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Trump's Year in Islamophobia

Maha Hilal Alternet
trump speaking Five ways the administration has waged war on Muslims at home and abroad in its first year.

With the Trump Travel Ban, Americans Face an Important Choice

Azadeh Shahshahani Atlanta Magazine
Despite the court rulings in our favor, Muslim travelers remain confused and intimidated. Rules for travel are changing all the time, and many travelers are still being stopped at the border due to racial profiling or arbitrary bureaucratic snafus. Banning researchers and grandmas makes us no safer. Instead it damages our families, communities, and academic institutions. The Supreme Court must strike down this reprehensible ban once and for all.

Tidbits - November 30, 2017 - Portside's Annual Fund Appeal; Reader Comments: Urgent message from Linda Sarsour; Trump Tax Scam; Sexual Abuse; Country Musicians Speak Out; Book sale; and more....

Portside
Portside's Annual Fund Appeal; Reader Comments: Drawing the Line on Trump Racism and Islamophobia - Urgent message from Linda Sarsour; GOP Tax Bill; Sexual Abuse; Russiagate; Bill Clinton - Arkansas roots; Remembering the Greensboro Massacre; Tim McGraw And Faith Hill Outrage Millions Of Americans After Latest Comments; 50% OFF All Haymarket Books; Announcements and more ....

The Problem with Liberal Opposition to Islamophobia

Azeezah Kanji, S. K. Hussan ROAR Magazine
Many progressives who claim to oppose Islamophobia actually uphold the security state’s framing of key issues, keeping its oppressive framework in place.

Tidbits - January 26, 2017 - Reader Comments: Standing Against Trump - Defending Immigrants and the Massive Women's March; How Big Were the Marches; The '60s-Years that Changed America-Carnegie Hall Festival; and more...

Portside
Reader Comments: Standing Against Trump - Defending Immigrants and the Massive Women's March; How Big Were the Marches - links to local stories; March Size and City Population - Who Had the Best Turnout?; Marching in Pensacola, Florida After the Hurricane; Elizabeth Gurley Flynn-The Rebel Girl; Announcements: Fighting Fascism-Remembering the Abraham Lincoln Brigade; The '60s-The Years that Changed America Carnegie Hall Festival; and more...

In Trump, Extremism Found Its Champion and Maybe Its Demise

Adam G. Klein The Conversation
Trump has empowered narratives that would otherwise have no place in electoral politics. Trump also forced America to see these threats in the light of day. That could be their undoing. Exposed, these guises of bigotry have been (or for progressives, must be) recognized, decoded and even classified – as the “alt-right” – by the press and public.

A Muslim Woman Was Set on Fire in New York. Now Just Going Out Requires Courage

Linda Sarsour The Guardian (UK)
Muslim American communities are facing the most hostile civic and political environment since days, weeks and months after 9/11. Hate crimes against Muslims or those perceived to be Muslim has risen exponentially in the last year. Bigotry against Muslims has become the norm and often has no consequences. The irresponsible and rhetorical vilification of Muslims in this current election cycle is leading to violent acts against members of a faith community and it must stop

Artists #UnitedAgainstHate

United Against Hate United Against Hate
An open letter to the voters of the United States...We believe it is our responsibility to use our platforms to bring attention to the dangers of a Trump presidency, and to the real and present threats of his candidacy. Initiated by 100 artists, actors, musicians, DJs, writers, directors, performers...

From Germany: Horror and Sorrow

Victor Grossman Portside
Victor Grossman reports from Berlin on causes of the spate of violence striking Germany and across Europe. We need not look too far to find possible causes of such hatred or, frequently, of distorted despair. I think of what so many have gone through. War-torn home towns, shootings, explosions and bombings in their native Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, a terrifying flight to get away, to find some haven, where they can escape and perhaps even realize their hopes and wishes.
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