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Why You Should Take Your Activism For Palestine Beyond Social Media

I’ll just start by saying it: if you’ve reposted what’s happening in Palestine, you aren’t even halfway there. What are you going to do about it? All these big, well-renowned news stations using the words “fighting” and “conflict” are creating a biased and skewed untruthful image of what’s actually happening in Palestine. If one throws…

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Bella Hadid Attends a Pro-Palestine Protest In Brooklyn

Palestinian supermodel Bella Hadid has always made her pro-Palestinian stance known. Yesterday, she took to the streets of Brooklyn, along with tons of other protesters, to stand against the injustices in Palestine. Hadid was seen carrying a flag that was a combo of a keffiyeh and a Palestinian flag, with a keffiyeh wrapped around her…

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Why Israel Uses Pinkwashing In Attempts to Legitimize the Occupation of Palestine

Pinkwashing under the Israeli apartheid is evident through its Tel Aviv pride festival, Rainbow Generations tour, and utilization of a transgender Israeli officer. Whereas, pinkwashing in the United States is visible under the Trump administration’s decriminalization platform, its alliances with anti-LGBTQ nations, and its initiatives to further isolate the LGBTQ community. Thus, I argue pinkwashing…

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Photo from Instagram @electronicintifada. Caption: Israeli forces detain 16-year-old Fawzi al-Juneidi in the West Bank city of Hebron in December 2017. The boy, who was beaten by soldiers during his arrest, was released on bail 20 days later.

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the Palestine Bill, H.R. 2590

PURPOSE OF H.R. 2590 Introduced by Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) an historic legislation bill, the H.R. 2590, aims to protect the rights and security of Palestinian children and families living under Israeli apartheid. It guarantees taxpayer money will not be used to support the Israeli government’s military detention of the Palestinian population. H.R. 2590 recognizes…

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Instagram Is Silencing Palestinian Activism by Deleting Posts With the Hashtag #SaveSheikhJarrah

Instagram is attempting to silence Palestinian activism by deleting posts with the hashtag #SaveSheikhJarrah. A village in East Jerusalem called Sheikh Jarrah is undergoing ethnic cleansing, and settlers are forcing residents to flee from their homes in a take-over of land and houses that do not belong to them. Israeli courts have allowed these settlers…

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This Is Not the First Ramadan That Palestinians Are Under Attack

Since the start of Ramadan on April 13, the tensions have been escalating between the Palestinians and the Israeli police who closed off the Damascus Gate using barricades to stop their Ramadan evening gatherings in East Jerusalem. Right-wing Israelis rallied on April 22 toward Damascus Gate, chanting “Death to Arabs.” To justify the deliberate violence…

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The House Just Passed an Act to Ban the Muslim Ban

On April 21, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Origin-Based Anti-discrimination for Nonimmigrants Act (H.R. 1333), also known as the NO BAN Act. Introduced by Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) and Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), it prohibits the possibility of implementing religious-based bans, including the Muslim ban that former President Trump first enacted back…

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What’s Behind the Latest Wave of Anti-Asian Hatred?

Eight people, six of whom have been identified as Asian women, were killed in shootings at three separate spas in the Atlanta area on Tuesday evening. The suspect, a 21-year-old white man, has been charged with eight counts of murder and one count of aggravated assault. A ninth victim was injured and survived.  This incident…

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A woman wearing a headscarf joins a demonstration organised by "Stand up to Racism" outside the French Embassy in London on August 26, 2016 against the Burkini ban on French beaches. France's highest administrative court on Friday suspended a controversial ban on the burkini by a French Riviera town after it was challenged by rights groups. In a judgement expected to lead to bans being overturned in around 30 towns, the State Council ruled the measure was a "serious and clearly illegal violation of fundamental freedoms". Several mayors in southeast France on Friday said they would maintain their bans on the Islamic burkini swimsuit despite a ruling by France's highest administrative court to suspend the measures. / AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS

Why I Fled France as a Muslim Woman

It has already been almost two years since I left France, and this is was the best choice I have ever made as a Muslim woman. When I look back, it is as if I fled.  I currently reside in the United States, in San Francisco, California. I was born and raised in Lille, France,…