• 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, July 20, 2007

"Overcoming Zionism": Interview with Joel Kovel

Interview with Joel Kovel, author of Overcoming Zionism: Creating a Single Democratic State in Israel/Palestine (Pluto Press 2007). Kovel is currently editor-in-chief of Capitalism Nature Socialism. “The Overcoming of Zionism is its dissoultion,” states Kovel. Here he elaborates on issues like the linkage between Zionism and capital, class struggle and nationalism, and the inviability of a two-state solution. An interview conducted by Nadim Mahjoub for Resonance FM Radio, 04 July 2007

>> Quote: "No state is given to a people on a silver platter." (The Zionist leader Chaim Weizmann)

Friday, July 06, 2007

7/7 Bombings Then & Now - Vanunu Jailed Again

Middle East Panorama show on Resonance FM 104.4
Every Friday 14:00 - 15:00 London Time (GMT)

Milan Rai, an anti-war activist and author of 7/7: The London Bombings, Islam and the Iraq War, and Martin Jacques, columnist, writer and currently a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics Asia Centre, speak on 7/7 bombings, war, terrorism, the Muslims, and the media.

On July 02 Mordechai Vanunu, the Israeli whistleblower who served 18 years in prison for revealing Israeli nuclear secrets, was sentenced to six months in prison "for violating a ban on speaking to foreigners." MEP conducted an interview with Vanunu in April 2005. Listen to the repeat and to Yoel Cohen, author of The Whistleblower of Dimona: Israel, Vanunu and the Bomb. >> Yoel Cohen's interview

Quote: "Iraq has reached advanced societal breakdown, with ethnic cleansing on a regional, neighbourhood and even street-by-street basis. There has been a mass exodus of its professionals and managers, civil servants and entrepreneurs, a haemorrhage of its future. The time for the occupying authorities to have surged was 2003, after the fall of Baghdad; like everything they have tried since, this is far too little, much too late. The US deployed a similar number of troops last summer to "lock down" Baghdad, since when the number of killed in the capital alone has rocketed to more than 100 a day, while on average an attack occurs against Anglo-American forces every 10 minutes, and this in a fight now mainly between the minority Sunni deposed from power and the hitherto dispossessed Shia majority drunk with it." The Financial Times, 11 January 2007

Security for Whom? Unpacking the Gendered Impact of EU Securitized Migration