Welcome to the ਸੋਚ (Sōch/thought) Podcast, with Ramblings of a Sikh. Every episode, I get the opportunity to engage with a diverse range of guests. Our roster includes Professors, Doctors, Academics, Musicians, Artists, Entrepreneurs, Art Collectors, and Athletes, among others. We delve into captivating discussions of history, art, culture, and philosophy.
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Embark on a journey with us through Britain's lesser-known history, spotlighting the transformative movements spearheaded by black and brown activists.
Dive into the tales of the IWA, Bristol Bus Boycott, BlackPower, Mangrove Nine, Fasimbas, Oval Four, Black Liberation Front, BlackEducation Movement, Brixton Black Women's Group, OWAAD, BrunswickStrike, Battle of Brick Lane, Asian Youth Movements, and the Bradford 12.
These narratives have been instrumental in molding the UK'ssocio-political fabric. Gain insights from Preeti Dhillon, the esteemed researcher, writer, andhistorian behind ”The Shoulders We Stand On.”
Unearth how theseoften-overlooked movements were pivotal in confronting racism andcapitalism in the UK from the 60s to the 80s and changing the veryfabric of the country.
In the spirit of Angela Davis's words, our video seeks to highlight notjust remarkable individuals but the collective endeavors that broughtabout change. Let's honor the unsung heroes and movements that have been right here, awaiting their rightful recognition.
00:00 – Introduction 01:28 – What are guestworker programs? 02:27 – What are the origins of guestworker programs? 07:26 – How do guestworker programs differ from indentured labour and slavery? 09:42 – What influences the development of the guestworker programs? 14:04 – Why doesn’t the government seem to take significant actions? 17:58 – What other elements contribute to the exploitation within guestworker programs? 22:54 – What was the role of guestworker programs in Jim Crow America? 29:59 – Is it common for cases to go to court? 31:35 – How have you gone about your research? 34:30 – What are some of the benefits of guestworker programs? 37:29 – How has anti-immigrant sentiment affected the expansion of guestworker programs over time? 42:44 – What are some potential solutions to problems created by guestworker programs? 47:23 – What is the current status of guestworker programs? 51:12 – Guestworker programs increasing under Trump? 56:36 – Are there any similarities between guestworker programs and the war on drugs? 01:00:37 – Who is Cindy Hahamovitch?