• 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 08, 2007

Iraq Oil Strike - Behzad Yaghmaian

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

Barely reported: Workers from the Iraqi Pipelines Company in Basrah, Iraq, began a strike on 04 June. Two days later Prime minister Nouri al-Maliki issued a warrant for the arrest of the Federation of Oil Unions' leaders. Soon the Iraqi military surrounded striking Basra oil pipeline workers. MEP interviews Sami Ramadani from the unions's UK-based support committee and Jim Catterson from the 20-million-member International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers' Unions. >> Interview with S. Ramadani >> Interview with J. Catterson

"Bonded at Birth: How a CIA Coup d'Etat in Iran and my Life Became One." Behzad Yaghmaian, an Iranian-born author living in the US and professor at Ramapo College in New Jersey, speaks about his experience in both Iran and the United States and the current situation. As someone who lived among migrant Muslims and followed their journey to the West Yaghmaian provides a non-mainstream analysis of the migration issue in the 'era of globalisation'. >> Listen to the interview. Read article: At the Gates of Paradise

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