The trial of Peter Liang and confronting the reality of Asian American privilege – LA Times

The trial of Peter Liang and confronting the reality of Asian American privilege – LA Times

The trial of Peter Liang and confronting the reality of Asian American privilege – LA Times

Excellent Op-Ed in the Los Angeles Times by Claire Jean Kim, professor of Asian American studies and political science at UC Irvine and author of Bitter Fruit: The Politics…

LA’s Koreatown’s about to get even more crowded thanks to new development – 89.3 KPCC

LA’s Koreatown’s about to get even more crowded thanks to new development – 89.3 KPCC

LA’s Koreatown’s about to get even more crowded thanks to new development – 89.3 KPCC

“… the working poor of Koreatown are among those who stand to lose the most from large, market-rate developments, said Alexandra Suh, who heads the Koreatown Immigrant Workers…

The Environmental Toll of a Netflix Binge – The Atlantic

The Environmental Toll of a Netflix Binge – The Atlantic

The Environmental Toll of a Netflix Binge – The Atlantic

The data centers that support the Internet use a huge amount of energy. “And while underwriting the cost of a wind farm is laudable, it only addresses one kind…

HCU Turned Into A War Zone by Govt, Student In Serious Condition in ICU – The Citizen

HCU Turned Into A War Zone by Govt, Student In Serious Condition in ICU – The Citizen

HCU Turned Into A War Zone by Govt, Student In Serious Condition in ICU – The Citizen

“NEW DELHI: In what was clearly a decision taken at the top, the police was let loose on the students protesting the return of Vice Chancellor Appa Rao Podile…

Doreen Massey obituary – The Guardian

RIP, Doreen Massey (1944-2016). “Radical geographer, feminist, theorist and political activist admired worldwide for her work on space, place and power” “Spatial Divisions of Labour (1984…

Why the Black Lives Matter Founders Are Great Leaders – Fortune

Why the Black Lives Matter Founders Are Great Leaders – Fortune

Why the Black Lives Matter Founders Are Great Leaders – Fortune

“Modern social movements often fizzle after their moment in the national news (Occupy Wall Street and to a lesser extent the Tea Party come to mind). But Black Lives…

Pope Francis Calls for Ending Tax-Exempt Status of Churches That Don’t Help the Needy

Pope Francis Calls for Ending Tax-Exempt Status of Churches That Don’t Help the Needy

Pope Francis Calls for Ending Tax-Exempt Status of Churches That Don’t Help the Needy

“Some religious orders say ‘No, now that the convent is empty we are going to make a hotel and we can have guests, and support ourselves that way, or…

These 5 Native Women Know Their History – ICTMN.com

These 5 Native Women Know Their History – ICTMN.com

These 5 Native Women Know Their History – ICTMN.com

K. Tsianina Lomawaima, Shannon Speed, Jean O’Brien, Jennifer Denetdale, and Brenda Child. “History matters, so does who teaches it. For Women’s History Month we have put…

Here’s What a Man Who Studied Every Suicide Attack in the World Says About ISIS’ Motives – The Nation

Here’s What a Man Who Studied Every Suicide Attack in the World Says About ISIS’ Motives – The Nation

Here’s What a Man Who Studied Every Suicide Attack in the World Says About ISIS’ Motives – The Nation

“Despite the existence of a good deal of research about terrorism, there’s a gap between the common understanding of what leads terrorists to kill and what many experts…

Korean Statue Depicts A Jesus So Jacked It Looks Like His Last Supper Was Pure Protein – BroBible

Korean Statue Depicts A Jesus So Jacked It Looks Like His Last Supper Was Pure Protein – BroBible

Korean Statue Depicts A Jesus So Jacked It Looks Like His Last Supper Was Pure Protein – BroBible

The statue is in a Christian sculpture garden in Yeongcheon City in southeastern Korea. It’s big — 14 meters tall, and the arms span 6 meters. The face…

 

The trial of Peter Liang and confronting the reality of Asian American privilege – LA Times

The trial of Peter Liang and confronting the reality of Asian American privilege – LA Times

Excellent Op-Ed in the Los Angeles Times by Claire Jean Kim, professor of Asian American studies and political science at UC Irvine and author of Bitter Fruit: The Politics of Black-Korean Conflict in New York City (2000) and the influential essay, “The Racial Triangulation of Asian Americans” (1999). This is a pivotal moment in the political history of Asian America. Currently, some Asian American groups are forging alliances with conservative white politicians to defeat state affirmative action bills and spearhead anti-affirmative action lawsuits against elite universities. Others have moved in the opposite direction, denouncing these ‘Asian-first’ moves and calling for Asian-black solidarity in the fight against white supremacy. The Achilles heel of the latter position it…

LA’s Koreatown’s about to get even more crowded thanks to new development – 89.3 KPCC

LA’s Koreatown’s about to get even more crowded thanks to new development – 89.3 KPCC

“… the working poor of Koreatown are among those who stand to lose the most from large, market-rate developments, said Alexandra Suh, who heads the Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance. She worried about residents getting priced out: 90 percent of residents are renters, and the majority are low-wage workers from Latin America employed by restaurants, caterers, trucking companies and garment makers.” Source: Slideshow: LA’s Koreatown’s about to get even more crowded thanks to new development | 89.3 KPCC (April 11, 2016…

The Environmental Toll of a Netflix Binge – The Atlantic

The Environmental Toll of a Netflix Binge – The Atlantic

The data centers that support the Internet use a huge amount of energy. “And while underwriting the cost of a wind farm is laudable, it only addresses one kind of environmental impact, focused on one particular set of metrics. It doesn’t address things like water usage, pollution from backup generators (which Microsoft, in a now-infamous 2012 incident, ran at full tilt at their Quincy, Washington, data center), supply chains for the rare earth minerals used in hardware, and the toxic materials involved in the production of this hardware.” Source: The Environmental Impact of the Data-Center Industry – The Atlantic (December 16, 2015…

How Korea’s “Nones” Differ from Religiously Unaffiliated Americans – USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture

How Korea’s “Nones” Differ from Religiously Unaffiliated Americans – USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture

Part of CRCC’s Religious Competition and Creative Innovation project at the University of Southern California (USC). “Why are ‘nones’ in the U.S. typically more interested in non-institutional forms of spirituality like yoga, meditation and energy healing than their counterparts in South Korea? The influence of war and authoritarianism on Korean culture as well as the interplay between Protestantism and capitalism in Korea’s post-war economic development are all key factors in that very complex equation. After the end of open warfare on the Korean Peninsula in 1953, nominally democratic South Korea suffered through a series of coups and authoritarian regimes until the 1980s. During those decades of instability, the South also experienced an influx of capital from…

40% of Students Not Complying with Student Loan Payments – Democracy Now!

40% of Students Not Complying with Student Loan Payments – Democracy Now!

“And new data shows more than 40 percent of people with federal student loans in the United States are either behind on their payments or are refusing to pay entirely—a noncompliance rate that is raising serious questions about the federal government’s ability to ever collect on these debts. One in six people have defaulted entirely. The average student loan debt for last year’s college graduates was more than $35,000, making the class of 2015 the most indebted class in U.S. history.” Source: 40% of Students Not Complying with Student Loan Payments | Democracy Now! (April 8, 2016…

HCU Turned Into A War Zone by Govt, Student In Serious Condition in ICU – The Citizen

HCU Turned Into A War Zone by Govt, Student In Serious Condition in ICU – The Citizen

“NEW DELHI: In what was clearly a decision taken at the top, the police was let loose on the students protesting the return of Vice Chancellor Appa Rao Podile under whose watch scholar Rohith Vemula had been compelled to kill himself. The VC of the central university had been moved out for a short while, and now been brought back in by the government sparking off protests across the campus. Two consecutive days of a brutal lathi charge on the students left several injured, and one student in ICU where he was taken unconscious. About 30 students were arrested after being beaten by the cops inside the campus — at the time of writing, the arrested students and staff are being held at undisclosed…

Doreen Massey obituary – The Guardian

RIP, Doreen Massey (1944-2016). “Radical geographer, feminist, theorist and political activist admired worldwide for her work on space, place and power” “Spatial Divisions of Labour (1984) demonstrated that a Marxian approach to uneven regional development and capitalist production could be combined with an attention to the dynamic trajectories and cultures of particular places. The essays in Space, Place and Gender (1994) brought a feminist perspective to the rethinking of power relations. Her concept of ‘geometries of power’ drew attention to the ways in which different people and places experienced processes such as globalisation. Central to her contribution was her ‘relational’ approach to understanding space and place. Rather than seeing space dispassionately as a surface on which phenomena…

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Open Letter in Support of Students and Faculty in University of Hyderabad by Concerned Academics in Canada – Stand with HCU | Justice for Rohith

“We, academics from Canada strongly condemn the police brutality unleashed on students and faculty at University of Hyderabad (UoH). This attack is a part of the recent spate of attacks on students and faculty across Indian universities. In the…

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Listen to James Baldwin Read from “Another Country”

“It goes without saying that James Baldwin was a legendary speaker — a preacher turned orator turned public intellectual who knew the power of words. But hearing him never ceases to shock. Very little can be added to this…

Statement of solidarity with Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi, India

Statement of solidarity with Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi, India

The following is a letter from Toronto-area faculty in solidarity with the student struggle at Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi, India. To read and sign please follow the link below: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_zt-bhH6IGCKhx9AwwncFBwUriU5MeGaWohHnEwjB5E/viewform…

‘세월호 진상규명 서명운동’에 보수단체 폭력 휘두르며 난동 – 민중의소리

‘세월호 진상규명 서명운동’에 보수단체 폭력 휘두르며 난동 – 민중의소리

A raucous group of 30, 40 members of a “conservative group” disrupted a petition campaign at the Seoul Station, organized by labour unions, Sewol families, and other civic groups. The mostly-old-men from the right-wing Ŏb…

The Failed Radical Possibilities of Queerness in India – Raiot

The Failed Radical Possibilities of Queerness in India – Raiot

“Queerness saved my life. I say this not as a romantic burst of affection for my community, but as a piece of fact about my life. It’s queerness that taught me what it means to scratch together a…

The Unending Korean War – positions: asia critique 23:4

The Unending Korean War – positions: asia critique 23:4

The Korea Policy Institute has shared a special issue of positions: asia critique (volume 23, issue 4) titled, “The Unending Korean War,” edited by Christine Hong and Henry Em. Contributors include Christine Hong, Leonard Rifas, Youngju Ryu, Daniel Kim, Monica…

Montreal revolutionaries, Canadian security and race: An interview with author David Austin – rabble.ca

Montreal revolutionaries, Canadian security and race: An interview with author David Austin – rabble.ca

“… Montreal writer David Austin published Fear of a Black Nation: Race, Sex, and Security in Sixties Montreal, a groundbreaking work that details the significant breadth and scope of Black Power activism in Montreal in the 1960s and 1970s…

자료실 – 서울대학교 인권센터

자료실 – 서울대학교 인권센터

Program booklet distributed at a forum on hate crimes. All-star cast of activist scholars and legal experts discussing hate expressions, speeches, and violences committed against racialized immigrants, disabled people, sexual minorities, and others. Also addressed are proposed policy responses…

Spaces of protest and ‘comfort woman’ statues

Spaces of protest and ‘comfort woman’ statues

What fascinating spatial politics and powerful images. Protesters recreated the iconic “comfort woman” statue as part of a demonstration outside the Japanese Embassy in London on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. This is the first time I’ve…

‘OK, Dad. Why did you kill Spanish in our family?’ – Public Radio International

“My father killed Spanish years before I was born. Three years, in fact. 1978. The year my sister came into the world. To the best of our knowledge that’s when Spanish in our family stopped. But I…

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei poses as a drowned Syrian refugee toddler – The Washington Post

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei poses as a drowned Syrian refugee toddler – The Washington Post

“The heartbreaking image of a dead 3-year old Syrian refugee who was drowned in the Mediterranean sea last year just got a huge artistic tribute. Last week, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei closed his eyes and lay face down…

형이랑 처음 만난 날 – 허핑턴포스트

형이랑 처음 만난 날 – 허핑턴포스트

Cute story. “잠깐 보는 사이에 형이 내가 참 좋아하는 인상이라는 걸 알 수 있었다. 보통 사진만 본 후의 첫만남에서 진짜 괜찮은 사람이 나오는 건 (일반들의 소개팅에서도 비슷하겠지만) 열에 하나 정도 되려나. 그런데 그 사람이 날 마음에 들어 할 확률도 열에 하나일 테니, 둘의 쿵짝이 잘 맞으려면 100번은 사람을 만나봐야 한다는 게 그때나 지금이나 내 생각이다. 아마 형을 만난 그때가 내 100번째 차례였나 보다.” Source: 형이랑 처음 만난 날 – The Huffington Post Korea (January 29, 2016…

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