Censored 2013

Dispatches From the Media Revolution by Mickey Huff, Andy Lee Roth, and Project Censored sheds light on the most censored stories of 2012. Censored 2013 includes the chapter, Indian-Administered Kashmir: An Occupation of Truth, written by Tara Dorabji.

Join editors Mickey Huff and Andy Roth and contributors including Tara Dorabji, Adam Bessie, Ken Burrows and more at a book release party for Censored 2013:

Saturday, December 1
7:00 pm social hour including wine, beer, and appetizers
8:00 pm program
at Arlene Francis Center for Spirit, Art, and Politics
99 6th Street, in Santa Rosa, CA
$15 suggested donations, no one turned away for lack of funds

See the video from the Nov 3 book release party at Moe’s Books

Listen to interviews with contributors of Censored 2013 on KPFA’s Morning Mix. Guests include: Elliot Cohen, Susan Rahman, Kenn Burrows, Adam Bessie, Almerindo Ojeda, Tara Dorabji, and Sarah van Gelder.

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Order your copy of Censored 2013 right here.

Salman Rushdie–Joseph Anton

Salman Rushdie speaks with Tara Dorabji on KPFA’s Apex Express about his new memoir, Joseph Anton. From spies to death threats to deep within government security—Rushdie’s memoir is a real life thriller that delves into the human psyche and the journey toward love and freedom.

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Recorded for KPFA at the Women’s Audio Mission with technical assistance from Laura Dean and help from Preeti Shekar.

Lit Crawl SF

Good Grief: Stories of Loss and Comfort

6:00 – 7:00 pm, Oct 13,2012
at Root Division
3175 17th St, San Francisco (near South Van Ness)

A collection of stories and poetry that explores the way individuals and communities deal with various forms of adversity, big and small. Allison Towata, Amol Ray, Adam Balm, Nayomi Munaweera, and Tara Dorabji. Presented by Root Division. More info.


On Kashmir Speaks, independent film-maker Sanjay Kak discusses his most recent film: Jashn e Azadi (How we celebrate freedom). Sanjay Kak shot the documentary with a two-person crew in the most densely militarized land on earth. Sanjay Kak is also the editor of Until My Freedom Has Come: the new intifada in Kashmir, which will be released in the US in November 2012.

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Protests in Kashmir

On July’s Kashmir Speaks Khurram Parvez, human rights advocate, discusses some of the protests in Kashmir that took place in June. In addition he speaks about the former Indian Army official Avtar Singh murdering his wife and children and then committing suicide in California. Then Mohamad Junaid, Kashmiri anthropologist, discusses how living in such a densely militarized zone affects the psyches of people living in Kashmir.

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The Law of Nature

Published in the Indian Review

By Tara Dorabji

The hunger in his eyes was unquenchable. With effort she pushed back against her own desire. “Not today Babak, really we mustn’t be doing this here.” If it were London they could, but sitting here along the sea wall in Bombay, it was simply improper to show such displays of affection. Even worse, Babak was not Parsi. “I have a terrible headache and this terrible cramping,” Tanaz said.

Each monthly cycle was both a delight and a sorrow. She missed the rhythm for five weeks and feared that again she was in trouble. Today her world balanced out when she saw the familiar red stain on her sheets. Her body decided not to betray her, to tease her with the possibility of a child. Now that she was with Babak, she would have to get the pill on her next trip to London. Bombay was so backwards. Even though the pill was legalized in London in 1961, some eight year later, it was still terribly difficult to get in Bombay.

She felt Babak’s hand on the side of her neck. Her body proved impervious to his caress. “What is it?” Babak asked. She could detect a note of anger brewing. His hands moved across her knowing how to move around the trap of her words, unfurling her desire, until she was putty in his hand.

Read full story here: Indian Review

In Memory of Taranda Jones

High school student Taranda Jones was found shot in the chest in her Emeryville home on Monday. Her boyfriend, DeAngelo Eagleton, 18, is being sought on an arrest warrant for her killing. We speak with her family and friends about the loss. Her sister, Tiffany Jones, remembers Taranda and speaks out against domestic violence. Cesar Cruz, Taranda’s teacher, speaks of the hope and loss. Taranda Jones was a poet, sister, daughter, freedom fighter, and founder of the Making Changes Freedom School in Richmond, CA. She will be missed. Rest In Peace.

There will be a carwash Saturday, June 9, in San Pablo (2500 San Pablo Dam Rd) from 10-5 pm to raise money for her burial.

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