• Books: Bury the Chains by Adam Hochschild, Endless War: Hidden Functions of the "war on terror" by David Keen, Capital Vol. 1, Tin Drum by Günter Grass, What is Islam? by Shahab Ahmed, Desiring Arabs by Joseph Massad, Spies, Soldiers and Statesmen by Hazem Kandil, La Condition Humaine by André Malraux, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, Imagined Community by Benedict Anderson, Culture and Imperialism by Edward Said, The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon, The Richness of Life by Stephen Jay Gould, Children of the Alley by Naguib Mahfouz, The Mass Psychology of Fascism by Wilhelm Reich, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, 1984 by George Orwell, Noli me Tangere by José Rizal, Age of Extremes by Eric Hobsbawm, ذهنية التحريم لصادق جلال العظم, Karl Marx by Francis Wheen, وليمة لأعشاب البحر لحيدر حيدر, Candide by Voltaire, النزعات المادية في الفلسفة العربية الإسلامية لحسين مروة, Listen Little Man by Wilhelm Reich ..
  • Films: Alexanderplatz by Rainer Fassbinder, Clockwork Orange, Apocalypse Now, The Battle of Algiers, films by P. P. Passolini, Persepolis, Midnight Express, 1984, Papillion, Gangs of New York, Sophie Scholl, Life of Brian, Ivan the Terrble, Battleship Potemkine ...

Saturday, December 31, 2005

DAM

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"Our message is one of humanity - but it's also political - we make protest music." Tamer Nafer, lead rapper of the first Palestinian hip-hop group, DAM.

Saturday, December 24, 2005

'Dangerous Ideas': Profile Intermedia 8

Middle East Panorama radio show on Resonance FM 104.4
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'Dangerous Ideas': interviews with some Lebanese attending Profile Intermedia 8, 'Achtung!', Graphics and design, 'Protest Workshop', Lebanon, Christmas in Lebanon, sounds from Bremen, including Christmas market sounds.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

The Muslim Prayer - Individual Terrorism

Middle East Panorama radio show on Resonance FM 104.4
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The origin of the Muslim prayer; why the Muslims pray five times a day. A short discussion between a Muslim and a non-Muslim and others.

Conducting an interview: making the controversial more controversial
. Part of Middle East Panorama workshop at Profile Intermedia 8, 'Achtung!', in Bremen, Germany; a discussion on terrorism with attendants from Denmark, Germany, and Lebanon. Sunday 10 of December 2005.

Individual terrorism. A discussion among members of a socialist organisation,
Socialist Appeal.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Beyond Chutzpah by Norman G. Finkelstein

Middle East Panorama radio show on Resonance FM 104.4
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Beyond Chutzpah - On the misuse of anti-semitism and the abuse of history - by Norman G. Finkelstein (Part 2). A talk by the professor of political science at DePaul University, and author of The Holocaust Industry and Image and Reality of the Israel/Palestine Conflict, followed by Q & A.
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Saturday, December 03, 2005

Beyond Chutzpah by Norman G. Finkelstein Part 1 - The Veil Debate

Middle East Panorama radio show on Resonance FM 104.4
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Beyond Chutzpah - On the misuse of anti-semitism and the abuse of history - by Norman G. Finkelstein (Part 01). The professor of political science at DePaul University, and author of The Holocaust Industry and Image and Reality of the Israel/Palestine Conflict, Finkelstein gave a talk followed by Q & A.

"Imperial College's recent decision to impose a new dress code on the college campus in the interests of security has given rise to calls of discrimination against Muslim women who wear the veil. The new code prohibits any item of clothing which partially or completely covers the face." A live debate.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Iraq: Falah Alwan & Sonia Previato - Music

Middle East Panorama radio show on Resonance FM 104.4
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Interview with Falah Alwan , president of the Federation of Workers Councils and Unions in Iraq and the Union of the Unemployed of Iraq.

"The documentary, Fallujah: the Hidden Massacre, by the state broadcaster RAI, cited one Fallujah human-rights campaigner who reported how residents told how "a rain of fire fell on the city". On 14 November 2005, demonstrators organised by the Italian communist newspaper, Liberazione, protested outside the US Embassy in Rome..."The 'war on terrorism' is terrorism," one of the newspaper's commentators declared." Interview with Sonia Previato from the Journal Falce Martello, Italy.

"Iraqis forcible removed on overnight flights", reports The Guardian and the International Federation of Iraqi Refugees.

Songs from Lebanon, Palestine and Tunisia by Firas Jabloun (oud player, Tunisia) and Sahir Safi, (percussionsit - Palestine).

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Uri Avnery - Tunisia: World Summit on the Information Society - Voices in Exile

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Interview with Uri Avnery from Gush Shalom, Israel, on what he described as 'Labour Upheaval'
in the Labor Party primaries where the members of "Eastern" descent voted massively for Amir Peretz and defeated Shimon Peres.

Interview with Fadi al-Qadi, Tunisia, on
UN-sponsored World Summit on the Information Society. Al-Qadi is the regional advocate for the Middle East and North Africa in Human Rights Watch.

Voices in Exile. An evening organised by The Refegee Project on 16 of November in London: speeches on migration, asylum and war, and poetry and musical performance by Kurdish and Iranian poets and singers, among others.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Israel: Workers Advice Centre - 'Occupation Dreamland' & 'Fallujah' - Elias Khoury

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The Israeli Government is trying to de-legitimize and dismantle the Workers Advice Center (WAC - Ma’an). (WAC - Ma'an in Arabic) provides support for the many unorganized workers in Israel. WAC is open to any worker, although Arabs in particular suffer from lack of union representation.

Two documnetary films followed by a discussion, the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London:Occupation: Dreamland is "an unflinchingly candid portrait of a squad of American soldiers deployed in the doomed Iraq city of Falluja during the winter of 2004." (Testimonies from) Falluja: One of the most violent acts of the current occupation of Iraq was the almost complete destruction of the city of Falluja in last November's siege and assault by US forces.

Elias Khoury’s novel Gate of the Sun (English Edition). A talk and QA chaired by Tari Ali. Gate of the Sun presents a mosaic of personal stories that combine to form the story of Palestine from 1936 to the present day.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Organization of Women's Rights - 'The Skies are Weeping', TS Ensemble, Palestinian Dabka

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Talk and discussion from a meeting organised by the Organisation of Women's Rights-Iran on Wednesday 19th October 2005. Azar Majedi spoke against political Islam, for a secular society, and for women's rights. Why is Islamic Shari’a law in contradiction with women’s rights? Religious arbitration in Canada?! What happened? The discussion went further to touch on whether Iraq is free today. The meeting was hosted at Conway Hall, home to the South Place Ethical Society, London.

World Premier:The Skies are Weeping by Philip Munger, The Singer of Wind and Rain by Gregory Youtz, Israeli, Palestinian and Yemenite tunes performed by Tsivi Sharett and the TS Ensemble, Traditional Palestinian Dance by Dabka group, Al-Hurriya. "A Concert for Justice and Peace...In memory of the lives lost during the occupation of Gaza and the West Bank." Introduced by Cindy Corrie, Rachel Corrie's mother.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Suad Khiary - Tunisia: Hunger Strike - Music

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Interview with the Iraqi writer and political activist Suad Khiary (76 years old) Here she speaks of her experience, war, terrorism and imperialism, the Iraqi working class, the Iraqi Communist Party, the Arab left and the future of Iraq, and Venezuela. >> Listen to the interview

A hunger strike in Tunisia. Eight opposition figures began an indefinite hunger strike on 18 October 04 to demand respect for freedom of expression and association in Tunisia and the release of all prisoners of conscience. The hunger strikers include Lotfi Hajji, the head of the Tunisian Journalists Union (SJT).

Music: pieces from Mucians of the Nile - Luxor to Isna.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Robert Fisk - Play: The Hot Zone

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Robert Fisk, the revered foreign correspondent for The Independent, his knowledge and insight of the Middle East is perhaps unrivalled among contemporary commentators. Fisk, who has met Osama bin Laden three times, talks about his experience of covering conflict throughout the region, the Middle East's history and the possibilities for its future. Part of a talk given at the Institute of Education at the book launch of Fisk's Wars for Civilization, London 13 October 2005. >> Listen here.

The Hot Zone, new play explores the stories of British Asians at Guantanamo Bay. The play is based on three British Asians detained in an international detention centre. Iqbal, Waris and Sonny were in the wrong place at the wrong time. They are now incarcerated in a international prison camp. http://www.asiansinmedia.org/news/article.php/theatre/1111

Friday, October 07, 2005

Iranian Embassy picket - Michel Foucault and The Iranian Revolution

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The Committee for a Marxist International, OutRage, Iranian Revolutionary Socialists’ League and the Iranian Civil Rights Committee, took part in a picket outside the Iranian regime’s embassy in London. Interviews.
Michel Foucault and the Iranian Revolution: a talk given by Jonathan Ree at the Kufa Gallery on the 6 July 2005 in London.

Friday, September 23, 2005

The play: Crocodile Seeking Refuge. Excerpts, interviews with the cast and members of the audience

Friday, September 09, 2005

The elections in Egypt. The Egyptian economist Samir Amin speaks on ‘The Struggle for Democracy in the Middle East’. >> Listen here (10:54)

Interview with Oumnya Talat, member of the Egyptian Kefaya Movement, works at the MBC Broadcasting Centre in Dubai, on the elections in Egypt.

A play: Crocodile Seeking Refuge. Interview with the playwright, Sonia Linden.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Coverage of “No deportation of Iraqi and Kurdish Asylum Seekers”. A protest took place in front of Bush House, London, UK.

Has Iran got the right to have nuclear weapons? Interviews conducted in Speakers Corner, London.

The First International Conference against Terrorism, Manchester, UK. Interview with the organiser, Amir Riadh, a human rights student. Speakers include: Mark Curtis, author of Web of Deceit.

Friday, June 24, 2005

Iran: Iranian Revolutionary Socialist League

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  • Interview with Murad Shirin from the Iranian Revolutionary Socialist League on Iran's 2005 Elections. >> Listen

Friday, April 01, 2005

Interview with Mordechai Vanunu

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In this Friday's edition of Middle East Panorama, Nadim Mahjoub conducts an interview with Mordechai Vanunu. Kidnapped from Rome by Israeli secret agents on September 30th, 1986. Vanunu served eighteen years in prison (eleven and a half in solitary confinement) for revealing Israeli nuclear weapons secrets.Vanunu was elected Rector of Glasgow University in December 2004.On March 17th 2005 Vanunu was charged with violating his release restrictions by granting interviews to foreign media. >> Listen to the interview

The legacy of Vladimir Lenin