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Yesterday 10:24 am
Iran’s Brutal Crackdown on “Women, Life, Freedom”
Women across Iran have bravely taken to the streets to demand liberation from state repression and justice for Jîna Emînî, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman murdered by the “morality police.”
Yesterday 5:30 am
We Like the Idea of Asylum Seekers, but Not the Real Thing
The 12-foot-tall puppet of a Syrian refugee has been welcomed in New York and around the world. Real refugees? Not so much.
September 20, 2022
Letters From the October 3/10, 2022, Issue
One-state reality… Documenting January 6… Leaving water for migrants…
September 13, 2022
Everybody Has a Price: Ari Fleischer, the LIV Golf Tour, and the House of Saud
The launch of Saudi Arabia’s LIV golf tour was a public relations disaster. So the Saudis hired someone with firsthand knowledge of PR disasters: Ari Fleischer.
September 2, 2022
Now Is the Time for Democrats to Ban Dark Money From Primaries
Before the party chokes to death on its own corruption. Next week the Democratic National Committee will vote on a crucial resolution to break the hold of wealthy donors and secretive PACs.
Robert L. Borosage
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August 25, 2022
Golf’s Sportswashing of Saudi Arabia
Not since the 1936 Berlin Olympics was used to cosmeticize Nazi Germany’s atrocities have sports and an otherwise despised government collaborated so blatantly.
August 23, 2022
Soccer’s Impact on the Middle East
Author and professor Abdullah Al-Arian joins the
Edge of Sports
podcast to talk about his new book,
Football in the Middle East.
August 12, 2022
AIPAC vs. Democracy
AIPAC has endorsed 109 January 6 insurrectionists. The organization clearly doesn’t care if candidates don’t care about fair elections.
August 10, 2022
Palestinian Resistance Tore Down the Green Line Long Ago
Despite their physical dispersal, the Palestinian people have never been more connected.
August 10, 2022
The Line Separating Israel From Palestine Has Been Erased—What Comes Next?
For 55 years, the Green Line has shut down our political imagination. Its disappearance gives us a chance to do things differently.