Genocide

VIDEO: On the ICJ ruling regarding Israel and genocide

Many thanks to Islam Channel for inviting me to speak on the News about the ICJ ruling last week on whether Israel is conducting a genocide against the Palestinians.   It is really heartening to be on a news program whether Muslim or not, that engages with issues such as genocide, epistemicide and

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VIDEO: Excerpt from The Message by Mak Dizdar

I first came across this poem, when it was put up on the wall of an office I worked at by (I am guessing) Demir Mahmutćehajić , and which followed us and Massoud Shadjareh and our other friends to Islamic Human Rights Commission in 1997. It is a powerful reminder of the resilience of

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VIDEO: Gaza Genocide Day 7

Arzu discusses the death toll from Israeli war on Gaza rises to 2,215, including 724 children on day 7 of the Israeli onslaught against Gaza. If player below does not work visit this page.

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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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Memories of Bosnia, Genocide and the Histories of Hate

Arzu Merali of IHRC reflects on the recent memorialisation of Srebrenica and the loss of its historical context. People born in the late ‘80s onwards, of course, do not remember. Who expects them to? Yet, it wouldn’t be unreasonable that the message of this disaster, rather catastrophe, of ginormous proportions, would be

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Srebrenica: The Call for Justice

Written in 1996.  Currently published also on the IHRC website. “How should ye not fight for the cause of Allah and of the oppressed among men and of the women and the children who are crying: Our Lord!  Bring forth from this town of which the people are oppressors!  Oh give us

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