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Video: Taking Action for Palestine in Academic and Cultural Institutions

A seminar held at the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University on 11 November 2024 with Ronit Lentin, Amani Haydar and myself, and chaired by Juan Francisco Salazar. How do academics and cultural workers draw attention to the collusion by their institutions without falling into the trap…

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The Campaign to Free The Pendleton 2 with Too Black

Podcaster, poet, author and organiser, Too Black, from one of my favourite podcasts, The Black Myths Podcast, joined me to talk about the documentary, ‘The Pendleton 2: They Stood Up’ and the Defence Committee to Free the Pendleton 2. The Pendleton 2 are John “Balagoon” Cole & Christopher “Naeem” Trotter.…

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Radical Antiracism Today: Organize, Fight, Win

For the second in our series we were joined by Charisse Burden-Stelly and Jodi Dean to discuss their collection, Organize, Fight, Win: Black Communist Women’s Writing, with Andrew Brooks. A wide ranging discussion that tethered these 20th century writings and the activism and theorisation of their authors to movement building…

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Guest lecture: Black Peoples Union President Keiran Stewart-Assheton

I invited Black Peoples Union National President, Yuin man, Keiran Stewart-Assheton to present to The Racial State in Week 6 when we discuss the colonisation of the continent of Australia. In a short but encompassing talk, he addresses the history of Indigenous peoples, the impact of colonisation, Australia’s position as…

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The Limitations of ‘White Privilege’ with Khadijah Diskin

I was delighted that PhD researcher, Black Studies scholar and all round legend, Khadijah Diskin agreed to do a short interview with me about the The Limitations of ‘White Privilege’ Khadijah has previously written about this topic and so I was eager to ask her to share her critique with…

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In Conversation at the Sarah Parker Remond Centre

I was delighted to gave been invited by Luke De Noronha to chat with Gargi Bhattacharyya about matters of race online at the UCL Sarah Parker Remond Centre for the Study of Racism and Racialisation. We focused on their approach to racial capitalism in their book Rethinking racial Capitalism which…

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Alana Lentin