The Wretched of Today – Part II: Bangladesh

The Wretched of Today – A Discussion Series on Current Events in Afghanistan, Palestine and BangladeshWith this small series we want to examine current events in the global south for their historical dimension and not only ask ourselves whether we are in times of great upheaval, but rather where the changes are leading. To this end, we want to evaluate the victory of the Taliban and the associated defeat of the United States and its allies. Furthermore, we want to discuss the 11 day war of the Palestinian resistance against the Zionist colonial power and work out the consequences for both sides – the colonized and the colonizers – on the different levels in the spirit of Fanon. As a third round table, we turn our gaze to the bloody street protests in Bangladesh in spring 2021 and try to link local protests and their global dimension of imperial rule.Participants:Isra Ibrahim –
Isra Ibrahim is an activist organizer based in South Florida. She was a student organizer for Florida International University’s Students for Justice in Palestine chapter. She was active in anti-Zionist and anti-war movements. She also mobilised the “Solidarity Actions for Detained Somalis” initiative with the Black Alliance for Just Immigration at the Krome Detention Center in response to the ICE detainment of 92 Somalis and Sudanese migrants. She is a media analyst and associate editor for Milestones.Jalil Kochai –
Jalil Kochai was born in Oakland, CA but his family is originally from Lowgar, Afghanistan. He studied film theory and history and currently teaches History at Al-Arqam Islamic School & College Prep. Jalil is also a photographer and special contributor to Milestones. His article “Demystifying a Warlord” is a thorough deconstruction of the figure of Ahmed Shah Massoud in the history of Afghan politics. Jalil also published several film reviews.Tanzeen R. Doha –
Tanzeen R. Doha is an anthropologist of Islam and secularism. As an anthropologist Tanzeen studies the impact of the localized War on Terror in Bangladesh —his home country—and collects data on the disappearance and killings of Islamic practitioners. In the U.S., over the course of the last 20 years, Tanzeen worked as an organizer to establish connections between anti-war, anti-capitalist, and anti-zionist struggles. Tanzeen is the founder and general editor of Milestones.Tareq ul Huda –
Tareq ul Huda is a politica analyst and theorist based in Canada. His work includes the application and research of critical theory in the analysis of the relationship between philosophy, politics, and everyday life within the context of Bangladesh. Although he graduated in philosophy, he is working in the field of technology professionally. In the recent past, he has been active in organizing against the state repression of various Islamic tendencies in Bangladesh. In the past he has been an organizer for important seminars on Lacan, Ahmed Sofa, Heidegger, and Schmitt in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He was engaged with Hefazat-e -Islam in the 2013 march and rally, which was the largest public protest in the history of Bangladesh. In Toronto, he was a key organizer for the rally in 2014 against Zionist occupation of Palestine, and the march in 2019 against Indian occupation of Kashmir.

Onlineveranstaltung via Zoom

Wann: Sonntag 23. Jänner 2022, 17:00

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