TQ Chāt | # 14

Jul 2014

This week’s installment of Tanqeed’s recommended readables along with a short Harun Farocki classic for our political film aficionados.

Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets

Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets by Shūji Terayama, 1971.

Download the free ebook of The Case for Sanctions Against Israel here.

The Practice of International Solidarity by Zehra Husain.

“They are not friends to the Pashtuns.” Report by Mahvish Ahmad.

For our young Marxists: Ken Cockerel, a communist activist with the League of Revolutionary Black Workers, explains capitalism in the most unpretentious and reaffirming language possible.

For our aspiring writers, here is a beautiful and succinct essay on the significance of plot without conflict.

Reading Henri Lefebvre on the production of public and social space is enriching but often dense nonetheless. In order to simplify the oft-hefty jargon that is characteristic of Lefebvre, Stuart Elden provides a refreshing interpretation of the French Marxist philosopher’s work.

The Poetics of Solidarity: Palestine in Modern Urdu Poetry.

Navneet Alang’s There Is No Garden For Us To Return To.

Claire Biship on the participatory art and politics of spectatorship derived from the brilliant and Brecht-influenced work of Augusto Boal’s Theater of the Oppressed.

Finally, for our film students and critics, Harun Farocki’s Inextinguishable Fire is based on the American war in Vietnam. It becomes apropos in light of the ongoing genocide in Gaza.

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