On the protests in Iran

September 27, 2022

By Sima Shakhsari 23 September 2022 I got an interview request by a journalist from Switzerland and these are the questions: “My main question is why autocrats, including the Iranian regime, fear women and queer movements/activism and perceive them as a threat to their survival. Why is there a need to control women’s bodies? What…

AGITATE! As Creative Commons: AGITATE! Editorial Collective Speaks to Nancy Sims

August 8, 2022

This interview was compiled by Nancy Sims, Copyright Program Librarian at the University of Minnesota for Against the Grain. It was published in the Charleston Hub on November 30, 2021. AGITATE! Editorial Collective members Keavy McFadden, Richa Nagar, Sara Musaifer, Emina Bužinkić, Nithya Rajan, Sima Shakhsari, and Samira Musleh participated in the interview. Introducing AGITATE!…

Demolition Politics in India: An Anti-Muslim, Anti-Dissent Strategy

July 23, 2022

By AGITATE! Editorial Collective  In the past few months, the Indian state under the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has weaponized yet another mechanism of terror as part of its virulent anti-Muslim pogrom: the demolition of Muslim homes. Since coming to power in 2014, but especially after it was reelected in the 2019 elections, the BJP…

Statement in Support of Bilkis Bano’s Continuing Struggle For Justice!

August 24, 2022

This statement was released on 18 September 2022 by a number of civil rights and social justice organizations (listed below) as well as activists and citizens. AGITATE! stands in solidarity with Bilkis Bano and the organizations, groups, and individuals who are agitating with her. 20 YEARS AFTER HORRIFIC GANG-RAPE AND MASS MURDERS IN GUJARAT, ABOUT…

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Statement of Solidarity with the Ukrainian People & Anti-War Voices

March 8, 2022

The AGITATE! Editorial Collective supports the following statement:    By the National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM India)         Resist the Expansionism of US-led NATO & Anti-People Military Industrial Complex Working People’s Rights World Over Must Prevail Over War-Mongering Indian Government must ensure safe return of all trapped Indian citizens and take…

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No to War. For a Transnational Politics of Peace.

February 28, 2022

The AGITATE! Editorial Collective supports the following statement:   By TRANSNATIONAL SOCIAL STRIKE PLATFORM   Russian large-scale attack over Ukraine brings war among us. In these weeks we saw the escalation of tensions between world powers under the astonished eyes of those who are struggling to recover their lives from two years of pandemic. We…

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Events

Woman Life Freedom: A Conversation on the Protests in Iran

Please join the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota for a conversation with Professors ...
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Movie Screening and panel discussion: Maadathy: An Unfairy Tale

"Maadathy" unfolds the story of an adolescent girl born in an "unseeable" slave caste group but refuses to be defined ...
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