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- May 19, 2015
“I want to be in the army”, replied Sophil quietly, responding to his father’s urging to tell this visitor about his future goal. I had been introduced to the 9-year old child a week earlier as he sat in a place of honor inside his parent’s home, accepting gifts and congratulations following completion of ‘vratabandha’, the Nepali coming-of-age ceremony for boys. His father Bhagwan Shrestha and I have been working on a teacher training project and I was again at their home to discuss the school’s schedule and how we might address the needs of staff’s and students’ families most adversely affected by the earthquake. Surprised by his son’s new ambition, and with no history of military service in their family, the father pressed the lad on why this career interested him. “Because our army rescues the people,” explains the boy.
Voices of Iraq
- Ilham AlMadfaii
- Iraqi musician
Sample from Al-Madfaii's 1997 interview with BN Aziz, prepared by Manaslu Gurung 4:01
- Abla Khoury
- Abla Khoury is a Beirut-based theater director. In 2004, as visiting resident director at LaMama Theater, NY, she talks about her latest production, "Expiration Date". Sample Abla Khoury, Beirut-based theater director 4:41
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I want to mention –women who are not in the cruel world but suffer behind bars –cages, if you will. Some of us are political –here because the Government has criminalized our actions or framed us –I call out to you to Remember and Cherish Marie Mason, a “green warrior”, Afra Siddique ” a heroine in her own Pakistan for her brave resistance”, and also Me–Still fighting, Still Struggling
Civil Rights Attorney Lynne Stewart,from prison
- a poem.. a song..
- poem "Mish Kalem"
Poet Rania Khalil reads "Mish Kalem" Flash
- Allahu Ya Allah
Praises to the Prophet, by women of As-Siddiq Institute and Mosque
- Book review
- Yousry Nasrallah, Director, Egypt's
Scheherazade: Tell Me A Story
reviewed by BN Aziz.
- Tahrir Team
- Read about Aydin Baltaci in the team page.