struggle

  1. Ahed Tamimi, The Freedom Theatre and 13 years of BDS Movement
    02
    Aug

    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 against the Palestinians. He is the victim, not me. I always say I am a freedom fighter. So I will not be the victim….The resistance continues until the occupation is removed.”- Ahed Tamimi In Decemb..
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  2. Remembering Safdar: his life and his legacy as a voice of resistance
    30
    Dec

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

    “So you missed the demolition of the Babri Masjid And the violence and hate that followedYou missed Ramabai and other Dalit massacresYou missed your nation’s love for the atom bombIn 2002, you missed the Gujarat pogromAnd in neighbouring Pakistan you missedThe creation of the Taliban and hereThis year you missed the coronation of killers We who survived you missed none of theseWe missed you.”- Anand Patwardhan 29 years ago, on 1st January 1989, Safdar Hashmi, one of the founding mem..
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  3. 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 banner of All-India Kisan Sabha, an organization associated with the CPI(M). The farmers had a list of 11 demands which they wanted the government to accept. These d..
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  4. Amazing Grace: The life and death of Gauri Lankesh
    08
    Sep

    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 मौ..
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  5. Book Production as an act of Political Resistance
    27
    Jul

    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 Johanna Wallin, ‘Rehearsing Freedom’ is a record of the first ten years of the work of The Freedom Theatre (TFT) in Jenin, Palestine. The Freedom Theatre was created in a refugee camp i..
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