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Aisha Novakovich Australian Modest Fashion Entrepreneur in the age of Islamophobia

Karun Cowper speaks to CEO of Modest Fashion Project Aisha Novakovich about the booming modest fashion market in a time of Islamophobia. The growing demand for modest clothing is not just limited to people of Islamic faith and is estimated to be worth US $368 billion by 2019. Meanwhile former prime minister of Australia Tony […]

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Morbid Symptoms: Gilbert Achcar on the counter-revolution in the Arab world

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, […]

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Marziya Mohammedali on the burkini ban controversy in France

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 […]

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Iraq war veteran Vincent Emmanuele on the Paris terrorist attack

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 […]

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Turbans and Trust co-founder Harjit Singh on the recent interfaith ceremony in the wake of the Sydney siege

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

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Revolutionary Kurds Resist ISIL

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: You can also check out his website, like his Facebook page and follow him […]

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Interview Kevin Dunn University of Sydney on the protests across the Muslim world

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

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