Long, Bitter and Beautiful Struggle for Freedom



CPE - The Center for Political Education( @Center4PE ) Presents

Vijay Prashad: Long, Bitter and Beautiful Struggle for Freedom

'What does it mean to live in a democracy where guns are more important than ending poverty? On April 4, 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. made a powerful argument that the mass movement for racial and economic justice needed to break its silence on the US wars raging abroad. King's words echoed those of other radicals who argued that understanding the relationship between war, imperialism, and exploitation abroad and violence, racism, and impoverishment at home


Reporting from Places of War and Routes of Refugees: from Syria to the Sahel



Numsa presents a discussion with Vijay Prashad

Reporting from places of War and Routes of Refugees from Syria to the Sahel

Date: Tuesday 6 February 2018

Time: 18:00

Venue: VMCC, 155 Lilian Ngoyi St 155 Lilian Ngoyi St, Newtown, Johannesburg, 2113, South Africa

Contact: +27722368703




On the Ruins of the Present: Imperialism Today



<Dhaka> Tomorrow, January 11, I'll be giving a lecture - On the Ruins of the Present: Imperialism Today - in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Thanks to Shahidul Alam, the crack photographer, for asking me to give the Golam Kasem Lecture 2018 (Golam Kasem, known as Daddy, was a pioneer photographer of Bangladesh - on whom, see Shahidul's essay: The photo is by Golam Kasem.



6:00 pm Welcome Address 
Shahidul Alam, Managing Director, Drik

6:10 pm 7th Golam Kasem Daddy Lecture 
Vijay Prashad
‘The Ruins of the Present: Imperialism Today’


Linda Sarsour at Smith College and UMASS

Submitted by Vijay Prashad on Wed, 04/26/2017 - 00:17


<driven by her heart> Asked in 2011 about her work as an activist, Linda Sarsour said, 'There are many times when throughout all the difficulties, obstacles, and current events, I question my life choices. I do that only because I am human, but my heart always steps in and reassures my fatigued mind that I have made the right choices.'

This week, Linda will be giving three talks along the Connecticut River. The week begins at Smith College on Wednesday evening, when she will speak, thanks to Lisa Armstrong, at 7pm at Weinstein Auditorium on 'Intersectionality in the Streets: Resistance in

Gamboa at Trinity

Submitted by Vijay Prashad on Tue, 04/18/2017 - 00:46
The Art of Narration and Travel Writing


<Colombia> This week, at Trinity College, we are hosting one of my favorite contemporary writers, the Colombian novelist and travel writer Santiago Gamboa. If you live in the area, and are free on Wednesday, I hope you'll swing by and listen to his lecture. It will reflect on his time in India. In his novel - Night Prayers - Santiago meditates on the tree outside the Mexican embassy, where Octavio Paz lived and worked and of which he had written movingly. Sitting in his balcony in the Embassy, Paz had written of Delhi,

You were covered with poems
your whole body was writing