Undisturbed

Bijan Sabbagh

Undisturbed is a tunnel to understanding global leftist movements.

Host: Bijan Sabbagh Another podcast from Colorful Voices

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RAF or the Revolutionary Army Faction was a militant group in West Germany that took the initiative to resist imperialism and Nazism through Guerrilla operations. The group that is also known as Baader-Meinhof group went to action in the beginning of 1970s when armed resistance was a trend. In this episode, I talk with Margrit Schiller, one of RAF members who were active in that time and was soon arrested. She tells me about the roots of her activities as well as her life as a German political activist in exile. Subscribe to Undisturbed to get more stories! Undisturbed is another podcast from Colorful Voices by Netzwerk Medien.Vielfalt, but runs on public donations. All derivatives possible according to "Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0" which includes honoring the producers. Donate to the podcast. Music: Juana by Mayra Andrade

Aug 30

57 min 30 sec

The month of May was a black month for Palestinians living in the occupied territories. The story began in 1948. After the Israel war of independence, many Palestinians living in West Jerusalem had to leave their homes and move to East Jerusalem. These refugees had to live in United Nations accommodations in Shaikh Jarrah, a small area in East Jerusalem that was owned by two Israeli corporations. In 1967 and after the Six Days War, these two companies tried to reclaim the land. The whole story is still subject of dispute between Israelis and Palestinians as well as the international community. While Israeli officials claim that the matter of Sheikh Jarrah is nothing but a real estate dispute, Palestinians who live there faced a second or third displacement from their temporary accommodations after the supreme court in Israel ruled on evicting the area of Palestinian population. To get a better idea of what is happening in Israel and Palestine, I talked with a freelance journalist and activist who lives in Hebron. Subscribe to Undisturbed to get more stories! Undisturbed is another podcast from Colorful Voices by Netzwerk Medien.Vielfalt, but runs on public donations. All derivatives possible according to "Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0" which includes honoring the producers. Donate to the podcast. Music: MC Abdul

Jul 8

24 min 24 sec

Since late April, the streets of Colombia have been the scene of massive protests against a tax reform proposed by the president Iván Duque. According to some reports, more than 50 protesters died as a result of police violence. The demonstrations began when the president proposed a tax reform according to which, Colombians would have to pay more tax to cover the so-called insufficient resources to fight the COVID pandemic. In this episode, I talked with Veronica Velez, an activist and a Trade Unionist lawyer from Colombia who is based in Berlin and takes active part in organization of the demonstrations and publication of the demands. Subscribe to Undisturbed to get more stories! Undisturbed is another podcast from Colorful Voices by Netzwerk Medien.Vielfalt, but runs on public donations. All derivatives possible according to "Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0" which includes honoring the producers. Donate to the podcast. Music: Calle 13 - Latinoamérica

Jun 2

36 min 8 sec

Hip-hop was a growing trend of expression in Egypt during the so-called "Arab Spring". In this episode, Muhammad Al-Kashef, a political activist and rapper from Alexandria, Egypt will tell us why he thinks the term Arab Spring is not at all suitable for the 2011 uprising in Egypt nor for other Arabic countries. Let's roam with him in the streets of Alexandria in the days of the revolution. Subscribe to Undisturbed to get more stories! Undisturbed is another podcast from Colorful Voices by Netzwerk Medien.Vielfalt, but runs on public donations. All derivatives possible according to "Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0" which includes honoring the producers. The music of this episode is copyright Kashef Shakur Credits: (Ali B) Thoma ama - 203 - Lyrics: Shix - Music production: Blanco Grey Sky - 203 - Lyrics: Kashef - Music Production Blanco In My Arms - 203 ft. SafiJA - Lyrics: Shix - Music production: Blanco You can donate to the podcast here using Paypal.

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Apr 28

33 min 6 sec

In this episode, I introduce Lucia Muriel, a psychologist and social activist based in Berlin. In this interview, I ask Muriel about Ecuador, her homeland; the movement of indigenous people there as well as her work as a migrants movement activist in Germany. Subscribe to Undisturbed to get more stories! Undisturbed is another podcast from Colorful Voices by Netzwerk Medien.Vielfalt, but runs on public donations. All derivatives possible according to "Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0" which includes honoring the producers. The music is created by Jonas. You can donate to the podcast here using Paypal.

Feb 17

1 hr 10 min

In this episode, I introduce Mohammad Tootkaboni, former students movement activist from Iran and PHD student of Johns Hopkins University in Sociology. In this interview, I ask him about his activism both in Iran and the US as well as different trends in being a Marxist in these two countries. Subscribe to Undisturbed to get more stories! Undisturbed is another podcast from Colorful Voices by Netzwerk Medien.Vielfalt, but runs on public donations. All derivatives possible according to "Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0" which includes honoring the producers. The music is created by Justus. You can donate to the podcast here using Paypal. Send us your voice messages through Anchor.

Jan 14

59 min 16 sec

I'm Bijan and I'm introducing activist faces around the globe. Join me in listening to the stories they have for me! In this episode I talk with Yorgos Maniatis. Yorgos was a leftist political activist in Greece and was one of the founding members of City Plaza squat in the heart of Athens. Yorgos talks about City Plaza, a self-organized community to host refugees and homeless people in Greece right after the Turkey-EU deal. He explains the politics and challenges behind occupying this hotel as well as the general political situation in Greece after the fiscal austerity measures and after Syriza. Subscribe to Undisturbed to get more stories! Undisturbed is another podcast from Colorful Voices by Netzwerk Medien.Vielfalt, but runs on public donations. All derivatives possible according to "Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0" which includes honoring the producers. The music is created by Jonas. You can send us your voice messages through Anchor.

Dec 2020

50 min 10 sec

Yuhuuu this is the first episode of Undisturbed. I'm Bijan and I'm introducing activist faces around the Europe. Join me in listening to the stories they have for me! Undisturbed is another podcast from Colorful Voices, but runs on public donations. Undisturbed music is created by Jonas. All derivatives possible according to "Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0" which includes honoring the producers. In this episode I talk with Muhammad Lamin Jadama. Jadama is a Senegambian activist having moved to Germany in 2011. He appeared on the Oranienplatz movement as a photographer and experienced an alternative way of life which was already happening in 2012 on the streets. He was a photographer in Italy since 2008 and has worked with Italian zines. He talks about Senegal and Gambia and he talks about Oranienplatz and Gerhart-Hauptmann Schule in Berlin. His photos were featured in 2015 and 2016 in different exhibitions throughout Berlin. Subscribe to Undisturbed to get more stories! You can send us your voice messages through Anchor.

Nov 2020

40 min 26 sec