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11 December 2015 ~ 2 Comments

Is It Too Soon for ‘I Just Look Like a Terrorist’ T-shirts?

Coming of age in a post-9-11 America was an eye-opening experience that I have no intention of reliving in my 30s. And yet, the hatred against Muslim, and perceived Muslims, has reached another level altogether (again), from┬áRepublican governors opposing Syrian refugees to Donald Trump’s ridiculous call to end all Muslim immigration. And now the U.S. […]

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01 August 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Violence

We have a right to be angry when the communities we build that are supposed to be the model for a better, more just world harbor the same kinds of antiqueer, antiwoman, racist violence that pervades society. Recommended reading for this week is Why Misogynists Make Great Informants: How Gender Violence on the Left Enables […]

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02 May 2011 ~ 0 Comments

The Death of Bin Laden: The End of An Era?

It’s official — for the first time in history, hordes of mostly white people rioted for May Day outside the White House. And most of them were The George Washington University students who heard the news about the gathering on Twitter, Facebook and through word of mouth. For me, this was a great moment in […]

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22 March 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Setting The Record Straight On Libya

“There are more people being gunned down — innocent protesters — in Yemen but no one would propose imposing a no fly zone on Yemen because Yemen does not have oil. It [war on Libya] is so transparently an attempt to protect British companies’ and other Western companies’ massive investments in Libya that it is […]

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20 March 2011 ~ 0 Comments

When is the Last Time Bombing A Country Freed People?

I have a question. When is the last time bombing a country with Tomahawk missiles freed a people? Was it in Vietnam, Korea, the Balkans, Afghanistan, Iraq? Frankly, I have no idea what is going on in Libya. Qaddhafi claims the uprising is Al-Qaeda forces. The “rebels” — who are religious but claim not to […]

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