Friday, February 23, 2007

The CIA in the Middle East

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Free lance journalist and author Stephen Grey on 'Our friends, the torturers: the secret story of the CIA's alliance with intelligence agencies of the Middle East and how they became America's jailer and interrogator'

Friday, February 16, 2007

Iran - Salamah Kaileh

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"As opposition grows in America to the failed Iraq adventure, the Bush administration is preparing public opinion for an attack on Iran, its latest target, by the spring [of 2007]." (John Pilger)
Interview with Yassamine Mather, a member of the editorial board of Critique, a Journal of Socialist Theory, published by Centre for the Study of Socialist Theory and Movements at Glasgow University. Yassamine Mather works in the Departments of Aerospace Engieerning and Mechanical Engineering at Glasgow University. She has written articles on the Iranian revolution and Islamic fundamentalism. >> Listen here

Interview with Salamah Kaileh spent 8 years in the Syrian prisons. Born in the town of Birzeit in Palestine, studied in Baghdad and became an activist within the Palestinian resistance. He wrote a number of books among them: "The Arab and The National Question" (1989), "Critique of Mainstream Marxism" (1980), "Imperialism and the Plunder of the World" (1992), "The problems of Marxism in the Arab World" (2003) and recently "The Problem of the Arab Nationalist Movement" (2005) >> Listen to the interview: In English: Part 1 > Part 2 >> In Arabic: Part 1 > Part 2

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Eye Witness Lebanon - AIWA

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Conversation with Caoimhe Butterly, solidarity and anti-war activist who has lived with communities of resistance in Iraq, Labanon, Palestine (where she survived a bullet in the West Bank) and Mexico. Here she talks about her experience and struggles during the recent war in Lebanon and reports on the current humanitarian situation in the south. Listen here: >> Part 1 >> Part 2


Introducing AIWA, a collective founded in 1998 by Wamid and Naufalle, two Iraqi brothers brought up in France. They began mixing their musical practice (bass for Wamid and percussions and Arabic rap for his brother) to their growing interest for electronical music they were producing. Here we lsiten to some tracks from their album AIWA.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Syria - 'Menstruation' - 'Sun on a Cloudy Day'

Middle East Panorama show on Resonance FM 104.4
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Question and Answer session from 'Syria - cockpit of Middle East Politics', leture by Dr Sami Khiyami, Syrian ambassador to London, School of Oriental and African Studies, London 30 January 2007.


Books reviews: two Syrian writers. Menstruation by Ammar Abdulhamid and Sun on a Cloudy Day by Hanna Mina.

European youth "ready to join mass revolt"