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The richly diverse and fascinating world of culture and politics of the Middle East and North Africa, exploring the complex web of class, gender, ethnic, religious and regional differences which separate and distinguish the ways of life and political and ideological perspectives of people in that part of the world. Co-hosted by Malihe and Mira.
 
Voices of the Middle East and North Africa is a weekly program hosted by Malihe Razazan and Mira Nabulsi. It explores the richly diverse and fascinating world of culture and politics of the Middle East and North Africa through a complex web of class, gender, ethnic, religious and regional differences. Voices of the Middle East and North Africa airs on KPFA radio, 94.1 FM, in Berkeley, CA. Online on kpfa.org or on Apple Podcasts.
 
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Last month, a military coup took place in the Sudan, barely two years after a popular uprising forced the removal of dictator, Omar al-Bashir, who had ruled the country for 30 years with an iron grip with the support of the military and Sudanese Islamists. The 2019 protest movement was not able to exclude the military from national politics entirel…
 
For most of a century, the region including north Africa and large swaths of west Africa all came under one and the same flag: the red white and blue of the French colonial empire. Following the loss of Louisiana in the early nineteenth century, which at the time encompassed about one third of what we know today as the United States of America, and…
 
After more than a year of sustained weekly demonstrations, in March 2020 the covid pandemic came to the rescue of a contested government seen as illegitimate by many in Algeria, forcing the popular Hirak movement to suspend its protests throughout the country in the interest of public health and safety. One year and a half later, the north African …
 
Last month Tunisia’s president Kaies Saeid decided to consolidate power around himself by suspending parliament, firing his prime minister, and assuming leadership of the defense, interior, and justice ministries. The country is now teetering over the edge of a possible return to the one-man rule Tunisians had rejected ten years ago. This week, we’…
 
This week, we bring you the second part of our conversation with Iranian scholar and researcher Nasser Mohajer about his new book Voices of a Massacre; Untold Stories of Life and Death in Iran, 1988.Later in the program, we speak with Lara Bitar, the editor in chief of The Public Source, a Beirut-based independent media organization about the econo…
 
On August 10th, Hamid Nouri, a former prosecutor in Iran, went on trial in Sweden for his alleged role in the executions of thousands of political prisoners in Iran in 1988. According to the indictment brought by Swedish public prosecutors, Nouri is accused as part of the systematic execution of thousands of political prisoners in the summer of 198…
 
Since the 2010/2011 revolution, Tunisia has been seen as the most successful democracy in the Arab world but at the moment it tethering at the edge of what some people call have called a constitutional coup. Here is what happened- On July 25th, after a day of protest over the government’s handling of the covid-19 pandemic and the economy, Tunisian …
 
When the Palestinian Nakba (or the catastrophe of 1948) is discussed it's commonly understood to refer to the destruction of villages and the displacement of about 700 thousand Palestinians. What gets left out is what happened to the people who remained in the borders of what became Israel and the transformations the new state created on the land, …
 
Shadyar Omrani is a journalist, Poet, Novelist, Researcher and Public Lecturer. https://twitter.com/shadyaromrani?lang=enResources: https://iranhumanrights.org/2021/06/oil-industry-workers-go-on-national-strike-in-iran/https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/iran-oil-strikes-contract-workers-engulf-industry…
 
Since its occupation of the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem in 1967, Israel has practiced a policy of Jewish-only settlement expansion over Palestinian land. A land that the International Community designated as the territory of a future Palestinian State. Jewish-only settlements constitute a violation of international law and international huma…
 
Khalil Bandib speaks with Samia Errazzouki about the rising tension between Spain and Morrocco after thousands of migrants crossed from Morroco into the North African enclave of Ceuta, considered Spanish territory. It is believed that Moroccan border guards eased the crossing of the migrants in response to Spain's hosting of Brahim Ghali, the leade…
 
Professor Tugal speaks with Shahram Aghamir about the so-called Turkish liberal Islamic model once hailed by the US as a model to the Muslim World, what's left of that and what are the limitations of this model.Cihan Tuğal is a professor of sociology at UC Berkeley. He studies three interlocking dynamics: 1) capitalism’s generation and destruction …
 
Professor Tugal speaks with Shahram Aghamir about the so-called Turkish liberal Islamic model once hailed by the US as a model to the Muslim World, what's left of that and what are the limitations of this model.Cihan Tuğal is a professor of sociology at UC Berkeley. He studies three interlocking dynamics: 1) capitalism’s generation and destruction …
 
Beshara Doumani is the inaugural Mahmoud Darwish Professor of Palestinian Studies, the first chair of its kind dedicated to this field of study. He is also the founding director (2012-2018) of Brown's Center for Middle East Studies (CMES), and founder of New Directions for Palestinian Studies, a CMES initiative since 2012. From 2012-2020 he was the…
 
On April 3rd, rumors started circulating about the arrest of Jordan’s former crown Prince Hamzah Bin Hussein, and some senior officials. A brief statement by the army denied the arrest but confirmed the prince was asked to stop, what the statement called, activities that were employed to target Jordan's security and stability. In a leaked video, Pr…
 
Al Jazeera network has launched a new digital platform Rightly, which aims to target US conservative audiences. We speak with Adel Iskander, professor of Global Communication at Simon Fraser University about Aljazeera move into the right-wing media ecosystem in the US.We also celebrate National Poetry Month by bringing you some of the poetry of the…
 
Since the beginning of Ramadan in mid-April, tensions have been rising in the old city of Jerusalem. Palestinians have been protesting an Israeli court decision to evict four Palestinian families from their homes in the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah to make room for Israeli settlers. Four other families will also be facing eviction in August. The f…
 
This week, we’ll discuss the COVID-19 pandemic in the besieged Gaza Strip in a conversation with Dr. Monda El-Farrah, the Director of Gaza Projects of the Middle East Children's Alliance and a member of the Union of Health Work CommitteesLater in the program, we speak with Professor Isis Nusair and Huwaida Arraf two members of The newly formed Pale…
 
On January 1, 2021, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced his appointment of Melih Bulu, a long-time affiliate of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), as the new rector of Isatnbul’s Boğaziçi University, one of Turkey’s most prestigious universities. The appointment trampled a long-standing tradition of electing rectors from within th…
 
In his acclaimed new book “When we Were Arabs,” Los-Angeles-born journalist and author Massoud Hayoun recounts one north African family’s epic journey, step by step, from Tunisia all the way to California after it was senselessly uprooted from its ancestral lands and catapulted into a cold new world by two successive waves of European colonialism.…
 
In his acclaimed new book “When we Were Arabs,” Los-Angeles-born journalist and author Massoud Hayoun recounts one north African family’s epic journey, step by step, from Tunisia all the way to California after it was senselessly uprooted from its ancestral lands and catapulted into a cold new world by two successive waves of European colonialism.…
 
Ten years ago, the Arab Spring took the world by surprise, profoundly shaking the status quo in North Africa and the Middle East and bringing hope for a new democratic beginning in that long-suffering region. After several regimes were non-violently toppled in rapid succession through peaceful pressure from the streets, reactionary forces in the re…
 
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