A lot has changed on Kasama. We’ve concieved of this new site as a hub upon where new generations of revolutionaries can mutually search for our own uncharted course. That means it features both polemical content for study and struggle representing a range of politics, and it features a networking capacity to allow those conversations to become horizontal and far reaching. We’ve also designed many of the features on this site with a culture of revolutionary organizing in mind, and we hope that this platform can be used for study groups, networking, organizing projects, and more.
Navigating the new site
To begin with, the homepage is now known as Kasama Main. It will serve as the central point where key pieces appear for discussion.
Under the projects tab, you’ll find each of the media projects of Kasama: Revolution in South Asia, Winter Has its End, and Khukuri Theory. We’re working on adding blogs for local collectives as well. We’ll also be re-pointing the domain names of those sites so that you’ll be able to use them to access those sections of the site (ie. winterends.net to access the new Winter has its End on Kasama).
You can also use the “Topics” menu to browse all of the content on the site by topic.
Open Threads has been added as an open blogging platform. Anyone who registers an account can submit blog posts to this section. We’ll also be promoting the best of the posts from this section to the Kasama Main for discussion.
Kasama Social is a new social network platform built into the site. It allows users to create a profile, chat with each other in real-time (one on one, or create a chatroom for meetings, study, or just to hang out). It also allows for the creation of groups, which can be used for focused study of specific topics, meetings, etc.
The old site can also still be found at archive.kasamaproject.org.
You can submit articles either by publishing the article to the Open Threads section, or by using the Contact form located in the site menu.
We’d like to think that because this platform is hosted by an organization of revolutionaries (rather than a site like Facebook), that people’s profiles and private communications are much more secure here. That might be marginally true.
But regardless: we should assume that the state has access to all of the communications that take place here. Don’t add a picture of yourself to your profile unless you’ve made a conscious decision to be a public person. And please, use a fake name.
There’s still a lot of bugs in this site. Please let us know when you find them. You can let us know in the comments down below, or send us a message using the Contact form.
You may notice the old translations tab has disappeared, and so have the reading clusters. That is because both were outdated, and we are developing a much better system for both (including a better way to handle multi-language content, and developing a Spanish version of the site, etc.). In the meantime, you can still find the old versions on the Kasama Archive.