intifada=shaking off - oppression/silence
Voices from Kolkota to Casablanca, Voices of struggle, Voices for change
KPFK/Pacifica Radio 90.7 fm, Los Angeles
Thursday, April 28th, 2011, 3:30-4 pm
Following Al Jazeera News @ 3pm.
Streaming at kpfk.org and available on audio archive for 90 days
MENA Youth Movement: It’s Past, Present, and Future
The world watches as youth from all over the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) unite to bring down their governments and decide how they will be governed themselves. But is this the first time youth have tried to challenge their authoritarian governments? If they can bring down their governments, will they have the ability to decide their own futures then? These are the types of questions we will delve into and more as we discuss these youth movements with those who are leading them and with those how have led them in the past.
Dr. Amir Hassanpour, retired Associate Professor at the University of Toronto at the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilization and youth revolutionary of the 1979 Iranian Revolution.
Jawad Nabulsi, Egyptian youth revolutionary hero and longtime philanthropist. He is a former business executive and is a member of the NEBNY foundation working with the likes of Wael Ghoneim and other youth leaders to rebuild Egypt.
Produced and hosted Lucy DerTavitian and Salim Essaid, and News Analysis with Hamoud Salhi
of SWANA (South and West Asia and North Africa Collective) of KPFK/Pacifica