As long as the voices of Kashmiris are silenced, we will need to speak out on their behalf as they spoke out for the oppressed despite the occupation they endured. The best way to amplify their voices is to let Kashmiris living outside Kashmir speak for their freedom struggle–if they can without fear of retribution–because they have a powerful & passionate way with language, including the use of irony & polemic, that doesn’t include a whole lot of bullshit & gets right to the point. I am fortunate to have many Kashmiri friends & with their permission will be sharing more of their work, including articles & commentary. In the fight against the rise of fascism, especially in the form of the Muslim-hating ‘war on terror’, Kashmiris will be leading the way.