Showing posts from November, 2005

Iraq: Falah Alwan & Sonia Previato - Music

Middle East Panorama radio show on Resonance FM 104.4 Every Friday 3.30pm - 4.30pm London time (GMT) Repeated on Monday 7.00am to 8.00am Interview with Falah Alwan , president of the Federation of Workers Councils and Unions in Iraq and the Union of the Unemployed of Iraq. "The documentary, Fallujah: the Hidden Massacre, by the state broadcaster RAI, cited one Fallujah human-rights campaigner who reported how residents told how "a rain of fire fell on the city". On 14 November 2005, demonstrators organised by the Italian communist newspaper, Liberazione, protested outside the US Embassy in Rome..."The 'war on terrorism' is terrorism," one of the newspaper's commentators declared." Interview with Sonia Previato from the Journal Falce Martello , Italy. "Iraqis forcible removed on overnight flights", reports The Guardian and the International Federation of Iraqi Refugees. Songs from Lebanon, Palestine and Tuni

Uri Avnery - Tunisia: World Summit on the Information Society - Voices in Exile

Middle East Panorama radio show on Resonance FM 104.4 Every Friday 3.30pm - 4.30pm London time (GMT) Repeated on Monday 7.00am to 8.00am Interview with Uri Avnery from Gush Shalom , Israel, on what he described as 'Labour Upheaval' in the Labor Party primaries where the members of "Eastern" descent voted massively for Amir Peretz and defeated Shimon Peres. Interview with Fadi al-Qadi, Tunisia, on UN-sponsored World Summit on the Information Society . Al-Qadi is the regional advocate for the Middle East and North Africa in Human Rights Watch. Voices in Exile . An evening organised by The Refegee Project on 16 of November in London: speeches on migration, asylum and war, and poetry and musical performance by Kurdish and Iranian poets and singers, among others.

Israel: Workers Advice Centre - 'Occupation Dreamland' & 'Fallujah' - Elias Khoury

Middle East Panorama radio show on Resonance FM 104.4 Every Friday 14:00 - 15:00 (GMT) The Israeli Government is trying to de-legitimize and dismantle the Workers Advice Center (WAC - Ma’an). (WAC - Ma'an in Arabic) provides support for the many unorganized workers in Israel. WAC is open to any worker, although Arabs in particular suffer from lack of union representation. Two documnetary films followed by a discussion, the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London: Occupation: Dreamland is "an unflinchingly candid portrait of a squad of American soldiers deployed in the doomed Iraq city of Falluja during the winter of 2004." (Testimonies from) Falluja : One of the most violent acts of the current occupation of Iraq was the almost complete destruction of the city of Falluja in last November's siege and assault by US forces. Elias Khoury’s novel Gate of the Sun (English Edition). A talk and QA chaired by Tari Ali. Gate of the Sun presents a mosaic

Organization of Women's Rights - 'The Skies are Weeping', TS Ensemble, Palestinian Dabka

Middle East Panorama radio show on Resonance FM 104.4 worlwide Every Friday 14:00 - 15:00 (GMT) Talk and discussion from a meeting organised by the Organisation of Women's Rights-Iran on Wednesday 19th October 2005. Azar Majedi spoke against political Islam, for a secular society, and for women's rights. Why is Islamic Shari’a law in contradiction with women’s rights? Religious arbitration in Canada?! What happened? The discussion went further to touch on whether Iraq is free today. The meeting was hosted at Conway Hall, home to the South Place Ethical Society, London. World Premier: The Skies are Weeping by Philip Munger, The Singer of Wind and Rain by Gregory Youtz, Israeli, Palestinian and Yemenite tunes performed by Tsivi Sharett and the TS Ensemble, Traditional Palestinian Dance by Dabka group, Al-Hurriya . "A Concert for Justice and Peace...In memory of the lives lost during the occupation of Gaza and the West Bank." Introduced by Cindy