Solidarity Statement

Save Lives: Make COVID19 Vaccines Equally Available to Iranians

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We, the undersigned human rights and humanitarian organizations, call on all stakeholders to ensure people in Iran have swift, unencumbered, and equitable access to safe, effective, and affordable Covid-19 vaccines. We particularly call on the government of the United States to provide assurances to financial institutions that they will not be subject to US sanctions…

Ukrainian Letter of Solidarity with Palestinian people

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By Ukraine-Palestine Solidarity Group We, Ukrainian researchers, artists, political and labour activists, members of civil society stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine who for 75 years have been subjected and resisted Israeli military occupation, separation, settler colonial violence, ethnic cleansing, land dispossession and apartheid. We write this letter as people to people. The dominant discourse on the governmental…

Call‌ ‌to‌ ‌Action:‌ ‌No‌ ‌Sanctions‌ ‌on‌ ‌Iran‌ ‌Video‌ ‌Campaign, by the No Sanctions on Iran Project‌

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We are a group of feminist Iranian-American scholars, students, activists, and artists who are concerned about the deadly effects of the U.S. sanctions on the Iranian people.  The brunt of economic sanctions are borne by ordinary Iranians. For over a decade, lack of access to medicine and the environmental effects of the sanctions have debilitated…

Statement in Solidarity with the People of Palestine

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The Editorial Collective of AGITATE! Unsettling Knowledges, the Imagining Transnational Solidarities Research Circle (ITSRC), and the faculty in the Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine and condemn the Israeli state’s brutal settler colonial violence and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians. As…

Shav-vahini Ganga | Ganga, the Carrier of Corpses | શબવાહિની ગંગા | शव-वाहिनी गंगा , By Parul Khakhar

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By Parul Khakhar   India is going through a devastating second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although this second wave was long predicted by medical and scientific experts, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government under Prime Minister Modi boasted of how India had conquered the virus. The stories from the first wave—of thousands of migrant…

No to War. For a Transnational Politics of Peace.

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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…

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

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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…

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

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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…

Statement in Support of the Iranian People’s Protests

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By Faculty and Students at the University of Minnesota As faculty and graduate students at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, we stand in solidarity with the Iranian people who are outraged by the mysterious death of Mahsa (Jina) Amini, a 22-year old Kurdish woman, who was killed while in the custody of the Iranian…

All-India Campaign against Anti-People FCA Rules, 2022

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STOP FOREST CONSERVATION RULES 2022! STOP VIOLATION OF FOREST RIGHTS ACT AND RIGHTS OF GRAM SABHAS! STOP CORPORATE TAKE OVER OF FORESTS! PROTECT OUR JAL JANGAL JAMEEN JEEVIKA! As you know the new Forest (Conservation) Rules 2022 are pending in Parliament and may be passed any day in the Budget session. It is very important…

Urgent Appeal: Supporting Earthquake Relief in Turkey and Syria

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Dear AGITATE! Readers, As you know, a devastating earthquake and its aftershocks hit Turkey and Syria on Monday, 5th February, wreaking unimaginable destruction and loss of life in areas already struggling with political repression, displacement, and underdevelopment. More than 20,000 lives have been lost, and this number is expected to rise. Tens of thousands who…

A Letter of Support from Gujarat to Kashmir

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A group of 250 activists, academics, students, artists and concerned citizens of Gujarat have signed this letter to declare solidarity with the people of Jammu and Kashmir, who have been silenced and held captive in their own land. They call for a complete lift on the media and communications blockade (including the restoration of internet…

DBAV anti-caste feminists’ statement condemning the Hathras case judgement

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On the remembrance day of anti-caste crusader Savitri Phule, we the daughters of Savitri from Dalit-Bahujan-Adivasi-Vimukta communities strongly condemn the judgement of the Uttar Pradesh special court which acquitted all four accused –all dominant caste Thakur men – of a heinous gangrape and murder of a 19-year old Valmiki (oppressed caste) woman, in the Hathras…

Statement for a Feminist Foreign Policy to Confront the Coronavirus Pandemic

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In February, three organizations — MADRE, Women Cross DMZ, and Grassroots Global Justice Alliance — convened a group of 23 women and gender nonconforming people from across the United States in order to engage in a cross-movement dialogue on our collective work against militarism and war in order to examine, challenge, and reimagine US foreign policy. While our convening…

A Statement by Sociology Graduate Students at the University of Minnesota

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On 4 June, 2020, our department chair informed graduate students that two of the officers charged in George Floyd’s murder “appear to have ties to our department, college, and university.” After expressing sadness and outrage, we were asked to “direct any media inquiries to CLA, UMN (College of Liberal Arts).” As graduate students in the…

The Joint Platform of Central Trade Unions and Independent Federations/Associations oppose any move to export Indian workers to Israel to replace Palestinian workers

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AGITATE! Journal is sharing this statement in solidarity with trade unions and independent federations/associations in India opposing the Modi Government’s plans to export Indian workers to Israel to replace Palestinian workers amid the ongoing attack of and genocide in Gaza. This statement was originally published by World Federation of Trade Unions. Press Release issued on…

Remembering Antônio Bispo dos Santos

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We mourn the passing of Antonio Bispo dos Santos, a Brazilian quilombola intellectual and valued member of the AGITATE! community. AGITATE! Journal is proud to have published Antonio Bispo dos Santos’ first work translated into English—We Belong to the Land (2020)— a powerful commentary on colonialism, indigeneity, and “counter-coloniality”. AGITATE! also published Caatinga, Hierarchies, and…

IAATW Official Statement: App-Based Workers Stand in Solidarity with Palestine

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March 21, 2024 App-based worker unions representing over 100,000 Uber drivers and other app-based drivers across 20 countries have united to boycott Chevron-branded gas stations, including Texaco and Caltex, in alignment with the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) campaign and the call for solidarity by Palestinian trade unions. The International Alliance of App-Based Transport Workers…