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Vijay Prashad: Your Privileges Are Not Universal

We praise the hopes and struggles of the people, whose desire to advance history will cut through your repression

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Vijay Prashad: The Mutilated World Is Moved by the Nurses and Doctors

Even in the most threadbare health systems, cannibalized by austerity, it is the nurses and doctors, the ambulance paramedics and the janitors, who have been heroic in their work

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Vijay Prashad: Witnessing the Hell That a Migrant Can Face

At Obock, Djibouti, 2,000 migrants gather each day along the waters of the Gulf of Aden; they look for boats to get them to Yemen

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Vijay Prashad: A 50-Year Civil War

If the vote had gone the other way, Colombia might have shown the world that even intractable civil wars can come to an end. It would have been a message to Syria and the Congo, a message of the power of negotiation towards a new civil compact. But this did not come to pass.

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Vijay Prashad: A Powder Keg

Milwaukee is a powder keg, long histories of racism, combined with recent incidents of police shootings. held the city on edge

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Vijay Prashad: Book Reviews – Dead Man in Paradise & The Art of Political

Dead Man in Paradise Unraveling a Murder from a Time of Revolution By J. B. MacKinnon New York, the New Press, 2007, 272 pp. The Art of Political Murder Who Killed the Bishop? By Francisco Goldman New York, Grove Press, 2007, 416 pp.     Call it the curse of Columbus. The conquistadors came to Read more…

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Vijay Prashad: Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History by Norman G. Finkelstein (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005, 343 pp.)

In February 1967, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and Claude Lanzmann (editor of Les Temps Moderne) arrived in Cairo. They had been invited by the editors of al-Ahram, who had been impressed by Sartre’s stand against colonialism and racism, by his partisanship for the Arab minority within France and against the French occupation of Algeria. Read more…

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Vijay Prashad: An Afro-Dalit Story

On January 30, 1998, I went on air with Ron Daniels for his two-hour radio program on the National Urban Radio Network. The theme for the show was Gandhi and Dr. King, since it was the 50th anniversary of Gandhi’s assassination. After a brief back and forth, we went to the phones. From the first Read more…

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