November 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment
Hicham was a guest speaker at a Media Workers Against the War (MWAW) conference that took place at the London School of Economics on Saturday Nov 15th 2008. The theme of the conference was “Islam, War and the Media”
Fellow speakers included Moazzam Begg, Louise Christian, Peter Obourne, Nick Davies and Lyndsey Germain.
The Free Hich campaign was a recurrent theme at the various discussions, the conference was attended by more than 200 journalists and media workers.
Hich will give a talk on Thursday Nov 13th on the topic of “The Muslim student experience, Civil Liberties and Islamophobia on campus”. The talk is hosted by the Nottingham University Islamic Society.
Time: 4:30PM, THU 13th Nov
Location: East Concourse Lounge, The Portland Building, Nottingham University Main Campus
Here is a list of Free Hich events for the next two weeks. Please consult the full details on the events page.
Wednesday 5th - Hich to talk at Nottingham Law School
Saturday 8th - Hich to address Academic Freedom Roundtable, Nottingham University
Monday 10th - Hich to chair Pr Norman Finkelstein Talk
Tuesday 11th - Hich to address London Stop the War meeting
Thursday 13th -Hich to address Nottingham University Islamic Society
Thursday 13th - Hich to talk at Loughborough Politics/Debating societies
Saturday 15th - Hich to address LSE Media Conference (Co-speakers include Peter Oborne, Lyndsey Germain and Nick Davies)
Saturday 22nd - Hich to address NUS Black Students conference
Wednesday 10th - Hich to address Human Rights public meeting (Co-speakers include Pr AC Grayling and Vivienne Westwood)
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Hich will be chairing a talk to be given on Monday Nov 10 2008 by the internationally renowned US scholar and academic Norman Finkelstein. The talk will touch upon a variety of topics notably the Middle East Peace Process and Academic Freedom. The talk is hosted by the Nottingham University Palestinian Society and the Free Hich campaign.
Details of the talk are:
Time: 4PM , 10 Nov 2008
Location: The Great Hall, The University of Nottingham Main Campus, NG7 2RD
Hicham Yezza will participate at a round table on ‘Civil Liberties, Islamophobia And The War On Terror’ organised by the Hackney Stop the War Coalition on Tuesday 11 November 2008 at 7.30pm at Round Chapel, Powerscroft Road, London, E5.
Hich will be joined by Louise Christian, a Human Rights Lawyer and Chris Nineham, a National officer of the Stop the War Coalition.
More information is available here.
The 12th Annual Political Studies Association (PSA) Postgraduate Conference for Central and Northern England on Saturday 8th November 2008 will include a roundtable discussion on ‘Terror and academic freedom’. The roundtable will take place in Room B1, Law & Social Sciences Building, University of Nottingham from 13.45 until 15.00.
Speakers will include: Hicham Yezza, Former terror detainee and editor of ‘Ceasefire’ magazine; Vanessa Pupavac, Lecturer in International Relations, University of Nottingham; and, Gearóid Ó Cuinn: Human Rights Law Centre, University of Nottingham.
The roundtable will be chaired by Annemarie Peen Rodt, Centre for International Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution, University of Nottingham and Jennifer Martinez, Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice, University of Nottingham, will be a discussant.
More infromation about the conference is available here.
At 7:00am on Monday 29 September, Selina Adda and her two children Brian (8) and Chelsea (3) were getting ready as usual to go to St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Primary school in Wilford. There was a knock at the door and 8 immigration officers forced entry into their house and half an hour later, they were on their way to Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre. They were not given any food until late in the evening and the children spent the day in a state of high anxiety.
The case has been extensively covered in the Nottingham Evening Post here, here, here, here, here and here, Further information about the case, which Alan Simpson MP is supporting, is available here and there is an online petition here. The campaign can be contacted by emailing email@example.com.
Hicham has been invited by the Nottingham Law School Human Rights Network to give a talk on the topic of civil liberties, Islamophobia and Anti-Terror legislation.
Time: 5PM Location: The Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University, Burton Street (Town Centre)
The Human Rights Film Series at the Broadway finished on October 26. The series was a resounding success. All four films sold out and raised awareness of issues surrounding human rights, counter-terrorism measures, and the politics of migration.
The campus film series continues on Wednesday evenings.
Many thanks to the Broadway for their support!
October 27th, 2008 · 2 Comments
What is Imperialism?
We’ve all heard the word, but what does it mean? Here, Dr. Andrew Robinson looks at the economic and social history of imperialism, examining the work of key thinkers, and asks whether imperialism is still around us.
The latest issue of Ceasefire Magazine, which is edited by Hicham Yezza, includes a series of articles on the ‘anti-terror’ arrests at the University of Nottingham in May. Along with other articles the issue also includes interviews with Noam Chomsky, Michael Albert, Gavin Hayes and Norman Finkelstein who will be speaking at the Univerity of Nottingham on Monday 10th November at 4pm in the Law and Social Sciences building in room B63.
Ceasefire Magazine is being sold in the student union shop and at the Free Hich stall and other campaign events priced £2.50.