• 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, April 25, 2008

27 April 2008

Sunday between noon and 1pm (GMT)104.4 FM (London)
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  • US military tightens siege of Sadr City as cleric warns of 'open war': an analysis.
  • Professor Gilbert Achcar on tribalism in Iraq, nationalism, fundamentalism and barbarisms. Gilbert Achcar is from Lebanon, where he lived until 1983. He authored several books on international politics and the Middle East, including “The Clash of Barbarisms” and “Eastern Cauldron”. He teaches political science at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies.

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Eleven Theses on the Resurgence of Islamic Fundamentalism

Saturday, April 12, 2008

20 April 2008

Sunday between noon and 1pm (GMT)
104.4 FM (London) or http://www.resonancefm.com/ worldwide

War on Terror, Inc. Corporate Profiteering from the Politics of Fear by Solomon Hughes (Verso, 2008). "Who is behind companies that reap the dividend of war? How close are they to our political decision-makers? Do they actually deliver what they are contracted to deliver, and at a cost-effective price? "

Iraq: 5 Years On. "How the Media Sells War and Why?" From a public meeting called by Media Workers Against the War. Speakers include: Nick Davies, an award-winning investigative reporter (the Guardian): "Our media have become mass producers of distortion." And Dhar Jamail, independent journalist and author of Beyond the Green Zone.



Related:
War on Terror, Inc. Review
Flat Earth News by Nick Davies
Other:
"Our Reign of Terror, by the Israeli Army"

Saturday, April 05, 2008

09 & 13 April 2008

Wednesday between 9pm and 10pm (GMT)
Sunday between noon and 1pm 104.4 FM (London)
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Underbelly Egypt's Neoliberal Agenda: IBSF, immiseration and struggle, bread and gathering dissent.

The European Union and Turkish Accession - Human Rights and the Kurds (Pluto Press 2008), including a conversation with the co-author Kerim Yildiz, Executive Director of Kurdish Human Rights Project.

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Video: "Protesters face Egyptian riot police"
Clashes in Egypt's Strike Stand-off

Underbelly Egypt's Neoliberal Agenda

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

02 & 06 April 2008

Wednesday between 9pm and 10pm (GMT)
Sunday between noon and 1pm 104.4 FM (London)
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The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew and the Heart of the Middle East by Sandy Tolan. In The Lemon Tree, Sandy Tolan tells the big-picture story of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the parallel, very personal story of Bashir and Dalia. An interview conducted by C. S. Soong, Against the Grain programme on KPFA (Pacifica) Radio.

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Reviews of The Lemon Tree

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