Aalya Ahmad

Aalya Ahmad has a PhD in comparative literature, a crush on George Orwell and a rather impressive collection of cloth bags from the various public service unions she has worked with over the years. She writes about and practices cultural politics, feminism and activism.

Aalya Ahmad
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Nov 25, 2011

A progressive dialogue: Occupy -- The struggle within

Aalya Ahmad
I have been energized, above all, by the people supporting the Occupy movement who I would never expect to see at the rallies, people who I felt I would never be able to make common cause.
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Oct 4, 2011

Occupy Wall Street: Noooo, Canada!

Aalya Ahmad
The Occupy movement isn't a unique and unprecedented struggle. It is part of something much bigger than whichever patches of paved paradise the protesters are on.
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Oct 26, 2010

What I learned at the BDS conference

Aalya Ahmad
I attended the BDS conference in Montreal this weekend because I realized that I knew very little about this movement that is gaining such momentum all over the world.
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Jul 3, 2010

Black and white and rage all over

Aalya Ahmad
It's been daunting to try to take in all that has been already testified, discussed, debated, ranted about, witnessed and reported of the G20 protests.
Blog
Jun 20, 2010

In praise of pro-feminist fathers

Aalya Ahmad
As one who embraces feminism, it's tough to reflect on fatherhood. There's the traitorous sense of being preoccupied with a politics of gender identity at the expense of real women.
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Jun 18, 2010

The G8/G20 big cop party

Aalya Ahmad
The G8-G20 is not only an appallingly expensive photo-op for our world lead-weights; it is, in fact, a "Big Cop Party."

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