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A critical, collaborative, and independent monthly Audio Journal combining analysis, reporting, and satire, comprised mainly of hard-hitting interviews/conversations, on-the-scene reports, reviews, informed commentary, and readings on the Middle East and beyond.

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    • 4.9 • 29 Ratings

A critical, collaborative, and independent monthly Audio Journal combining analysis, reporting, and satire, comprised mainly of hard-hitting interviews/conversations, on-the-scene reports, reviews, informed commentary, and readings on the Middle East and beyond.

    Dr. Utku Balaban on Industrialization and 'Islamic Revivalism' in Turkey

    Dr. Utku Balaban on Industrialization and 'Islamic Revivalism' in Turkey

    In conversation with Shahram Aghamir, Dr. Utku Balaban discusses the connection between industrialization and what some call 'Islamic Revivalism' in Turkey. Babalan argues that focus on the Islamic-Secularist rift overemphasizes the cultural and political causes of tensions between the secularists and Islamists, and overlooks connections between Islamic Revivalism and industrialization of Muslim majority countries after the 1970s. Courtesy of Voices of the Middle East & North Africa (VOMENA). 

    • 58 min
    Amany Khalifa on forced evictions and the ethnic cleansing of Palestine

    Amany Khalifa on forced evictions and the ethnic cleansing of Palestine

    On March 1, the Israeli Supreme Court issued a ruling allowing 4 Palestinian families slated for eviction in East Jerusalem to stay in their homes for now. What is the significance of this ruling? Jerusalem-based Palestinian activist Amany Khalifa speaks with Malihe Razazan about Israel's forced expulsion of Palestinians from Jerusalem and the south.
    Courtesy of Voices of the Middle East & North Africa (VOMENA).

    • 40 min
    "Determined to Stay" by Jody Sokolower & Bias in Ukraine Coverage

    "Determined to Stay" by Jody Sokolower & Bias in Ukraine Coverage

    This week, we speak with Jody Sokolower about her new book Determined to Stay: Palestinian Youth Fight for Their Village.
    Later in the program, Madhdis Keshavarz of the Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association joins us to talk about the organization’s recent statement in response to the biased coverage of the Ukraine crisis.
    Courtesy of Voices of the Middle East & North Africa (VOMENA).

    • 54 min
    Green Energy & Colonialism in North Africa

    Green Energy & Colonialism in North Africa

    We discuss green energy and its relationship to colonialism in North Africa with Hamza Hamouchene.
    Courtesy of Voices of the Middle East & North Africa (VOMENA).
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    Hamza Hamouchene is a London-based Algerian researcher-activist, commentator and a founding member of Algeria Solidarity Campaign (ASC), and Environmental Justice North Africa (EJNA). He previously worked for War on Want, Global Justice Now and Platform London on issues of extractivism, resources, land and food sovereignty as well as climate, environmental, and trade justice. He is the author/editor of two books: “The Struggle for Energy Democracy in the Maghreb” (2017) and "The Coming Revolution to North Africa: The Struggle for Climate Justice" (2015). He also contributed book chapters to “Voices of Liberation: Frantz Fanon” (2014) and “The Palgrave Encyclopaedia of Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism” (2016). His other writings have appeared in the Guardian, Middle East Eye, Counterpunch, New Internationalist, Jadaliyya, openDemocracy, ROAR magazine, Pambazuka, Nawaat, El Watan and the Huffington Post.

    • 57 min
    Does Skill Make Us Human?: Natasha Iskandar on Migrant Workers in Qatar (Part 2)

    Does Skill Make Us Human?: Natasha Iskandar on Migrant Workers in Qatar (Part 2)

    From 2011 on, Professor Natasha Iskandar documented labor practices on Qatari construction sites. In her new book, "Does Skill Make Us Human? Migrant Workers in 21st Century Qatar and Beyond," Prof. Iskandar explores how migrants are recruited, trained and used. Listen to the second part of her conversation with VOMENA host Malihe Razazan. 
    Courtesy of Voices of the Middle East & North Africa (VOMENA)

    • 57 min
    Does Skill Make Us Human?: Natasha Iskandar on Migrant Workers in Qatar

    Does Skill Make Us Human?: Natasha Iskandar on Migrant Workers in Qatar

    From 2011 on, Professor Natasha Iskandar documented labor practices on Qatari construction sites. In her new book, "Does Skill Make Us Human? Migrant Workers in 21st Century Qatar and Beyond," Prof. Iskandar explores how migrants are recruited, trained and used.
    Listen to the first part of her conversation with VOMENA host Malihe Razazan. 
    Courtesy of Voices of the Middle East & North Africa (VOMENA).

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Apocalypse … Eventually ,

Great

Great way to keep up with news from the MENA region. Engaging interviews that do a good job of putting current events in deeper context.

Ala amr ,

Great and love it, try to make it short

Great show and interesting but it’s is a long for a pdcast