It is outrageous that MOCHA , the Oakland Museum of Children’s Art has cancelled an exhibit of Palestinian children because they say the material is not appropriate for children!!!!! This is
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Alhaam, a movie shot in Iraq in 2004 — during the full catastrophe of the US invasion and related Iraqi insurgencies– is the rawest, hardest to watch movie of war
I’ve been immersing myself in translated Arabic writing these past months, from novels, to movies, to short story and poetry collections. The latest is Emerging Arab Voices and is, in
Joshua Landis, the go-to writer for events in Syria on his blog Syria Comment, has a list of recommended books to read about the Middle East. [Yes, I know and he knows,
Egyptian security forces and protesters clashed for a second successive day in central Cairo on Wednesday in scenes not seen since the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak in February.
Jack Healy of the NY Times, along with Yasir Ghazi and Duraid Adnan, provided a short look at young artists in Iraq, after the horrors of Saddam and the invasion/occupation
…American drilling companies stand to make tens of billions of dollars from the new petroleum activity in Iraq long before any of the oil producers start seeing any returns on
Immigration is big in the news these days – mostly the opposition to it– around the world. It is absolutely the case that most people welcome immigrants when
Though this defection was claimed two weeks ago it was then disputed: No, no! Said Brother Leader, he’s on a trade mission. Well, yes, I guess so. He’s trading countries;
I’ve come across a very lively publisher of Arabic, Farsi and Turkish translations to English, histories of the region, biographies, cookbooks [The Axis of Evil Cookbook!], with a strong emphasis
From Zuhair Al-Jezairy’s “The Devil You Don’t Know: Going Back to Iraq,” chapter 4: Iraq Breathes Again.
Official orders came down to us that we should open out address with some
Saudi Arabia, whose very existence is due to an 18th century alliance between Abdul Wahab (founder of Wahabism) and Mohammed Ibn Saud ( a minor tribal chieftain near Dariayah), and