Mutinous Mindstate

Political images of the American Desi Diaspora. From political posters, to album covers, to t-shirts, to graffiti to stencils to concert posters, to conference posters - I will try to tumble images all things politically Desi. Contributions welcome!

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Last night my uncle told me if they knew i was gay before 20 they would have killed me. He also said im gay cause i was molested as a kid and im on “the wrong path”…and when was i getting married? …i laughed and hung up. He comes from the same backwards place a whole minority were just recriminalized … Fuck my uncle. Fuck section 377. Im very proud to be illegal in any context. I owe that to my sikhi heritage and my mom. Also, for all the ranting about genocide i hear…i rarely see solidarity. So…fuck em all. #sikhknowledge #baagi #377 #section377 xoxox 
- Sikh Knowledge

Check out the entire story over at BuzzFeed.

Last night my uncle told me if they knew i was gay before 20 they would have killed me. He also said im gay cause i was molested as a kid and im on “the wrong path”…and when was i getting married? …i laughed and hung up. He comes from the same backwards place a whole minority were just recriminalized … Fuck my uncle. Fuck section 377. Im very proud to be illegal in any context. I owe that to my sikhi heritage and my mom. Also, for all the ranting about genocide i hear…i rarely see solidarity. So…fuck em all. #sikhknowledge #baagi #377 #section377 xoxox

- Sikh Knowledge

Check out the entire story over at BuzzFeed.

americanturban:

In the @LATimes, Dalveer Singh Vahali shares an experience of being called “terrorist” on the street.
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americanturban:

In the @LATimes, Dalveer Singh Vahali shares an experience of being called “terrorist” on the street.

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kalisherni:

UNITED AGAINST HATE WE WILL NOT BE SILENT we have had enough  
by yo comrade khushboo kataria heal heal heal picture is from the rajoana picketing at the Convention center for Vaisakhi 2012 

kalisherni:

UNITED AGAINST HATE 
WE WILL NOT BE SILENT 
we have had enough  

by yo comrade khushboo kataria 

heal heal heal 
picture is from the rajoana picketing at the Convention center for Vaisakhi 2012 

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Image via American Turban. If you didn’t know, now you know. Visit his blog at: American Turban.

Image via American Turban. If you didn’t know, now you know. Visit his blog at: American Turban.

Today, over 15,000 people converged on the streets of Oakland for the General Strike. #OccupyZindabad. Artwork by Nisha Sembi circa 2011

Today, over 15,000 people converged on the streets of Oakland for the General Strike. #OccupyZindabad. Artwork by Nisha Sembi circa 2011

Poster found currently on display at The Jazz Heritage Center in San Francisco. The image is from the One Nation Under Surveillance Exhibit hosted by the Asian Resource Gallery in 2006.

Poster found currently on display at The Jazz Heritage Center in San Francisco. The image is from the One Nation Under Surveillance Exhibit hosted by the Asian Resource Gallery in 2006.

Day of Action in Elk Grove, CA to find the killers of Surinder Singh and Gurmej Atwal. If in the area, please help on October 16th. For more info visit the facebook page here.
On March 4, 2011, Surinder Singh and Gurmej Atwal, two elderly Sikh  friends, were out on their regular afternoon walk in Elk Grove,  California, when they were shot in a drive-by shooting in broad daylight on residential street. Both men tragically died and  the area’s Sikh and Elk Grove community were left reeling by the  attacks. [American Turban]

Day of Action in Elk Grove, CA to find the killers of Surinder Singh and Gurmej Atwal. If in the area, please help on October 16th. For more info visit the facebook page here.

On March 4, 2011, Surinder Singh and Gurmej Atwal, two elderly Sikh friends, were out on their regular afternoon walk in Elk Grove, California, when they were shot in a drive-by shooting in broad daylight on residential street. Both men tragically died and the area’s Sikh and Elk Grove community were left reeling by the attacks. [American Turban]

mycupofchai:

First wave of Indian migration to the United States through California.

mycupofchai:

First wave of Indian migration to the United States through California.

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Image from Jakara Movement circa 2008.

Image from Jakara Movement circa 2008.

Image from a show at the Sol Collective in Sacramento in December 2010.

Image from a show at the Sol Collective in Sacramento in December 2010.

Too late for this one - this image is from the callout to Sikh youth by Jakara Movement to join their Alternative Spring Break 2011.

This past week members of the College Sikhs Collaborative and the Jakara Movement – creating the first Alternative Spring Break – explored the issue of immigration by visiting so-called ground zero –  the Mexi/Cali border.  While surge of the Tea Party movement has helped  bring nativist sentiments to the fore, the Sikh-American response on  the issue has been largely muted.  In 2006, we saw huge protests calling  for a more free immigration policy, led largely by our Chicano/a and  Latino/a brothers and sisters, as is too often the case, Sikhs, who are  also directly affected by issues of immigration – both documented and  undocumented – remain passive bystanders to the national debate. [jakaramovement]

Don’t fret. I’m sure they’ll have another one next year. Image circa 2011 created by NSM Graphics.

Too late for this one - this image is from the callout to Sikh youth by Jakara Movement to join their Alternative Spring Break 2011.

This past week members of the College Sikhs Collaborative and the Jakara Movement – creating the first Alternative Spring Break – explored the issue of immigration by visiting so-called ground zero – the Mexi/Cali border.  While surge of the Tea Party movement has helped bring nativist sentiments to the fore, the Sikh-American response on the issue has been largely muted.  In 2006, we saw huge protests calling for a more free immigration policy, led largely by our Chicano/a and Latino/a brothers and sisters, as is too often the case, Sikhs, who are also directly affected by issues of immigration – both documented and undocumented – remain passive bystanders to the national debate. [jakaramovement]

Don’t fret. I’m sure they’ll have another one next year. Image circa 2011 created by NSM Graphics.

Image for the Run/Walk 5K for the 5Ks going on September 17th in Sunnyvale, CA. Image circa 2011 via The Sikh Coalition.

Image for the Run/Walk 5K for the 5Ks going on September 17th in Sunnyvale, CA. Image circa 2011 via The Sikh Coalition.