• 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, March 24, 2006

An Anti-War Demo - Daphna Baram

Middle East Panorama radio show on Resonance FM 104.4
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Every Friday 14.00 - 15.00 London time (GMT)
  • The Anti-war Demonstration, London, 18 March 2006.
  • A new Dawn, anybody?

A look into the Israeli election campaign. Jo Glanville in conversation with Daphna Baram.
Jo Glanville is a BBC producer with a particular interest in the Middle East. She has made a number of documentaries in the region and has just finished editing an anthology of short stories by women Palestinian writers, to be published by Saqi Books in September.
Daphna Baram is an Israeli freelance journalist and commentator (The Guardian, The New Statesman, Haaretz, Yediot) and a writer (Disenchantment: The Guardian and Israel, 2004).
Tuesday 21st March, organised by SOAS Palestine Society, London, UK.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Will Iran be Invaded? - Reza Aramesh

Middle East Panorama radio show on Resonance FM 104.4
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Every Friday 14.00 - 15.00 London time (GMT)

  • Will Iran be invaded? Interview with Mark Fitzpatrick from The International Institute of Strategic Studies. Interview with Abbas Edalat, prof. of mathematics and computer science at Imperial College London and co-founder of Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran, CASMII
"If necessary, however, under long-standing principles of self defense, we do not rule out the use of force before attacks occur — even if uncertainty remains as to the time and place of the enemy's attack," George Bush wrote in his national security report, March 16, 2006.
  • I am a Believer ceremony by Reza Aramesh involves 32 mostly second generation immigrant men in a piece choreographed by Tom Dale and the artist and accompanied by a brass band.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Sami Ramadani - Maurice el Medioni

Middle East Panorama radio show on Resonance FM 104.4
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Every Friday 14.00 - 15.00 London time (GMT)


  • Iraq on the brink: The media on Iraq, torture and sectarianism. Speaker: Sami Ramadani, an Iraqi activist and a teacher of sociology in London. >> Listen
  • Interview with Maurice el Medioni, the living legend of Oriental piano. Now 77, the charismatic charmer from Oran, the home of rai music, still mixes an evocative cocktail of Cuban rhythms, French chic and Oriental mellowness. El Medioni is on tour in UK. >> Listen to the interview.

Why Hollywood keeps churning out racist fantasies like 'Victoria & Abdul'?