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On this episode we look into the recent violent attacks in Paris, including the context and the reactions. We discuss: selective grief and outrage, disproportionate media coverage of violent acts, the implications for migrants, and links between the response to the Paris attacks and the response to the 9/11 attacks.
We play two interviews. The first one is Karun Cowper’s interview with US Iraq war veteran Vincent Emanuele on the historical context behind the Paris attacks. We also play Alex Whisson and Ray Grenfell’s interview with Muslim activist Marziya Mohammedali on the Islamophobic backlash following the attacks. To hear more from Marziya, check out our 70th episode, which features a speech she gave opposing Islamophobia. Both of the interviews played on this episode are from RTR92.1FM Indymedia – you can listen to episodes of this show here and you can listen to individual interviews through perthindymedia.net and Soundcloud.
We also discuss the new show The Verdict and play Katie’s live TV debut – discussing terrorism on the show Opinionated. You can watch her being interviewed from 9.19-14.09 of this video – embedded below.
Katie mentions the PKK during this interview – for more on the PKK and anarchism, gender equality, resistance to ISIS etc, check out our 72nd episode and Crimethinc podcast episodes 36 and 39.
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Waleed Aly on The Project ‘ISIS is Weak’, Useless ID ‘State of Fear’, Karun Cowper’s interview with US Iraq war veteran Vincent Emanuele, Katie on the TV show Opinionated ‘Series 1, Episode 3 – Part 2’, Alex Whisson and Ray Grenfell’s interview with Muslim activist Marziya Mohammedali – from the 16/11/15 episode of RTR92.1FM Indymedia, Nerina Pallot ‘Everybody’s gone to war’.
You can listen to a short (8 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of our reflections on the recent violence in Paris, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.