Writings by banzai
Israel Strikes Again: Restricting Palestinian Pressbanzai #opinion #censorship #palestine #police
War is War: The Normalization of War in the Global Southbanzai #war #ukraine
Art by @thosebeyonddrunk Over the past few months, we’ve seen the West come together and condemn Russia for its atrocities in Ukraine. Within days of the invasion into Ukraine, we saw sanctions introduced, travel restrictions set, and businesses pulling out of Russia. Multiple Western nations have donated billions of dollars and weaponry to Ukraine. It’s interesting to observe how the West decides which crises are worthy of foreign aid.
Thomas Sankara: The Land of the Upright Peoplebanzai #history
Art by @audreytyleart Thomas Sankara was a Pan-Africanist Marxist-Leninist and former president of Burkina Faso, formerly known as Upper Volta. Sankara is oftentimes compared to the Argentine born revolutionary, Che Guevara. Many of his radical actions, ideas, and planning were inspired by Che Guevara. Born in 1949, Thomas Sankara was one of ten children to two Roman Catholic parents. Although his parents wanted him to go down a religious career path, he instead chose to join the military in his late teens.
I Never Want to Feel Uncomfortable in my Class, Ever Againbanzai #opinion #campus
Last term I had a political science class with a brilliant, yet racially insensitive professor. She’s a scholar who is very well versed in her field and extremely passionate about what she was teaching. But, during lectures, she would insert her own political commentary. When doing so, she would target one specific South Asian country, which already has a poor, inaccurate and warped image in the West. This is the same country my parents immigrated to 22 years ago.