Let Them Wear Gucci – Tasnim Morrison

By , August 10, 2011 2:02 pm
Tasnim Morrison

Tasnim Morrison

The response of police and politicians alike to the spreading riots have been vacuous and condescending. Theresa May  praised police for risking their lives to protect Londoners and their property, a spokesman for David Cameron, who, from his holiday in Italy had clearly not seen fit to respond personally, said that those responsible, “will be made to face the consequences for their actions.” Nick Clegg described it as “needless, opportunistic theft which had nothing to do with the death of Mark Duggan.” In stark contrast to the politicians, eye witnesses and local residents attempted to make some sense of it all. They saw the events as the almost inevitable response to years of discontent and tension between police and local youths and a lack of dialogue between them and local people, and the fact that they feel that issues within their community have not been given an adequate response by police or government. Very good – but it doesn’t explain the looting spree. Continue reading 'Let Them Wear Gucci – Tasnim Morrison'»

A World Out of Balance – Uthman Ibrahim-Morrison and Abdassamad Clarke

By , August 10, 2011 2:00 pm

“And the incorruptible Professor walked, too, averting his eyes from the odious multitude of mankind. He had no future. He disdained it. He was a force. His thoughts caressed the images of ruin and destruction. He walked frail, insignificant, shabby, miserable and terrible in the simplicity of his idea calling madness and despair to the regeneration of the world. Nobody looked at him. He passed on unsuspected and deadly, like a pest in the street full of men.” Joseph Conrad – The Secret Agent
Against the background of a geo-political situation that has been lurching out of control for some years and a financial system that has suffered fantastic reverses that are widely anticipated to be eclipsed by what is to come, a number of events have been unfolding. We are living in a time when history appears to be accelerating towards its destination. Wars, natural disasters, industrial catastrophes, mass murders, public scandals, financial crises, terrorist attacks, popular uprisings, assassinations… the kind of momentous occurrences that used to define an epoch, a decade or a year, now visit us on a weekly, or almost daily, basis. We have chosen five apparently disparate, but equally emblematic, events that have converged upon us in little more than a single week, each of which warns us in different ways of a dark nihilism that is rapidly engulfing everything we have come to regard as our culture and civilisation. Continue reading 'A World Out of Balance – Uthman Ibrahim-Morrison and Abdassamad Clarke'»

4. The Enemies of Justice

By , April 26, 2011 12:53 am

From the Sunday Symposium held in the Ihsan Mosque.


If justice is symbolised by the scales, an unjust social transaction is when the scales are uneven. However, the enemies of justice are the third party who tamper with the scales. This tampering occurs in business by the imposition of a valueless medium of exchange, in the rule of law by the commercialisation of the legal process resulting in the exemption of élites, and in the family by the obliteration of meaningful distinctions between the man, woman and child. Continue reading '4. The Enemies of Justice'»

The Norwich Conference on Education 2003

By , April 25, 2011 5:10 pm

Audio recordings of this vital event.

Revelation and the Neuro-physiological Self – Abdassamad Clarke

By , March 27, 2011 3:48 pm

A talk given by Abdassamad Clarke in Leeds University on Monday 14th February 2011 during the Discover Islam Week.


Making Sense of the Financial Crisis in the Era of Peak Oil – Nicole Foss

By , March 25, 2011 4:29 am

Making Sense of the Financial Crisis in the Era of Peak Oil


By , March 10, 2011 2:58 pm

Awakenings: Evenings of film, coffee and discussion

The Norwich Conference Network in association with Aladdin’s Café invite you to reflect on and discuss series of films touching on some of the key issues of our time and the human situation. Our first series is about underlying issues that have led to the current and ongoing collapse. Continue reading 'Awakenings'»

Craig Murray ex-Ambassador to Uzbekistan

By , March 10, 2011 1:12 am

Here interviewed for the Norwich Conference Network in July 2009 while he was in Norwich campaigning in a by-election.

Revelation and the Neuro-physiological Self – Part 2 – Abdassamad Clarke

By , February 21, 2011 9:00 am

A talk at the Discover Islam Week in Leeds University on Monday 14th February 2011

Part 1

Revelation and the Neuro-physiological Self – Part 1 – Abdassamad Clarke

By , February 21, 2011 8:57 am

A talk at the Discover Islam Week in Leeds University on Monday 14th February 2011

Part 2

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