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


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

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

In this excellent lecture Jeremy Scahill, author of the book Blackwater: The rise of the worlds most powerful mercenary army, gives insight in to Americas current covert operations in the Muslim world including the targeted use of drones, Islamophobia , authorisation of killing american citizens without due process and more…an excellent lecture

Jeremy Scahill is the author of Blackwater: The rise of the worlds most powerful mercenrary army

Litigator-turned-legal-scholar Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow, argues that we have not ended racial caste in America, we have simply redesigned it: The U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary means of racial control, even as it formally adheres to the principle of color blindness. Her provocative new book challenges the civil rights community—and all of us—to place mass incarceration at the forefront of a new movement for racial justice in America. As the United States celebrates the nation’s triumph over race with the election of Barack Obama, the majority of young black men in major American cities are locked behind bars or have been labeled felons for life. Event at Demos February 18, 2010.

Talk by Hans Von Sponeck, former UN Coordinator of the Oil for Food Program in Iraq on “War on Iraq – What Price?” given August 13, 2002 at University Temple United Methodist Church in Seattle, WA