Sunday, March 29, 2009

Dr. Clare Brandabur and "Roadmap to Genocide"

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After 12 years teaching in the English Department at University of Illinois, Dr. Clare Brandabur went on to teach extensively in the Middle East: Birzeit University in Occupied Palestine, Al-Ba'ath University in Syria as a Fulbright Professor, Bilkent University in Ankara, Middle East Technical University, the University of Bahrain, and at Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan. She currently teaches at Dosh University in Istanbul and her fields are archetypal criticism and mythology, contemporary Arabic literature, post-colonial criticism, feminism, and human rights issues. Dr. Brandabur discusses a recent article published in Left Curve Journal titled "Roadmap to Genocide".

Left Curve Journal

Pluto Press for books mentioned in this show

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Seth Manzel on the anniversary of the war on Iraq; Farima Joya on Afghanistan

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Recognizing Mordechai Vanunu, nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize... and refusing it for its association with Israeli Simon Peres.

Iraq War veteran Seth Manzel on the sixth anniversary of the war on Iraq. After his tour of duty as an infantryman with the US Army he is Executive Director of GI Voice in Washington state.

Farima Joya, co-founder of Berkeley Bamyan Education Foundation, was born in Afghanistan and left her homeland with her family in 1983. Farima Joya helps us understand something about a country that the US has been engaged with militarily since October 7, 2001, the day we began a bombing campaign that is yet to end.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Nora Barrows Friedman Shares the Radio Arts

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An update from World Can't Wait's western coordinator, Stephanie Tang, who faces one year in jail and $1000 fine for protesting.

Nora Barrows Friedman is a senior producer of KPFA's Flashpoints and the creative impetus for sharing radio arts with West Bank youth. In this wide-ranging conversation she speaks about how she got started in radio and the background that informs her work.

Map illustration of Palestinian Loss of Land from 1946-2008.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Observing International Women's Day...and the Stop Recruiting Kids Program

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2011 will be 100 years of celebrating International Women's Day and this year we review the latest data and listen to clips from news on the event from Russia, Iran, Haiti.

David Meserve of Arcata California speaks about their ballot initiative to make military recruiters Stop Recruiting Kids... at least in Arcata and Eureka. The case goes to court and if it prevails, military recruiters could faces challenges to the recruiting business as usual around the country.

Global Gender Gap Report

BBC's article on Iran

UK Guardian's clip on Haiti

Play list:
John Lennon, "Woman"