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Thursday, May 01, 2008

Yoko Ono talks about her latest art exhibit, "touch me." Also, Texas musician James McMurtry. Saudi Arabian author Yousef Al-Mohaimeed. And on Underreported: more about Chevron’s support of the Burmese military regime, and then a look at Albania's fledgling democracy.

Guests:

Yousef Al-Mohaimeed, James McMurtry and Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono

Leonard Lopate and Yoko Ono Yoko Ono’s new exhibit of artwork, “touch me,” is on display at Galerie Lelong (528 W. 26th St.) through May 31.

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James McMurtry

Musician and Texas native James McMurtry (who is Larry McMurtry’s son) performs live from his latest album, "Just Us Kids." He is performing Thursday, May 1 at 8 pm at Bowery Ballroom.

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New Fiction from Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian author Yousef Al-Mohaimeed weaves together three tales of society’s outcasts in his debut novel, Wolves of the Crescent Moon.

Events: Youself Al-Mohaimeed will be speaking and signing books
Instituto Cervantes New York
Thursday, May 1 at 4 pm
211 East 49th Street (at 3rd ...

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Underreported: Chevron in Burma

Find out more about Chevron's support of the repressive military regime in Burma. Chevron co-owns the Yadana natural gas pipeline, which is the Burmese government’s single largest source of income and undermines international sanctions against the regime. Rick Herz is litigation coordinator with Earth Rights International, which worked ...

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Underreported: Albania

Albania is fledgling democracy with a tumultuous political climate and a controversial prime minister. It’s also a strategic ally of the United States, yet we rarely hear about it in the American media. Erion Veliaj is a recipient of the United Nations Civil Society Award and was director of Albania’s ...

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