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Polis Project Conversation Series
Apr 18, 2019
Episode 2 | In Your Face featuring Lorenzo Tugnoli
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Nov 11, 2020
On citizenship, belonging, and the movement in Gilgit-Baltistan
In this podcast, Francesca Rechhia talks to Prof. Nosheen Ali, a Pakistani sociologist, author, and activist about the state of education in Gilgit-Baltistan, the threats to activism, and the influence of the military. Ali is a part of the Global Faculty in Residence at New York University's Gallatin School of Indivualized Studies. She works and writes across a wide range of themes, including feminist theories of the state, seed justice, and Muslim cultural politics. Nosheen Ali is the author of Delusional States: Feeling Rule and Development in Pakistan’s Northern Frontier(Cambridge University Press, 2019), a book that explores state-making and social change in Gilgit-Baltistan, a Shia-majority region of Sunni-dominated Pakistan and a contested border area that forms part of disputed Kashmir.
Oct 28, 2020
Politics Podcast | Ep 4 "How has the Media Fared this American Election?"
Every Wednesday, leading up to the American Presidential elections, The Polis Project will host activists, organizers, writers, reporters, and progressive voices as a part of our Politics Podcast. They don’t just tell you what happened. They inform you of the issues, policies, and legislation that matter to their communities, beyond the headlines. This week, we speak to Nidhi Prakash, a reporter for BuzzFeed News based in Washington, DC, and Mythili Sampathkumar, a freelance journalist and reporter based in New York. The Trump presidency has put American democracy in peril. Trump has already Declined To Promise a Peaceful Transfer Of Power After Elections. And The Senate confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday, just days before Election, solidifying the conservative majority on the court. How has the Media fared as the American democracy faces a series of institutional, political, economic, and public health crises, along with a rise of white supremacy, xenophobia, and rising economic inequality? Today, we will be discussing the presidential election reporting, fake news, and the stories that never got reported. The podcast is available in video and audio formats. You can listen to our last episode with Azad Essa and Samia Assed here: https://thepolisproject.com/who-gets-to-speak-for-american-muslims-a-conversation-with-azad-essa-and-samia-assed/#.X5l0R4hKg2w
Oct 20, 2020
Politics Podcast | Ep 3 "Does Emgage Represent the Aspirations of the Muslim American Community?"
Every Wednesday, leading up to the American Presidential elections, The Polis Project will host activists, organizers, writers, reporters, and progressive voices as a part of our Politics Podcast. They don’t just tell you what happened. They inform you of the issues, policies, and legislation that matter to their communities, beyond the headlines. This week we speak to Samia Assed, an activist from New Mexico and a Democratic Party delegate, and Azad Essa, New York-based reported for Middle East Eye. Earlier this month, Middle East Eye's New York-based reporter Azad Essa published a scathing report on Emgage, a prominent US-based Advocacy organization that claims to advocate for American Muslims. It argues that "Emgage's rise to prominence in the 2020 US election is not a story of a group that advocates for Muslim communities, but rather of one that has served to mute their voices". The report raises some important and difficult questions. Who gets to speak and advocate for American Muslims? In the name of having a seat at the table, do issues that matter to Muslim Americans get delegitimized by those who claim to speak on their behalf? More importantly, how these actions affect the fight against Zionist ideologies and how they have failed to acknowledge and counter the rise of right-wing Hindutva forces and their role in American elections. You can find Essa's report here: https://www.middleeasteye.net/big-story/joe-biden-emgage-muslim-america-us-elections The podcast is available in video and audio formats. You can listen to our last episode with Anoa Changa here: https://thepolisproject.com/we-have-a-system-that-benefits-itself-a-conversation-with-anoa-changa/#.X49XRNBKg2w