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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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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

This documentary goes in to the historical relationship between the CIA and the Nazis. However one sdhould also read Andrew Feinstein’s book the Shadow World: Inside the global arms trade to see how the first Nazi defector General Reinhard Gehlen formed his own organisation that also specialised in arms dealing and the arms trade, which was funded by the CIA

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

 

Leading academics joined SOAS students on Tuesday 21 February to explore the legacy and vision of Malcolm X and mark 47 years since his assassination.

The student organisers teamed up with the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center, in New York, to host a lecture exploring his misunderstood legacy.

The event will explored his vision, his evolution and his achievements.

The panel included:

Paul Gilroy, Professor of Social Theory at LSE and writer of the introduction of the autobiography of Malcolm X
Tariq Ramadan, Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University
Zead Ramadan from the Malcolm X and Dr Betty Shabazz Center.