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  • Pakistani and Indian Independence Days

    August 15, 2013

    Today marks Pakistan and India’s 67th year of independence from oppressive British rule and the day Pakistan and India formed separate, sovereign nations. As we celebrate their independence, we also remember with sadness the partition’s bloody aftermath. Religious tension between Pakistani Muslims and Indian Hindus came to a head in violent riots that killed an estimated half million people. The partition’s legacy affects the neighboring countries’ relationship to this day and they have fought three major wars since 1947.

    Always at the forefront of social justice, ideological clashes, and international studies, Seven Stories has many titles (and forthcoming titles!) relating to Pakistan, India, and religious conflict. A selection:

    India Divided: Diversity and Democracy Under Attack by Vandana Shiva

    Shiva analyzes India’s potential nuclear conflict with Pakistan, the rise of fundamentalism within its own borders, and the very real threat of mass famine and economic enslavement of its citizens to the forces of globalization.

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  • Seven Stories Sends Books Between Bars

    April 11, 2013

    Seven Stories Press recently received a letter from a man named Anthony Oliver who is incarcerated in a prison in Pennsylvania. Mr. Oliver had requested a copy of Howard Zinn’s Terrorism and War. Though Mr. Oliver had not yet read the copy we sent when he wrote back, he had previously read Seven Stories’ Israel/Palestine: How to End the War of 1948, and offered these thoughts in his letter:

    Wars, a recession, and the dissatisfaction with government are signs that those entrusted to run government are out of touch with those who elected them to run it, and brings to mind the old adage “power corrupts…” I also remember a most quotable line from a favorite movie I first saw as a teenager–Star Wars. Princess Leia, when she was captured, had stared defiantly at her subduers, and, unflinching, proclaimed, “The more you tighten your grip, the more [systems] just slip through your fingers.” I believe this quite apropos in the case of the UN vote on 29 November, 2012, recognizing Palestine as a state.

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