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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 ...

Story - By: - 2015-06-15 01:03 - 0 comments

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 ...

Story - By: - 2015-06-15 00:43 - 0 comments

Uncovering Multiracial South Asian America: A Review of Vivek Bald's Bengali Harlem

Seema Sohi reviews Vivek Bald's new book, Bengali Harlem and the Lost Hostories of South Asian America . She notes, " Bengali Harle m is more than an excavation of histories that have yet to receive their full due. By tracing the South ...

Story - By: - 2013-05-27 21:46 - 0 comments

The Power of Complicated Stories

Nahar Alam and Chitra Aiyar discuss the varied, subtle, and often unknown narratives that arise both in the not-for-profit economy and the lives of the members of Andolan-a among the members of Andolan – Organizing South Asian Workers, a Queens-based ...

Story - By: - 2013-05-22 10:37 - 0 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

Voices Of Resistance 10: Arts and 9/11

A reflection on SAPAC's visual arts exhibit and performance event, Voices of Resistance 10:Revision ...

Story - By: - 2011-12-21 23:51 - 36 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 22:31 - 1 comment

The Decade in American Islamophobia

To me, 9/11 took a city I love and broke my heart. As a turning point in American history, this moment took the racial diversity in New York City and quickly turned that complexity into suspicion, scapegoating, and racism – heralding the Age of Terror in ...

Story - By: - 2011-09-08 22:38 - 7 comments

A Decade of Detention: The Post 9/11 Immigrant Dragnet

Immigration law, once a set of civil administrative rules to regulate population flow – has become part of the enforcement apparatus of a government that functions increasingly as a police state. The politics of fear have changed the whole nature of ...

Story - By: - 2011-09-08 09:21 - 71 comments

The Arab World’s Forgotten Rebellions: Foreign Workers and Biopolitics in the Gulf

Both the Arab Spring and Gulf worker actions are, broadly, about dignity and justice; both challenge the status quo of unaccountable family/security-states; and both are met with ferocious responses by those states.  Yet, the Gulf worker actions are ...

Story - By: - 2011-05-31 00:00 - 18 comments

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