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Hadani Ditmars
Hadani Ditmars

Hadani Ditmars is the author of Dancing in the No Fly Zone: a Woman's Journey Through Iraq. A former editor at New Internationalist, she has been reporting from the Middle East for two decades.

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Pink Floyd and the cultural boycott of Israel

15 September, 2017

Blog: Roger Waters, Pink Floyd star and Israel boycott activist, is facing a coordinated smear campaign as he starts a tour of Canada, writes Hadani Ditmars.

God bless America: Anthems for a troubled land

04 September, 2017

Blog: Jingoism and celebrating a flag are no match for recognising the diversity of immigration that has made America great, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Speaking music to power: A study in Reformations

17 August, 2017

Blog: 500 years after the start of the Protestant Reformation, music still fuels protest and foments revolution, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Weapons sales to human rights abusers must be opposed

16 August, 2017

Blog: How did the definition of 'Canadian' go from Pierre Berton's "someone who can make love in a canoe" to "someone who sells weapons to human rights abusers"?

Iraq's pyrrhic victories: Triumphalist narratives and deja vu

04 August, 2017

Blog: Military hubris prevents lessons being learned about the re-emergence of armed extremist groups, notes Hadani Ditmars.

Hollywood's prescient take on current horrors

27 July, 2017

Blog: Does life imitate art? Scenes from the Middle East remind Hadani Ditmars of a Hollywood movie, albeit one with a particularly twisted director.

Parviz Tanavoli and his triumphant Lions of Iran

20 July, 2017

Blog: Tanavoli's exhibition in Tehran offers a rich, complex take on his nation's history, notes Hadani Ditmars.

There's no shortage of Middle Eastern Wonder Women

28 June, 2017

Blog: Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman may have stormed the box office, but more real-life super-heroines are fighting for justice every day, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Islamophobia in Canada undermines national mythology

25 June, 2017

Blog: Anti-Muslim hate crimes are on the rise across Canada despite a recent anti-Islamophobia motion passed by the Canadian parliament in March.

Jihad for Civilisation, from the Tigris to the Thames

08 June, 2017

Blog: The parallels between life in Iraq and the UK can be striking, writes Hadani Ditmars.

'Is it politics or theatre?' Occupational Hazards raises questions

02 June, 2017

Theatre: Based on the memoirs of Rory Stewart, a British politician appointed governor of an Iraqi province after the 2003 invasion, the play is thoughtful and timely, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Islamophobia and terror: two sides of one coin

23 May, 2017

Blog: Terrorism is us, and the sooner we connect our shared experiences of oppression, the less power we give to the twin ideologies of hatred, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Hadani Ditmars
Hadani Ditmars

Hadani Ditmars is the author of Dancing in the No Fly Zone: a Woman's Journey Through Iraq. A former editor at New Internationalist, she has been reporting from the Middle East for two decades.

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