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Voices for Peace

Aramaic Chants and Classical Music from Iraq
With a tribute to Ziriab

28 Feb 2014, 7 to 9 pm; at: Barnabas Church, London SW1W 8PF

7.00 - 7.05 Welcome and thank you (Victoria Brittain)

7.05 - 7.30 Aramaic chants by Behnam Keryo with Francisco Iannuzzelli on Oud

7.30 - 7.40 Alberto Portugheis - Isaac Albeniz's piano canticle CORDOBA

7.40 - 8.10 A Tribute to Ziriab (789-857)-Mini-Recital by Khatchatur I. Pilikian (Tenor) & Alberto Portugheis (Piano)

8.10 - 8.25 --------- Refreshments ---------

8.25 - 8.40 Francisco Iannuzzelli - Iraqi Maqams on Oud: Samai Huzam & Kapris by Sherif Muhiddin Haydar, and Asfour Tar (the flying bird) by Munir Bashir

8.40 - 8.50 Narmeen Zangana: Homage to Baghdad on Piano

8.50 - 9.00 Behnam Keryo: Epic of Gilgamesh with Francisco on Oud

For further details visit the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation website.

Mauritian personalities bravely stand up against new compulsory biometric ID Card system

25 Mauritian personalities against compulsory biometric ID Card including two former Presidents of the Republic

“We express grave concern regarding the new compulsory biometric ID Card System.”

Jean Jacques ARJOON, musician
Sedley ASSONNE, writer
Jean Claude BIBI, Barrister-at-Law, who is a former Attorney General
Jean Clément CANGY, journalist/writer
Jayen CHELLUM, who is a consumer rights leader
Lindsey COLLEN, writer/activist
Ivan COLLENDAVELLOO, Senior Council, who is former MP, and Select Committee Chairman
Lindlay COURONNE, human rights activist
Henri FAVORY, dramatic artist
Raouf GULBUL, Barrister, who is member of the Bar Council
Vinesh HOOKOOMSING, who is a Former Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of Mauritius
Pushpa LALLAH, playgroup activist/widow of Former Chief Justice
Ally LAZER, social worker
Krishna LUCHOOMUN, artist/plastician
Vidula NABABSING, academic/former MP
Karl Auguste OFFMANN, GCSK, who is Former President of the Republic of Mauritius
Betty PE…

Margaretta D'Arcy & Shannon Airport new video

Millions of US troops have landed in Shannon Airport in Ireland since 2002 on their war to and from their endless wars. PANA and other groups have organised many demonstrations in protest against the destruction of Irish Neutrality and its integration into the US/EU/NATO military structures since then.

The Irish State's commitment to the doctrine of perpetual war reached a whole new level when it imprisoned a 79 year old peace activist , Margaretta D'Arcy, for three months on the 15th of January. PANA, Shannowatch, the Galway Alliance Against War and other groups and individuals have continued to demand Margaretta's release. We need international solidarity, and we need it now. Please email a statement of support to: and cc to:

Please pass on this video to all your contacts and to social media. We need the support of progressive media such as Democracy Now. We need you to hold vigils outside Irish Embassies and Consulates.

Roger Cole