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zgraphix - Fri Nov 28, 2014 03:19

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

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zgraphix - Thu Nov 27, 2014 22:27

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

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zgraphix - Thu Nov 27, 2014 22:24

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

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zgraphix - Thu Nov 27, 2014 14:58

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

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zgraphix - Sat Nov 22, 2014 01:31

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

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zgraphix - Fri Nov 21, 2014 22:53

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

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zgraphix - Fri Nov 21, 2014 22:51

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

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zgraphix - Mon Sep 01, 2014 21:06

Israeli activist Miko Peled - mikopeled.com - speaks about his book, The General’s Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine, which is based on his life growing up in a well-known Zionist family. After following in his family’s footsteps and serving in the Israel Defense Forces, Peled withdrew during the 1982 Lebanese invasion and devoted his life to peace activism. "As an Israeli that was raised on the Zionist ideal of a Jewish state," he has written, "I know how hard it is for many Jews and Palestinians to let go of the dream of having a state that is exclusively ‘our own.’ For the good of both nations, the Separation Wall must come down and the Israeli control over the lives of Palestinians must be defied so that a secular democracy where all Israelis and Palestinian live as equals be established in our shared homeland." The event is sponsored by the Interfaith Community for Palestinian Rights - icpr-austin.org - and the UT Palestine Solidarity Committee. Facebook event is at facebook.com/events/850274415005667/ Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3208 Exposition Blvd, Austin, 78703 Videography by Jeff Zavala, Joseph Caterine. Editing by Jeff Zavala Austin Indymedia Production. http://Austin.Indymedia.org

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zgraphix - Mon Sep 01, 2014 21:02

A look inside Obama's broken immigration system examines the functioning of American policy towards immigrants. Community members from all over Austin, gathered to honor the children who have traveled a dangerous path to our Texas border. They’re escaping violence caused by economic, psychological and political oppression. The goal is to rise above the political rhetoric and come together in solidarity in the hope that our common humanity can embrace these children.

Music by David Rovics "No One is Illegal"
Videography by Grace Alfar & Nathan Blond.
Editing by Jeff Zavala & Grace Alfar.
Austin Indymedia Production.
http://Austin.Indymedia.org

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