Latest Works by Vijay Prashad - March 17, 2018

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What's a Journalist from India doing in an al-Qaida Camp?
American University of Beirut (AUB) Mar 14, 2018


Is America Trying to Go to War With Syria? - Alternet

Hell on earth - Frontline

Dossier #2: Cities Without Water - Tricontinental

Newsletter 3: Water and Farmers MARCH 16, 2018 (Also 1 & 2)  - Tricontinental

Latest Works by Vijay Prashad - March 13, 2018

Submitted by admin on Tue, 03/13/2018 - 05:02



North Korea: We Could Finally See an Historic Agreement - Alternet


America Bends to Reality on the Standoff on North Korea - Newsclick


Dossier #1: Crisis in the Korean Peninsula - Tricontinental


The Left Loses an Election in Tripura, but it Has Not Been Defeated - Leftword


Strongmen Trump

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


While preparing to launch Tricontinental, I'm listening to Tania sing, reading Alex and Gaye as well as Barthes and Lenin

Submitted by Vijay Prashad on Wed, 02/28/2018 - 16:10
Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research


Today is Wednesday - at the edge of March. I am getting ready to launch Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. It has been a hectic few weeks - building the infrastructure for our offices in Argentina, Brazil, India and South Africa. We have an incredible team - dedicated to our inter-movement research institute. We believe that these are radical times and that in these times we need both radical theory and radical militancy. We hope that Tricontinental will be a useful part of our global movement.

Meanwhile, and this is what I wanted to write in this brief note, I have been taking

So, I went to Wakanda

Submitted by admin on Fri, 02/23/2018 - 20:01
Wakanda - Black Panther


Dear Friends,

So I went to Wakanda. At first glance, it was an impressive place even though I am allergic to monarchies, all monarchies. It was wondrous to find a country that had ducked under colonialism (don't scare me like that colonizer), that was able to develop according to its own laws, using its own resources for its social welfare. I was happy to find that the resources of Wakanda were being used to make medicines and to create public transport. The country's resources were not stripped to go to the colonizer, for the colonizer's benefit. I was happy to see an African country

Tricontinental Is On Social Media!

Submitted by admin on Fri, 02/16/2018 - 15:39
Tricontinental: Institute of Social Research



Dear Friends,

We are within sight of launching Tricontinental: Institute of Social Research, with offices in Buenos Aires, Johannesburg, New Delhi and Sao Paulo. On March 1, we'll have our website alive and ready to go. For now, we have our social media pages - at Facebook and on Twitter - alive and well. Please follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook. Also, visit our website to sign up for our materials (there is a silly little video there as well). As I mentioned earlier, this newsletter will slowly transition to become the weekly newsletter from the Tricontinental. It will have

The Unforgettable Poor

Submitted by admin on Sat, 02/10/2018 - 13:37
Prashad with Abahali baseMjondolo (People of the Shacks) movement in Durban



Dear Friends,

In 1969, the Honduran poet Roberto Sosa published a book called Los Pobres. The title poem is haunting. It opens,

The poor are many
and so—
impossible to forget.

The poor are also impossible to forget because they lead their struggles for emancipation from the injustice of our social order.

Last week, I spent a little time with Abahali baseMjondolo (People of the Shacks) movement based in Durban (South Africa). They gave me a full sense of their philosophy of 'living politics'. It allowed me to better understand their movement, which I had read about thanks to the work of