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Category: Politics, Power and Resistance

Building Palestinian-Indigenous Solidarity with Amal Naser

For Week 6 of Politics, Power and Resistance we build upon our learning on Indigenous resistance and Deaf Palestinians, as well as Capitalism and the Coloniality of Power to discuss how Indigenous people and Palestinians in australia are building solidarity and resistance. Indigenous people living under settler colonial rule in…

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Deaf Palestinians: Perspective on global health inequities with Ryan Al-Natour

This week Politics, Power and resistance is joined by Dr Ryan Al-Natour. Dr Al-Natour is a Palestinian-Australian scholar who is a lecturer in the School of Education at Charles Sturt University. Ryan has qualifications in Auslan (Australian Sign Language) and is very active as an interpreter (in training) for the…

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Week 9: Gender & Power

After mid-semester break, this week we looked at gender and power mainly through the lens of social reproduction and the colonialist of gender. The main readings for the week were by Silvia Federici and the Combahee River Collective Statement. This week I invited Professor Alison Phipps, my former colleague from…

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Week 7: Anti-Poverty Activism

This week we were joined by Kristin O’Connell of the Antipoverty Centre. Kristin gave us an extremely informative and searing lecture about the corruption of the government’s work for the dole – which especially affects Aboriginal communities – and mutual obligations schemes. She also paid attention to the role played…

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Week 6: Stigma Power

This week we have been reading segments from Imogen Tyler‘s fantastic book, Stigma: The Machinery of Inequality. I invite you to explore Imogen’s website for plenty of excellent resources on the book, especially the excellent graphic essay, From Stigma Power to Black Power. This connects really well with our focus…

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Alana Lentin