“Is Socialism Just a Western, Eurocentric Concept?”

March 26th, 2017 by melone

Let me give you an example from my own background: I was in the student Left in India … we were fighting … for equality and accessible education … and other larger problems … do I remember being charged with the idea that our fight for educational justice and workers’ rights was Western? That we were somehow ‘duped’ by Western thought? Actually I do remember, and that charge came from the Right, from the cultural Right. They were fine with capitalism, but socialism was Western.”

Nivedita Majumdar

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Come la rivoluzione siriana mi ha trasformata (B. Hassan)

May 20th, 2016 by melone

Il mondo gira intorno alla Palestina, o così pensavo fino al 2011.

Ho sempre pensato che la causa palestinese fosse la prova del nove per sapere quanto qualunque persona lottasse per la libertà e la giustizia. La Palestina era l’unica e sola bussola che doveva guidare qualunque rivoluzione araba. Un regime poteva essere giudicato buono o cattivo, prima di ogni cosa, in base alla sua posizione nei confronti della causa palestinese. Ogni evento doveva essere letto attraverso la prospettiva palestinese. I popoli arabi ci hanno abbandonato, e noi abbiamo ispirato il mondo intero con la nostra resistenza. Read the rest of this entry »

In This World (M. Winterbottom, 2002)

September 30th, 2015 by melone