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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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Qanon: The Great Awakening or the Great Illusion?

For QAnon adherents, March 4th was supposedly the day when Mr. Trump would emerge victoriously, and regain his “legitimate” 19th presidency. None of that happened. In a statement released on Wednesday, the U.S. Capitol Police department said it made necessary “security upgrades” to make sure that the Capitol would be protected from potential attacks from…

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Will Biden Be the President Who Finally Closes Guantanamo Bay?

In a press briefing on Feb. 12, the White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki declared that Biden’s administration was working on “a robust interagency process” that would allow them to close the Guantánamo Bay Detention Center in Cuba, officially known as Naval Station Guantanamo Bay (NSGB) or GTMO. “That certainly is our goal and our…

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Muslim Woman Alleges Sexual Misconduct at BlackRock

Essma Bengabsia is a hijab-wearing Arab-American Muslim woman of color and was sexually harassed at BlackRock. BlackRock is an American multinational investment management corporation based in New York City.  Bengabsia studied finance at NYU Stern School of Business and is  an intersectional feminist who adores those who have paved the path for her, including Rep….

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Biden Names the First Ever Muslim Woman U.S. Attorney

In a historic move, the new federal prosecutor of the Eastern District of Michigan from next month will be Saima Mohsin, a Pakistani-Muslim. Mohsin, 52, is the first ever Muslim woman and Pakistani to be acting United States attorney. According to the Department of Justice, the Joe Biden administration appointed Mohsin as the acting United…

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What the Biden Presidency Means for Muslim Women

On the first day President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris take office, the pair have said they want to end the controversial Muslim Ban that banned Muslims from a list of Muslim countries from entering the United States, a relief for Muslim Americans across the nation. But is our bar for progress really that low, especially…

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Watch: Who Was Involved In the Siege of the U.S. Capitol?

Startling revelations have come forward regarding the insurrection at the Capitol. Among those who have been arrested have been retired military veterans, retired and/or firefighters and police officers, a school therapist, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, and a realtor who flew to D.C. on a private jet. Two on-duty Capitol police officers are suspended and…

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Why the Capitol Rioters Shouldn’t Be Called “Terrorists”

Recently, Twitter user @HarshaWalia wrote a great thread about why the insurrectionists who rioted at the Capitol shouldn’t be referred to as terrorists. My instant reaction was one of shock — “How are they not terrorists?!” However, after reading her thread, there are some compelling points, especially for those of us interested in ending —…

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5 of the Top Tweets About the #DCRiots

On January 6th, gobs of Trump’s goons stormed the Capitol. The “Blue Lives Matter” supporters then beat an officer to death, looted, rioted, and engaged in other acts of thuggery. Of course, you know it wasn’t going down without some memes. Humor is a great coping mechanism…and these tweets aren’t without some truth. Check out…

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BREAKING: Trump Mobsters Storm the Capitol

Today, Trump supporters stormed the Capitol after results of the Georgia Senatorial race comes in with Democrats winning the majority. This also comes after over a month of Trump perpetuating the idea of unfair play in the presidential election, claiming that the electoral college results should not be accepted. The unmasked mobsters were shown live…

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#OccupyWallStreet 10 Years Later: Where Do We Go From Here?

September 17, 2021 – The 10 Year Anniversary of OccupyWallStreet Ten years ago, a great popular movement swept across the world.  OccupyWallStreet, or Occupy, was a moment in time when people protested the unequal distribution of wealth. People protested all the myriad social consequences and costs it entails.  The 99%, most people in the country,…