Issue III: Solidarity Politics

Issue III: Solidarity Politics

Feb 2013
Tanqeed

From Bara to Quetta to Palestine, we consider solidarity politics this month.
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Burying us Alive in Bara

Burying us Alive in Bara | Rashid Khan Aurakzai

It is time for the military to own up to its mistakes. Tell us what is going on. Anything less is political suicide.
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Politics Interrupted

Feb 2013
Politics Interrupted | Ziyad Faisal

It won't get better than the unity of parliamentary parties against Tahir ul-Qadri’s disruption.
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Why Trouble Rules Balochistan

Why Trouble Rules Balochistan | Malik Siraj Akbar

Governor's rule has multiplied the problems in Balochistan instead of fixing them.
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The Dharna the Demands

The Dharna and the Demands | Sajjad Hussain Changezi

English | اردو The demands in Quetta should not be taken at face value. The army demand might have been a pressure tactic, while other demands were criticized by dissenting voices from within the community. This January, Hazaras sat down to stand up. In a show of enormous strength and courage, Hazaras staged a sit-in under...
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On Not Speaking of Palestine

Feb 2013
On Not Speaking of Palestine | Sunaina Maira

English | اردو What shocked me was something I had not anticipated: the latent and sometimes overt hostility to Palestine solidarity and sympathy for Zionist propaganda. In 2009, I moved to Lahore for a year. It was my first visit ever to Pakistan, and to the city where my father was born, and from where my...
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On the Colony and Post-Colony

Feb 2013
On the Colony & Post-Colony | Magid Shihade

English | اردو Pakistan and Palestine have more in common than some in Pakistan care to recognize.  Whenever I visit the United States, I find that Americans often mix-up Palestine and Pakistan. Their stupidity and inability to differentiate between the two countries is characteristic of what Edward Said defined as Orientalism: “they” all look the same,...
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