The Camden Centre
Dream Not Of Other Worlds: Racism, Extremism and the Left
to be delivered by Arun Kundnani, author of the ‘Muslim’s are coming’, who is visiting London specially to introduce this lecture.
In Europe and the US, Islamist extremism continues to be the pretext for a growing body of repressive measures, from mass surveillance to mass incarceration and mass deportation. The Paris attacks of November 2015 demonstrate once again how anti-Muslim racism at home goes hand in hand with imperialist war abroad, resulting in a bloody cycle of violence and displacement. At the same time, measures initially introduced in the War on Terror to suppress Muslim political activism are applied more and more to quell growing discontent across the board, hollowing out the liberal democratic tradition. Those politicians and commentators who denounce extremism most forcefully are themselves the greatest defenders of state extremisms and racisms that masquerade as the moderate center ground. Are we living though a new age of extremisms? And how should the Left respond?
Corin Redgrave was not only an outstanding artist but an inspirational, passionate and steadfast campaigner for human rights. For over 40 years Corin worked for and alongside those in struggle against injustice whether in the labour and trade union movement or in individual cases of miscarriages of justice and for those detained without trial in Guantanamo. No case was too big or too small.
Corin was tireless in his opposition to the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq and the so-called ‘War on Terror’ and his work was recognised both at home and abroad. He was a founder of the Guantanamo Human Rights Commission and Peace and Progress – A Party for Human Rights.
Arun Kundnani is the author of two books – The End of Tolerance: Racism in 21st Century Britain, which was selected as New Statesman Book of the Year in 2007, and The Muslims Are Coming published in 2014 – and former editor of the journal ‘Race and Class’ published by the Institute of Race Relations in London. Currently living in the States Arun is Adjunct Professor of Media, Culture and Communication at New York university.
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This lecture is being organised by Peace and Progress – A Voice for Human Rights