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The Passing of Egmont Fassbinder, a Pioneer of German Gay Liberation Movement 

Reviving the Spirit of Liberation Amidst Rainbow Capitalism Purple is a merely rainbow color, sisters. The color of revolution is red! Egmont Fassbinder This quote from the 1970s is from the last correspondence I had with Egmont Fassbinder. Fassbinder, a cousin of Rainer Werner Fassbinder, one of the pioneers and catalysts of the New German Cinema […]

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Jihad, universalism, and the Left: A conversation with Darryl Li

Darryl Li’s recent historical ethnography of jihad fighters in 1990s Bosnia, The Universal Enemy, draws on the author’s legal background and anthropological training to connect the former Yugoslavia with the far-flung homes of the mujahideen and the US’s global carceral archipelago. Matan Kaminer of LeftEast spoke with Dr. Li about internationalism, cosmopolitanism, regionality and lessons for the Left.