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]

Lessons from Sikar: a passionate, disciplined and successful Agitation

On the 12th of September, the farmers in Rajasthan succeeded in making the government surrender to their key demands. Their victory was achieved by a non-violent protest that drew popular support from all sections of society. The farmers in the Sikar district of Rajasthan had started this struggle in the middle of July under the [… click here for more]

Amazing Grace: The life and death of Gauri Lankesh

जिस्म की मौत कोई मौत नहीं होती  जिस्म मिट जाने से इन्सान नहीं मर जाते धड़कनें रूकने से अरमान नहीं मर जाते साँस थम जाने से ऐलान नहीं मर जाते होंठ जम जाने से फ़रमान नहीं मर जाते जिस्म की मौत कोई मौत नहीं होती — साहिर लुधियानवी Gauri Lankesh’s assassination has led to a [… click here for more]

Book Production as an act of Political Resistance

Can book production be an act of political resistance? Can the design and material of any book be used to strengthen any story of resistance? Can the aesthetics of a book magnify the content and substance of text and images? In April this year, we at LeftWord Books, published our first visual book. Edited by [… click here for more]

The Freedom Theatre: ten years of tenacity –

A review by Komita Dhanda Rehearsing Freedom: the story of a theatre in PALESTINE Edited by Johanna Wallin; Designed by Sherna Dastur Published by LeftWord Books in association with The Freedom Theatre   To you who stole the future: Your airplane is powerful, It flies faster than a storm and destroys a whole city. But [… click here for more]

Occupy Durgapur

Durgapur was once known as the Ruhr of Bengal – the heart of its industrial landscape, a centerpiece of the Durgapur-Burnpur-Chittranjan belt of capitalist industry. Proximity to the coal files of Raniganj drove its industrial development, with the construction of the Steel Authority of India’s plant there in 1959 as its centerpiece. Industry anchored West [… click here for more]