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Fisk, Robert / War, Journalism, And The Middle East
Album:War, Journalism, And The Middle East Collection:Spoken Word
Artist:Fisk, Robert Added:Dec 2006
Label:Ak Press 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-01-07 Pull Date:2007-03-11 
Week Ending:Mar 4Feb 25Feb 11Jan 28Jan 21Jan 14

 Recent Airplay
1.May 05, 2009:Living Souls [for A]
Hizbollah, Interference, Making Lebanon, Palestinians In Lebanon, Dateline Beirut
4.Jul 12, 2007:Emphysema For Emphasis (long edition)
Occupation And Insurgency, The Beginning And The End, Highway, A Slightly Obscene Profession, War To End War
2.May 01, 2008:An Epiphany Of Sound - Week Of Peace special
War To End War
5.May 04, 2007:Living Souls
A Slightly Obscene Profession, Living History Again And Again, Abu Ghraib, Occupation And Insurgency, The Beginning And The End, Highway
3.Nov 07, 2007:public noize racket
A Slightly Obscene Profession, War To End War
6.Mar 02, 2007:Carrots & Sticks... But Mostly Sticks
Abu Ghraib

Album Review
Chauncy Sunderland
Reviewed 2006-12-23 
Speech & interview. Intelligent and insightful account of 2nd Iraq war by Robert Fisk, a British war journalist who speaks Arabic and lives in Beirut. Tracks 1-7 form a speech which describes the brutality and destruction brought to the region by the US invasion, gives an account of the following social unrest, and refutes many of the American government's claims about conditions in Iraq. In tracks 8-12, he's being interviewed. He explains the political history of Lebanon, the current mood of its people, and the power of Hizbollah.

Mr. Fisk is very eloquent. Along the way, in the both his speech and his interview there are illuminating sections on the dangers of journalism (most journalists in Iraq, too scared to leave their rooms, are telephoning the US army and Iraqi government for information) and how this latest Iraq disaster can be couched in a Middle-Eastern history filled with Western colonialism. Take a listen. Though critical of the current administration, at its heart, it is non-partisan; it is journalism. FCC clean.

Total Time - (45:27)

Total Time - (23:02)

Track Listing
1.War To End War 7.Living History Again And Again
2.A Slightly Obscene Profession 8.Dateline Beirut
3.Highway 9.Palestinians In Lebanon
4.The Beginning And The End 10.Making Lebanon
5.Occupation And Insurgency 11.Interference
6.Abu Ghraib 12.Hizbollah