Vijay Prashad

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Name: Vijay Prashad
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

UMass hosts lecture series focused on inequality

· With the winds of public discourse swirling in the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown, the subject of inequality has been prevalent on the University of Massachusetts campus—including in a new lecture series, which will run throughout the academic ... [Published Daily Collegian - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

Obama Vows to Destroy Islamic State, But Expanded Strikes in Syria & Iraq Point to "Endless War"

President Obama has authorized U.S. airstrikes for the first time in Syria and their expansion in Iraq against the militant group Islamic State. In a prime-time address, Obama vowed to hunt down Islamic State militants "wherever they are." Obama also ... [Published Democracy Now! - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

How Islamic State grew out of US invasion of Iraq, destruction of nation

It took the Iraqi people over a hundred years to build institutions; that was destroyed by the Americans in an afternoon. Once you destroy the state, you create a vacuum, says Vijay Prashad .Militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) ... [Published Aliran - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Libya: Where are the dividing lines?

–Asked to form a salvation government   on August 25, Omar al-Hassi  presented his cabinet  a week later to the country's much weakened General National Congress , Libya's outgoing parliament, in Tripoli, the capital."We reject extremism and terrorism," ... [Published Yahoo! Maktoob News - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

Defining ISIS

The terror group ISIS continues to claim more regional territory and grow in ambitions -- as well as erode the traditional religious, cultural, and ethnic lines within Iraq and Syria.  Vijay Prashad , Professor of International Studies at Trinity College ... [Published WNYC - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

Anti-Israel Professor Returns to Trinity College – Will Controversy Come Back Too?

By Nathan GuttmanVijay PradashProfessor Vijay Prashad returned this week along with students and faculty to Trinity College in Hartford, after a two-year sabbatical.The scholar, as charismatic as he is controversial, has been at the center of a debate ... [Published Jewish Ledger - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 2 reports

Warnings of Civil War, 'Critical Plight of Civilians' in Libya

As instability continues to grip Libya, officials are sounding alarm over the deteriorating situation that could lead towards civil war in the country, where destabilization, critics charge, has deepened since NATO's bombing in 2011."The situation in ... [Published Common Dreams - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Libya in Chaos: Vijay Prashad on Bloody Legacy of US Intervention (VIDEO)

Libya is facing its most severe surge in violence and conflict since Muammar Gaddafi was swept from office in 2011 with the support of U.S. air strikes. Meanwhile, U.S. officials have publicly condemned Egypt and the United Arab Emirates for launching ... [Published Common Dreams - Aug 27 2014]
Entities: Vijay Prashad, Libya, Chaos
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Vijay Prashad: 2011 NATO Bombing of Libya Led to Rise of Militias Now Fighting for Oil-Rich Land

Libya is experiencing its most intense fighting since the 2011 NATO -backed campaign to remove Muammar Gaddafi. On Monday, the Libyan Parliament that was replaced in an election in June reconvened and chose an Islamist-backed deputy as the new prime minister. ... [Published Democracy Now! - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

Blowback: Vijay Prashad on How Islamic State Grew Out of U.S Invasion of Iraq, Destruction of Nation

Militants from Islamic State stormed an air base in northeast Syria on Sunday, capturing it from government forces. Fighters from Islamic State have seized three Syrian military bases in the area in recent weeks. This comes as the Pentagon considers expanding ... [Published Democracy Now! - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 23 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

Northampton protest draws parallels between Ferguson and Gaza

NORTHAMPTON — Chanting "From Ferguson to Palestine, killing people is a crime," protesters marched through downtown Northampton Friday evening in what's become a weekly demonstration against military aggression, police brutality, economic injustice, and ... [Published MassLive - Aug 23 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

US Escalates Iraq Airstrikes but Lacks Long-Term Strategy

Vijay Prashad: US airstrikes are working strategically but alone with not turn the tide against the Islamic State ... [Published RINF.com - Aug 21 2014]

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...against terrorism and linked his activities to the global war on terror, said Vijay Prashad, professor of International Studies at Trinity College. "his message is 'i am a libyan', a strong message that differentiates himself from what he would consider the fissiparous tendencies of the militias" Prashad told Al Jazeera

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Obama’s Syrian dilemma [Published The Hindu - Sep 16 2014]
UMass hosts lecture series focused on inequality [Published Daily Collegian - Sep 16 2014]
Dr. Vijay Prashad speaks at UMass on capitalism... [Published Daily Collegian - Sep 15 2014]
America at the tipping point, Part 3 [Published WorldNetDaily - Sep 14 2014]
Obama Vows to Destroy Islamic State, But Expand... [Published Democracy Now! - Sep 11 2014]
How Islamic State grew out of US invasion of Ir... [Published Aliran - Sep 10 2014]
Between Qaum and the nation [Published 3quarksdaily - Sep 10 2014]
Libya: Where are the dividing lines? [Published Yahoo! Maktoob News - Sep 08 2014]
Defining ISIS [Published WNYC - Sep 04 2014]
Anti-Israel Professor Returns to Trinity Colleg... [Published Jewish Ledger - Sep 03 2014]
Warnings of Civil War, 'Critical Plight of Civi... [Published Common Dreams - Aug 30 2014]
Libya in crisis [Published Al Jazeera - Aug 30 2014]
Libya in Chaos: Vijay Prashad on Bloody Legacy ... [Published Common Dreams - Aug 27 2014]
The Evening Blues - 8-26-14 [Published Daily Kos - Aug 27 2014]
Vijay Prashad: 2011 NATO Bombing of Libya Led t... [Published Democracy Now! - Aug 26 2014]
The Evening Blues - 8-25-14 [Published Daily Kos - Aug 26 2014]
Blowback: Vijay Prashad on How Islamic State Gr... [Published Democracy Now! - Aug 25 2014]
Democracy Now! - August 25, 2014 at 9:00am [Published KPFA 94.1 FM Berkeley - Aug 25 2014]
Northampton protest draws parallels between Fer... [Published MassLive - Aug 23 2014]
US Escalates Iraq Airstrikes but Lacks Long-Ter... [Published RINF.com - Aug 21 2014]
Israel in political isolation over new Palestin... [Published Middle East Eye - Aug 18 2014]
A Moral Foundation for Foreign Policy [Published ZNet - Aug 18 2014]
A moral foundation for foreign policy [Published The Hindu - Aug 17 2014]
Libyan intelligence chief shot dead in Benghazi [Published Middle East Eye - Aug 16 2014]
Vijay Prashad on IS and Iraq, Emira Woods on Af... [Published Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting - Aug 15 2014]
Hundreds of scholars say they won’t engage with... [Published Mondoweiss - Aug 14 2014]
No Victors or Vanquished in Brutal Gaza Conflict [Published Inter Press Service - Aug 13 2014]
Iraq Intervention Ignites Debate Among Progress... [Published Progressive Magazine - Aug 12 2014]
Why US Airstrikes Won't Defeat ISIS (VIDEO) [Published Common Dreams - Aug 12 2014]
U.S. in Iraq: Where's Our Coalition? [Published WNYC - Aug 12 2014]
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Between Qaum and the nation [Published 3quarksdaily - Sep 10 2014]
Vijay Prashad in HimalSouthAsian: Faisal Devji and I went to graduate school together at the University of Chicago. We worked with Barney Cohn, a scholar with an adventurous sense of scholarship. Devji’s early studies were conducted at the feet ...
Hundreds of scholars say they won’t engage with... [Published Mondoweiss - Aug 14 2014]
Steven Salaita In the last 24 hours, sociologists and scholars of composition and rhetoric have organized two new statements of refusal regarding the Steven Salaita affair . 1. The sociology statement reads as follows : Dear Chancellor Wise: ...
Thousands of Yazidis Rescued, But Many More Are... [Published Global Voices Online - Aug 08 2014]
Militant hoisting the Islamic State flag, replacing the Kurdish flag tweeted by an account believed to be associated with the Islamic State. Thousands of Yazidis stranded in the mountains of northern Iraq have been rescued , according to UN officials. ...
Is Zionism/ Jewish Nationalism a Political Cult... [Published Informed Comment - Aug 07 2014]
By Juan Cole Liberal politics in the broad sense, in the tradition of Locke, Voltaire, Madison, Jefferson and John Stuart Mill, is rooted in a conviction that vigorous debate clarifies issues and makes for better public policy over time. This principle ...
Mr. Modi– do not court apartheid Israel in my name [Published Mondoweiss - Jul 22 2014]
I have never quite known the exact inflections to the label “World’s largest democracy” that is accorded to my country, India.  Does it mean (a) that the Government is the most democratic? Or does it mean (b) that India is the most populous country that ...
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