Category Archives: Resistance

RESISTING RAMPAL

‘Go back NTPC, get out India’ rahnuma ahmed Of all the slogans raised in protest against the coal power plant being built at Rampal in Bagerhat, this one’s the best.

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Didi. The Street Fighter

MAHASWETA DEVI (JANUARY 14, 1926 – JULY 28, 2016), WRITER AND SOCIAL ACTIVIST Protocol wasn’t Didi’s thing. Shoitan! (Satan) she would say lovingly. And then grab you and plonk you on her lap. The fact that both Rahnuma and I were far … Continue reading

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As Drik as Possible

Introduction to the Drik 2016 calendar. A behind the scenes glimpse at a remarkable media phenomenon: The dot matrix Olivetti printer was noisy. The XT computer came without a hard drive: two floppy disks uploaded the operating system. When the … Continue reading

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5-year-old Palestinian schools Israeli soldiers on War Crimes

1-minute video: 5-year-old Palestinian schools Israeli soldiers on War Crimes Posted on November 4, 2015 by Carl Herman 5-year-old Janna Ayyad shames Israeli soldiers with Sami Yusuf’s poetry: All your armies, all your fighters, All your tanks, and all your … Continue reading

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Moving opening ceremony of “Kalpana’s Warriors”

Remarkable: Noam Chomsky Absolutely stunning: Jess Worth. New Internationalist Magazine (Oxford) We had a fabulous opening with moving recitation of Kabita Chakma’s poem “I will defy” by Aungmakhai Chak, Marium Rupa and Rahnuma Ahmed. Many of the warriors were present in person. We were sad … Continue reading

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Kalpana’s Warriors

Remarkable: Noam Chomsky Absolutely stunning: Jess Worth. New Internationalist Magazine (Oxford) They told me you were quiet. But I felt the rage in your silence. That when you spoke, they rose above themselves. But I felt their fear. That they … Continue reading

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Why the rise of fascism is again the issue

By John Pilger johnpilger.com 26 February 2015 The recent 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz was a reminder of the great crime of fascism, whose Nazi iconography is embedded in our consciousness. Fascism is preserved as history, as flickering … Continue reading

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Tolerating Death in a Culture of Intolerance

Another blogger. Ananta Bijoy Das, murdered today. Police too busy beating up students to notice: ———————————————————————————————————- Tolerating Death in a Culture of Intolerance | Economic and Political Weekly. COMMENTARY Economic & Political Weekly EPW MARCH 21, 2015 vol l no … Continue reading

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Raise Shit

downtown eastside poem of resistance by Bud Osborn “…the myth of the frontier is an invention that rationalizes the violence of gentrification and displacement” neil smith 1996 “these pioneers in the gradual gentrification of the downtown eastside say their hopes … Continue reading

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Behind the Gaza ceasefire Israel and Hamas talk potential peace

By James m. Dorsey Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Synopsis Israel and Hamas have significantly moderated their attitudes towards one another despite official denials. Indirect talks in Cairo designed to achieve a lasting ceasefire between the two war weary parties effectively constitute negotiations about … Continue reading

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