Posts Tagged ‘ World ’

There Is No Water in Our Survival Kit

September 4, 2012
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There Is No Water in Our Survival Kit

By Fakhra Hassan The date is 28th April, 2012. The city is Lahore. The venue is the Lahore Press Club. On behalf of the Institute of Peace and Secular Studies (IPSS), we come together to condemn one of the most brutal massacres of Hazara Shi’as, yet another persecuted minority sect, that has made it...
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Go (or don't go?) Topless Day

August 26, 2012
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Go (or don't go?) Topless Day

By Marie-Laure Rives Today is Go Topless Day! GoTopless.org is a U.S.-based organization founded in 2007, claiming that women have the same constitutional right as men to go bare-chested in public. Moira Johnston, an activist who has already been walking topless through New York City streets for the past weeks, explains that she wants “to...
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On Being Terrorized and “Terrorist”

August 14, 2012
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On Being Terrorized and “Terrorist”

By Nishant Upadhyay I was born June 5, 1984 in Prince Edward Island (PEI). In Amritsar that day, Indira Gandhi ordered Indian troops to attack the Golden Temple.  Hundreds of Sikhs were killed.  State-sponsored genocide. Some 28 years later, August 5, 2012, Vivaan, my nephew, first great grandchild to my grandparents, is born in...
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On “America’s New Sweetheart”: Gabby Douglas, Black Performance, and Belonging

August 10, 2012
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On “America’s New Sweetheart”: Gabby Douglas, Black Performance, and Belonging

By John Murillo III   Meditations on African performance and subjectivity are always already spoken by this grammar and haunted by these ghosts. For whatever ‘Africa’ means when spoken by Africans, whatever it means in the moment of performance, that cannot change Africa’s paradigmatic relation to other place-names and the people of those places....
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Reframing the Discussion: Concluding Thoughts on the Forum on Muslim Feminisms.

August 5, 2012
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Reframing the Discussion: Concluding Thoughts on the Forum on Muslim Feminisms.

By Dana Olwan and Sophia Azeb For too long, Muslim feminists have endured the question of whether Islam and feminism can coexist. This seemingly innocent question, asked on the part of concerned feminists and others, presumes (and sometimes even enshrines) the claim of Islam’s incongruity with feminism. The underlying assumptions that frame this tired...
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Pot Roast and Imperial Justifications

August 5, 2012
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Pot Roast and Imperial Justifications

By Amal Rana “how come you don’t cover your hair?” my breath punches out of me in one big gasp as I pretend not to hear her “so how come you don’t cover your hair like all the women in your country?” she asks me again persistent, insistent, she is unaware that there is any...
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In honour of the leadership of US-born African-American/African-Caribbean/African-Latin@ Muslim women in responding to HIV/AIDS

August 4, 2012
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In honour of the leadership of US-born African-American/African-Caribbean/African-Latin@ Muslim women in responding to HIV/AIDS

By Prof Dr. Ibrahim Abdurrahman Farajajé Islam can be fun! (Especially when dismantling interlocking oppressions and building just, sustainable, loving and laughing communities of resistance: Who knew!) Today, I have been writing on Islam and disabilities, about building truly inclusive communities, about thinking “beyond the room.” In the process of doing that, I started...
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Court: Namibia HIV Sterilization Violated Rights

August 3, 2012
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Three women of Namibia who have been diagnosed as HIV positive were coercively sterilized in violation of their basic rights, the High Court in Windhoek found on Monday. The court case was first filed in 2010, and the women are expected to be awarded financially, though no specific amounts have been disclosed. The three women, in...
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Salam in the City

August 3, 2012
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Salam in the City

By Sinat Giwa I’m told that I’m a stickler for formalities. My house on Rockwell Street in Chicago was its own sovereignty, where no closed doors (there were not many) went un-knocked before entering. No entry to the house went unacknowledged. No one ever left home without saying, “see you soon.” My parents’ friends or...
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The Hijab on the Pitch

August 3, 2012
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The Hijab on the Pitch

By Laurent Dubois On Friday, July 6, the French Football Federation announced that it would ban the wearing of hijab during all organized competitions held in France. The Federation declared that in doing so it was fulfilling its “duty to respect the constitutional and legislative principles of secularism that prevails in our country and...
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    The Mountain   The mountain is really a series of itself. Deeper pockets of sky color float in its canyons. In certain seasons, it’s difficult to tell rock face from snowfall. The ridge line looks much sharper than it must, in actuality, be. When you climb, the summit is sometimes [...]

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    Who I’d Like to Meet   I am on tiptoe scanning our tallest bookshelves for something to pack to read on the plane.  I am scanful, tippy-toed: a girl without boots.  I am shorty.  I want to read something great, as in literary, and beautiful and daring, and something hobnailed [...]

  • From Corpses, Artworks and Dreams of by Raha Namy

    The novel Corpses, Arts and Dreams of is a triptych that hopes to tell the story/history of a people of a place and time, from three different angles, in three different styles. The first book deals with life in the city of Tehran. The second is on the people who [...]