11-Sep

Erasures and Resistance: What Peter King’s Hearing Said. And What It Didn’t.

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.

On the Erasure of Violence and the Violence of Erasure

I have just characterized the killing of our lifetime’s Public Enemy Number 1, as an act of violence. The association is disconcerting. It does not readily compute. But what else does one call an act that requires the raiding of a home, and the shooting of an unarmed man, and others, until they are dead?

We Are Not Terrorists

The Impact of INS Special Registration

The Politics of Self-Absorption

Experience versus Solidarity in Movement Dynamics

Shattering the Fantasy of Multiculturalism

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

Hybrid and Alive

An Interview with Pianist Vijay Iyer

From Kabul to Kanda

Afghan Refugees Struggle for Justice in Japan

The Organizer's Corner

Questions for Saru Jayaraman of Restaurant Opportunities Center - New York (ROC-NY)

Seeing the Disappeared

Two visual artists seek out new ways of engaging with the post-9/11 disappearances in the US

Good Mutants, Bad Mutants

The good mutants work in spaces servicing the global economy. The bad ones want to destroy freedom, democracy, free markets. New mutations are arising in the politics of fear and the War on Terror.

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