Category: POLITICS

Dearborn Open Mic – Trans Revolution -Syria in the Hearts of the Diaspora by Prof. Hani Bawardi

Hani Bawardi is Associate Professor of History in the Department of Social Sciences, and principal member of the Center of Arab American Studies at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. He is the author of The Making of Arab Americans: From Syrian Nationalism to U.S. Citizenship. Bawardi has amassed a sizable private collection of manuscripts, and established ...

المنتدى الثقافي في ديربورن – مقدمة وسام شرف الدين في 6 تشرين ثاني 2019م

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpkLSub-Cmw ويكونُ أنْ يأتي بعدَ انتحارِ الريحِ في صوتي شيءٌ روائعهُ بلا حَدِّ شيءٌ يسمّى في الأغاني: طائرَ الرعدِ لا بدّ أن يأتي فلقد بلغناهَا بلغنا قمّة الموتِ سميح قاسم أيها الحفل الكريم، مساء الشعر والفن و الجمال عليكم جميعاً، و نرحب بكم في منتداكم، المنتدى الثقافي في ديربورن، تقدمة المركز العربي الأمريكي للثقافة و ...

الدكتور نبيل الخطيب: العلاقة الجدلية بين الإعلام والمجتمع… الواقع السياسي اللبناني نموذجاً

البروفيسور الدكتور نبيل الخطيب. ـ عميد  كلية الآداب والعلوم الانسانية في الجامعة اللبنانية السابق. ـ كان رئيساً لقسم اللغة العربية في الجامعة اللبنانية لخمس سنوات. ـ كان مديراً لكلية الاداب في الجامعة اللبنانية، الفرع الاول، لثلاث سنوات. عمل مستشاراً في وزارة العمل في لبنان لمدة تسع سنوات. ـ مثَّل لبنان في مجلس ادارة مجلس العمل ...

Dearborn Open Mic – History of Arab Flags by Wissam Charafeddine

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​The Power of Our Human Voice, from Marconi to Woods Hole, MA. by B. Nimri Aziz July 12, 2019

Heard “Trader Joe’s” podcast yet? I don’t know who might listen to a 22-minute corporate ad. But, given how cool podcasts have become: hey, that sounds inviting. The idea is also an implicit endorsement for radio-- because that’s where podcasting originated. Yes. I don’t want to disenchant young progressives for whom podcasts are their go-to ...

Independence Rethink – any day is good to search American history

A few moments of holiday time can be useful to review some history we may think are well known. Here are two events to add to our repertoire of notifications and reflections in connection with US Independence Day. from columnist Robert Hennelly-- facts to remember about New Jersey state history. https://www.insidernj.com/flow-ebb-liberty-njs-lost-history/ NJ women had the ...

​Abu Graib at Home in America. by B. Nimri Aziz July 4, 2019

“This is not what America is about” argues a reporter referring to revelations of misogynist, violent, racist behavior by employees of the U.S. Border Patrol ‘guarding’ migrants held in detention centers. Sorry Mr. Thompson (Propublica journalist who broke this story); THIS IS what America is about-- administrative abuse of vulnerable people, i.e. women, men and ...

​ The Problem of Our Self-proclaimed Progressives by BNimri Aziz June 12/19

“You can’t fatten the pig on market day.” Quoting an Australian electoral strategist, Guardian journalist Gary Younge warns “You can’t go around producing anti-immigration mugs, pathologising Muslims and demonising asylum seekers for a decade and then expect a warm a reception for open borders in the few months before a referendum…. “Sooner or later, progressives ...

Documentaries About Lebanon’s post-civil war generation

VICE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQGCijlrUM8 After nine years of party infighting and political chaos, Lebanon finally held parliamentary elections this May. In an unprecedented event, a new party that rejects the country’s deeply divisive sectarian system has entered the game. Now that a whole generation born after the bloody civil war is of voting age, we set out ...