Rekha Basu’s Des Moines Register Op-Ed Discusses the Legacy of Her Mother, Rasil Basu, Recently Featured in an Article by Globetrotter’s Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad
“U.S. historian and writer Noam Chomsky and Indian counterpart Vijay Prashad had resurrected my late mother’s prophetic warnings from the late 1980s about the plight of Afghan women and girls under our proxy war with the Soviets,” Rekha Basu writes in her piece in the Des Moines Register, “My mother warned that America’s 1980s allies threatened women in Afghanistan. They’ve continued to, as our enemies.”
Read the article “United States Withdraws From Afghanistan? Not Really” by Chomsky and Prashad on Brave New Europe.
Vijay Prashad discusses his article on Xinjiang, genocide, and Cold War narratives.
“The austerity we have experienced is the result of an ideological vacuum that seeks to destroy not only the institutions of the state, but the concept of state.”
Justin Podur joins Clare Daly and Mick Wallace on the podcast “I4C Trouble with Daly and Wallace” to discuss the recent agricultural reforms and the farmers’ protests that they have provoked in India.
Vijay Prashad spoke with Kerala’s Finance Minister Thomas Isaac about the upcoming legislative elections there.
A Left triumph will help transform the very base of the economy, says Thomas Isaac.
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Globetrotter’s Vijay Prashad Featured on Politically Re-Active Podcast with W. Kamau Bell & Hari Kondabolu
Vijay Prashad—historian, journalist and hero of host Hari Kondabolu—analyzes the farmers’ protest in India and makes a powerful case for why their struggle is our struggle. And while he’s at it, he salutes Rihanna, defines Marxism, and discusses Bruce Lee in the context of Afro-Asian connections.
Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad discuss the threats humanity and the earth face today that require urgent attention.
Global Uprising is a year-long series that revolves around one question: how do we rethink collective action from our present? Taking the current anti-racist uprising in America and the 10th anniversary of the Arab revolts as launching points for a set of workshops, this series delves into the global coordinates of uprising today.
This week on the podcast, Vijay Prashad joins the For The Wild podcast to explore how societies take care of themselves, what true public action looks like in crisis, and how movements across the world have resisted the privatization of life and the devaluation of care that we have become accustomed to.
Visit the forthewild.world website for the full episode description, references, and action points.