• 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, 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'

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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.

How the elite is created Malala Yousafzai to study politics, philosophy and economics (PPE) at Oxford University. One day, she will proba...