Destroying to Replace: Settler Colonialism from Kashmir to Palestine by Zainab Ramahi and Azadeh Shahshahani

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In the words of scholar Patrick Wolfe, settler colonialism “destroys to replace.” In Canada, the United States, and Australia, the settler state has worked to eliminate the indigenous population through genocide and the erasure of language and cultural practices. Early Zionists promoted the myth of a “land without a people” in Palestine and continue to destroy Palestinian homesland, and history.

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Kashmir and Palestine share the struggle for self determination against colonial occupation by Zainab Ramahi

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Many have written about an imminent ethnic cleansing in Kashmir. As anthropologist Patrick Wolfe has noted, “the question of genocide is never far from discussions of settler colonialism.” As a Palestinian and Kashmiri there is little escape from the violence of the colonial machine. As I sit with my family and wait on news – any news – the only thing I can think to do is write.

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