Film screening and discussion about racism and the security state, exploring the interconnections between counterterrorism policing and border control.
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Nisha Kapoor, author of "Deport Deprive Extradite" and lecturer in sociology at the University of York;
Hamja Ahsan, author of "Shy Radicals" and brother of Talha Ahsan (detained without charge in Britain for over 6 years, extradited to the US on so-called "terrorism" charges and now back home in Britain);
Mohammad Asif, Chair of the Scottish Afghan Society;
Smina Akhtar, PhD researcher at Department of Sociology, University of Glasgow, researching experiences and resistance to state racism in Scotland,
Pinar Aksu, refugee rights campaigner and human rights activist.
The meeting will include screenings of the videos Eyes of Aliyah and Aaden and the Spiders (both produced as part of the Deport Deprive Extradite project).
Admission free, doors open 19:00 for registration for a prompt start at 19:30. Light refreshments will be available from 19:00 to 19:30.
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The meeting is organised by SACC and the Deport Deprive Extradite project. It is supported by Edinburgh Stop the War Coalition, the Muslim Women's Association of Edinburgh and the Radical Independence Campaign Edinburgh.
Deport Deprive Extradite is a research project that seeks to investigate the shifting dynamics of racism and the security state, exploring the interconnections between counterterrorism policing and border control as they play out in the context of the War on Terror. Specifically, the project aims to chart different dynamics of expulsion – extradition to solitary confinement, citizenship deprivation, passport removals and deportation. In doing so the project asks what the tools and technologies being used and developed to manage, exclude and expel racially marginalized populations tell us about the nature of contemporary British state governing practices and arrangements.
Principal Investigator is Nisha Kapoor and Kasia Narkowicz is the research associatate on the project.
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