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January 30, 2020
What’s New About Trump’s Mideast ‘Peace’ Plan? Only the Blunt Crudity of Its Racism.
From the administration’s perspective, Palestinian suffering doesn’t count because Palestinians themselves don’t count.
January 29, 2020
Tennis Legends Protest at the Australian Open
Martina Navratilova and John McEnroe demonstrated against the homophobia and transphobia of Margaret Court.
August 21, 2019
Conservatives’ Freakout Over the 1619 Project Reveals Their Fear of America’s Actual Past
It turns out conservatives love history—unless it’s true.
August 16, 2019
The Truth Behind the Assassination of the South African PM
When my relative stabbed PM Hendrik Verwoerd to death, he was described as a “madman”—but he was really trying to bring down apartheid.
July 29, 2019
Why Americans Should Support BDS
Inspired by the civil rights and anti-apartheid movements, it calls for Palestinian liberation on terms of full equality with Israelis and categorically opposes all forms of racism, including anti-Semitism.
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May 1, 2019
Why South Africans Are Talking About Land Expropriation
A quarter-century after apartheid’s end, cities are overcrowded, and black citizens own a tiny fraction of their country’s farmland.
February 14, 2019
Love in the Time of Apartheid
For Palestinians like my fiancée and me, falling in love means scaling walls and defying occupation.
July 30, 2018
Ron Dellums Maintained a ‘Relentless Faith in Our Ability to Make a Better World’
The former congressman, who has died at 82, was a proud battler for peace and justice who took the activism of the streets to Congress.
July 13, 2018
I Was Robert Mueller’s Undergraduate Thesis Adviser—and What He Wrote Gives Some Hints About What He’ll Do as Special Counsel
What makes Mueller’s thesis relevant for today is that the core of his inquiry is how a judge should interpret a legal document.
April 19, 2018
‘The Forced Displacement of Palestinians Never Truly Ended’
As Israel celebrates its 70th anniversary, a child and grandchild of exiled Palestinian reflects on the Nakba.