• 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 ...

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

Middle East Panorama radio show on Resonance FM 104.4
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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

Middle East Panorama radio show on Resonance FM 104.4
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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.

What kind of political discourse, with what social and po­ litical effects, is contemporary tolerance talk in the United States? What readi...