Re-posted from Breaking the Fast
Thanks so much Anushka for taking the time to talk with Breaking the Fast (BTF).
BTF: Let’s start with introductions. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Anushka: My name is Anushka. I am a frontline defender and legal advocate, broadcast journalist, writer, performer, community organizer and all around bad bitch.
BTF: How did you come to doing work with Indigenous land defenders? When did you start?
Anushka: As an immigrant to so-called Canada, growing up in poverty and fear, in pain and confusion, made me deeply aware of and sensitive to the intersecting oppressions that twisted up, not only my life, but the lives of others as well. I began understanding words like systemic, institutional and I began to understand the horrors that accompanied what was taught to me as the rise of civilization: industrialization, capitalism/free market economies, “democracy”. Continue reading “Indigenous solidarity through a Muslim lens: A conversation with frontline defender Anushka Azadi”