Connor Hayes speaks with Dr. Andy Higginbottom, associate professor in the department of politics, human rights and international relations at Kingston University, about the recent deportations of Tamils from Germany to Sri Lanka, the history of the LTTE, the role of imperialist states in the genocide of the Tamils, and the present state of the Tamil struggle for self-determination.
Dr. Higginbottom is an associate professor in the department of politics, human rights and international rights at Kingston University in London, where he teaches and researches on international political economy, slavery, emancipation, and extractivism. He has also been a long-time international solidarity campaigner, in active support of social movements in Colombia, South Africa, the Eelam Tamils, and anti-colonial and liberation movements around the world.
Connor Hayes is an activist, researcher, and a student of philosophy. He was a member of the 2019 International Peace Delegation to Imrali.
This interview is sponsored by the Peace in Kurdistan Campaign and the Campaign Against Criminalising Communities (http://www.campacc.org.uk/).