Ahed Tamimi, The Freedom Theatre and 13 years of BDS Movement

“I’m not the victim of the occupation. The Jew or the settler child who carries a rifle at the age of 15, they are the victims of the occupation. For me, I am capable of distinguishing between right and wrong. But not him. His view is clouded. His heart is filled with hatred and scorn [… click here for more]

Remembering Safdar: his life and his legacy as a voice of resistance

By Amit Sheokand “So you missed the demolition of the Babri Masjid And the violence and hate that followed You missed Ramabai and other Dalit massacres You missed your nation’s love for the atom bomb In 2002, you missed the Gujarat pogrom And in neighbouring Pakistan you missed The creation of the Taliban and here This [… click here for more]

The Fight Against Sexual Harassment: A Call for the Long Road rather than the Short Cut

By Aparna Mahiyaria and Sahil Kureshi  We want to start with extending our deepest solidarities to the survivors of sexual harassment that runs rampant in the academy and beyond. We acknowledge that sexual harassment, in all its forms, is far too widespread. That senior and serial offenders have operated with impunity and survivors have been [… click here for more]

Blue and Red Flags for a New Era of Struggle

By Subhashini Ali September 16 was an important day in the attempts by the Communist Parties to forge closer links of solidarity and joint struggle with important Dalit leaders and movements. The two-and-a-half years of the BJP-led Government have been witness to unprecedented attacks on the people of our country, on their livelihood, their jobs, [… click here for more]

Dalit Resistance and the Role of the Left

By Brinda Karat A fundamental and core feature of India’s socio-economic structures is its caste system. Birth and descent determine positions in immutable social hierarchies. When Rohith Vemula penned his tragic yet passionate suicide note he described his Dalit identity as a ‘fatal accident’. And it is true. Had he been born into another caste, [… click here for more]