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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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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

New Orleans thunderstorm, after the Boston marathon

birds echo and a tentative sun retreats to darkness, knowing far away news about to flood our transplant hearts. days, it’s been rising pushing up seeking the jagged cracks in facades of cheery every-day. SWAT teams ...

Story - By: - 2014-09-17 21:01 - 0 comments

Book Review: Corona by Bushra Rehman (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2013)

This fragmented, musical novel breaks the prettiness of memory, brings irreverent humor where it should, shows the crisscross of ethnic neighborhoods in New York City, and celebrates love in the midst of violence.  ...

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Rebellion and the Ghadar Centennial

How do we practice and understand revolution? How has the spirit of Ghadar shaped the communities we form in the present, and how have we transformed radical action in the 21st century? ...

Story - By: - 2013-10-20 23:12 - 0 comments

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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Typography and Other Inspirations for Feminist Artistic Actions

.stand_alone_image { border: none; width: auto; } .stand_alone_image img { display: block; margin: 2em auto; } A long history of agit prop inspires SAWCC's recent "FreedomSafetyNow" protest against gender-based violence. ...

Story - By: - 2013-05-28 21:00 - 0 comments

YaliniDream / Safety Zones / Salted Wounds

I entered Sri Lankan Tamil politics simply by telling my own story and listening to family and community stories. My earliest childhood memories were of Jaffna (Yalpannam), Sri Lanka—the place after whom I was named. My bedtime stories were of the ...

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Long-Distance Radicalism: In Conversation with SAMAR’s Virtual Editorial Collective

Anantha Sudhakar's "Long-Distance Radicalism: In Conversation with SAMAR’s Virtual Editorial Collective," provides a glimpse of SAMAR's volunteer editorial collective, which has sustained the magazine over the past 20 years and ...

Story - By: - 2012-06-30 06:04 - 4 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

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