Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Interview with Erri De Luca

Kourosh Ziabari - Erri De Luca is an internationally-renowned Italian poet and writer. "Corriere della Sera" literature critic Giorgio De Rienzo has called him "the writer of the decade". He started writing since he was 20; however, his first book was published in 1989, when he was 39 years old. Upon graduating from high school in 1968, he joined the newly-established far-left, extra-parliamentary organization of Lotta Continua. The political activities of the organization were terminated early in 1976. Erri De Luca speaks several languages, including English, French, Hebrew and Yiddish.

He is the author of several books including "Montedidio" which has won him The Prix Femina award. Erri De Luca has translated several books of Bible into Italian, including Exodus, Jonah, Ecclesiastes and Ruth. His works have been translated and published in various countries such as Spain , Iran , Portugal , Germany , Holland , USA , Brazil , Poland , Norway , Danmark , Romania , Greece and Lithuania .

De Luca joined me in an exclusive interview and answered my questions on his works and his views on literature, culture, politics and society.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

İsrail'in şeytani politikaları...

Kourosh Ziabari - Eski bir terörizm uzmanı ve CIA’de bir ordu istihbarat görevlisi olan Philip Giraldi ile bir mülakat gerçekleştirdim.Philip Giraldi şimdi Milli Çıkarlar Konseyinde(CNI) baş direktör olarak görev yapıyor. CNI, Ortadoğu’da Amerikan politikalarının transformasyonu için çalışan kar amacı gütmeyen bir organizasyon.

İşte Philip Giraldi ile yaptığım o röportaj;

Kourosh Ziabari: Neden İsrail lobisi bu kadar güçlü, nüfuz sahibi ve yetkili? Neredeyse ABD’deki bütün büyük medya holdingleri durumu iyi olan ve İsrail devletinin çıkarlarına sadık kalma taahhüdü vermiş olan Yahudilere ait. Bazı uzmanlar İsrail’in Oratadoğu’da ki ABD politikalarının temsilcisi olduğunu söylüyorlar ama diğer bazıları da aslında ABD’de hayata geçecek olan politikaların aslında İsrail tarafından belirlendiğini söylüyor. Sizin bu konudaki görüşünüz nedir?

Philiph Giraldi: İsrail Lobisi çok güçlü çünkü ABD’de anahtar rolde olan elementlerin kontrolünü elinde tutuyor. Birçok kez örneği görüldüğü gibi İsrail’e “dostane yaklaşmayan” politikacılar yeniden seçilme noktasında ciddi problemlerle karşı karşıya kalıyorlar çünkü İsrail lobisi onların muhaliflerine para ve medya desteği sağlıyor. Bu, kongrenin İsrail’in ve onun lobisinin istediği herhangi bir şeye karşı durmaktan çekindiği anlamına geliyor. Aynı şey Amerikan başkanlığı için de geçerli. ABD’de her başkan adayı İsrail’e karşı dost görünmek zorunda aksi takdirde medyada bir saldırı furyasına maruz kalacak ve siyasi yaşamını sürdürmesi için gerekli olan milyonlarca dolardan mahrum kalacaktır. Ve bu İsrail’e olan desteği daha güvenli kılmak adına yapılıyor. Ve son olarak İsrail çıkarlarını savunanlar medyanın büyük bölümünü elinde tutuyor ve bundan daha da önemlisi yorum ve editöryal sayfaları kontrol ederek Amerikalıların Ortadoğu hakkında duyduğu şeylerin İsrail’in nişine gelecek cinsten olmasını ve İsrail’in düşmanlarına karşı da kıyasıya eleştirel olmasını teminat altına alıyorlar. Bunun sonucu olarak da İsrail ABD dış siyasetini, Ortadoğu ve İslam dünyasının çoğunluğuyla ilgili olarak kontrol ediyor ...

Israel es la amenaza más inmediata para el futuro del planeta

Kourosh Ziabari - Jeffrey Blankfort es un fotoperiodista estadounidense, productor de radio y analista de Oriente Medio. Es un bien conocido activista en favor de Palestina cuyos artículos y escritos se publican en muchas publicaciones progresistas.

Actualmente está presentando programas en KZYX en Mendocino, California, y KPOO, en San Francisco. Blankfort fue director de Middle East Labor Bulletin y co-fundador de Labor Committee of the Middle East. En febrero de 2002 ganó un pleito contra la organización sionista Liga Anti Difamación (Anti-Defamation League, ADL) de la que se descubrió que había espiado a ciudadanos estadounideses crítivos con Israel y sus políticas expansionistas.

Jeffrey me concedió una entrevista exclusiva para discutir sobre la influencia del lobby israelí sobre quienes toman decisiones en el gobierno estadounidense, el ilegal y clandestino programa nuclear israelí, las perspectivas del conflicto israelo-palestino y la inminente amenaza de un ataque israelí contra las instalaciones nucleares iraníes.

Blankfort es bastante franco en sus críticas contra el régimen de apartheid de Israel y cree que Israel es la amenaza más inmediata para el futuro de nuestro planeta ...

I paladini dei diritti umani dove sono?

Kourosh Ziabari - Uno dei miei migliori amici è affetto da un disturbo ossessivo compulsivo, una grave malattia mentale che ha quasi paralizzato tutta la sua vita. Gli è stata diagnosticata con la psicosi all’età di 15 anni e ora, più di un decennio dopo,è sposato e ha due figli.Gli psichiatri in Iran gli hanno consigliato di andare all’estero e di perseguire il suo trattamento sotto la supervisione di un gruppo di qualificati professionisti esperti, tuttavia, anche se era finanziariamente in grado di affrontare le spese di una tale soluzione è rimasto in Iran.

Gli psichiatri in Iran hanno prescritto diversi farmaci per il mio amico e lui li ha presi negli ultimi anni, tuttavia, quando l’ho incontrato qualche settimana fa, mi ha informato di una sconvolgente notizia di cui ancora non riesco a capacitarmi.Il mio amico mi ha detto che i produttori canadesi e italiani dei sui medicinali hanno cessato di esportare i loro prodotti in Iran dopo l’istituzione delle sanzioni contro l’Iran imposte dal Consiglio di Sicurezza delle Nazioni Unite ed è possibile che si rifiutino anche di esportare altri farmaci a seguito delle sanzioni.Mi ha detto che i suoi psichiatri non sono in grado di prescrivergli medicinali efficaci, originali per lo più, e questo può compromettere seriamente la sua salute mentale e anche mettere la sua vita familiare a rischio.

La mia reazione istintiva a ciò che il mio amico mi disse non fu altro che perplessità e confusione. Non riuscivo a capire il rapporto tra una serie di sanzioni che riguardano il “controverso” programma iraniano nucleare e la salute mentale di migliaia di pazienti che sono affetti da diversi tipi di psicosi in tutto il paese ...

Friday, November 12, 2010

Which "human" rights do you call for?

Kourosh Ziabari - One of my close friends is suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, a severe mental illness which has almost paralyzed his entire life. He was diagnosed with the psychosis at the age of 15 and now, more than a decade after that time, he is married and has two children. The psychiatrists in Iran have recommended him to go abroad and pursue his treatment under the supervision of a group of qualified, experienced practitioners; however, he was financially unable to afford the expenses of such a solution and remained in Iran.

Psychiatrists in Iran have prescribed several drugs for my friend and he has been taking them over the past years; however, when I met him a few weeks ago, he informed me of a shocking, unanticipated incident which I'm still unable to believe. My friend told me that the Canadian and Italian manufacturers of his medicines have ceased exporting their products to Iran following the imposition of United Nations Security Council's fourth round of sanctions against Iran and it's possible that they refuse to export their other pharmaceutical products to the country as a result of the sanctions, as well. He told me that his psychiatrists are not able to prescribe the high-quality, original medicines for him anymore and this may seriously jeopardize his mental health and even put his family life into risk.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Interview with Alan Hart

Kourosh Ziabari - Alan Hart is an indispensable name in journalism. Unquestionably, he has been one of the most influential British journalists with an expertise in the Middle East affairs. A former BBC Panorama presenter, Hart was a close friend of Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir and Palestinian President Yasser Arafat. During his fruitful career, Hart interviewed several prominent leaders including Saudi Arabia's King Faisal, Jordan's King Hussein and Egyptian Presidents Nasser and Sadat.

He was a media correspondent for the Independent Television Network and has covered the Vietnam War and Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as well.

He is a vocal critic of Israel and its expansionistic policies and has repeatedly reprimanded the Arab leaders for their implicit complicity with Israel in its suppression of the Palestinian nation.

Alan Hart joined me in an exclusive, in-depth interview to explore the prospect of Israel-Palestinian conflict, the roots of Zionist lobby's influence over the U.S. Congress, the 9/11 conspiracy theories and the possibility of a U.S.-directed military strike against Iran.


Monday, November 08, 2010

Interview with Tobias Buckell

Kourosh Ziabari - Born in Grenada in the Caribbean, Tobias Buckell is a New York Times Best-Seller science fiction and speculative fiction author. Having lived in Ohio since 1995, Buckell started submitting his writings to magazines and newspapers since he was in high school. He sold his first short story in an early age and continued selling stories to the American magazines since then. He has published four novels of which the most prominent ones are "Crystal Rain" and "Sly Mongoose". He has also written several short stories including "On The Eve of the Fall of Habesh" which was published in November 2010. Buckell is a professional blogger who writes on different issues concerning science fiction literature. In 2008, he donated his book archive to the department of Rare Books and Special Collections at Northern Illinois University.

Tobias joined me in an exclusive interview and answered my questions on his career as a science fiction author, the characteristics of


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