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Solidarity with Palestine from Kashmir: Kashmiri translations of Refaat Alareer’s ‘If I Must Die’

February 9, 2024

Introduction by Ather Zia Translations by Idrisa Pandit & Ather Zia  Glued to the small phone screen watching the genocide unfold in Gaza, Refaat Alareer’s interview crossed my feed. It was a heart-wrenching interview. A tearful Refaat was trying to reason with the world, defending his people’s struggles, and predicting his killing most accurately. His…

The Gatherer’s Call: For the Love of Prayer and Protest

February 6, 2024

By Humera Afridi Power, kinship, beauty, and grace evince themselves in unified, embodied supplication. Hope and victory reside in solidarity. This protest was prayer in action.   There is a certain magic to Jummah. That midday hour on Friday is imbued with a sweetness which on some lucky Fridays extends a numinous quality all the…

Stories, Healing, Transformation: A Conversation with Amoke Kubat

January 19, 2024

In October 2023, Amoke Kubat—artist, storyteller, activist, and performer—visited Approaches to Knowledge and Truth: Ways of Knowing in Development Studies and Social Change, a graduate seminar organized and facilitated by Richa Nagar through the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change at the University of Minnesota. The participants—Lindsey Willow Smith, Kaeda Sabrewing, Somayeh Nikoonazari,…

غزه ی جدید

January 6, 2024

Marwan Makhou شاعر: مترجم: کیانا کاظمی مجالی نیست در رحم مادرت تعلل مکن پسرکم بشتاب نه چون بی تاب توام که جنگ شعله ورست می هراسم که مبادا نبینی سرزمینت را چونان که من برایت آرزو داشته ام. … سرزمین تو نه خاکی است و نه دریاییست که سرنوشت تو را دیده و مرده باشد…

Brownness and Being in the Twenty-First Century

December 15, 2023

By Joy Mazahreh   Brown.ness (n.)Being Brown;The state of being reduced to storing corpses in ice cream trucks;Or pleading for help in English at a “press conference” in front of Al-Shifa Hospital (held by children);Or trying to convince the world that you are dying by showing the corpses of loved ones on camera   Teta…

Gaza Monologues in the Balkans

December 15, 2023

People and collectives across geographies, including many that are part of the AGITATE! Community took up ASHTAR Theatre’s call for solidarity with Gaza. Our comrades from the Balkans organized the translation, reading, performance and extensive sharing of Gaza Monologues on the International Day of Solidarity with Palestine, observed on Wednesday, Nov 29th. The Free Palestine…

‘If I Must Die’ by Refaat Alareer, with Translations

December 11, 2023

I woke up to the Telugu translation of Refaat Alareer’s poem ‘If I must die’ before I even saw the news of his assassination. It was yet another heartbreaking morning of waking up to the massacre in Gaza that has become the ‘everyday’ for many of us. Barely awake and in deep anguish, I translated…

Gaza Monologues Performed by Ellipses

November 29, 2023

Ellipses is a member of the Marappachi Collective in Chennai, India, and Batticaloa Justice Walk in Sri Lanka. This performance of Gaza Mono-Logues was undertaken in response to the ASHTAR Theatre’s most recent Global Call for solidarity with Palestine. Ellipses speaks in Tamil with a Sri Lankan dialect, the language of a people who lived…

শ্রম কল্যান সমিতি প্ল্যাটফর্ম এবং স্বাধীন ফেডারেশন / সঙ্ঘের যৌথ প্রতিস্থাপন ভারতীয় শ্রমিকদের ইসরায়েলে পাঠানোর বিরোধিতা করে।

November 27, 2023

গাজায় বর্তমান গণহত্যার পরিপ্রেক্ষিতে, মোদী সরকারের ভারতীয় শ্রমিক দ্বারা প্যালেস্টাইনি শ্রমীকদের প্রতিস্থাপনের বিরোধী ভারতীয় স্বাধীন ফেডারেশন / শ্রমিক সঙ্ঘের সাথে নিজেদের সংহতি জানিয়ে ‘এজিটেট!’ জার্নাল এই বিবৃতি দেয়। বিশ্বশ্রমকল্যাণ সমিতি এই বিবৃতিটি প্রথম প্রকাশ করে। ইজরায়েল  নির্লজ্জ্য ভাবে প্যালেস্টাইনের ওপর গণহত্যার আক্রমণ চালিয়ে যাচ্ছে , তারা রাষ্ট্রসংঘের এবং তাদের আমেরিকার মতন অভিভাবকদের আপিল অগ্রাহ্য করেছে।…

इंतिफ़ादा | Intifada | انتفادہ

November 18, 2023

अशोक कुमार पाण्डेय Transliteration in Nastaliq by Abdul Aijaz & Gwendolyn Kirk | English translation by Richa Nagar & Medha Muskan उसने कहा मर जाना चाहिए इन सबको ग़ज़ा पर गिरना चाहिए परमाणु बम वेस्ट बैंक के लिए मशीनगनें काफ़ी हैं इतने सारे मुल्क हैं दुनिया में चलें जाएँ थोड़े-थोड़े हर मुल्क में जानवर ही…