Junaid S. Ahmad

  • It is obvious that the coronavirus pandemic will be front-page news for a good part of 2020. And for good reason, since its human toll and social dislocation has been devastating. Though not theorised in this way, this crisis ought to be understood as yet another marker of our age of transition. ...

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  • Yesterday, March 2nd, was the birthday of Dr Aafia Siddiqui. People may be forgiven (should they be?) for forgetting about Aafia since this seventeen birthdays of hers gone by with her incarcerated, humiliated, tortured, and God knows what in one American gulag to another. But these seem to be ...

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  • Yesterday, March 2nd, was the birthday of Dr Aafia Siddiqui. People may be forgiven (should they be?) for forgetting about Aafia since this seventeen birthdays of hers gone by with her incarcerated, humiliated, tortured, and God knows what in one American gulag to another. But these seem to be ...

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  • Last week demonstrated political theatre at its finest - or ugliest - in the United States. Though that may be an exaggeration since we’ve become used to it in the ‘Age of Trump.’ For a country that deems itself to have God given’s right to anoint every other country’s ...

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  • “Let us call the agreement by its real name: an instrument of Palestinian surrender, a Palestinian Versailles.” –Edward W. Said The most influential Palestinian intellectual of the 20th century uttered these words when the so-called ‘peace process’ between Palestinians ...

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  • What we witnessed last week was unprecedented in international affairs: the assassination of Iranian Gen. Qasem Suleimani, as well as a senior Iraqi military commander. Why did Trump decide to engage in this lawless, reckless act? Was it just because he hated the Obama-era nuclear accord that he ...

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  • “They weren’t like us and for that reason deserved to be ruled.” -Edward Said   Keeping in mind what India is up to in Kashmir, the parallels with the Zionist state are impossible not to notice. This should be no surprise considering the close collaboration between Israel ...

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  • Something deeply personal has been weighing on my mind and heart over the past few days. The Palestinian Authority (PA) leadership recalled its ambassador to Pakistan when said ambassador participated in a massive local solidarity demonstration in response to the unacceptable, renewed ...

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