• 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, June 15, 2007

Gaza and Beyond - The War Economy of Iraq

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

Mahmood Abbas, the Palestinian president, described the situation in the Gaza Strip as "madness" and called for an immediate halt to the violence. Polonius in Shakespeare’s Hamlet replied: “Though this be madness, there is method in’t.” >> Yossi Schwartz from Haifa, Israel
>> Article: Crocodile Tears by Uri Avnery

Quote: "That is not a matter of Islamic fundamentalism. In this respect all nations are the same: they hate collaborators of a foreign occupier, whether they are Norwegian (Quisling), French (Petain) or Palestinian." (Uri Avnery, June 2007)

A speech by the Minister of Information in the Palestinian Authority. It was part of a rally organized by Enough!, a coalition of over 50 charities, trade unions, father and other faith groups. The rally took place in Trafalgar Square on 09th of June. >> Listen here

War and profit,” argue Christopher Parker and Pete W. Moore, “have always gone hand in hand. In Iraq, as well, a “war economy” is firmly rooted, yet it has gone largely unexamined in the stacks of books and articles dissecting Washington’s grandiose venture gone bad.” (Middle East Report No 243) Interview with C. Parker, assistant professor of political and social science at Ghent Univeristy in Belgium. >> Listen here >> Read article: The War Economy of Iraq

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