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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 ...

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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 ...

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BASS Alumni Event: Ghadar Day Celebration 2014

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Reflections from the Camps: ECSS

“We have such high hopes and expectations for these radical desi spaces.”   ...

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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 ...

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Talking of Muskaan: A review

Rupali Ghosh provides a review of Himanjali Sankar's  Talking of Muskaan , a recently published novel about sexuality and coming of age for young adult readers. ...

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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.  ...

Story - By: - 2014-09-23 22:30 - 0 comments

Glimpses of a Muslim Childhood

Sajda On the morning of my sixth or seventh Eid, My mother dressed me in white Pakistani robes, Holding my hand gently As we walked through the bright wooden gates Of the Islamic Community Center by our house. I had not yet learned ...

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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 ...

Story - By: - 2014-06-18 01:35 - 0 comments

Making Sense of Incoherent Math: The Indian Election and Diasporic Politics

How can an event be at once ordinary and extraordinary, simultaneously decisive and indecisive?  The victory of Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Indian parliamentary elections of 2014 is indeed a watershed moment; for the first ...

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