Tunisian Films–New and Noteworthy

Tunisian Films–New and Noteworthy

September 2, 2021 by Barbara Nimri Aziz “A Son” and “She Had a Dream”, both from Tunisia, are distributed in the U.S. this fall through Art Mattan’s African Diaspora International Film Festivals.    Sami Bouajila and Najla Ben Abdallah, from…

What About the Women? America’s Afghan Guilt

What About the Women? America’s Afghan Guilt

from Workers World, Aug 20, 2021 review (see link below) August 22, 2021 by BNimri Aziz America’s rotting two decades of war and occupation in Afghanistan is oozing an awful stench from its bloated corpse, with the entire world an…

When Will They Lift the Blockade? Iraq and Cuba

When Will They Lift the Blockade? Iraq and Cuba

August 3, 2021 by BNimri Aziz “When will they lift the blockade?” A polite smile did not hide her deep anxiety. She wasn’t Venezuelan, not Iranian, not Syrian, nor a citizen of other nations struggling under U.S.-imposed sanctions. I had…

Syria Shows Its Mettle– Olympians Ghada Shouaa to Hend Zaza

Syria Shows Its Mettle– Olympians Ghada Shouaa to Hend Zaza

Syria’s Ghada Shouaa celebrates her gold victory in the women’s heptathlon at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta by B. Nimri Aziz July 29/2021 Congratulations to Syrian table tennis Olympian Hend Zaza. Most press attention to Zaza’s Tokyo presence is her…

Activist Oprah Winfrey vs Professor Noam Chomsky

Activist Oprah Winfrey vs Professor Noam Chomsky

July 16, 2021 by BNimri Aziz Author and activist Maya Angelou with Oprah Winfrey early in their long friendship Oprah vs Noam Chomsky. Isn’t there room for both in progressive American culture? The idea of celebrities being involved in social…

Smashed Houses, Crushed Orchards: A Trail of Unrestrained Malice

Smashed Houses, Crushed Orchards: A Trail of Unrestrained Malice

by Barbara Nimri Aziz June 16, 2021 Christian Science Monitor Illustration accompanying my 1996 article, below Residents of Sheikh Jarrah’s resistance to eviction by Israeli Jews evolved into a military confrontation so lopsided, the Israeli bombardments against Gaza so terrifying,…