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Beyond the Soundbites of Imperial Culture

If you struggle, you can win

The AFT-AAUP local at Rutgers University represents more than eight thousand faculty and graduate workers at the New Jersey school. Those thousands of workers just won an unprecedented victory in a recent contract fight with their administration. It took several years of organizing and a threat of a strike for the union to force their bosses to Read the full article…



Imperialist Feminism and Liberalism

Imperialist Feminism and Liberalism

In a recent CNN interview, religion scholar Reza Aslan was asked by journalist Alisyn Camerota if Islam is violent given the “primitive treatment in Muslim countries of women and other minorities.” Aslan responded by stating that the conditions for women in Muslim majority countries vary. While women cannot drive in Saudi Arabia, elsewhere in various Muslim majority Read the full article…




Stop Spying on Muslim Americans

Stop Spying on Muslim Americans

by Arun Kundnani and Deepa Kumar The U.S. government has been snooping on prominent members of the Muslim-American community, according to documents released by National Security Agency whistle-blowerEdward Snowden and publicized in a story byGlenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain of the online publication Intercept. That story reveals that the NSA and FBI covertly monitored the emails of five Muslim-Americans who have “all Read the full article…


Media Stoke Our Terrorism Mindset

Media Stoke Our Terrorism Mindset

For more than 30 years, media and pop culture have used scare tactics and racial profiling to overwhelm Americans with fear of the dark-skinned terrorist. Shortly after the Boston Marathon bombing, users of the social networking site Reddit organized a campaign to identify the suspects. After pouring through scores of photos, they fixated on two Read the full article…