Podcasts

VIDEO: Interview with Pravini about ‘The Uprising’

Arzu interviewed signer, songwriter, activist and filmmaker Pravini about her film The Uprising. The Uprising tells the story of resistance against racism in Europe and includes commentary and experiences from academics and activists. The Dutch-Indian singer/songwriter Pravini Baboeram offers a decolonial perspective on the anti-racism movement in the Netherlands, UK and France. She not

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PODCAST: Interviewing Kosser Abdul Aziz

During the first COVID lockdown in the UK in 2020, I had the opportunity to interview children’s author Kosser Abdul-Aziz whose book ‘Tales of Mini Maryam’ is published by IHRC Press.  This interview was recorded for IHRCTv and broadcast in July 2020. One of the great joys of being an editor is

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PODCAST: Santiago Slabodsky – Are Muslims the new Jews?

[June 2019] Professor Santiago Slabodsky joins Arzu Merali to discuss this phrase often used in activism. Slabodsky argues that shared histories of co-racialisation mean that the ways of seeing both Muslims and Jews in the modern Western psyche should worry us all. Keywords: Muslims, Jews, Islamophobia, anti-semitism, decoloniality, genocide, Holocaust, genocide prevention

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PODCAST: Roberto D. Hernandez on Newness, Modernity and Coloniality

[June 2019] Professor Roberto D. Hernandez discusses the role of the concept of ‘newness’ and ‘modernity’ in eradicating cultures and peoples. Listen to the Genocide Memorial Day 2019 podcast below. In this discussion on historiography and the 1968 revolution, Professor Hernandez looks to the need to understand modernity alongside coloniality. In this

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PODCAST: Ramón Grosfoguel on the Four Genocides of Modernity

Professor Ramón Grosfoguel is a widely respected decolonial scholar.  He joins Arzu Merali to analyse the four key genocides of modernity and how they impact us today*. Keywords: Genocide, ecocide, epistemicide, racism, gendercide, Islamophobia, colonialism, decoloniality, Holocaust, Nakba. Listen to the third podcast of 2019.  These podcasts are produced for the Genocide

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PODCAST: Sandew Hira on Reparations and Decolonizing the Mind

Sandew Hira is a writer, researcher, publisher and decolonial thinker and scholar.  His seminal works on reparations inform this crucial discussion on how exactly reparations – in particular monetary reparations for enslavement can be calculated, and why they are so important.  He joins Arzu Merali about his work and activism, with a

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VIDEO: John Holwood on the so-called Trojan Horse Affair

Professor John Holmwood joined me at IHRC in 2018 to discuss his book on the so-called Trojan Horse affair entitled Countering Extremism in British Schools? The Truth About the Birmingham Trojan Horse Affair. .He and co-author Dr. Therese O’Toole argued the affair, that saw teachers, school governors and parents – mostly but

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