Life, War, and Everything Else

July 14, 2022

By Roksana Bahramitash Long ago, I took refuge from a war and settled in the unceded land of Kanien’kehá:ka Nation. I now live in Tiohtià:ke, known as Montreal, and at times feel like I am an accomplice by default, with the white European settlers. ********* I left Iran, a country, where the sunflowers of my…

Shimu–Made in Bangladesh: A story of women’s struggles

July 8, 2022

By Elora Halim Chowdhury Rubaiyat Hossain’s Shimu—Made in Bangladesh,[1]Shimu—Made in Bangladesh was jointly produced by France, Denmark, Portugal, and Bangladesh. The main financing came from international grants from CNC, Eurimages, Sørfond+, and the Danish Film … Continue reading which had made its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2019, finally had its premiere in…

Doing History Through Art: The story of the green glasses

June 14, 2022

By Kamala Vasuki and Ponni Arasu *This is the second offering by Ponni Arasu and Kamala Vasuki in the Doing History Through Art cluster of the multi-part series Holding Movements, Agitating Epistemes: Remembering, Retelling, and Dreaming for Justice convened and co-edited by Richa Nagar and Ponni Arasu.* Vasuki and I are living through the worst…

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

March 15, 2023

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…

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Urgent Appeal: Supporting Earthquake Relief in Turkey and Syria

February 10, 2023

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…

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

February 2, 2023

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…

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AGITATE! Feminist Knowledge Production Event Series: Spring 2023

AGITATE! Journal invites you to a series of virtual workshops and discussions hosted in conjunction with the "Feminist Knowledge Production" ...

Feminisms, Translations, Solidarities: A workshop with the translators and editors of ‘The Purple Color of Kurdish Politics’

Join us for a workshop with the editors and translators of the The Purple Color of Kurdish Politics on February 9, ...

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