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WHAT TIME IS IT?: Post-Modernist Youth in War, Hip-Hop, and Radical Movement

by Taiyo Na

Note from author: i am a long-time reader of your fabulous zine. recently i was asked to write a chapter on an upcoming book on global youth cultures. i took the oppurtunity to reflect on the last 7 years of doing cultural work and really look at youth & cultural movements in historical context. the following is the first third of the chapter and the rest can be read on my blog site.

peace.

INTRODUCTION: Post-Modernist Movements

Harry Potter and Cho Chang: Exotified Asian Women and Invisible Filipinos

by Erin Pangilinan

With the hyped popular author's (J.K. Rowling) Harry Potter #6, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, selling close to 9 million copies in the UK and US on the date of release, we must look critically at how Asian Americans fit into the picture of the Hogwarts world by looking at Asian roles in previous Harry Potter books.

bioterrorism

The following poem is from the collection "War," by Sarwat Rumi, released in 2005. Rumi is a bilingual Bengali American Muslim in Chicago. To order a chapbook, email here.

i remember
the picture in the paper
quite vividly:     bosnia 1992.
a woman hanging by her neck     from a tree.
a maddening end to two lives
hers     and the child she carried
conceived of rape:
casualties
of the oldest form of bioterrorism

red clay women

The following poem is from the collection "War," by Sarwat Rumi, released in 2005. Rumi is a bilingual Bengali American Muslim in Chicago. To order a chapbook, email here.

taught     to be a father's daughter.
a brother's sister.    a husband's wife.
taught     the roles that defined honor
in peacetime.

fathers, brothers, husbands
should have known better than to shape us this way

Nothing Will Defeat The Spirit of This Land: Posters on the War in Viet Nam

Exhibition Critiques U.S. War Policies

This is a lightly-edited version of the exhibition's press release

The Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition Against War (APICAW) in conjunction with the Asian Resource Gallery and the All Of Us Or None archival collection of political posters is proud to present "Nothing Will Defeat the Spirit of This Land: Posters on the War in Viet Nam." APICAW is a Bay Area coalition of API individuals and organizations that believes true peace and security can only come through global justice.

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