3. Don’t You Be My Neighbour
Shownotes Episode 3
Transcript available HERE.
Content note: this episode contains mentions of sexual violence
“I feel like people would have cared more… about this injustice if I had just died.” - Rowa Mohamed
Rowa Mohamed showed up to support her neighbours at an encampment eviction and was injured by police during the protest. Her experience of violence is not unusual – Black Muslim women are often treated with suspicion, like they don’t belong. What happens when people “fight crime” with home surveillance technology and treat their own neighbours as suspects?
We chat with Hannan Mohamud about the surveillance of Muslims and the proposed “barbaric practices hotline”, connect with Ottawa’s Coalition Against More Surveillance and the resistance they’re engaged in to stop proliferation of surveillance technology in their neighbourhoods, and finally we connect with Dr. Chris Gilliard who walks us through the pitfalls of luxury surveillance and how doorbell surveillance cameras threaten our human rights.
- Protect the Protest - Amnesty International
- Hamilton Encampment Support Network
- Coalition Against More Surveillance
- BOOK: Andrea Ritchie “Invisible No More”
- REPORT: The Toxic Culture of Misogyny, Racism and Violence in the RCMP
- Women working with RCMP suffered 'shocking' levels of violence, sex assaults, says report
- ARTICLE: Chris Gilliard ““The Rise of Luxury Surveillance”