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As a Black writer, I was expected to accept the role of victim. That made it difficult in the beginning to be a writer.      James Baldwin

I often feel that there must have been something that I should’ve done that I didn’t do. But I can’t identify what it is that I didn’t do. That’s the first difficulty. And the second is, what makes you think you’re it?   

         Harry Belafonte, activist and singer at 89

 

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble; It's what you know for sure that just ainst so.

Mark Twain

 

You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.

Mary Tyler Moore

 

 You can’t defend Christianity by being against refugees and other religions

Pope Francis:

 

"I don't have to be what you want me to be". Muhammad Ali

 

"The Secret of Living Well and Longer: eat half, walk double, laugh triple, and love without measure"  attributed to Tibetan sources

 

 

 

Recent audio posts include interviews with Rumi interpreter Shahram Shiva, London-based author Aamer Hussein, South African Muslim scholar, professor Farid Esack, and Iraqi journalist Nermeen Al-Mufti's brief account of Kirkuk City history. Your comments on our blogs are always welcome.

 

 

 

Film Review--"Speed Sisters" by director Amber Fares

February 17, 2017
One hardly expects a story of political struggle to feature a team of intemperate young women racing their cars around a dusty, fenced-in track. But in a Palestinian context, everything is political. Even if the new film Speed Sisters doesn't chronicle an explicit struggle, itís a portrait of a people whose determination will remind Israelis that resistance to their occupation is not moribund.

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Voices of Iraq

BN Aziz
audio documentary-- "Iraq:How Can I Forget?"
sound Sample 'Iraq in the Embargo War 1990-2003'-- a Tahrir audio documentary 17:30

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Features

Ahmed Ahmed, stand up comedian
Ahmed Ahmed: trained as an actor, now a standup comedian. Ahmed is featured in the 4th annual Arab American Comedy Festival, New York, November 2006.
He performs across the USA, and internationally.
sound Sample from our WBAI studio interview 6:08

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Tahrir Diwan

a poem.. a song..
poem "Land Holy" by Suheir Hammad
written for young Mohammed Dura, killed by Israel troops, at his father's side

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poems
poem Azan
Call to Prayer: reciter, Mor Dior Bamba, Senegal

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Book review
Diana Abu Jaber's
Life without A Recipe
reviewed by BN Aziz.

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