Rahila Gupta

Is pacifism appropriate for today’s world?

My debate on pacifism with Tim Gee. ‘Pacifism is an ideal to which one should aspire but as a strategy it is mostly inadequate in dismantling the very systems that harm us – capitalism, patriarchy, racism.’ I cite #Rojava v ISIS to make the case.

A woman holds up painted hands at a New York protest against the acquittal of the police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man, Michael Brown. November 25, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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