Aasim Sajjad Akhtar

Good & bad Muslims

Good & bad Muslims

It is essential to interrogate the wider epidemic of violence. Updated 24 Jul, 2021 08:16am
World on fire

World on fire

We will literally be thirsting for water. Published 09 Jul, 2021 07:09am
Colonial frontier

Colonial frontier

There is no shortcut, no quick-fix ‘counter-terrorism’ operation that will disappear all of the bigots and guns. Updated 25 Jun, 2021 08:57am
Budgeting hate

Budgeting hate

Across the world, the politics of hate thrives because of economic crises endemic to capitalism. Updated 11 Jun, 2021 08:28am
Evict & extinguish

Evict & extinguish

Ours is a regime of dispossession that cannot be divorced from a larger global political economy story of rapacious profiteering. Updated 28 May, 2021 09:11am
May Day manifesto

May Day manifesto

The scenes from India are the latest reminder that capitalism’s crisis is worsening. Updated 30 Apr, 2021 09:37am
Beyond the ban

Beyond the ban

Formal bans do not translate into substantial dents. Updated 16 Apr, 2021 08:32am
From Cuba with love

From Cuba with love

We can’t imagine being a society that produces doctors like Cuba. Published 02 Apr, 2021 07:56am
Intertwined fates

Intertwined fates

We can bring to the fore truths about a shared past. Published 19 Mar, 2021 07:54am
March for freedom

March for freedom

Those demanding ‘azadi’ are moving society forward. Updated 05 Mar, 2021 08:08am
Bizarre & brutal

Bizarre & brutal

Our tryst with enforced disappearances is old news. Published 19 Feb, 2021 07:22am
What is solidarity?

What is solidarity?

Only grassroots movements with transformative potential can take solidarity politics to the next level. Updated 05 Feb, 2021 08:45am
Normalcy restored

Normalcy restored

So long as invoking domestic and foreign ‘enemies’ is our ‘normal’, expect our tryst with praetorianism to continue unabated. Updated 22 Jan, 2021 08:57am
Of a lesser God

Of a lesser God

Even where the machinations of the establishment are not as prominent, children of a lesser God can be found. Updated 08 Jan, 2021 08:16am
Circle of dissent

Circle of dissent

In recent years, Baloch, Pakhtun, Sindhi and even Punjabi dissidents have been seen as the target of state repression. Updated 25 Dec, 2020 08:08am
Farmers and more

Farmers and more

On both sides, the farmers have faced repression. Published 11 Dec, 2020 08:07am
Same old script

Same old script

The ‘Big Men’ brand has its roots in the colonial regime. Published 27 Nov, 2020 07:33am
Our American mirror

Our American mirror

The US and Pakistan can’t seem to get enough of each other. Published 13 Nov, 2020 06:36am
Of Pinochet & Zia

Of Pinochet & Zia

Augusto Pinochet and Ziaul Haq set into motion processes that have deeply polarised society. Updated 31 Oct, 2020 08:25am
For the 99pc

For the 99pc

More popular unrest can be expected. Published 16 Oct, 2020 07:42am