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Connor Hayes speaks with Jonathan Chadwick, theatre director, writer, and Director of Az Theatre, about his experience growing up in the context of post-war Britain, his history in the theatre, his involvement in politics both in Britain and internationally, and his understanding of the relationship between art and politics.


Dr. Mohammed Hosseinbor says the Taliban’s take-over of Afghanistan will have significant repercussions on women and Baloch in the country and may also result in a potential clash with the clerical authorities in Iran.


We are happy to announce the International Witness Campaign (IWC), a 5 month long campaign, initiated by CAGE and involving over 40 global partners from over 13 countries, to commemorate twenty years since the launch of the global War on Terror.


On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses the debacle in Afghanistan with Danny Sjursen, a graduate of West Point Military Academy, former US Army major and author. He is a combat veteran who served in Iraq and later as an Army captain in Afghanistan I command of B Troop in Kandahar Province from February 2011 to January 2012.


The families of some 9/11 victims are still pursuing compensation from those complicit in the attacks – but is Sudan, already ravaged by years of US sanctions, really the right target?

This Thursday 26 August marks the 15th anniversary of the Phulbari Massacre. We will be marking the occasion with two events, organised with the Phulbari Solidarity Group. In the morning, LMN and supporters will be joining a rally outside the Bangladesh High Commission in London, and in the afternoon we will host an online gathering of campaigners, eyewitnesses, and artists. We invite you to join us in remembering the victims of Phulbari and in solidarity with the struggle to end coal mining in Bangladesh.

Connor Hayes speaks with Dr Andy Higginbottom, about the killing of 34 miners on 16 August 2012 in Marikana, South Africa, an event since known as ‘the Marikana Massacre’, who were on strike while working for a mine owned by the British company Lonmin. Topics of discussion include the collaboration between the ANC government of South Africa, the South African Police Services, and the Lonmin company to massacre the miners, the historical role played by British mining companies in colonizing Africa, the resistance of peoples in Marikana and around Africa against the extractive neocolonialism of corporations from Britain and the global north, and the international solidarity movements that have arisen in support of the people of Marikana, including a demonstration held on 16 August 2021, on the 9th anniversary of the massacre, outside the South African embassy in London which Dr Higginbottom helped to organise.


We are republishing an interview with artist and activist Lowkey by DDN News, published on 20 August 2021.


The following text is a piece entitled “A reading into the story of Jerusalem,” prepared by our friends at Grassroots Al-Quds, an organization that acts as a platform to build networks between Palestinian communities in Jerusalem, as part of a project of theirs entitled “Stories of Jerusalem Communities: Jerusalemite Neighborhoods and Villages”. The full text is republished here, and the text can be downloaded as a pdf below.

The people of Kashmir have been struggling for their rights as Kashmiris for over seven decades. In 2019, when the Modi government abrogated Article 370 there was a widespread support for the people of Kashmir demanding an end to the occupation and the restoration of their right to self determination.

I am inviting you as an activist and or someone with an interest in Kashmir to be part of a discussion group that will help initiate Kashmir Solidarity Campaign in Britain.


“When we lose our fear, they lose their power”

– Juliet Wanjiru Wanjira; Co-founder, Mathare Social Justice Centre

We are proud to republish this short documentary film from our friends at the Mathare Social Justice Centre (MSJC). The MSJC was founded in 2015 in Mathare, the oldest slum in Nairobi, Kenya. The documentary offers an overview of their work, which includes a number of campaigns, including their efforts to mobilize people to defend human rights and stand up to violence from the Kenyan state. They publish regular reports on extrajudicial killings by the state, and have identified nearly 100 people killed by police in the Mathare area since 2019.


Baloch National Movement (BNM) brings you the intellectual talk on the occasion of the 11th August, the day when Balochistan got freedom from The Great Britain.


Connor Hayes speaks with Kate Hudson, General Secretary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), about the work of the CND towards nuclear disarmament and the banning of nuclear energy, their work opposing NATO, the role of Turkey in NATO, and how nuclear disarmament effects the issue of self-determination.


Connor Hayes speaks with Francie Molloy, Sinn Féin MP for Mid Ulster, about the current prospects for achieving a unified Ireland, division within the Unionist movement in Northern Ireland, parallels between the Kurdish and Irish struggles, and lessons that can be drawn from the peace process between the Irish movement and the British state that are relevant for the Kurdish movement’s efforts to realise a peace process with the Turkish state.

A statement from Peace in Kurdistan on the hunger strikes against the isolation of Abdullah Ocalan.

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