SAMAR Collective

Issue 44: Identity and the State (9/25/2014)

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Identity and the State
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Thu, 2014-09-25
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This issue of SAMAR explores identity and the state . Considering two specific locales, Sri Lanka and the US, the pieces in this issue look at state repression and policing  of citizens, and the practice of identity and identification. Although narratives of social and political progress mark each site—a decades-long civil war ends in Sri Lanka and the U.S. opens to black political leadership in its highest office—minority communities are increasingly terrorized and patrolled via state-backing and strategic blind-eye.


Issue 45: Lean Left: Young Radical Voices (4/9/2015)

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Lean Left: Young Radical Voices
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Thu, 2015-04-09
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Issue 41: Rebellion and the Ghadar Centenial (10/23/2013)

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Rebellion and the Ghadar Centenial
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Wed, 2013-10-23
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Issue 40: Circles of Gender Justice (5/31/2013)

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Circles of Gender Justice
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Fri, 2013-05-31
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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.

Issue 39: The Art of Politics (2/8/2013)

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The Art of Politics
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Fri, 2013-02-08
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In honor of our 20th anniversary, this issue features poetry by Bushra Rehman, Purvi Shah, YaliniDream and Ather Zia, along with a photo essay by Sabelo Narasimhan. Together, these pieces highlight the diversity of voices in the diaspora, ranging from Narasimhan’s visual documentation of protests against New York City’s Stop-and-Frisk policy to Rehman’s tongue-in-cheek take on break-ups.

The Organizer's Corner

Questions for Taz Ahmed, founder of SAAVY

Pacts and Impacts

Introduction to Issue 17

Relief in a Time of Crisis

An introduction to Issue 19

Naomi Klein, in a recent issue of The Nation, describes "the rise of a predatory form of disaster capitalism that uses the desperation and fear created by catastrophe to engage in radical social and economic engineering." The crisis resulting from the earthquake and tsunami in southeast Asia is a stunning illustration of the mushrooming of disaster capitalism. The tsunami was devastating, killing as many as 300,000 people.

A Note on Katrina

A collection of hurricane-related resources

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