Why the USA? – Lockdown3 Blog #2

Some thoughts on the USA and its role in the world. Short and long reads, videos, news clips and audios. If you wan to support our work tackling gross human rights violations in different parts of the world, please visit for relevant books and titles, or the


Division and demonisation as a prelude to genocide

PRESS RELEASE – A heavyweight line-up of speakers will discuss the demonisation of communities that ultimately culminates in genocide on Genocide Memorial Day to be marked on Sunday 17 January. In line with the aim of the annual event which aims to raise awareness of

PREMIERE: Talking About Islamophobia between Obama and Trump

Co-author of IHRC’s latest book into Islamophobia focusing on the USA, Saeed A. Khan joins IHRC to discuss the situation for Muslims and the wider justice issues in the USA. Buy the book here, currently on offer. This video premieres on 11 October 2020, 7pm

VIDEO & BOOK: Does it really matter who is US President?

This week’s video from IHRC Chair Massoud Shadjareh looks at the US presidential elections.  Despite the supposed difference between the candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden, Massoud asks if there really is a choice to be had, when structural injustice underpins the system of the

Muslim history in the USA and the current uprisings

Listen to Saeed A. Khan discuss the new IHRC publication from him and Saied R. Ameli, What’s Going on Here? Muslim experiences of Islamophobia in the USA between Obama and Trump on Radio Islam in South Africa on Monday 22 June 2020. The book is