July 13 7pm WJFF Radio 90.5fm and online A preview of the Republican Party days before its national presidential convention, with guests. Host BNAziz
June 22, 7pm. on WJFF Radio 90.5 fm. Preparing for the NY State primaries for congressional district reps. #19 and #22, with guests from the League of Women Voters and Election Protection; host: BNAziz
May 15, 7pm (EST) on WJFF Radio 90.5. Muhammad Ali, a review of his contibutions and his Muslim faith by Hassen Abdellah just returned from participating in Ali's janazeh. Host BNAziz
March 3/2016, "An Other Syria: Returning to The Nation": lecture by BNimri Aziz at State University of New York, Puchase, NY. See March 8 blog for how to access our podcasts in Syria, and enter 'syria' on this page to access articles.
Feb 21, 2016 Schomburg Center and MalcolmX Museum, New York. Commemoration of Malcolm X. Join Dr. Barbara Nimri Aziz, theologian Dr. Obery Hendricks and activist Linda Sarsour talking about Malcolm's teachings in relation to present day struggles and ideals. See video here:
Dec 24, 2015 "Islam and Muslims in America Today and before Today" a Christmas Eve special on WBAI. Hosts B Nimri Aziz and Hassen Abdellah return to the air to discuss issues of importance to Muslims in the USA with special guests, listener calls, Muslim HipHop, and poems from our archives.
Recent 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.
- November 10, 2016
I hear that crowds of Americans across the nation are protesting the election of Donald Trump as the 45th US head of state. They blame the president-elect himself. Who is really at fault? And to whom or what should these disillusioned voters address their demands? Unhappy citizens have to blame someone, or something; I understand this. So here are some suggestions:
Voices of Iraq
- Ilham AlMadfaii
- Iraqi musician
Sample from Al-Madfaii's 1997 interview with BN Aziz, prepared by Manaslu Gurung 4:01
- Huda Ammash
Leading Iraqi environmental biologist, PH D in molecular biology from University of Missouri, Columbia. Former Dean at Baghdad University and highly regarded scholar.
Recently released from a US military prison in Iraq after being detained by US authorities without charge for 31 months.*
During the period of the UN embargo, Ammash was engaged in important research on the effects of toxicity created by the 1991 war and embargo on the Iraqi population and environment.
See her article "Toxic Pollution, the Gulf War, and Sanctions" which she wrote for "Iraq Under Siege", South End Press, 2000, Boston.
(* Two days after Ammash's release, her husband, Dr. Ahmed Mekki, also a scholar, was taken into custody and remains in detention, held by US military authorities.)
Ammash speaks about war related pollution in Iraq in the accompanying talk with Barbara Nimri Aziz, Baghdad, 1998. (An excerpt from the first of two interviews.)
Environmental Ruin in Iraq by BN Aziz Sample Professor Ammash, excerpt part 1, reporting research on public health effects of 1991 war and embargo 6:22
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