global standout for peace / LA…

poster designed by Priyali Sur Last week, as fear of war between Pakistan and India, two nuclear-armed countries, remained a viable threat, activists around the globe organized to call...

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“faluda islam” at discostan…

video excerpt by Ayesha Kamran; La Zona Rosa club in downtown Los Angeles Last weekend, some friends and I attended Discostan, a monthly event in downtown LA that was founded by filmmaker and DJ Arshia Haq, to...

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10 Jan, 2019

barbed wire…

10 Jan, 2019

barbed wire rolled around iron-wrought fence  Close to where I currently live is a park, next to which is a public high school. A US Marines headquarters building sits at the edge...

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stories all around us…

General Manager Mahbubul Alam, Liberation War Museum, Dhaka, Bangladesh (photo from my 2013 Bangladesh visit and interview) Yesterday, I returned to the printer cartridge store where I had purchased toner...

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revisiting the border…

the Texas-Mexico fence at Old Hidalgo Pumphouse Last week, I dipped into the Rio Grande Valley for 24-hours to participate in an arts and literature festival. The morning after...

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04 May, 2017

borderlines book launch…

Seaba Sarwar
04 May, 2017

photo by Jimmy Castillo I spend a fleeting two days in Houston to kick off Voices Breaking Boundaries’ latest publication, Borderlines Volume Three. The publication, co-edited by Margot Backus...

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27 Mar, 2017

no borders, no walls….

Sehbar Sarwar
27 Mar, 2017

a fence dividing two nations To celebrate spring break, the family and I drive down the coastline to visit San Diego. On our last morning, we dip down to...

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03 Feb, 2017

VBB’s upcoming publication…

03 Feb, 2017

Borderlines Volume Two; image by Veer Munshi, cover design by Angela Martinez Now more than ever it’s important to push past rising walls. In about a month, Voices Breaking...

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29 May, 2016

since 1947…

Sehba Sarwar
29 May, 2016

I’ve been using this aluminum foil for many years. Today, as the box catches light on the kitchen table, I stop chopping onions to stare at the slogan since...

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16 Apr, 2016

a live mural installation…

Sehba Sarwar
16 Apr, 2016

Yesterday I stopped by the University of Houston to witness eL Seed work on his mural installation as part of the Mitchell Center’s CounterCurrent festival. As he worked high...

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