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KPFA: Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

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Voices of the Middle East and North Africa is a weekly program hosted by Malihe Razazan and Mira Nabulsi. It explores the richly diverse and fascinating world of culture and politics of the Middle East and North Africa through a complex web of class, gender, ethnic, religious and regional differences. Voices of the Middle East and North Africa airs on KPFA radio, 94.1 FM, in Berkeley, CA. Online on kpfa.org or subscribe to iTunes.

Latest Episodes

Vomena August 8, 2020: Compound Crises-Ziad Abu-Rish Reports on the Chemical Explosion In Beirut

Vomena August 8, 2020: Compound Crises-Ziad Abu-Rish Reports on the Chemical Explosion In Beirut by KPFA: Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

53 minAUG 11
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Vomena August 8, 2020: Compound Crises-Ziad Abu-Rish Reports on the Chemical Explosion In Beirut

Vomena July 24 2020 : Ali Ahmida on Libyan genocide

Vomena July 24 2020 : Ali Ahmida on Libyan genocide by KPFA: Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

57 minJUL 30
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Vomena July 24 2020 : Ali Ahmida on Libyan genocide

VOMENA, April 17 2020- Covid-19: The plight of political prisoners in Iran & the impact of sanctions

VOMENA, April 17 2020- Covid-19: The plight of political prisoners in Iran & the impact of sanctions by KPFA: Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

57 minAPR 18
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VOMENA, April 17 2020- Covid-19: The plight of political prisoners in Iran & the impact of sanctions

Vomena April 3rd, 2020: Marking the 5th anniversary of the war in Yemen

Vomena April 3rd, 2020: Marking the 5th anniversary of the war in Yemen by KPFA: Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

57 minAPR 12
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Vomena April 3rd, 2020: Marking the 5th anniversary of the war in Yemen

VOMENA March 18, 2020: Understanding the Lebanese economic crisis

VOMENA March 18, 2020: Understanding the Lebanese economic crisis by KPFA: Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

58 minMAR 19
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VOMENA March 18, 2020: Understanding the Lebanese economic crisis

VOMENA: March 6, 2020: Professor Kaveh Khoshnood on Coronavirus outbreak in Iran

VOMENA: March 6, 2020: Professor Kaveh Khoshnood on Coronavirus outbreak in Iran by KPFA: Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

51 minMAR 7
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VOMENA: March 6, 2020: Professor Kaveh Khoshnood on Coronavirus outbreak in Iran

VOMENA Feb 27, 2020: Rashid Khalidi discusses his new book, The Hundred Years' War on Palestine

VOMENA Feb 27, 2020: Rashid Khalidi discusses his new book, The Hundred Years' War on Palestine by KPFA: Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

46 minFEB 28
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VOMENA Feb 27, 2020: Rashid Khalidi discusses his new book, The Hundred Years' War on Palestine

VOMENA Feb 13, 2020: The role of internal and external actors in Libya's crisis

VOMENA Feb 13, 2020: The role of internal and external actors in Libya's crisis by KPFA: Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

58 minFEB 13
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VOMENA Feb 13, 2020: The role of internal and external actors in Libya's crisis

VOMENA JAN 12, 2019: US-Iran tensions & the assassination of Qasem Soleimani

The tension between the countries entered a dangerous phase when on January 3rd the US assasinated Maj. Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards' Quds Force, in a drone strike at Baghdad International Airport- the assassination had been ordered by Donald Trump. The killing of Qasem Soleimani put in mention a series of events that many people feared may lead to another devastating war in the middle east- but for now there seems to be a world-wide sigh of relief as the U.S. and Iran both appear to signal a desire to avoid further conflict- So how did it all begin? Why did the US decide to assassinate Soleimani, and what are the ramifications of the this move on Iranian domestic and regional policies as well as the future of any possible negotiations between the US and Iran? To explore these issues, shahram Aghamir spoke with Mohammad Ali Kadivar – an Assistant Professor of Sociology and International Studies at Boston College, whose work contributes to political and comparative-historical sociology by exploring the interaction between protest movements and democratization. and Mansour Farhang, professor emeritus of international relations at Bennington College, who served as the Islamic Republic of Iran’s first ambassador to the U.N. from 1979 to 1980, stepping down in protest during the Iran hostage crisis of 1979, in which 52 Americans were detained at the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran.

58 minJAN 13
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VOMENA JAN 12, 2019: US-Iran tensions & the assassination of Qasem Soleimani

Nov 23, 2019: Anti-government protests in Iran sparked by sharp hike in petrol price

On Friday Nov 15, protests broke out in 30 cities across Iran after a surprise announcement by the government it would ration gasoline and raise prices by 50 percent to 300%. The protests swiftly turned into anti-government demonstrations targeting the theocratic regime as a whole. And, as in previous protests, demonstrators utilized twitter and other social media platforms to organize, to communicate with the outside world and document the typically heavy-handed response by the regime. In the first twenty four hours, hundreds of images and video clips showed security forces brutally attacking protesters - Amnesty International Verified video footage as well as eyewitness testimony from people on the ground and information gathered by human rights activists outside Iran reveal a harrowing pattern of unlawful killings by Iranian security forces: At least 106 protesters in 21 cities had been killed as of Wednesday, and tAmnesty International believes that the real death toll may be much higher, some reports suggesting as many as 200 fatalities. State media have reported only a handful of protester deaths, plus those of four members of the security forces. Adding to lethal attacks on the protests, within twenty-four hours, the government has used other tool in their arsenal - The Iranian authorities shutdown the internet for 5 days to stop the flow of information to the outside world and to cut off communication among the Iranian people themselves. NetBlocks, a non-governmental organization that monitors Internet accessibility around the world, has reported that “The ongoing disruption is the most severe recorded in Iran since President Rouhani came to power, and the most severe disconnection tracked by NetBlocks in any country in terms of its technical complexity and breadth." Shahram aghamir spoke with Peyman Jafari, a historian at princeton University about the latest wave of anti-government protests in Iran

77 min2019 NOV 24
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Nov 23, 2019: Anti-government protests in Iran sparked by sharp hike in petrol price

Latest Episodes

Vomena August 8, 2020: Compound Crises-Ziad Abu-Rish Reports on the Chemical Explosion In Beirut

Vomena August 8, 2020: Compound Crises-Ziad Abu-Rish Reports on the Chemical Explosion In Beirut by KPFA: Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

53 minAUG 11
Comments
Vomena August 8, 2020: Compound Crises-Ziad Abu-Rish Reports on the Chemical Explosion In Beirut

Vomena July 24 2020 : Ali Ahmida on Libyan genocide

Vomena July 24 2020 : Ali Ahmida on Libyan genocide by KPFA: Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

57 minJUL 30
Comments
Vomena July 24 2020 : Ali Ahmida on Libyan genocide

VOMENA, April 17 2020- Covid-19: The plight of political prisoners in Iran & the impact of sanctions

VOMENA, April 17 2020- Covid-19: The plight of political prisoners in Iran & the impact of sanctions by KPFA: Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

57 minAPR 18
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VOMENA, April 17 2020- Covid-19: The plight of political prisoners in Iran & the impact of sanctions

Vomena April 3rd, 2020: Marking the 5th anniversary of the war in Yemen

Vomena April 3rd, 2020: Marking the 5th anniversary of the war in Yemen by KPFA: Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

57 minAPR 12
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Vomena April 3rd, 2020: Marking the 5th anniversary of the war in Yemen

VOMENA March 18, 2020: Understanding the Lebanese economic crisis

VOMENA March 18, 2020: Understanding the Lebanese economic crisis by KPFA: Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

58 minMAR 19
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VOMENA March 18, 2020: Understanding the Lebanese economic crisis

VOMENA: March 6, 2020: Professor Kaveh Khoshnood on Coronavirus outbreak in Iran

VOMENA: March 6, 2020: Professor Kaveh Khoshnood on Coronavirus outbreak in Iran by KPFA: Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

51 minMAR 7
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VOMENA: March 6, 2020: Professor Kaveh Khoshnood on Coronavirus outbreak in Iran

VOMENA Feb 27, 2020: Rashid Khalidi discusses his new book, The Hundred Years' War on Palestine

VOMENA Feb 27, 2020: Rashid Khalidi discusses his new book, The Hundred Years' War on Palestine by KPFA: Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

46 minFEB 28
Comments
VOMENA Feb 27, 2020: Rashid Khalidi discusses his new book, The Hundred Years' War on Palestine

VOMENA Feb 13, 2020: The role of internal and external actors in Libya's crisis

VOMENA Feb 13, 2020: The role of internal and external actors in Libya's crisis by KPFA: Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

58 minFEB 13
Comments
VOMENA Feb 13, 2020: The role of internal and external actors in Libya's crisis

VOMENA JAN 12, 2019: US-Iran tensions & the assassination of Qasem Soleimani

The tension between the countries entered a dangerous phase when on January 3rd the US assasinated Maj. Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards' Quds Force, in a drone strike at Baghdad International Airport- the assassination had been ordered by Donald Trump. The killing of Qasem Soleimani put in mention a series of events that many people feared may lead to another devastating war in the middle east- but for now there seems to be a world-wide sigh of relief as the U.S. and Iran both appear to signal a desire to avoid further conflict- So how did it all begin? Why did the US decide to assassinate Soleimani, and what are the ramifications of the this move on Iranian domestic and regional policies as well as the future of any possible negotiations between the US and Iran? To explore these issues, shahram Aghamir spoke with Mohammad Ali Kadivar – an Assistant Professor of Sociology and International Studies at Boston College, whose work contributes to political and comparative-historical sociology by exploring the interaction between protest movements and democratization. and Mansour Farhang, professor emeritus of international relations at Bennington College, who served as the Islamic Republic of Iran’s first ambassador to the U.N. from 1979 to 1980, stepping down in protest during the Iran hostage crisis of 1979, in which 52 Americans were detained at the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran.

58 minJAN 13
Comments
VOMENA JAN 12, 2019: US-Iran tensions & the assassination of Qasem Soleimani

Nov 23, 2019: Anti-government protests in Iran sparked by sharp hike in petrol price

On Friday Nov 15, protests broke out in 30 cities across Iran after a surprise announcement by the government it would ration gasoline and raise prices by 50 percent to 300%. The protests swiftly turned into anti-government demonstrations targeting the theocratic regime as a whole. And, as in previous protests, demonstrators utilized twitter and other social media platforms to organize, to communicate with the outside world and document the typically heavy-handed response by the regime. In the first twenty four hours, hundreds of images and video clips showed security forces brutally attacking protesters - Amnesty International Verified video footage as well as eyewitness testimony from people on the ground and information gathered by human rights activists outside Iran reveal a harrowing pattern of unlawful killings by Iranian security forces: At least 106 protesters in 21 cities had been killed as of Wednesday, and tAmnesty International believes that the real death toll may be much higher, some reports suggesting as many as 200 fatalities. State media have reported only a handful of protester deaths, plus those of four members of the security forces. Adding to lethal attacks on the protests, within twenty-four hours, the government has used other tool in their arsenal - The Iranian authorities shutdown the internet for 5 days to stop the flow of information to the outside world and to cut off communication among the Iranian people themselves. NetBlocks, a non-governmental organization that monitors Internet accessibility around the world, has reported that “The ongoing disruption is the most severe recorded in Iran since President Rouhani came to power, and the most severe disconnection tracked by NetBlocks in any country in terms of its technical complexity and breadth." Shahram aghamir spoke with Peyman Jafari, a historian at princeton University about the latest wave of anti-government protests in Iran

77 min2019 NOV 24
Comments
Nov 23, 2019: Anti-government protests in Iran sparked by sharp hike in petrol price

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