By Ananya S Guha
The point about Donald Trump’s belief is that it is no ideology. It is simply playing to the gallery with slogans like ‘this is your land’, mind you, not country. It also pooh poohs the very notion of cultural integration and assimilation. It is monolithic in character and nature. Monolith cultures have a way of resembling a herd mentality.
By Deeba Abedi
Many call Trump’s issuance of a temporary travel ban, at least in part, race driven. Cries of racial preference and bigotry simply do not apply to Donald Trump for several reasons. For one, Trump is banning travel (or attempting to) from nations that openly sponsor terrorism, such as Iran which gives money to Hezbollah. Furthermore, it should be noted that Islam is not a race, it is a religion.
By Cafe Dissensus
It appears through these rugs, the women are sending out a message of aesthetic resistance against western drone attacks in the border region of Pakistan and Afghanistan, where violence is an everyday reality.
By Achyut Dutt
China defines Air Defense Identification Zone over disputed Japanese Senkaku Islands. A carrier task force, headed by the Liaoning, starts aggressive patrols in the Sea of Japan, the busiest commercial shipping lane in the world. The tinderbox is lit. Time now for the US to prepare for a “live” test.
By Mary Ann Chacko
All three of them were French-Canadians and university students who had decided to travel to NYC to sell freshly cut Christmas trees to make some extra bucks for school. They bought the trees from a Christmas Tree farm in North Carolina. Apparently, North Carolina ranks second in the U.S. for Christmas Tree production, behind Oregon.
By Abigail Licad
Added to the constant need to negotiate between perspectives in poems is the paradoxical use of English, the colonizer’s language, to enact verbal resistance against the colonizer’s deeds and legacies. Further, the effort to find precise correspondences between ideas and English words is limited by the use of a foreign language.