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Tariq Ali, Joseph Massad, Sara Roy, Monique Dols with Moderator Amy Goodman

Renowned activist Tariq Ali was joined by professor Joseph Massad and student activist Monique Dols (Campus Antiwar Network/Columbia University) for a discussion on dissent in the United States. Journalist Amy Goodman served as moderator. [Sara Roy of Harvard University was scheduled to appear but was ill.] This event took place at The Great Hall at The Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street , New York City
Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 7:00 pm.

The panel examined the attacks on intellectual freedom on university campuses and the role of national media in the ensuing debate.

Amy Goodman gave an introduction, followed by presentations by Monique Dols, Joseph Massad and Tariq Ali.

Hear the panel and download the audio for non-profit, non-fee use, including radio airplay, with attribution (other use requires permisison.) Radio stations may play the audio in segments given the length. Audio recording by Anthony Arnove*; audio editing and creation of mp3 and RealAudio by Charles Jenks.

MP3 - 1:20:14 min; 27.6 mb for broadband; RealAudio version for dialups.

Speaker Capsule Bios:

Tariq Ali, author of Street-Fighting Years (new edition) and Speaking of Empire and Resistance (new interviews with David Barsamian). He has written over a dozen books on world history and politics and five novels. He is an editor and contributor to New Left Review and a frequent contributor to ZNet. Photo from debate with Gideon Rose sponsored by the Campus Antiwar Network. photo © 2004 Liz Shryock /WSN.

Joseph Massad , Modern Arab Politics and Intellectual History, Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University. He is the author of Desiring Arabs, (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, forthcoming) and Colonial Effects: The Making of National Identity in Jordan, (New York; Columbia University Press, 2001) as well as numerous articles and book reviews. See above link to website for his bibliography and photo. See also Smearing Joseph Massad by Monique Dols (below) in CounterPunch, April 11, 2005.
[photo not available; Ms. Roy was unable to attend the panel due to illness.]


Sara Roy is a senior research scholar at Harvard's Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the author of several works on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. She recently wrote on Academic Intimidation, London Review of Books, Vol. 27 No. 4, 17 February 2005 ; see also her earlier LRB article Short Cuts, Vol. 26 No. 7 dated 1 April 2004. Her articles on Palestine include The The Palestinian State: Division and Despair, Current History, January 2004; Stopping Hamas: End the Occupation, The Daily Star, 20 June 2003; and Living with the Holocaust, Journal of Palestine Studies, Vol XXXII, No. 1, Autumn 2002, Issue 125. You can hear an interview with Dr. Roy which was broadcast on WBUR (a National Public Radio affiliate station in Boston) on 7 December 2001.


Monique Dols , Campus Antiwar Network (CAN) Coordinating Committee, Columbia University chapter. Recently, she wrote "Defending Our Right to Protest" , Socialist Worker, March 25, 2005 and was interviewed by with other CAN student organizers. See her report on the "Stop the War 2004!" - 3rd National Conference of the Campus Antiwar Network (CAN) at Pace University in Downtown Manhattan, November 13-14. Also, hear her presentation with Kathleen Brown on "The UN and the Myth of International Community" at the Socialism 2004 conference in Chicago, June, 2004. See also Smearing Joseph Massad in CounterPunch, April 11, 2005. photo © 2004 Charles Jenks



Introduced and moderated by:


Amy Goodman, Host of Democracy Now! and author of The Exception to the Rulers (now in paperback) photo © 2004 Charles Jenks

Contact (212) 807-9680 for more information.
Co-sponsored by Verso Books and The New Press


We thank Anthony Arnove for recording this event and providing the audio to us. He is a noted author, journalist, and activist based in Brooklyn. He edited "Iraq Under Siege: The Deadly Impact of Sanctions and War" (South End Press) and Terrorism and War, a collection of interviews with Howard Zinn (Seven Stories Press). "Iraq Under Siege" is widely considered (including by us) as the definitive work on the impact of sanctions on Iraq. With Howard Zinn he co-edited Voices of a People's History of the United States (Seven Stories Press). His work has appeared in publications here and abroad.

On April 12, 2005 Mr. Arnove took part in an important debate on the continued occupation of Iraq.



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