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The Berkeley South Asian Radical History Walking Tour: Building Our Movement, One Story At A Time

Anirvan Chatterjee takes us on a tour of Berkeley’s radical South Asian American history, and argues that historical memory is one of the key inspirations for contemporary political movements ...

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Circles of Gender Justice

Dear Readers, Gendered violence plays a pervasive and significant role in the lives of modern women around the globe. In that vein, we present a special issue on women’s responses and activism against gender-based violence in South Asian and South ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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

Wake-Up Call: South Asians Stand in Solidarity with Hotel Workers

Young South Asians protest outside of a Los Angeles hotel when the South Asian Students Association refused to move their conference and dismissed calls for solidarity with boycotting hotel workers advocating for equitable working conditions. ...

Story - By: - 2011-01-28 17:47 - 1 comment

Mississippi Mutiny Challenges Anti-Trafficking Law

South Asian migrant shipyard workers who were promised Green Cards protest against miserable working and living conditions in Mississippi. The case challenges policies towards and perceptions of victims of human trafficking. ...

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Behind Swing Doors: South Asian Workers Speak

Interviews with New York City food service industry workers ...

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A Devil's Pact

Outsourcing in Exchange for Farmer's Lives ...

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Diversity and Struggle in the Arabian Gulf

"A history of South Asian migration to the Arabian Gulf, from the imperial days when it was linked to the British Raj to the post oil-boom frenzy of today. By carefully exploring the extended histories of South Asian migrants to the Gulf, Kanna ...

Story - By: - 2011-01-28 17:47 - 2 comments

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