Vijay Prashad

Vijay Prashad is the George and Martha Kellner Professor of South Asian History at Trinity College, Connecticut. He is the author of a number of books, including The Darker Nations: a People's History of the Third World and Arab Spring, Libyan Winter.


  • Letters to Palestine: Editor Vijay Prashad speaks to IMEU about the growing solidarity with Palestine in the US

    Letters to Palestine (out April 14) traces the swelling American recognition of Palestinian suffering, struggle, and hope, bringing together some of the most noted writers, artists, scholars, and activists of our time as they write to and for Palestine. Junot Díaz, Teju Cole, Ben Ehrenreich, and Mumia Abu-Jamal join Palestinian American activists such as Huwaida Arraf, Noura Erakat, and Remi Kanazi in giving voice to feelings of empathy, solidarity, and anger in intimate letters, beautiful essays, and furious poems.

    Editor Vijay Prashad recently spoke to the Institute for Middle East Understanding about putting the collection together and what he hopes it will accomplish. Prashad is the George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History at Trinity College, and the author of 17 books. 

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  • Verso authors declare support for student debt strike

    On Monday, February 23, fifteen former students of Corinthian Colleges Inc., a network of for-profit colleges, declared a debt strike by refusing to repay their federal loans. Taking a bold and unprecendented stand on the current student debt crisis, the Corinthian 15, who are members of the Debt Collective, are demanding that the Department of Education discharge their debts, as well as those of former and current Corinthian students. 

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  • Tariq Ali on the launch of TeleSUR English, the largest Latin American news channel

    Last week, Venezuela-based news channel TeleSUR launched its English language website, bringing the left-leaning perspectives of Latin America to new audiences and offering a corrective to the English news media.

    The site, which largely represents the views of state backers Argentina, Bolivia, Cuba, Nicaragua, Uruguay and Venezuela, has already published incisive reporting on Israeli offensive in Gaza. Tariq Ali, Verso author and New Left Review editor, has long been involved with TeleSUR and will host The World Today, an interview show to be broadcast four times a week.

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