Mandeep Rai

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We are now well into the ninth straight month of strikes and protests by the farmers of India. My family are farmers, and have been for many generations, and my mother called me in distress last summer about the agricultural bills that were being passed in India.

She wasn't the only one who was hurting: These new laws would not only affect farmers, but the price of food and India's massive informal economy, which engages many millions.

Protests began on a small scale in June in Punjab when the government first rolled out its new agricultural policies. Demonstrations have grown exponentially since they were passed as laws on September 20.…  Seguir leyendo »

"At least now Brexit is happening, all the immigrants can finally go home."

I was sitting on a bus traveling through London, my 8-year-old son next to me, when I heard those words. They had been spoken to be overheard, spoken at my son and me, the only non-white passengers on the bus's upper deck.

Immediately I was taken back to my childhood in the Britain of the 1980s, a place where racism was rife in a way we had thought could never return. Although I was born in multicultural Birmingham, I grew up in an all-white village in the county of Gloucestershire.…  Seguir leyendo »