Colonialism

Tonight in Kashmir

Late at night, alone but not in silence, in the capital city of Kashmir

On 9/11 and the War on "Terror": Names, Numbers and Events

Categories and names are often misleading, even for those of us who are often wary of the dominant rhetoric. As much as we want to escape it, dominant discourse is only there to shape our ideas and reactions, as is the case of the rhetoric surrounding 9/11; of good and evil, of war, liberation, and of spreading democracy.   Here, we write to challenge these slogans and policies hoping that one day they will go away.

Hunting the “Out-of-Place Muslim”

The Global War on Terror’s fixation on al-Qa‘ida as a roving band of "foreign fighters" allows the U.S. to claim that it is not fighting a war on Islam, but rather helping local Muslim populations rid themselves of narrow-minded interlopers  seeking to impose a puritanical brand of the religion.  This hunt for foreign fighters animates broader attempts to monitor and control Muslim diasporas outside the "west."  At the same time, the legal impunity of other foreign fighters – namely, U.S. forces and their contractors – is pushed into the background.

After Colonialism

An Interview with Mahmood Mamdani

Biopiracy: Let's BAG It!

A co-founder of the Basmati Action Group argues that the corporate rush to patent life is a new form of colonialism

Transnational Tensions

Intra-movement dynamics in the campaign against acid violence in Bangladesh

Lessons on Island Living

Indigenous knowledge saves the native Andamanese from the tsunami, but can it save them from settlers and rapacious development?

Londonistan Recalled

Muslim migration to the UK is de-historicized, colonial legacies are ignored, and contemporary racism is overlooked, in Christopher Hitchens' England.

Uncovering the Links, Part 1

The Crows and Pawns of British Colonialism

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