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Snehal Shingavi on Fear, Hatred, and State Terrorism

A discussion led by Sheikh Islam Mossaad and Professor Snehal Shingavi on Islamophobia and State Violence. The talk highlights how Israel uses Islamophobia to justify its aggression and violations of international law. Israel is not alone, however, in using this narrative of the Muslim terrorist to rationalize militarization of police, mass surveillance, and the broader war on terror. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session. Sheikh Islam currently serves as Imam for the North Austin Muslim Community Center. He is a graduate of the University of Texas and his Islamic education came through sitting with people of knowledge and scholars from an early age until the present. He is a dynamic speaker who engages audiences and genuinely enjoys open and respectful discussion. Professor Snehal Shingavi received his Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley in 2008 after earning BAs in English and Economics from Trinity University in 1997. He won the Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies, has published articles in several journals including International Socialist Review, and has appeared as a commentator on programs such as Hardball on CNN. He teaches Global Indian Literature and Literature of Islamophobia at the University of Texas. Sponsored by: - Society for Islamic Awareness - Muslim Students' Association - Palestine Solidarity Committee Produced / Edited by Grace Alfar. Videography by Grace Alfar. An Austin Indymedia Production. http://Austin.Indymedia.org

Interview with Raj Patel on Nutrition Gender and Food Security in Africa

Raj Patel, the author of Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System and The Value of Nothing, will speak on “Nutrition, Gender and Food Security in Africa." Patel is a Research Professor in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, a Visiting Professor at the Unit for the Humanities at Rhodes University in South Africa, and a Fellow at The Institute for Food and Development Policy. His current writing and film project is “Generation Food.” The event is sponsored by UT’s Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice. Produced / Edited by Jeffry Zavala. Videography by Grace Alfar, Jeff Zavala, & Ellie Main. An Austin Indymedia Production. http://Austin.Indymedia.org

Raj Patel on Nutrition, Gender and Food Security in Africa

Raj Patel, the author of Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System and The Value of Nothing, will speak on “Nutrition, Gender and Food Security in Africa." Patel is a Research Professor in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, a Visiting Professor at the Unit for the Humanities at Rhodes University in South Africa, and a Fellow at The Institute for Food and Development Policy. His current writing and film project is “Generation Food.” The event is sponsored by UT’s Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice. Produced / Edited by Jeffry Zavala. Videography by Grace Alfar, Jeff Zavala, & Ellie Main. An Austin Indymedia Production. http://Austin.Indymedia.org

Robert Jensen on Capitalism v. Christianity: A Tale of Two Cults

Challenging the conventional wisdom of many secular and religious folk. University of Texas at Austin, Professor of Journalism, Dr. Robert Jensen argues that faith in the Cult of Capitalism is irrational and that a commitment to a reformulated Cult of Christianity (along with other religious traditions) is rational as we face up to the corrosive effects of modern life on human nature and the destructive effects of modern life on nature. As inequality and ecological collapse intensify, where do we look for values based on solidarity and sustainability? This talk is part of the First Unitarian Universalist Church’s weekly Public Affairs Forum. Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover Ave., Austin 78756 Produced / Edited by Jeffry Zavala. Videography by Grace Alfar, Jeff Zavala, & Michelle Dougherty. An Austin Indymedia Production. http://Austin.Indymedia.org

Interview with Robert Jensen on Capitalism v. Christianity: A Tale of Two Cults

In an interview with Robert Jensen on Capitalism v. Christianity, He challenges the conventional wisdom of many secular and religious folk. University of Texas at Austin, Professor of Journalism, Dr. Robert Jensen argues that faith in the Cult of Capitalism is irrational and that a commitment to a reformulated Cult of Christianity (along with other religious traditions) is rational as we face up to the corrosive effects of modern life on human nature and the destructive effects of modern life on nature. As inequality and ecological collapse intensify, where do we look for values based on solidarity and sustainability?

This talk is part of the First Unitarian Universalist Church’s weekly Public Affairs Forum.
Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover Ave., Austin 78756

Produced / Edited by Jeffry Zavala.
Videography by Grace Alfar, Jeff Zavala, & Michelle Dougherty.

An Austin Indymedia Production.
http://Austin.Indymedia.org

Interview with As'ad AbuKhalil on Israel/Palestine: The Roots of the Conflict

Austin Indymedia interviews As'ad AbuKhalil at his lecture on As'ad AbuKhalil on Israel/Palestine - The Roots of the Conflict. He speaks about the historical context of the ongoing Palestinian struggle for human rights and self determination. He informs the audience about the political and social processes that led to the creation of the state of Israel and the conditions that have enabled its occupation of and ongoing expansion into Palestine. As'ad AbuKhalil is a professor of Political Science at California State University and runs a blog called "The Angry Arab News Service": http://angryarab.blogspot.com/ Follow him on twitter: https://twitter.com/asadabukhalil This event is sponsored in part by the Events CoSponsorship Board, the Department of English, and the Center for Middle East Studies. Videography by Jeff Zavala, Grace Alfar & Michelle Dougherty. Editing by Jeffry Zavala. Austin Indymedia Production. http://Austin.Indymedia.org

As'ad AbuKhalil on Israel/Palestine: The Roots of the Conflict

As'ad AbuKhalil starts talking about The Roots of the Conflict at 13:11. As'ad AbuKhalil speaks about the historical context of the ongoing Palestinian struggle for human rights and self determination. He informs the audience about the political and social processes that led to the creation of the state of Israel and the conditions that have enabled its occupation of and ongoing expansion into Palestine. As'ad AbuKhalil is a professor of Political Science at California State University and runs a blog called "The Angry Arab News Service": http://angryarab.blogspot.com/ Follow him on twitter: https://twitter.com/asadabukhalil This event is sponsored in part by the Events CoSponsorship Board, the Department of English, and the Center for Middle East Studies. Videography by Jeff Zavala, Grace Alfar & Michelle Dougherty. Editing by Jeffry Zavala. Austin Indymedia Production. http://Austin.Indymedia.org

Texas Stands With Gaza 2014

Texas Stands With Gaza held a 7,000 person gathering in Austin, Texas Saturday August 2nd, 2014 to march and rally in solidarity with Gaza. Speakers included: Dr. Rania Masri, Professor, writer, human rights activist Minister Jim Rigby, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, Jewish Voice for Peace Sheikh Islam Mossaad, North Austin Muslim Community Center Snehal Shingavi, Professor, writer, human rights activist Learn more at: http://texansforgaza.org Videography by Jeffry Zavala, Dalton Zavala, Nathan Blond & Mari Hernandez. Editing by Jeff Zavala & Grace Alfar. Austin Indymedia Production. http://Austin.Indymedia.org Music by Genocide - "Free Palestine" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDxFeDKgDKM http://genociderap.com

Austin Protests Against Israel's Reign of Terror in Palestine

In light of recent air strikes in Palestine, members from The Interfaith Community for Palestinian Rights and other groups gathered at the steps of the Texas State Capitol Building, Wednesday, July 9th, 2014. Protesting Israel's reign of terror, activists chanted and talked to the press about their deeply felt outrage.

Link to: Video of Israeli thugs beating Tariq Abu Khdeir

http://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/nation/2014/07/05/12253449/

 

 

Interview with Robert Jensen on "Coping with the Cascading Crises of Our World"

This interview with professor Robert Jensen explains his talk on Coping with the Cascading Crises of Our World and explores solutions to some of our most important problems.

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