Showing posts from January, 2008

30 Jan & 03 Feb 2008

Wednesday between 9pm and 10pm (GMT) Sunday between noon and 1pm 104.4 FM (London) or worldwide "The American moment is not over, but it must be seized anew... A strong military is, more than anything, necessary to sustain peace...we must become better prepared to put boots on the ground in order to take on foes on a global scale...I will not hesitate to use force unilaterally, if necessary, to protect the American people or our vital interests...We must also consider using military force in circumstances beyond self-defense, in order to provide for the common security that underpins global stability - to support friends, participate in stability and reconstruction operations, or confront mass atrocities." (Barack Obama to Foreign Affairs magazine) Live interview with Ira Chernus , professor of religious studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder and author of Monsters To Destroy: The Neoconservative War on Terror and Sin (Paradigm Pu

23 & 27 January 2008

Wednesday between 9pm and 10pm (GMT) Sunday between noon and 1pm 104.4 FM (London) or worlwide In his monumental work A History of the Arab Peoples Albert Hurani concludes that “What could be observed was a current pattern in Middle Eastern history. The classes which dominated the structure of wealth and social power in the cities wanted peace, order and freedom of economic activity, and would support a regime so long as it seemed to be giving them what they wanted; but they would not lift a finger to save it, and would accept its successor if it seemed likely to follow a similar policy.” (Hurani, 1991, p. 454) Class and Sect in the Middle East : an interview with Anne Alexander, a fellow researcher at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, author of Nasser (Life & Times), and a regular contributor to International Socialism journal. Singer and composer Marcel Khalife in Britain. A concert in London , Friday 25 January 2008

16 & 20 January 2008

Wednesday between 9pm and 10pm (GMT) Sunday between noon and 1pm 104.4 FM (London) or Bush in Israel: The Hands of Esau Selling Weapons to Religious States , from an interview with Lenni Brenner, part 2 of last: Israel. Book review: Dhar Jamail's Beyound the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq Listen to the show Related articles: The Hands of Esau The Fading of the Two-State Solution Related audio: Selling Weapons to Religious States (Interview with Lenni Brenner)

09 & 13 January 2008

"Selling Weapons to Religous States": Part 1 of 2 from an interview with Lenni Brenner produced by Against the Grain show on Pacifica Radio. This week: Saudi Arabia. 2007 World Press Photo Award The Assassination of Benazir Bhutto: What next for Pakistan? Listen to the whole show Wednesday between 9pm and 10pm (GMT) Sunday between noon and 1pm 104.4 FM (London) or

Coming & Recent Shows/Interviews

Class and Sect in the Middle East, interview with Anne Alexander. The Yacoubian Building: the novel and the film. Can Hamas Liberate Palestine? The US Elections and the Middle East Katherine C. Donahue, author of Slave of Allah - Zacarias Moussaoui vs The USA (Pluto Press September 2007) Ibrahim Abu Rabi, author of Contemporary Arab Thought Recent 19 December 2007 show Iraqi Oil for Beginners, a comic book by Jon Sack. Israel: the longest teachers strike in the history of Israel. 05 December 2007 show : Andy Worthington, author of The Guantanamo Files - The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison (PLuto Press, November 2007) Interview with Arun Kundnani , author of "The End of Tolerance - Racism in 21st Century Britain". 28 November 2007 : InterviewArun Kundnani on his book The End of Tolerance - Racism in 21st Century Britain. Also in the show: Dubai, Wealth and Workers' Plight. 21 November 2007 show 14 November 2007 show : Pakistan,Turke

Pakistan - World Press Photo - If Stones Could Talk

Articles Benazir Bhutto ( The Economist obituary) The Assassination of Benazir Bhutto The World's most Dangerous Place 2007 World Press photo : See photo >> Read article If Stones Could Talk