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Why Biden Must Immediately Halt the Sales of Weapons to Israel

In the midst of Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity, the Biden administration has moved to sell $735 million of arms to Israel. There are moments when people must come to terms with the full measure of their actions, and the consequences of their complicity. Now is that time for the Biden administration, and…

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Why the Clintons’ New TV Series About the YPJ Is Problematic

On January 25th, news broke that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, and Sundog Pictures founder Sam Branson were to adapt author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon’s The Daughters of Kobani: A Story of Rebellion, Courage, and Justice and make it a TV series. The Daughters of Kobani features the story of the…

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Why the U.S. Presidential Election Affects the Entire World

Last Wednesday afternoon — an otherwise quiet and uneventful afternoon — every news station, online media platform, and social media outlet in Australia was raving about one thing: the Presidential Election that would decide the next President of the United States of America.   I also scrolled through Twitter, and refreshed the live updates page…

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Will Joe Biden Be Better for Muslims Than His Predecessors?

Joe Biden is now the U.S. president-elect. What does this mean for Muslim Americans? Will it change anything?  The answer is: it’s complicated.  Yes, nationally, the Democratic Party has been much kinder vocally than the Republican Party in calling out Islamophobia, giving Muslims a platform by inviting some to speak at rallies and conventions, and…