April 24, 7:45 WBAI 99.5 fm. BN Aziz checks on our progress as American Muslims in the spotlight. Then her report from Lynne Stewart's April 22nd memorial in NYC:  Lynne, 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? BNAziz raises this question with host MG Haskins, then offers her doubts about the authenticity of the US backed White Helmets, the award-winning.Syrian humanitarian agency.

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

B. Nimri Aziz continues her weekly radio commentary on events around the globe and in the USA. Listen in at 99.5 fm, or online 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" --a profile of 5 Palestinian car racers. Orther segments are from 2009-2010 interviews with professional women in Damascus 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.




a Poem.. a Song..

Iraqi Drum Ensemble Tahrir theme music
"We Little Ones" Children's songs, Palestinian girls; Arabic
CheeryGirlsAndBoys by children in Lebanon; Arabic
"DiliyaDi" Childen's playsong; Arabic
"My Wish", poem for South Lebanon, Arabic Umm Kayed's praise poem for the liberation of South Lebanon, Arabic
"These Words", by Lisa S. Majaj poem from the chapbook These Words
Poem "Daddy's Been Gone" Theater artist Andrea Assaf performs from the "Robin Monologues"
Ali Sayed, "Oh My Southland", Arabic traditional song of South Lebanon, Arabic
"The Poem of Iraq", Arabic read by Bushra Bustani, poet and Professor of Arabic Literature, Mosel University
Tribute to Mahmoud Darwish by vocalist Shadia Mansour; also see Shadia's interview under Features
"The Man Who Makes Brooms" Naomi Shihab Nye reading
"Name of God" AbdalHayy Moore reads a poem for Ramadan
"Tears" Rachida Mohammedi reads from "Tears"; Arabic
"I Knew" Sapphire Ahmed's prose poem on Ramadan
"Arab Apocalypse" 'Arab Apocalypse', excerpt by the author
Poems from "Outrage" Rafia Mazari reads from her collection "Outrage"; French
"A Woman Who Reads Poetry"
"Don't Turn From Me" Poet and novelist Mohja Khaf
"Every Fourth Drop" written and read by Andrea Assaf
"Grandfather's Farm" children's playsong; Arabic
"What She Said", by Lisa Majaj A poem from Palestinian experience
Darwish: "On A Day Like Today" read by Fady Joudah from The Butterfly's Burden (2006) translated by Joudah
"We are Born with Names" by Marian Haddad
Iranian poet Farrokhzad Iran's leading lady poet Farrokhzad is remembered by Fatemeh Keshavarz
Friends Poet Ali Anned; Soufi popular poetry from South Algeria
"Obama"poem (Arabic)
"Al-Najjar" the Carpenter; Children's playsong, Arabic
"Olives and bread" by children in Lebanon; Arabic
"NajwaTil Hasiba" Children's playsong; Arabic
Naomi Shihab Nye reads "Return" America's award-winning poet, Naomi Shihab Nye
"I Am Palestinian", by Mohja Kahf read by poet and author Mohja Kahf
"Claims", by Lisa S. Majaj from the chapbook "These Words" by Lisa S. Majaj
Popular Palestinian Vocal traditional song of The Homelands, Arabic
"Land Holy" by Suheir Hammad written for young Mohammed Dura, killed by Israel troops, at his father's side
"13%", a poem by Amal Bishara A young Palestinian woman comments on what's left of her homeland
Lawrence Joseph reads "August Abstract"
Rumi's "I am You" by translator and interpreter Shahram Shiva
"Soft Facism" read by novelist/poet Mohja Kahf
"I Am From" Lisa Mohammed reads "I Am From"
poem "Mish Kalem" Poet Rania Khalil reads "Mish Kalem"
"Write This" by poet Kazim Ali
"Unyieldingly" Lawrence Joseph reading
"Comply" by Zaid Shlah "Comply" from Taqsim, read by Zaid Shlah
Hacked By Mido Jo Etel Adnan reading from 'The Indian Never Had A Horse'
"I Wash My Body in Beirut" Summer, 2006 from Lebanon, by performance artist Andrea Assaf
"In The Heart of the Heart of Another Country"; Interview 2 "In the Heart of the Heart of Another Country"; a passage, recorded in 2006
"Nations Against Nations"; Arabic poem by Elias AbuSaba
Darwish: "Sonnet V" read by translator Fady Joudah (English/Arabic)
"Malfunctioning Flowtron" by Marian Haddad
"Al-Quds" by Ameer el-Shu'ara, Palestinian poet, in Arabic
"Jerusalem" by Naomi Shihab Nye

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I am the hand in the small of your back. I may let you stumble; but i'll never let you fall. 

Maya Angelou


recalled by her grandson Colin Johnson in a review of the new film "Maya Angelou: And Stil I Rise"

Tahrir Diwan

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

See poems and songs list

poem Allahu Ya Allah
Praises to the Prophet, by women of As-Siddiq Institute and Mosque

See audio list

Book review
Karen Armstrong's
Fields of Blood: Religion and The History of Violence
reviewed by BN Aziz.

See review list

Tahrir Team

2004 co-producers
Read about 2004 co-producers in the team page.

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