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Show #126 Nawal El Saadawi

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Nawal El Saadaw is an Egyptian Feminist born in 1931. A writer, activist, physician and psychiatrist. She has written many books on the subject of Woman in Islam, paying particular attention to the practice of  Female Genital Mutilation in her society. Her books include ‘Woman at point zero’, ‘The hidden face of Eve’ and ‘The Fall of Imam’.

She is founder and president of and co-founder of the Arab Association for Human Rights. She has been awarded honorary degrees on three continents.

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Show #125 Carrie Reichardt

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Carrie Reichardt is a contemporary artist, who works from a mosaic-covered studio in London. A member of the Craftivism movement, she uses murals, ceramics, screen-printing and graphic design in her work. She is a dedicated advocate of the movement and curated one of the few exclusively Craftivist exhibitions in the UK. She talks about the ‘Disobedient Objects’ exhibition at the V&A, Angola 3 and much more!

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Show #124 Blek Le Rat

 

 

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Blek Le Rat is a French street Artist known as the father of stencil graffiti. He has earned this title through years of spray painting unforgettable figures on walls across the globe. In the early 80’s he became one of the first street Artists in Paris, known for his iconic rat stencils. His stencil technique has since been adopted by some of the biggest names in graffiti and street art today.

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Show #123 – Dunstan Bruce

Dunstan Bruce with his new band Interrobang‽ live in London, 2 Oct 2015.

Dunstan Bruce with his new band Interrobang‽ live in London, 2 Oct 2015. ©Donnacha DeLong

Donnacha’s back with a music special. Dunstan Bruce, former member of Chumbwamba – who famously sang, “I get knocked down, but I get up again” – chats to Donnacha about his Kickstarter-funded film about Chumbawamba and his new band, Interrobang‽.

Show #122 Scott Crow

 

imagescott crow is an international speaker, author and story teller who is proudly from a working class background . He has engaged his varied life as a coop business co-owner, political organizer, educator and strategist, activist, filmmaker, dad and musician. For over two decades he has focused on diverse socio-political issues and the explorations of creating and exercising counter-power to capitalism, Power and unsustainable civilization.

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Show #121 Kate Smurthwaite & Non State Torture

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Yodet Gherez interviews two guests, Comedian and Feminist Kate Smurthwaite and Canadian Human Rights organisation Non-State Torture.

Kate Smurthwaite is a Left-Wing, Feminist, Atheist stand-up Comedian and political activists. She’s the Chair and Media Spokesperson for campaign group Abortion Rights UK. She’s a writer for the political comedy show ‘The Revolution Will Be Televised’ and the long-standing political satire show ‘Have I Got News For You?’.

NST are Independent Scholars, Grassroots Supporters, Human Rights Defenders against Non-State Torture, International Human Rights Educators, Speakers, Consultants, Researchers, Activists, Writers, and Listeners of Atrocity.

 

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Show #120 Maryam Namazie

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Maryam Namazie has spoken and written numerous articles on Women’s Rights issues, free expression, Islamism, and Secularism. Maryam is an inveterate commentator and broadcaster on Rights, Cultural Relativism, Religion, Political Islam and many other related topics. She’s a speaker at the Feminism in London Conference on the subject ‘Religious Fundamentalism and the British State’.

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Show #119 Finn Mackay

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Finn Mackay is an Author, Academic and Feminist activist. She founded The London Feminist Network. Revived the London Reclaim the Night march, And a former organiser of the Feminism in London Conference. She was nominated as a world-changing woman in a 2006 Guardian poll. After working in youth work and education, Finn devised policy on domestic violence prevention before returning to academia and completing her PhD on the British Women’s Liberation Movement. She is currently a senior lecturer in sociology at the University of the West of England in Bristol. She speaks and writes regularly on Feminist issues, particularly male violence against women.

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Show #118 Zaher Baher

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Donnacha DeLong returns this week with a show about what’s happening in Syrian Kurdistan, with an activist who has seen first hand the new society Kurds are trying to build in the midst of conflict. Features Tottenham’s own Zaher Baher talking about what’s going on in Rojava in Syria and why they need our solidarity.

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Read some of Zaher’s writings here.

And here.

And listen to his Anarchist Bookfair talk last year here.

Show #117 Lisa Mckenzie

Lisa McKenzie, Class War's parliamentary candidate for Chingford on the Take Back Brixton march to join Reclaim Brixton in Windrush Square.

Lisa McKenzie, Class War’s parliamentary candidate for Chingford on the Take Back Brixton march to join Reclaim Brixton in Windrush Square.

Lisa Mackenzie is a bold, outspoken and passionate Class Warrior, academic and author of ‘Getting By : Estate, Class and Culture in Austerity Britain’.

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