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Show #132 Yap

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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.

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Show #131 The Far Right In Europe

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Nearly 70 years after the fall of the Nazi regime, the far right and even fascism are again a significant threat in Europe. In the May 2014 European Parliament elections, organisations with a range of fascist, racist and anti-migrant ideologies won significant votes in a number of European countries. The National Front topped the poll in France and explicitly Nazi parties won seats in countries like Germany and Greece.

This book is survey of the far right in seven countries of Europe with different political histories: Britain, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands and Sweden. The survey, by activists and researchers from these countries, reveals a disturbing picture of far-right parties, some with a mass base, which have been able to drag the mainstream political parties to the right. This book is a contribution to understand the nature of the far right, and to develop strategies for the left to confront this threat.

This recording is Author Bernhard Schmid presenting the book ‘The Far Right In Europe’ at Housemans Bookshop.

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Show #130 Streets Kitchen

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Founder of Streets Kitchen Jon Glackin talks about the hardship of the homeless and the impact Government austerity is having on poor people.  Streets Kitchen is an independent organisation which gives food, sleeping bags, food and other essential items to the homeless.

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Show #129 Rev Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou

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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.

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Show #128 – Yelena Kensbourn on Ukraine

Euromaidan protest, Kyiv, Ukraine, Date 30 November 2013 ©Mstyslav Chernov

Euromaidan protest, Kyiv, Ukraine, Date 30 November 2013 ©Mstyslav Chernov

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.

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Show #127 Chester P

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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.

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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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