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

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Feb 8, 2013

Indigenous sovereigntists speak

Harsha Walia
Harsha Walia talks with land defenders Sam McKay, Freda Huson and Toghestiy about Indigenous sovereignty, exercising inherent rights and responsibilities, and protection of lands and waters.
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Oct 14, 2011

Letter to Occupy Together Movement

Harsha Walia
I am inspired that the dynamic of the movement so far has been organic; that all those who choose to participate are collectively responsible, but we cannot underestimate the difficult terrain ahead.
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Oct 11, 2011
Over 200 women blocked traffic and called for a 'new fair, just, and inclusive inquiry that centres the voices and experiences and leadership of women, particularly Indigenous women, in the DTES.' Photo: Courtesy of Union of BC Indian Chiefs

Why the B.C. Missing Women's Commission of Inquiry fails

Harsha Walia
Grassroots groups support endangered women in the Downtown Eastside against a political system that cuts public programs while prioritizing corporate bailouts. These groups have abandoned the inquiry.
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May 18, 2011

Slutwalk: To march or not to march

Harsha Walia
I marched. Whether or not Slutwalk is around, there are hundreds of thousands of us who live and organize every day to eliminate heteropatriarchy, white supremacy, capitalism and colonialism.
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Jan 7, 2011

Eleven reasons for activists to be optimistic in 2011

Harsha Walia
It seems hard to characterize 2010 as one of victories amidst unprecedented police arrests, relentless military occupation, and daily violence -- but there were successes to cheer about.

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