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).
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
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 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
Writer, researcher, and Senior editor at WARSCAPES Michael Busch in conversation with Dr. Griselda Rodriguez-Solomon at The Graduate Center, CUNY about #Haiti and immigrant detention in the U.S. “Borders and Bodies” is a Polis Project teach-in and conversation series hosted in collaboration with Warscapes Magazine and the CUNY Doctoral Students’ Council. Dr. Griselda
Introduction An eight-year-old Bakherwal Muslim girl went missing from Rasana village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district on January 10, 2018. Her family filed a First Information Report two days later. On January 17, 2018, her body was recovered from the forest near Devisthan temple in the area. The post-mortem
When “the state of exception… becomes the rule, then the juridico-political system transforms itself into a killing machine.” –– Giorgio Agamben, State of Exception There are certain times in a nation’s history when certain events and acts define its character and shape its further existence. The Dreyfus Affair which
For each episode, our guest will be asked to choose five pieces or items that have influenced their intellectual life and their work. These five items can be books, art, music, poetry, photographs, performance, a person, an event, or an experience. The choices then become the basis of a free-flowing