Monthly Archives: April 2017

  1. The Freedom Theatre: ten years of tenacity -
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    Apr

    The Freedom Theatre: ten years of tenacity -

    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 it has one defect: It needs belief. - an excerpt from Suicide Note from Palestine (2013-14) It is not a coffee table book. Rehearsing Freedom: the story of a theatre in PALESTINE is not a book th..
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  2. Dr. Ambedkar and Communism
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    Apr

    Dr. Ambedkar and Communism

     Today, April 14, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar's birthday is a monumental day for India. It is the day when we celebrate the movement to break the bonds of caste and of social hierarchy. The point of Dr. Ambedkar's movement - as he said in 1927 during the Mahad Satyagraha - was to fight to ensure that our society 'treats human beings like human beings'. In 1944, Dr. Ambedkar was most explicit at a Depressed Classes Conference, 'The root of untouchability is the caste system; the root ..
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  3. Syrian Kaleidoscope
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    Apr

    Syrian Kaleidoscope

    On April 6th, the United States attacked the Syrian regime by launching a number of missile strikes against a military airfield. The US administration, in a statement later, said that the strikes were prompted by the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Assad government against its own population. After the alleged chemical attack and then the missile strikes which followed, Vijay Prashad, chief editor at Leftword Books, writing in alternet.org, argued that the idea of cracking Syria into pie..
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