Suchitra Vijayan: As Black as Resistance, Finding the Conditions for Liberation by William C. Anderson (author); Zoé Samudzi (author); Mariame Kaba (foreword) Race and the Making of American Political Science by Jessica Blatt The Importance of being uncivil Wherever there’s resistance to injustice and inequality, the powers that be ask us
In its 2003 verdict, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) found Rwandan journalists Ferdinand Nahimana and Jean-Bosco Barayagwiza guilty of genocide, incitement to genocide, conspiracy, and crimes against humanity. The case against Nahimana and Barayagwiza raised important questions regarding the role of the media and their social accountability. For
This week Suchitra Vijayan spoke to Dr Anna Feigenbaum, who is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Storytelling at Bournemouth University. Her work focuses on communication and social justice. She is a co-author of Protest Camps with Fabian Frenzel and Patrick McCurdy (Zed 2013), author of Tear Gas (Verso 2017) and the forthcoming Data Storytelling Workbook (Routeldge 2020).
After having spent six years as a digital journalist and social media strategist, Ema Anis now offers communication consultancy to non-profit organizations working for justice and education. On the side, she utilizes her interest in art, design, and photography to highlight social issues that irk her most — classism being
Lynchings destroy the notion of community. Each act of violence renders the subsequent act of violence inevitable and more heinous. We should be worried about these events, and not relegate them to ‘apolitical’ acts of disciplinary violence aimed at ‘alleged criminals’. Lynchings are predominantly discipline and punish projects, directed at
Lynching is not just punishment without due process; it is punishment where no crime exists. The mob exists mainly in having a defense against reason. The most blatant of its tyranny is to reduce all history to the violence it can dispense.The mob is not spontaneous. It is always assembled and organized for a kill.The mob is not irrational. It is rendered useful because it is profitable to kill. Lynching is an act of belonging, claiming authority through racial, religious and casteist violence.
Francesca Recchia Arundhati Roy, In What Language Does Rain Fall Over Tormented Cities? Parvaiz Bukhari J&K: A Viral Whatsapp Video Carries Delhi’s Brutal Message To Kashmir’s New-Age Rebels Ashraf Ghani, I Will Negotiate With the Taliban Anywhere Mujib Mashal, A Grass-Roots Afghan Peace Movement Grows, Step by Step Asim Rafiqui
Kashmiri bodies have been killed, raped, and tortured under Indian rule. The Indian state thereby lays claim over how Kashmiris live, and how they die: the body that does not obey shall be taken. But the youth is turning this equation on its head. By Rouf Dar I deviate off
by Dr. Nicholas Powers Dr. Nicholas Powers discusses the poetics of return from slave narratives to Wakanda. The theme of homecoming reappears throughout the history of the African Diaspora. In slave narratives, it borrowed the language of the sublime. Today, it is a cinematic reunification with a fictional Afro-Futurist utopia
The water pipe has many names.In the balkans it is called a ‘lula‘ or ‘lulava’. In Egypt and the Persian Gulf it is often referred to as a ‘shishe’. In Iran it is called a ‘ganja’ pronounced as ‘ghelyoon’. In India and Pakistan it is called a ‘huqqa’. In the Palestinian Territories, the Levant, Iraq, Jordan, Greece, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Israel, it is called by the beautiful name of ‘narghile’–a word that has its roots in sanskrit. But I doubt if it has ever been called a weapon of de
“The disaster ruins everything, all the while leaving everything intact. …Remembrance of the disaster which could be the gentlest want of foresight.” -‐ Maurice Blanchot, The Writing of Disaster It had been a few weeks since the earthquake. The dusty port town of Léogâne, Haiti was the epicentre. Nearly every
Francesca Reccia Zaid Rafiq – Protesters blinded by Indian forces struggle in darkness Hilal Mir–“He Didn’t Fear Anything: The Lure of Militancy in India’s Kashmir Valley” Arshia Sattar, The Mouse Merchant. Money in Ancient India. Penguin, 2013. Rohinton Mistry, Family Matters, Faber & Faber, 2001. Mirza Waheed–“How to kill a Kashmiri: A novelist’s list” Anna Arendt, The