He’s a philosopher, an established spoken word artist who’s performed at many festivals, a solo musician and most notably The front man of rap nu-metal band called One Minute Silence based in London.
Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou is an author, documentary filmmaker, public intellectual, organizer, pastor and theologian. He has fought for justice in the wake of the highly publicised police murders of black people in America, travelled to Ferguson and trained hundreds of protestors in nonviolent civil disobedience. He’s co-lead a group of religious leaders in demonstrations and has been arrested four times. He says The clergy’s place is with the protesters in Ferguson. We talk about the prisons system, electoral politics, black lives matter campaign and more.
As the world focuses on Syria, conflict continues in Ukraine. Donnacha is joined by Yelena Kensborn, journalist and founder of Upstart Media.
Yelena talks about the impacts of the conflict on the population, where it came from and the difficulties journalists have trying to cover it.
Joey Coombes better known as Chester P, is a rapper in the UK hip-hop scene. He was a founding member of Task Force, Bury Crew and the M.U.D. Family.
Chester P Hackenbush has a noted style of ‘psychedelic’ poetry and has a writing style that has fathered many influences since 1993. One of the pioneering uk hip hop artists to of moulded the scene to what it is today.
He’s currently releasing a documentary about the UK homelessness and housing crises and a couple of new albums.
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.