In his Prison Notebooks of 1930, the Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci wrote, “The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear.” In his new book, Morbid Symptoms: Relapse in the Arab Uprising, published by Saqi Books, […]
Karun Cowper speaks with Perth Muslim and social justice activist Marziya Mohammedali about the French Muslim citizen made to undress by four armed police as she lay on the beach. While beachgoers looked on, the 38-year-old was made to remove her burkini under the watch of four French policeman in accordance with a controversial new […]
We talk with young Perth Muslim activist Aisha Nancy Novakovic about the conference where she presented a paper on Radicalisation, Redemption and Loss: Insights into the Young Muslim Mind.
US Iraq war veteran Vincent Emanuele is currently in Australia supporting the release of the documentary “We Are Many” – the story of the biggest demonstration in human history, which took place on 15th February 2003, against the then impending war on Iraq. We talk to him about the film and the echoes at this […]
We speak with Turbans and Trust co-founder and Perth Sikh community leader Harjit Singh on the recent interfaith ceremony in the wake of the Sydney siege in solidarity with the Muslim community and in remembrance of lives lost. Check out http://www.turbansandtrust.com/
Andy Fleming argues against the comparisons between ISIL and 19th century anarchists that were recently made on the ABC, as well as explaining the anarchist ideology of some of those resisting ISIL. You can read his article on these issues here: https://newmatilda.com/2014/10/21/defence-anarchism-tearing-down-links-butchers-isil You can also check out his website slackbastard.anarchobase.com, like his Facebook page and follow him […]
This is some speeches from the recent rally against Islamophobia in Perth. The speakers are Muslim activist Marziya Mohammedali and David Fox from the Australian Manufacturers Workers Union.
Legendary Perth Indymedia veteran Alex Whisson with a great rant about the “Innocence of Muslims” video and how this current drama is representative of the complex relationship between the Western and Muslim worlds. Click here to listen
Interview Kevin Dunn Head of School and Professor in Human Geography and Urban Studies at University of Western Sydney (UWS) on the protests across the Muslim world sparked by an online film that mocks Islam’s holy prophet. Click here to listen