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Towards Critical Solidarity

In SASI's (South Asia Solidarity Initiative) previous two special columns to SAMAR, members focused on campaigns on POSCO, ‘Land Grabs and Corporate Steel’ and the pressing problem of Kashmir, ‘Of Silences, Suffering and Solidarity: ...

Story - By: - 2012-01-16 17:22 - 95 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

Swagistani: A Review of Chee Malabar's Burning Tire Artisan

With the underground explosion of Das Racist & the BBC Asian Network-supported BURBAN (Brown Urban) scene in the UK, Chee Malabar attempts to hold down the fort for earnest desi rap stateside with his latest offering Burning Tire Artisan . His ...

Story - By: - 2011-12-21 19:23 - 9 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

Disappeared Men and Searching Women: Human Rights and Mourning in Kashmir

Ather Zia documents how women who live with shadows of disappeared loved ones organize around human rights.  Her work chronicles the Kashmir conflict’s gendered violences that shape how these women continue to resist Indian militarism.  ...

Story - By: - 2011-08-30 23:26 - 10 comments

The Summers of Discontent

In this photo essay reflecting on his return to Kashmir as a journalist, Talal Ansari animates some of the more recent returns to calls for independence.  He guides us from the early years of the conflict through the contemporary and renewed protest ...

Photo Essay - By: - 2011-08-30 21:36 - 5 comments

Reflections from the Valley of Controlled Chaos

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din gives us vignettes of his cultural work in Kashmir against the brutal terrain of violent conflict that are simultaneously hopeful and melancholic.  He points to promulgation of the word “normalcy” as a way to deny the distinct and ...

Story - By: - 2011-08-30 01:13 - 8 comments

Erasures and Resistance: What Peter King’s Hearing Said. And What It Didn’t.

Representative Peter King’s (R-NY) first hearing on the radicalization of American Muslim communities exemplified the right wing’s ongoing commitment to constructing the idea of a radical, threatening Islam.  The hearing also exposed what is, at best, ...

Story - By: - 2011-05-31 23:18 - 2 comments

An Activism of One's Own

"Reflections on cross-border activism in the West and "back home"" ...

Story - By: - 2011-01-28 17:47 - 0 comments

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