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Results for US
- Lean Left: Young Radical Voices
Flash back to the first time you met another Desi lefty. Can you remember the quickening of your heart? Your excitement at finding someone who cared about the same issues and communities? For most of us, the moment we realized we weren’t alone in the ...
- Drifting Across Desi Youth: Youth Activists Reflect on Social Justice, Resistance and Solidarity
Over one weekend in August 2015, three South Asian American youth camps took place across the US: Bay Area Solidarity Summer (BASS) in Oakland, CA, Chicago Desi Youth Rising (CDYR) in Chicago, IL and East Coast Solidarity Summer (ECSS) in New ...
- BASS Alumni Event: Ghadar Day Celebration 2014
You are not meeting my eyes. They are beneath the cloth I wear on my head, actually. No, I am from America. Yes, it is called a hijab. No, this cloth is not hijab . Hijab is not a covering, a hiding-away, a ...
- Reflections from the Camps: ECSS
“We have such high hopes and expectations for these radical desi spaces.” ...
- Reflections from the Camps: CYDR
One of my favorite parts of CDYR was the workshop on South Asian history with professors Shefali Chandra and Junaid Rana. We discussed everything from Partition and Hindu nationalism to settler-colonialism and ISIS. These were topics that I was ...
- Stop Urban Shield, Stop Violence Against Our Communities
If there is anything that Urban Shield and the racist history of policing in the U.S. teaches us, it is that the police and military are two faces of the same system of global repression and racism. ...
- New Orleans thunderstorm, after the Boston marathon
birds echo and a tentative sun retreats to darkness, knowing far away news about to flood our transplant hearts. days, it’s been rising pushing up seeking the jagged cracks in facades of cheery every-day. SWAT teams ...
- Special Issue: The 2014 Indian elections
In response to the recent swearing in of Narenda Modi as India’s 15th prime minister, SAMAR releases this special issue which takes a deeper look at the differences between rhetoric and reality, and the connections between communalism and ...
- To the Hindu middle-class: Why “wait and see” won’t cut it
In 2006 and 2007, I spent several months in Ahmedabad while on a fellowship from my university in the US. During my time in Ahmedabad, I interacted with the mostly-Hindu NGO staff where I was based, residents of the largely Hindu shantytown where the NGO ...