articles tagged "Iraq"

Salamat Celebrates Islamic New Year

Sunday, 10 November 2013 | Salamat
Islamic New Year

This week your host Sabi Atteyih celebrates the sixth day of the Islamic New Year and explains its significance. He also reports on the Jewish Voice For Peace, Bedouin resistance to an Israeli relocation plan, the U.S. arrest of a 65-year-old Palestinian woman Rasmea Odeh, and vandalism by Jewish settlers against Palestinian property in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Sabi also mentions Saudi expulsion of illegal immigrants, Time’s coverage of Susan Dabaja, the first Arab-American elected president to the Dearborn, Michigan city council, and his latest read by Mahmoud Darwish, A River Dies of Thirst. Masters of Iraqui Music by Daoud & Saleh Al-Kuwaity.     Photo by Hasan Baloch www.themereflex.com more »

Syrian Unrest Stirs Deep Emotions

Sunday, 8 September 2013 | Salamat
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This week your host Sabi Atteyih celebrates Syrian poet Nizar Qabbani’s theme of love for country and reports on Syrian issues, UN Security Council actions, international law violations, and the Americans For Democracy in Egypt demonstrations in Michigan. Also, news from Tunisia, Turkey, Lebanon, and the Syrian village of Ma’loula. With music from Iraqi American oud musician Rahim AlHaj.     Photo by Kunal Palkar more »

Legacy of U.S. Involvement in the Middle East

Thursday, 9 May 2013 | A Public Affair
Copyright Your Middle East

On Thursday, May 9th, Allen Ruff discussed the ten-year anniversary and key legacies of the U.S. invasion of Iraq with Christopher Toensing, executive director of the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP) and editor of their magazine the Middle East Reports. In the second half of the hour, Toensing and Ruff turned from Iraq specifically to the larger implications of the U.S. invasion on the region as a whole and retrospectively discussed the reasons for U.S. aggression. more »

The Trauma of PTSD

Thursday, 18 April 2013 | A Public Affair
PTSD

On Thursday April 18th, host Allen Ruff interviewed Jeremiah Goulka, author of the timely piece on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, “Iraq Is Such a House of Trauma, It Doesn’t Take Much to Get PTSD.” Allen discussed with Goulka his observations and experience with what amounts to something approaching “national trauma.” more »

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