LAL’s “Rubbish” is a Song for These Times

January 13, 2017

To fight back and stay alive. We are living in scary times — with the inauguration next week of the country’s first Dorito-in-Chief and the beginning of the ACA repeal, it feels like everything is on the brink of collapse. Canadian band LAL knows this and have shared a song to help. From their new album, Find Safety, LAL’s … Read More

Watch Sexual Assault Survivor Amita Swadhin’s Testimony Against Jeff Sessions

January 12, 2017

They underline the dangerous potential of the Trump administration. Amita Swadhin testified against Jeff Sessions in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday, asking them to not confirm him as America’s next Attorney General. Sessions was dismissive when evidence about President-elect Donald Trump’s history of sexual violence was discovered in October. “In the wake of these comments … Read More

This Diwali, Trump Is Trying To Be ‘Mumbay’

October 27, 2016

Trump’s accidental portmanteau helps us understand the alliance between Republicans and Hindu nationalists. A few minutes into his speech at the Republican Hindu Coalition event, Trump said Mumbay in an attempt to refer to India’s financial capital. He quickly corrected himself to say Mumbai, but his fumble is telling of the developing Republican-Hindu alliance. https://medium.com/media/a51427182e388be6d08a9e6acff0245e/hrefhttps://medium.com/media/a51427182e388be6d08a9e6acff0245e/href … Read More

Disowning Bobby Jindal

July 4, 2015

Even before Bobby Jindal wheeled out his laughably awkward presidential campaign announcement, South Asians have been coming out in droves to denounce the governor of Louisiana. There is a deep-seated need in the South Asian-American community to distance ourselves from the hyper-Republican, immigrant experience-invalidating, “tanned, rested, and ready” Jindal. He is not one of ours. … Read More

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