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The Pitfalls of Language Politics in Bangladesh

A High Court ruling seeks to eliminate any distortions of the Bangla language on television or radio channels.  The ruling is absurd and dangerous and can present real challenges to the freedom of press in Bangladesh.  Part of SASI's (South Asia ...

Story - By: - 2012-03-08 08:34 - 14 comments

Enemy Alien

After the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. government adopted a policy of singling out and deporting all deportable persons in the United States from Muslim and Arab countries. Caught up in this dragnet, Palestinian activist Farouk Abdel-Muhti was arrested and ...

Story - By: - 2011-11-06 21:31 - 1 comment

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, ...

Story - By: - 2011-05-31 22:18 - 2 comments

A Matter of Words

Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti's Bhezti causes an uproar in the Sikh community, pitting free speech against religious tolerance. But are blasphemy laws the answer? ...

Story - By: - 2011-01-28 16:47 - 1 comment

Freedom of Speechlessness

An art student is arrested for paintings considered anti-Hindu, raising concerns that the freedom of speech is being replaced by the communalization of censorship. ...

Story - By: - 2011-01-28 16:47 - 1 comment

The Battle Over California's Textbook

Hindu groups' efforts to revise school textbooks in the name of second generation Indians' self esteem would erase the truth of the caste system, patriarchy and minority oppression. ...

Story - By: - 2011-01-28 16:47 - 8 comments

The Trouble with Free Speech

"Free speech is neither an invention of the Western world nor is the Muslim world necessarily at odds with it. The key is to realize the weight that a "progressive" Muslim voice has in this discourse." ...

Story - By: - 2011-01-28 16:47 - 0 comments

Crisis at WBAI

Story - By: - 2011-01-28 16:47 - 2 comments

Taking it to the Streets

The Activist Theatre of Ngugi WaThiong'o and Safdar Hashmi ...

Story - By: - 2011-01-28 16:47 - 4 comments

Classical Dance Re-emerges in Pakistan

Story - By: - 2011-01-28 16:47 - 4 comments

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