podur.org in 2013

Since it’s the last day of 2013, I thought I would look over what I did this year. I spent half the year in India, so I have a fair bit of India content here. I also started the Ossington Circle this year, which has been fun. I am not including short blogs in this list, just longer articles and videos.

You’ll see 7 articles, 3 book reviews, 8 interviews (4 of which are video interviews), 2 lecture videos, and 2 mini-documentary videos.

January 17, 2013: A review of Douglas Bland’s 2009 book, Uprising, about a fictional indigenous uprising in Canada – I compared it to the real Idle No More.

January 31, 2013: The Delhi Rape and the Struggle for Space I argue that a big part of misogyny is trying to drive women out of public space.

February 21, 2013: Can 1.7 Billion Dollars Imagine Wrong? I review a book about India’s politics by Nandan Nilekani, one of India’s billionaires.

March 5, 2013: Hugo Chavez, Presente A little lament for Hugo Chavez, who I admired.

March 28, 2013: Why the Taliban is unlikely to win My assessment of Afghanistan’s near future based on a trip I took there from Delhi in March.

April 3, 2013: To Break a Siege A review of Nirmalangshu Mukherji’s book about the war in Chhattisgarh.

April 20, 2013: The Bastar Land Grab An interview with Sudha Bharadwaj, an activist from Chhattisgarh.

May 3, 2013: Evicting the Gandhians An interview with Gandhian activist Himanshu Kumar, who was evicted from his ashram, which was bulldozed by the state, in Chhattisgarh.

May 27, 2013: Eleven things India must change in Kashmir I examine what a rights-based approach, as opposed to a solutions-based approach, would look like in Kashmir, borrowing from the Palestine BDS movement.

June 11, 2013: India: Struggle for Indigenous Autonomy A short documentary about Chhattisgarh’s indigenous struggle

June 24, 2013: Waiting for 2014 in AfghanistanA short documentary about Afghanistan’s travails

July 3, 2013: Austerity and Resistance an interview with OCAP’s John Clarke for the Ossington Circle talk show

July 6, 2013: Kashmir: the fruits of isolation I argue that India’s policy has brought about the opposite of what it says it wants.

July 14, 2013: A generation-long war an interview with Jon Elmer for the Ossington Circle talk show

July 17, 2013: The Zimmerman Verdict and MMA My reaction to the politicized, simplistic, and self-serving martial arts analysis of the so-called ground and pound “technique” used by the defense in the Zimmerman trial.

August 4, 2013: Architecture, Occupation, and Resistance an interview with Suzy Harris-Brandts for the Ossington Circle talk show

October 19, 2013: Free, Tarek and John A summary of the efforts to get Tarek Loubani and John Greyson out of Egyptian jail.

October 28, 2013: The future of India’s conflict zones A lecture on India’s Kashmir and Chhattisgarh conflict zones, both of which I visited in 2013.

November 11, 2013: Public action and a lifeline for rural workers an interview with Jean Dreze.

November 23, 2013: Afghanistan: Perils and Possibilities A lecture on Afghanistan at the Toronto Public Library.

December 29, 2013: The Therapy Industry An interview with author Paul Moloney for the Ossington Circle talk show.

Justin Podur

Author: Justin Podur

Author of Siegebreakers. Ecology. Environmental Science. Political Science. Anti-imperialism. Political fiction. Teach at York U's FES. Author. Writer at ZNet, TeleSUR, AlterNet, Ricochet, and the Independent Media Institute.