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Wed 5th Dec
The Idea of Iraq by Professor Hugh Kennedy
Wed 8th Nov
|Saturday 24 Nov||
Arab Media Watch is proud to present Al Hurrieh -
Freedom Concert, Saturday 24 November 2007.
Full details of this event are available at:http://tinyurl.com/yrtngp
Lecture: LONDON MIDDLE EAST
of Oriental and African Studies
The Plight of Iraqi People under Occupation
• Over a million violent Iraqi deaths since 2003. Many more due to breakdown of hospitals, water pollution and depleted uranium contamination.
• Over a thousand professionals, academics, journalists, and medics murdered.
• 4.5 million Iraqis displaced Iraqis, half abroad. With little education and job prospects a powder keg of anger and violence is threatening the whole region and the world. This dwarfs the scale of the Palestinian displacement of half- a century ago.
• 30,000 Iraqi detainees at any one time by the US forces, and twice that number by the Western-armed Iraqi forces, ridden with sectarianism and criminal gangs. The ‘Iraqi government’ admits to 700 women detainees accused of terrorism. Rape and abuse cases have never been investigated.
• Western multinational Corporations are making blatant oil fields grab, encouraging partition, ethnic and sectarian cleansing in Iraq.
10.30 - 10.45 Welcome and Opening: Haifa Zangana
10.45 - 11.30 Forced Migration; Mazin Yunis & Mundher Al Adhami, Chair: Nawal Zangana
11.30 - 11.45 Coffee break
11.45 – 12.45 The intellectual cleansing: Dr Ismail al–Jalili, Mohammed Kamil Aref, & Prof. John Akker - Chair: Rusul Muhrij
12.45- 1.45 Lunch
1.45 – 2.45 Iraq's Guantanamo Camps: Sabah Al Mukhtar . Chair: Tahrir Numan.
2.45 - 3.00 Tea break
3.00 – 3.30 Control of the Oil is the Mission: Mustafa Elemara . Chair: Malak Hamdan
3.30 - 3.50 Justice for Iraq: Iraq Occupation Focus speaker and Mundher Al Adhami
3.50 – 4.00 Summary - Haifa Zangana
2nd SOAS Conference on Weapons of Mass Destruction and the Middle East
Organised by: The Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS, London>
Subject: the issue of Weapons of Mass Destruction in the Middle East and the UN-endorsed objective of making the region a zone free of WMD.
States represented will include Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, while Pakistan and South Africa will also present their views. Both the EU and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office will send a spokesperson, as well as German SDP Parliamentary spokesman on foreign affairs Gert Weisskirchen. See the programme here.
In the week of the conference, the eyes and ears of the world will be focused on the issue of WMD in the Middle East as the IAEA examines the Iran issue and holds it annual meetings. In London, we at SOAS are hosting this conference to provide a broader perspective on the issues, emphasising the need for universality and disarmament.
We hope that you will visit our website www.cisd.soas.ac.uk for further details and to register for free.
|Sunday 9 Sept||
Global Peace Festival and Art Awards
Venue: Imperial College, London.
Time: 12-9pm. (The programme for the day looks very good).
For details see: http://www.flickr.com/groups/479746@N22/
|Spotlight on Syria Conference: A conference taking place in London as a follow-up to the Banking Conference held last year in Damascus.|
Arab Media Watch annual fundraising dinner
Venue: the Royal Garden hotel on Kensington High Street, London.
Time: 7pm (Dress code is black tie).
Reservations: Click here
|31 Aug - 3 Sept||
The 29th Convention of NAAMA (National Arab
Medical Association), Las Vegas.
|Sat & Sun 29 July||
diaspora music london: Free festival
weekend: featuring 20 groups of performers from London's rich mix of world
Venue: Hyde Park, London - North of the Serpentine.
Time: 1.00 - 9.00 pm
Contact 020 7841 0505
|23 - 27 July||
CLEAR SPOT London Live! Radio Series
Resonance 104.4FM streamed on www.resonancefm.com: Lively conversations between artists from different diaspora communities.
|Sunday 15 July||
Medical Aid for Palestinians: Please join the Brent PSC & Zaytoun stall
and help ...... give out leaflets, collect signatures, sign up new members, sell merchandise at the
Kilburn Festival 2007
Venue: Kilburn Grange Park - (Entrances on Kilburn High Road, Palmerston Road & Messina Avenue) NW6
Time: 1pm - 7pm
Entrance: FREE With LIVE MUSIC of national and international artists including ROOT JACKSON'S UFBI,THE SUGAR KINGS, SUKU DIA KONGO, BAHAREQUE, DJs MARCEL AND RANDY P plus ~ DANCE ~ DJS ~ FUN FOR KIDS ~ ARTS ACTIVITIES ~ STALLS ~ FOOD ~ FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT ~ EXHIBITIONS ~ COMEDY ~
Festival info: 020 7372 6790 - http://www.kilburnfestival.co.uk
easy to get to http://www.tfl.gov.uk for travel info or call 020 7222 1234
Contact Brent Palestine Solidarity Campaign by e-mail or phone to pledge your help for the day.
Charity event for Iraqi War Orphans: Arabian
Venue: Beeston Youth Community Centre, West End, Beeston, NG9 1GL
Time: Hot Arabic buffet 7.00pm-11.30pm followed by Baklawa, tea and coffee.
Tickets: Adults: £20.00, Children <14: £6.00.
Cheques payable to: K Abbid and sent to: 50 Ullswater Rd, Congleston, Cheshire, CW12 4JQ.
MAP: Fundraising Concert
Venue: Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, Islington, N1 2XD
(nearest tube: Highbury & Islington)
Time: 7.45pm (Doors open at 7.00pm)
Info: Come and support a special evening of Music and Dance in aid of MAP's emergency work in Gaza & the West Bank.
Featuring: Al-Zaytouna Dabke Troupe, The Choir of London, Jazz musician Gilad Atzmon, Egyptian Dance Master Shafeek Ibrahim, Singer/Oud player Nizar Al-Issa and Tabla/keyboards Tariq Said.
Tickets: from www.unionchapel.org.uk and on door. / Additional donations are welcome and please circulate as widely as possible.
|1 - 15 July||Liverpool Arabic Art Festival (click here for details)|
Jerusalem Fundraining Ball in support of the Latin Patriarchate in
The prospects for Palestine and its people: Organised by Arab Media Watch, the Council for Arab-British Understanding and the Next Century Foundation.
Venue: The Arab-British Chamber
of Commerce, 43 Upper Grosvenor Street, London W1K 2NJ
In the last few weeks, Palestine effectively descended into civil war and is now being run by two rival administrations: one in the Gaza Strip and the other in the West Bank. Palestinians, regional players and the international community are unable to break this unprecedented impasse. Sanctions continue, as do Israel's occupation, colonisation and barrier-construction. Meanwhile, Tony Blair has become the Quartet's Middle East envoy. A prestigious panel will discuss the prospects for Palestine and its people:
|1 - 6 July||The 21st International Medical Convention of NAAMA (National Arab Medical Association), Allepo, Syria. Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org- Details click here.|
|Saturday 30 June||
Annual Dinner: British Arab Medical Association
Venue: Churchill Hotel, Portman's Square, London
Contact: Dr Raja Coumine
|Tuesday 26 June||
Seminar on British Immigration and Asylum laws - Guest speakers Salah Al-Hashimi and Surendar Matthew- Immigration layers - Organised by Iraqi Community Association, London.
Venue: The Polish Centre, Malinowa Room-2nd Floor, 238-246 King Street, London W6 0RF. Nearest tube statio: Hammersmith or Ravenscourt Park
Buses: 266, 27, 190, 267, 290, 391, H91, 72, 220, 9, 295, 11, 10.
Time: Tuesday 26/6/2007 at 7.30pm>
" قوانين واجراءات اللجوء البريطانية " : يقيم المنتدى العراقي ندوة حول طلبات لجوء واقامة العراقيين في بريطانيا- يستضيف فيها صلاح الهاشمي (محامي هجرة), و سوريندر ماثيور (محامية هجرة ولجوء من المركز القانوني لهمرسميث وفولهام)
يوم الثلاثاء المصادف 26 حزيران 2007, الساعة السابعة مساءً , على قاعة المركز البولوني
The Iraqi Association: tel: 020 8741 5491. fax: 020 8748 9010
email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
'Walk for Iraq',: organised by Nadia Al-Shadhir
Event: Walk for charity - Hastings to Rye
Objectives: To raise money to fund life-saving activities in Iraq
Meeting point/time: Charing Cross Station at 8.15a.m
Target Amount: £7000
Info: Please join us on a rewarding journey to discover the stunning coastal views of Hastings whilst gaining an insight into one of Britain’s most historic cities, and visiting one of Rye’s very own medieval gems, the Cinque Ports (Five Ports).
The walk will cover a distance of 19 kilometres from which you will emerge enriched by history and picturesque scenery. All funds raised from this event will go to the British Red Cross (BRC) to be supplied to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Iraq, in helping to carry out their life-saving work throughout the country.
The following are just a few of their many initiatives that you would be contributing to directly by sponsoring or participating in our walk: Food distribution, Provision of hygiene parcels, Provision of household necessities, Providing access to clean water, Providing access to sanitation services, Provision of medical services, Support for hospitals - Providing access to life saving medical treatments, Re-uniting loved ones through a tracing program
To sign up please e-mail email@example.com where your name will be added to the www.justgiving.com/walkforiraq website.
Arab Club in Britain Annual Dinner
Time: 7.00 pm
Details & Reservations:
Programme includes the pop singer Hinda Hicks of an Arabic extracts, Al-Zaytouna Debka Folkloric Group, and the Arabic Orchestra conducted by Yahya Abu-Saada aith the Arabic singer Samer.
Demonstration by Enough
is Enough on the international day of action to mark the 40th anniversary
of the Six Day War and Israel's military occupation of Palestine.
Assembly point: Lincoln's Inn Fields for the march to Trafalgar Square (click here for map).
Time: 1.30pm (The nearest tube is Holborn (Picadilly and Central lines), and Temple (Central and District lines) is just a few minutes walk further away.- MAP Download the flyer.
Arab Women Association’s Summer lunch
|Wed 6 June|
|Fri 25 May||
Alive in Medical City: Talk by Dr Amir Al Mukhtar recent Director General of Baghdad Medical City.
Organised by: The Islamic Awareness Society Presents
Time: 6:00pm sharp
Venue: Lecture Theatre F, St. George's University of London
Refreshments will be served
Dr Al Mukhtar worked at Baghdad medical complex for 2 and a half years following the fall of Saddam before returning to a consultant surgeon's role in Scotland. The lecture will provide a unique and fascinating insight into medical student and doctor life in current day Iraq.
Following this we will also be launching the SGUL medical book donation scheme in for Iraq in association with the Student Iraqi Medical Association and explain how you can take part in this simple and valuable initiative.
SGUL Islamic Awareness Society (IAS) in association with the Student Iraqi Medical association (SIMA). Contact: email: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.islamic-awareness.co.uk
ENOUGH Public Meeting: 40 years of military occupation in Palestine
- Launch of Devon, ENOUGH!
Time: 7 pm to 9 pm
Venue: Music Room, Exeter Central Library
Speaker: Tony Davies recently returned from Gaza & the West Bank
Programme: Showing of a short film.followed by Discussion on how to take the Enough Campaign forward.
Free refreshments, and Palestinian goods and crafts on sale
Free Admission All Welcome
Lecture by William Dalrymple: From the Holy Mountain; Christians of Syria and the Modern Middle
Followed by screening of unseen footage from a Channel 4 Documentary on the monasteries of Syria and the Christians/Muslims relationship.
Venue: The British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y (Map)
Time: Arrivals 12.00pm, Start 12.30pm
Tickets: available in advance only. £20 for Members and £30 for non-members
Remarks:In his highly acclaimed ‘From the Holy Mountain: A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium’ the award winning writer and historian William Dalrymple recorded his first-hand account of the Christian communities in the Middle East and how they changed over time. Amazed by places like the Monastery of Saidnaya in Syria where Muslim pilgrims far outnumber Christian ones Dalrymple conclude: “The Eastern Christians and the Muslims lived side by side for nearly one and a half millennia because of a degree of mutual tolerance and shared customs unimaginable in the solidly Christian West.” "Today the West often views Islam as a civilization very different from and indeed innately hostile to Christianity. Only when you travel in Christianity's Eastern homelands, do you realise how closely the two religions are really linked."
Dalrymple has updated his impressions with several subsequent visits to Syria; his most recent one particularly focused on the Christian Iraqis as they found safe haven in Syria. In this talk Dalrymple will take us throughout this journey, with particular emphasis on Syria.
Refreshments and finger buffet available after the lecture
|Thursday 17 May||
Medical Aid for
Palestinians (MAP) Annual Dinner
Venue: Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel, London SW1X 9PY.
Details: This is the MAP’s main fundraising event and all proceeds are directed towards the funding of MAP’s humanitarian and emergency work in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and the Palestinian refugee camps in
Further information: http://www.map-uk.org/pages/MAP_events.html
Tickets or sponsoring the event: call MAP at 0207 226 4114.
|Thursday 10 May||
WHAT I HEARD ABOUT IRAQ - Winner Fringe First Award 2006 - Followed by Debate on the issues raised in the show.
(This is a hard-hitting, powerful verbatim documentary drama of the Iraq war, employing direct quotes from politicians, military chiefs, soldiers and Iraqi citizens to reveal the unfolding human story behind the US led invasion of Iraq. In addition to the cast of five speaking the words of dozens of people caught up in the conflict. The show e show started out as an article in the London Review of Books, and was subsequently translated into dozens of languages and published across the world.
Adapted for the stage by LA Times Critics Award winning writer Simon Levy, this vital and powerful verbatim drama is a constantly updated documentary of the Iraq war, employing direct quotes from politicians, military chiefs, soldiers, and Iraqi citizens to reveal the unfolding human story behind the US-led invasion of Iraq.
"What I Heard About Iraq is that rare thing, an impassioned and dynamic piece of verbatim theatre" Stunning photographs also provide a constantly changing backdrop to the cast of five speaking the words of the dozens of people caught up in the conflict. This unique and constantly evolving show will also be followed by a free post-show discussion with the company after every performance.
An international cast of five is directed by Hannah Eidinow, who has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company, at the Royal Court, and previously achieved Edinburgh success with Fringe First winner Gone in 2004, which transferred into the West End.
"However many newspapers you've read, this is a show that joins up the dots and reminds you that you can't just take words at face value but must learn to read between the lines"
In Levy's words, the play is "neither fiction nor speculation; it takes audiences into the war and confronts them with the human drama, the human toll. It is not about history, or about something going on 'over there.'" It is about what's going on right now, and how people worldwide are (and are not) reacting to it.
Venue: Arena Theatre, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1SE (Map link)
Tickets £9 Full Price and £7 Concessions - www.arenatheatre.info
Wed 9 May
Presentation of the Virtual Exhibitions and the book:
Discover Islamic Art in the Mediterranean.
Uncovered: The Truth about War in Iraq - By Sami Ramadani,
Senior Lecturer in Sociology at London Metropolitan University
Venue: Abrar House, 45 Crawford Place, W1H 4LP - Map (Directions: come out of Edgware Road, turn left and walk up for a few minutes until you come to Café Nero. This is Crawford Place. Turn left into Crawford place and walk up a few minutes to 45 Crawford place]
Attendance is FREE, however you must confirm your attendance by contacting us on any of the following: email@example.com or
Tues 1 May
Lecture by Samer Akkach: Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulusi: Poetry, Gender, and Landscape in Early Modern Damascus
Venue: The Bury House reception room floor) Bury Street, London SW1Y 6AX,
Time: Arrivals 6.30pm – Start 7.00pm
Tickets: £10 for Members and £15 for non-members Tickets are available in advance only.
Abstract: In early modern Damascus and 18 centuries) there emerged a secular urban space dedicated to pleasure and entertainment. The social elite -- members of notable families, government officials, eminent scholars -- gathered regularly in the city’s private gardens and public parks for entertainment and social interaction. The main form of entertainment was spontaneous yet sophisticated poetic exchanges. According to the records of some of these gatherings, women were absent: these were not family picnics but rather men only outings. The absence of women, however, was compensated by the romantic elegies and love poetry that often mapped the feminine virtues of the beloved over the landscape. The appreciation of nature’s beauty was thus mediated by poetic imageries celebrating femininity and revealing men’s effeminate languishing character that was often concealed in the presence of women. This talk will examine an anthology of such poems complied by a leading literary figure of the period, ‘Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulusi (1641-1731) of Damascus. It presents the urban, social and natural settings of these gatherings and discusses a selected sample of the poetic imageries constructed and exchanged by the participants. Apart from effecting and celebrating the poetic presence of femininity in the physical absence of women, the anthology is a valuable record of the urban history of Damascus. It presents an image of the city’s urbanity that had completely been effaced by the rapid expansion and modernisation of the and >th centuries, is an Associate Professor in Architecture, History and Theory, and Founding Director of the Centre for Asian and Middle Eastern Architecture (CAMEA) at the University of Adelaide, Australia. He is the author of Cosmology and Architecture in Pre-modern Islam and Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulsi; Islam and the Enlightenment. The talk will be followed by reception
Regional Crisis: A lecture by Dr. Manuel Hassassian, Palestinian General
Lower Hall St
Public Meeting: Farouq Khaddoumi, Head of the PLO Political Department/Foreign Minister, and Secretary General of Fatah
Talk at 7 pm Monday 23 April 2007
Venue: Friends Meeting House, Euston Road, London
Organised by: the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) with the Council for the Advancement of Arab British Understanding (CAABU) and the Association of the Palestinian Community in the UK (APC)
T: 020 7700 6313, E: firstname.lastname@example.org, w: www.palestinecampaign.org
|4, 6, 7 and 9 April||
Evening of Inspiration 2007:
concert for children around the world.
Featuring:- Zain Bhikha, Dawud Wharnsby, Imad Rami Mo Amer (from Allah make me funny), and Hamza Robertson.
Door open 5.30 pm . All performances commence at 6.00pm.
Dates and Venues
Wednesday 21 Mar
UK-Maghrib relations: trespassing on forbidden
pastures? by Prof George Joffe
CAABU Members Even
Date: Wednesday 21st March 2007
Time: 6.30 -8pm
Venue|: Committee Room 16, House of Commons, Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London, SW1A Nearest Underground: Westminster
Speaker: Professor George Joffé is a university lecturer and researcher, and an independent consultant. He was formerly the Deputy Director of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) in London.
In his academic capacity, he is attached to London, Oxford and Cambridge universities. He is also active in the media, where he has contributed analysis and comment to newspapers and journals, as well as participating in radio and television on Middle Eastern and North African topics for the past twenty years. As a consultant, he deals with the political, economic and social affairs of the Middle East and North Africa, with special reference to Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Israel-Palestine, Iran and Iraq, and he has also been engaged in research and research management over international boundary disputes and international economic arbitration.
Chaired by Christine Russell MP, Member of the CAABU Executive
Seats are limited. First come, first seated basis.
For more details contact: email@example.com
AMW Discussion on Sectarian tension
in the Arab world.
Venue: SOAS, Khalili Lecture Theatre (School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street , Russell Square , London WC1H 0XG)
Free entry, all welcome
Chair: Haifa Zangana, commentator, the Guardian & Al Ahram Weekly, regular columnist, Al Quds
Hosam El Sokkari: Head of BBC Arabic
Andrew Alexander: Regular columnist, Daily Mail
Michael Binyon: Chief foreign editorial writer, the Times
David Gardner: Chief leader writer and associate editor, Financial Times
Media reporting of sectarian tensions in the Arab world - be it between Sunnis and Shias, Muslims and Christians, or Muslims and Jews - has reached unprecedented levels. Is the media merely reporting reality, or actually contributing to sectarianism by giving it undue prominence and referring too readily to people's faith and sect?
For further info, please contact AMW
The Economy and Economics of Palestine: Past,
Present and Future
Weekend Conference. 7, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, Venue: Brunei Gallery. (Click here for details)
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