4 pm this Sunday, 12th June 2011
will speak on
The Arab Intifada:
Military Rule or Peoples' Power?
The speaker will address the historical and political context of the peoples' uprisings in Tunis and Cairo and its reverberations throughout the region, including Israel, Palestine, Iran, Lebanon as well as the greater Middle East & North Africa.
The talk will challenge stereotypes of the region which paint it as being dominated solely by Islamist sensibilities, in the context of the West's funding and encouragement of Islamic fundamentalist organizations against Nasserist and communist parties throughout the 1950s and 1960s, thus giving rise to the growth of Islamism.
Raza Naeem is a social scientist presently teaching Political Economy and Middle Eastern History at the Beaconhouse National University and has been a longtime activist of the Communist Mazdoor Kissan Party (CMKP).
He has been trained in Political Economy from the University of Leeds in UK and in Middle Eastern History and Anthropology from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, US. He has travelled widely in Egypt and Yemen over the years, interviewing a large number of leftist activists in both countries.
10 Commercial Building, Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam,
Anarkali crossing, the Mall
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