Blood Brothers #136: Grassroots activism, tribal politics, and Labour loyalties

In this episode of the Blood Brothers Podcast, Dilly Hussain speaks with the Kashmiri activist, pro-Palestine campaigner and businessman from Birmingham, Shakeel Afsar.

Topics of discussion include:

  • Gaza genocide and British government’s complicity.
  • Punishing Labour and running as an independent parliamentary candidate in Birmingham Hall Green. Why independent and not Workers Party?
  • Have critics or opposition raised anything about Shakeel’s firebrand activism on LGBTQ education, Hindutva and Kashmir?
  • Should Labour MPs that voted for a ceasefire also be unseated and punished?
  • The Muslim Vote’s mediation attempts of the independent candidates split vote situation in Hall Green.
  • What is Shakeel offering and promising constituents besides Gaza? Why should a non-Muslim in Hall Green who doesn’t care for Gaza vote for him?

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