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 usRead More →

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. ForRead More →

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).Read More →

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 beingRead More →

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 atRead More →

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. Read More →

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 RafiquiRead More →