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Do I Look Suspicious?

It was a beautiful June day in 2012. Thousands of demonstrators participated in a silent march down Fifth Avenue to protest the New York Police Department’s Stop and Frisk policy. We marched under trees, past the Guggenheim and the Met lined with weekend ...

Photo Essay - By: - 2013-02-11 01:00 - 0 comments

YaliniDream / Safety Zones / Salted Wounds

I entered Sri Lankan Tamil politics simply by telling my own story and listening to family and community stories. My earliest childhood memories were of Jaffna (Yalpannam), Sri Lanka—the place after whom I was named. My bedtime stories were of the ...

Story - By: - 2013-02-11 01:00 - 0 comments

The Car

but tonight  we beat ourselves against the walls,  for being so broke, ...

Story - By: - 2012-09-24 00:00 - 3 comments

Review of Micropixie's The Good, the Beige & the Ugly

On her new album, Micropixie faces the complications of living among humans with introspection and righteous defiance. It is filled with quick wit, puns, and double entendres together with a variety of approaches to down-tempo electro-lounge emulsified ...

Story - By: - 2012-07-25 00:20 - 10 comments

Long-Distance Radicalism: In Conversation with SAMAR’s Virtual Editorial Collective

Anantha Sudhakar's "Long-Distance Radicalism: In Conversation with SAMAR’s Virtual Editorial Collective," provides a glimpse of SAMAR's volunteer editorial collective, which has sustained the magazine over the past 20 years and ...

Story - By: - 2012-06-30 06:04 - 4 comments

To celebrate our 20th year, SAMAR collaborates with the SAADA, the South Asian American Digital Archives! Check out an issue from 2002!

In honor of SAMAR's 20th year, we bring you an issue from the past via SAADA, the South Asian American Digital Archives! ...

Story - By: - 2012-06-18 15:23 - 16 comments

Letters to a Desi Radical (in the Making): Review of Uncle Swami: South Asians in America Today by Vijay Prashad

Junaid Rana gives his take on Vijay Prashad's latest text, Uncle Swami ...

Story - By: - 2012-06-18 14:53 - 2 comments

Writing Trauma: A Creative Writing Installation on women's survival in Gujarat, a post and present conflict zone

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Photo Essay - By: - 2012-05-30 01:17 - 8 comments

Towards Critical Solidarity

In SASI's (South Asia Solidarity Initiative) previous two special columns to SAMAR, members focused on campaigns on POSCO, ‘Land Grabs and Corporate Steel’ and the pressing problem of Kashmir, ‘Of Silences, Suffering and Solidarity: ...

Story - By: - 2012-01-16 17:22 - 95 comments

'There are No Rules Here:' A Visitor's Guide to Guantanamo and the Military Commissions

In 2006, two attorneys observed military commissions for four weeks in Guantanamo Bay.  We revisit their conclusions that the detentions and legal process afforded the detainees held there harm the U.S.'s already diminishing reputation as a leader ...

Story - By: - 2012-01-11 00:28 - 140 comments

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