Harsha Walia

Harsha Walia is a South Asian activist and writer based in Vancouver, unceded Coast Salish Territories. She has been involved in community-based grassroots migrant justice, feminist, anti-racist, Indigenous solidarity, anti-capitalist, Palestinian liberation, and anti-imperialist movements for over a decade. She is formally trained in law, works with women in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, and is the author of Undoing Border Imperialism (2013, 2014). Her rabble column 'Exception to the Rule' is about challenging norms, carving space and centring the dispossessed. You can find her at https://twitter.com/HarshaWalia

Harsha Walia
News
Oct 28, 2014
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No safe haven: Canada's 'managed migration'

Harsha Walia
Canada is often cast as a liberal counterpoint to aggressive U.S. immigration enforcement tactics. But, the U.S. has actually pointed to Canada as the model to implement for U.S. migration policy.
Blog
Oct 6, 2014

Ten key facts about the Lucia Vega Jimenez inquest

Harsha Walia
This past week an all-white jury listened to testimony at the inquest into the death of Lucia Vega Jimenez while in Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) custody. What it found should be shocking.
Columnists
Sep 11, 2014

Thirteen years into the War of Terror

Over the past 13 years, the War on Terror has been one of linguistic and legal contortions that allow the state to fortify itself with increasing policing and surveillance powers.
Columnists
Aug 13, 2014

Mount Polley: Mining is disaster

The mining industry is a key example of Canada's colonial and capitalist foundations, devastating the environment, dispossessing communities, and committing egregious human rights violations.
Columnists
Jun 18, 2014

The bell hooks phone line bothers me

The new hotline that sends automated bell hooks quotes to aggressive men demanding women's phone numbers is getting rave reviews. But what does it mean for framings of consent and rape culture?

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