• 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, June 30, 2006

The West Bank Wall

Middle East Panorama radio show on Resonance FM 104
or http://www.resonancefm.com/
Every Friday 14.00 - 15.00 London time (GMT)

  • In The West Bank Wall, Dolphin explores the Palestinian experience of the Wall and places the debate in its international context. Dolphin's writing is informed by his work for the UN, where for three years he monitored and compiled reports on the Wall's impact on the humanitarian conditions in refugee camps, towns and villages. What are the real intentions behind the Israeli security argument? Is it a means of securing territory permanently through an illegal annexation of East Jerusalem? Ray Dolphin provides some answers, offering a unique critical account of the impact of the wall and how it affects plans for a Palestinian state and for future peace in the Middle East. >> Listen
  • World Cup 2006: "German hotel removes alcohol, porn for Saudi team", "Islamists denounce 'evil' world cup" and "Iranian film director gets red card for Offside".

Friday, June 23, 2006

Alex Grant - Radio Tadamon

Middle East Panorama radio show on Resonance FM 104
or www.resonancefm.com
Every Friday 14.00 - 15.00 London time (GMT)
  • On June 02, 2006, two events took place. They were very similar. The first was in Forest Gate, East London, in Engalnd. The second was in Canada. In both cases the police raided Muslim places claimimg attacks by terrorists were in preparation. In both cases no evidence of chemical weapons or illegal or suspicious activity of any kind has been found.Marjaleena Repo: "A galloping police state is emerging, in a fashion, familiar to those who know their history, of 1930’s Germany." The Observer newspaper 11 June 2006: "Better a bungled raid than aother terrorist outrage." Alex Grant: "It is vitally important for the imperialists to create an enemy to justify their wars against the poor of the world and they do this by creating racism and fear at home." Mike Marqusee: "That democratic vision is profoundly at odds with the ideology being preached and practiced in Britain these days. London is often cited as the most harmoniously multi-ethnic city in the world, and there's some truth in the boast. But that's no thanks whatsoever to its police, its newspapers or its politicians." >> Listen to Alex Grant
  • Listen to a radio documentary on Burj el-Shemali refugee camp, located on the outskirts of the southern Lebanese city of Tyre and home to upwards of 20 000 Palestinian refugees. This 30-minute radio documentary/Internet podcast was produced by Sawsan Kalache, and Stefan Christoff of the Independent Media Center of Beirut and Radio TADAMON! for broadcast on CKUT Radio in Montreal and distribution through the Electronic Intifada. >> Listen

Friday, June 16, 2006

Iran debate - 'Blood and Religion'

Middle East Panorama radio show on Resonance FM 104.4
http://www.resonancefm.com/
Every Friday 14.00 - 15.00 London time (GMT)
  • Campaign for Peace and Democracy: "Neither US Aggression not Theocratic Repression." Campaign against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran: "Opposing Theocratic Repression in Iran or Playing into Hands of US Warmongers?" >> Listen to the debate.
  • Direct from a picket in front of the BBC, London, in support of the Iranian women .

Friday, June 09, 2006

Le Cirque du Paradis - Shirin Ebadi

Middle East Panorama radio show on Resonance FM 104.4
http://www.resonancefm.com/
Every Friday 14.00 - 15.00 London time (GMT)

  • 'Le Cirque du Paradis' is a parody. The play is set in a circus after a new circus master (the CM) has taken over. The whole play was broadcast as Clear Spot show on Resonance FM on 26 April 2006.It is written and produced by Noel Macken.This part is selected by Middle East Panorama show on Resonance FM, London 09 June 2006. >> Listen
  • Part from 02 June 2006 meeting at Friends Meeting House, London. A speech by Shirin Ebadi, an Iranian activist who was awarded Nobel Peace Prize in October 2003. Listen >> In Persian >> In English >> Some attendants and protesters' views.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Michael Schwartz - Alon Lessel

Middle East Panorama radio show on Resonance FM 104.4
http://www.resonancefm.com/
Every Friday 14.00 - 15.00 London time (GMT)


  • Interview with Michael Schwartz, Professor of Sociology and Faculty Director of the Undergraduate College of Global Studies at Stony Brook University, has written extensively on popular protest and insurgency, and on American business and government dynamics. His work on Iraq has appeared at numerous internet sites, including Tomdispatch, Asia Times, MotherJones.com, and ZNet; and in print in Contexts, Against the Current, and Z Magazine. His books include Radical Protest and Social Structure, and Social Policy and the Conservative Agenda (edited, with Clarence Lo). >> Listen
  • Interview with Alon Lessel from Israel. Boycotting the Israeli academe, what is behind Fatah-Hamas clash, 'are the US and Israel provoking a civil war?', 'true peace under certain conditions', 'a nuclear armed Iran is an intolerable threat' A. Lesel, a revolutionary socialist and activist in the Hands off Venezuela campaign in Israel. >> Listen

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