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

No comments: