Forthcoming

August 14, 7:45 am BN Aziz reviews the anti-Israel boycott action in the US Congress. WBAI, 90.5 fm

July 10, Tune in at 7:45 am  Nepal just completed its first election in 20 years for nationwide local admin posts.

3, 7:45 am, 99.5 fm, WBAI Radio. "All politics is local":-- the hard work of using local news resources.

June 26, 7:45 am WBAI Radio We ask why is there no anti-war movement in the US? And: “Martyrdom”—an archaic phrase but a concept we need to think about today.

June 19 7:45 am On the 50th anniversary of the 1967 war, and Israel's seemingly unstoppable political, diplomatic and territorial march, it’s remarkable that the Palestinian voice is heard at all.

June 12, Monday 7:45 am. The dilemma of 'moderate Amercian Muslims; following ReclaimNY , a child of Steve Bannon and Robert Mercer.

May 1, Workers Day, 7:45 am WBAI 99.5 fm. BN Aziz highlights the rise of the 'gig economy'

April 24, 7:45 WBAI 99.5 fm. A check on our progress as American Muslims; and, Lynne Stewart: the Peoples' Lawyer. 

See Ramzy Baroud's assessment on how our Muslim community misuses celebrity Muslims as surrogates for their own stuggle.

 

Monday April 17 7:45 am, 99.5 fm on WBAI Radio, NYC. Why is there essential no anti-war movement in the USA?

April 10;  A critical look at media coverage of the US assault on Syria; and an update on ReclaimNY.

B. Nimri Aziz weekly radio commentary on events around the globe and in the USA. Listen in at 99.5 fm, or online www.wbai.org where we are livestreamed.

"We are more alike than we are different"

  Maya Angelou

March 8, Women's Day Radio Specials  10-11 am on WJFF Radio, 90.5 fm, and 11:am on WBAI, 99.5 New York: B. Nimri Aziz interviews director Amber Fares about her new film "Speed Sisters" and exerpts from 2009-2010 interviews with professional women in Syria, Nadia Khost and Nidaa Al-Islam.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Women's Art and Other Work in Nepal's Hill Country PART III

August 11, 2017
As I cull my writings, I find some articles relevant today, as historical portraits and as ethnography. In Nepal, land cultivation is declining as young people seek employment abroad to earn cash. Even for its poorer citizens, including farmers, Nepal has become a consumer economy 40 years on. Meanwhile women continue to produce alcohol for sale and bead jewelry for daughters’ marriage. (This is the final of 3 parts of my edited 1978 report, originally published in Heresies, A Feminist Publication on Art and Politics, Jan/Feb, 1978.

[]

View Blog

Voices of Iraq

Ilham AlMadfaii
Iraqi musician
sound Sample from Al-Madfaii's 1997 interview with BN Aziz, prepared by Manaslu Gurung 4:01

View Voices of Iraq

Features

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 sound Sample Professor Ammash, excerpt part 1, reporting research on public health effects of 1991 war and embargo 6:22

View All Features

RadioTahrir
Radio Tahrir calligraphic logo design by Sakkal.com


Find Us on Facebook
Find Us on Facebook

You alone are enough, just the way you are. I have you in my heart; I see myself in you. I hope you see yourself in me.

Angelou speaks to a class of young women; from the 2016 film 'Still I Rise'

Maya Angelou

Tahrir Diwan

a poem.. a song..
poem "These Words", by Lisa S. Majaj
poem from the chapbook These Words

See poems and songs list

Flash
poems
poem "Angels"
Abdal Hayy Moore reads from 'Ramadan Sonnets'

See audio list

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

See review list

Tahrir Team

Aydin Baltaci
Read about Aydin Baltaci in the team page.

See Tahrir Team

WBAI Online

Select Links