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This issue on Policing Sex explores the wider context of the criminalization of homosexuality in India, as well as visions put forth to challenge heterosexism, the police state, and misogyny. 

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha's poems evoke borders of bodies and nation.

 

Sabelo Narasimhan reflects on this year's Gay Pride parade in Bombay, India. In the wake of the recent judgement criminalizing homosexuality, the images in this photoessay reveal the unbounded spirit of rebellion and resistance of the community.

This fragmented, musical novel breaks the prettiness of memory, brings irreverent humor where it should, shows the crisscross of ethnic neighborhoods in New York City, and celebrates love in the midst of violence. 

By: Sonny Singh | Published: Oct 21, 2013

Sonny Singh of Red Baraat explores the how revolution has evolved in meaning and music

Radio Samar

Tracks Back Home
Naazneen Diwan, Taz Ahmed

Live reading of poem developed for the South Asians for Justice event "Gujarat Genocide and US Solidarity" in Los Angeles, April 2012

History of Communalism in India
Yasmin Qureshi

History and context of how communalism grew in India (part of SAJ-LA's Gujarat Genocide event)

Zohra Saed | Oct 24, 2013

This fragmented, musical novel breaks the prettiness of memory, brings irreverent humor where it should, shows the crisscross of ethnic neighborhoods in New York City, and celebrates love in the midst of violence. 

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Khalil Bendib

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Random Five from the Archive

Amna Akbar

Representative Peter King’s (R-NY) first hearing on the radicalization of American Muslim communities exemplified the right wing’s ongoing commitment to constructing the idea of a radical, threatening Islam.  The hearing also exposed what is, at best, liberal acquiescence, and, at worst, liberal partnership in that dangerous agenda.   Most profoundly, the hearing made clear the extent to which the war on terror has robbed public discourse of any meaningful vocabulary for contesting the universe in which Islam poses legitimate concern for the American public.

May 31, 2011
Priti Patel | Issue 24: Untitled (9/26/2006)

Two attorneys observe military commissions for four weeks in Guantanamo Bay reaching the same conclusions that the Supreme Court did—that the commissions violated the basic principles of US and international law and harm the United States' already diminishing reputation as a leader of human rights.

Jan 28, 2011
Sami Khan | Issue 17: Untitled (5/29/2004)

'Project Thread' and Canada's Secret War on Immigrants

Jan 28, 2011
Saba Waheed | Issue 15: Dogmas of War (//)

Monday, October 08, 2001
after arriving home from my weekend upstate, i fell asleep with a sadness that comes when i leave behind the comforts of the sounds of the river and the hikes through the forest. feeling slightly ill, i awoke and checked my email and saw the headline i had been dreading

the one that took me back ten years

we had spent the afternoon celebrating my friend's birthday, we came home and we rang the doorbell and her mother opened the door with tears in eyes, she was crying and she was saying, and i can't remember now, if she said:

Jan 28, 2011
Saurav Sarkar | Issue 16: South Asians and the Politics of Health (12/16/2003)

The Impact of INS Special Registration

Jan 28, 2011