peace flotilla with four Bay Area peace activists that are apart of the Free Gaza Movement.

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Egypt Update; Aswat Bay Area Music Ensemble

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

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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63rd Anniversary of Palestinian Nakba

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A young occupied Arab in a protest on Nakba Day 2010, Hebron, West Bank.

A young occupied Arab in a protest on Nakba Day 2010, Hebron, West Bank. (photo: Shy Halatzi)

 

This week on Voices of the Middle East and North Africa, we look at the historic 63rd anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba. This year on May 15th, to mark the day, thousands of Palestinians held demonstrations at their respective borders. We hear a speech from renowned historian Ilan Pappé addressed the meeting in the Sheffield University in the U.K. and gave a talk titled, The Nakba Revisited: Past, Present and Future Course of the Israeli and Palestinian Conflict.

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