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The SAMAR Collective | October 20, 2013

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?

Amal Rana | October 20, 2013

Amal Rana explores how love can inspire revolution.

Recent Articles

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. 

By: Sonny Singh | Published: Oct 21, 2013

Sonny Singh of Red Baraat explores the how revolution has evolved in meaning and music

Choreographer Joti Singh reflects on her own familial connections to Ghadar history,  staged recently in her production "Red, Saffron, and Green."

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

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 Asian diasporic communities.

Radio Samar

Tracks Back Home
Naazneen Diwan, Taz Ahmed

Live reading of poem developed for the South Asians for Justice event "Gujarat Genocide and US Solidarity" in Los Angeles, April 2012

History of Communalism in India
Yasmin Qureshi

History and context of how communalism grew in India (part of SAJ-LA's Gujarat Genocide event)

Zohra Saed | Oct 24, 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. 

Cartoon

Khalil Bendib

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Ghadar is a forum for Left debate and dialogue through reports on political activism on the ground in South Asia and the diaspora.

Out Against Abuse Out Against Abuse strives to create a forum for South Asians to discuss and learn about key policies and issues regarding domestic violence in our community.

Disappeared in America A multimedia art project created by the VISIBLE Collective to address the post-9/11 disappearances of Muslims in the US. See also Shobak.org: Outsider Muslims.

Random Five from the Archive

Saba Waheed | Issue 15: Dogmas of War (//)

Monday, October 08, 2001
after arriving home from my weekend upstate, i fell asleep with a sadness that comes when i leave behind the comforts of the sounds of the river and the hikes through the forest. feeling slightly ill, i awoke and checked my email and saw the headline i had been dreading

the one that took me back ten years

we had spent the afternoon celebrating my friend's birthday, we came home and we rang the doorbell and her mother opened the door with tears in eyes, she was crying and she was saying, and i can't remember now, if she said:

Jan 28, 2011
Manu Vimalassery | Issue 17: Untitled (5/29/2004)

An Interview with Pianist Vijay Iyer

Jan 28, 2011
Rupali Ghosh | Issue 18: Overture to a Long Tomorrow (11/3/2004)

Afghan Refugees Struggle for Justice in Japan

Jan 28, 2011
South Asians Against Police Brutality and Racism | Issue 15: Dogmas of War (//)

An Anti-Detention Testimonial

Jan 28, 2011
The SAMAR Collective | Issue 18: Overture to a Long Tomorrow (11/3/2004)

Questions for Saru Jayaraman of Restaurant Opportunities Center - New York (ROC-NY)

Jan 28, 2011