The Darker Nations: Vijay Prashad’s New Book
The Third World was a project, not a place. That’s the premise of Vijay Prashad’s newest book, a fascinating reconstruction of the movement of the world’s poor countries to establish an alternative global order during the era of the Cold War. Led by post-colonial titans like Nehru, Nasser, and Nkrumah, newly liberated societies joined forces to put forward an incredibly ambitious global program—before it all came crashing down. APF’s own Andrew Hsiao edited The Darker Nations, so we’ll host a chat between author and editor.
VIJAY PRASHAD is the George and Martha Kellner Chair of South Asian history and professor of international studies at Trinity College in Connecticut. He’s a board member of the Center for Third World Organizing and a co-founder of the Forum of Indian Leftists, and the author of a number of other books, including The Karma of Brown Folks and Everybody Was Kung-Fu Fighting. The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World is published by The New Press.
Politics and Paranoia in Asia and America: Ashis Nandy
Ashis Nandy—one of India’s most important social critics—will make a rare appearance in New York this weekend for a conference called “Politics and Paranoia”, which will look at the way political leaders across the world stoke paranoia to manipulate the public. Nandy and conference organizer Alan Roland will join us for a cross-cultural conversation about the uses of fear.
ASHIS NANDY was for a number of years the Director of the Center for the Study of Developing Societies in New Delhi. He is the author of many books, including The Intimate Enemy: Loss and Recovery of Self Under Colonialism, and, most recently, Talking India (Oxford University Press).
ALAN ROLAND is a psychoanalyst and artist and works with the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis. He is the author of In Search of Self in India and Japan and Dreams and Drama,. (Sage). Click for more about the conference "Politics and Paranoia".
Saigon Grill: Delivering Exploitation?
We talk to delivery workers who’ve been walking a daily picket line in front of Saigon Grill for three weeks, since, they say, the owners locked them out for organizing. Thirty-six delivery workers sued the restaurant last week, citing low pay and miserable working conditions. Did you know that about half of all restaurant business in New York is takeout? Tune in to hear about the other side of ordering in.
JIAN YUN CHEN works at Saigon Grill.
Yu Guan Ke works at Saigon Grill. Click here for more on the Saigon Grill campaign
NANCY ENG is a campaign coordinator for Justice Will Be Served, a coalition of groups bringing restaurant, hotel, deli, and other service workers together.
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