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Radio Tahrir resumes our podcasts with new features and highlights from our 24 year archive from broadcasts on WBAI Radio-NY. New podcast posts include the first of our series with South African Muslim scholar and professor Farid Esack, and Iraqi journalist Nermin Al-Mufti's brief acount of Kirkuk City history. New blogs are always on the way; we welcome your comments.

 

 

Producing War Heroes : American Of Course

January 26, 2015
There must be something wrong with a nation when it has to constantly invent its heroes. As if to neutralize in the American mind any unfavorable ramifications of the US government’s summary of the CIA torture report and the growing number of suicides among its veterans, we have another war story for national consumption. This time it’s the film “American Sniper” by Clint Eastwood, yet another reminder of how noble and fierce American soldiers are, also how “we won”.

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Voices of Iraq

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

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Ahmed Ahmed, stand up comedian
Ahmed Ahmed: trained as an actor, now a standup comedian. Ahmed is featured in the 4th annual Arab American Comedy Festival, New York, November 2006.
He performs across the USA, and internationally.
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a poem.. a song..
poem Naomi Shihab Nye reads "Return"
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Yousry Nasrallah, Director, Egypt's
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