La justicia es indivisible: volver a colocar a Palestina en el centro del activismo musulmán estadounidense

En muchas mezquitas de los Estados Unidos, Palestina, Cachemira, Afganistán y otros lugares de gran y perpetua injusticia apenas se mencionan. Quizás, argumenta Ramzy Baroud, por temor a que hacerlo los coloque en el radar del FBI o de las agencias locales de aplicación de la ley.

Palestinian American Muslims Feature photo

It was nearly twenty years ago at a Muslim conference in Washington D.C. that I heard the distressing argument that Palestine should not be made a central topic in the American Muslim political agenda. The point, which took many by surprise, was enunciated by a young American Pakistani Muslim academic, whose name is not important for my purpose

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Recordando a Hisham Ahmed: activista, profesor y potencia palestina

El Dr. Hisham Ahmed encarnaba la causa palestina: superar enormes desafíos, resiliente, orgulloso, incansable, firme.

Dr. Hisham Ahmed

Hisham Ahmed was born in Deheisheh refugee camp on the outskirts of Bethlehem, Palestine in 1963.  Blind from birth, Hisham somehow surmounted all odds and ultimately earned a Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He taught for many years at Birzeit University in Palestine, before coming to Saint Mary's College of California in

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Karl Marx: The Political Activist We Need More Than Ever

The lessons of Karl Marx show that our tasks are to heighten class conflict by exposing the reality of abhorrent inequality and create new systems to replace failing capitalism.

A bronze statue showing German philosopher Karl Marx is unveiled on occasion of the 200th birthday of Marx in Trier, Germany, Saturday, May 5, 2018. The statue was created by Chinese artist Wu Weishan and is a present of China. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

In 1848, Marx wrote, “philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point, however, is to change it.” On this 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx we focus on Marx as a political activist, rather than what he is best known for, an economist and philosopher who wrote some of the most important analyses explaining

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Reviving MLK’s Poverty Campaign, New Poor People’s Campaign to Kick Off with Mass D.C. Rally

The GOP Trump administration and Congress’ Republican majority have launched wars on both workers’ rights and the poor. The latter war includes proposed cuts in food stamps, federally subsidized housing and so-called “work requirements” at poverty wages to stay eligible for aid.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rev. Ralph Abernathy, right, lead a march on behalf of striking Memphis, Tennessee., sanitation workers. Fifty years ago, two sanitation workers were killed by a malfunctioning garbage truck in Memphis. Martin Luther King Jr. came to Memphis to support the strike, a move that cost him his life when he was fatally shot on the balcony of a Memphis hotel on April 4, 1968, March 28, 1968. (Sam Melhorn/The Commercial Appeal via AP)

WASHINGTON—The New Poor People’s Campaign, the mass movement planned to bring the problems of poverty – and agitate for eradicating them – to the nation’s conscience, will kick off with an anti-war, anti-militarism sermon in D.C. on May 6 by co-chair the Rev. William Barber and a mass rally, with planned civil disobedience, at the U.S. Capitol on

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The “Cruise Missile Left” Now Cheerleading NATO’s Next Wars

Since 2011, certain influential members of the anti-war left have never strayed far from the official NATO line on countries such as Libya, Syria, and Russia.

Media War Propganda

The US-led alliance of imperial nations has waged war on Syria for eight years with the hopes of overthrowing the independent Arab nationalist state led by President Bashar Al-Assad. Syria was believed to be another domino destined to fall in imperialism’s great power game to contain any international threat to its rule. Former NATO general Wesley

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Human Rights Activist Gideon Levy: A Voice of Sanity from Israel

In spite of a systemic policy of demonization against him, Gideon Levy continues denouncing the Israeli government crimes against the Palestinians.

Journalist Gideon Levy speaks at a Seminar of the Communications Dept. at Ariel University. (Photo: Flavio~/Flickr)

I first learned of Gideon Levy many years ago, during a casual conversation with an Israeli human rights activist. He told me that he had asked Levy why was he such a serious critic of Israel’s government and its policies with the Palestinians. Levy, whose own father was a German Jewish refugee who had settled in Israel, responded, “I don’t want

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