Category: Lectures


Chris Hedges has a thought provoking discussion with Norman Finkelstein, i might not agree with his views on BDS, but nonetheless there is alot to learn from him

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Book Launch Event: Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire, Manhattan, NYC, September, 2012. Deepa Kumar with special guest Moustafa Bayoumi.

George Galloway hosts RT Correspondent Max Keiser in Westminster talking about the Economy

Excellent discussion on the Alonya show on the politics of Obama, Mitt Romney, Islamophobia and the US’s engagement with the Muslim World

Extradition is a film that explores the injustices of the Extradition Act 2003 through the suffering of two individuals and their families. The act stipulates that any British Citizen can be extradited to the US without their government even providing prima facie evidence. Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan have been detained for eight and six years respectively, both without trial. In all this time they have had no charges levelled against them, seen none of the evidence or even been questioned by British or American police. Yet they remain imprisoned.

The documentary showcases the hypocrisy and one-sidedness of the Act but also shows the human suffering of the two men and their families.

The film, directed by Turab Shah, features interviews with Gareth Peirce, Talha’s Brother Hamja Ahsan, playwright Avaes Mohammad, the fathers of Babar and Talha, framed by Talha’s prison poetry.

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In 2012 the Islamic Human Rights Commission as part of Genocide Memorial Day held a poetry competition. The winner would travel to Bosnia to learn about the Genocide. This is Frano’s short story about his experience

Liz Fekete talks about whether Islamophobia serves a function; drawing on her recent research into the Oslo massacre and the European-wide assault on multiculturalism, Liz contextualises Islamophobia in terms of the policies that give credence to the new politics of hate. She warns that as austerity measures begin to bite, processes which scapegoat and stigmatised foreigners, vulnerable minorities and anyone deemed ‘different’ for society’s ills are strengthened and the politics of fear and the manipulation of division are part and parcel of wider pro war, neo-liberal and neo-conservative agendas

More than 10 years ago, the 9/11 attacks left a gaping hole in New York – and across the US as a whole. This open wound continues to divide communities to this day. In this two-part documentary, Al Jazeera follows the stories of some of those caught up in the anti-terrorist crackdown that followed 9/11 as they speak out about the injustices they have endured and their fears of a rising Islamophobia.

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