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Enemy Alien

After the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. government adopted a policy of singling out and deporting all deportable persons in the United States from Muslim and Arab countries. Caught up in this dragnet, Palestinian activist Farouk Abdel-Muhti was arrested and ...

Story - By: - 2011-11-06 22:31 - 1 comment

On 9/11 and the War on "Terror": Names, Numbers and Events

Categories and names are often misleading, even for those of us who are often wary of the dominant rhetoric. As much as we want to escape it, dominant discourse is only there to shape our ideas and reactions, as is the case of the rhetoric surrounding ...

Story - By: - 2011-09-06 00:00 - 11 comments

Hunting the “Out-of-Place Muslim”

The Global War on Terror’s fixation on al-Qa‘ida as a roving band of "foreign fighters" allows the U.S. to claim that it is not fighting a war on Islam, but rather helping local Muslim populations rid themselves of narrow-minded interlopers ...

Story - By: - 2011-05-31 00:23 - 4 comments

The Arab World’s Forgotten Rebellions: Foreign Workers and Biopolitics in the Gulf

Both the Arab Spring and Gulf worker actions are, broadly, about dignity and justice; both challenge the status quo of unaccountable family/security-states; and both are met with ferocious responses by those states.  Yet, the Gulf worker actions are ...

Story - By: - 2011-05-31 00:00 - 18 comments

Pilgrimage

Reflections from a Journey Through Palestine ...

Story - By: - 2011-01-28 17:47 - 0 comments

Slaughterhouse Gaza

Israel's latest attack on Gaza is part of a larger historical pattern of abuses based in hegemony, land theft, punishment and encampment of Palestinians, racist policies, aggression and paranoia and a bogus 'peace process' similar to ...

Story - By: - 2011-01-28 17:47 - 1 comment

"Gaza's ""Bigger Shoah"""

Protest demonstrations are not enough to stop a holocaust. First, let's debunk the myths around Israel and the conflict and then, move to proactive strategies that will pressure the Israeli government. ...

Story - By: - 2011-01-28 17:47 - 2 comments

Who's Afraid of Uncle Sam?

Pakistan and the Question of Recognizing Israel ...

Story - By: - 2011-01-28 17:47 - 7 comments

Diversity and Struggle in the Arabian Gulf

"A history of South Asian migration to the Arabian Gulf, from the imperial days when it was linked to the British Raj to the post oil-boom frenzy of today. By carefully exploring the extended histories of South Asian migrants to the Gulf, Kanna ...

Story - By: - 2011-01-28 17:47 - 2 comments

A 'Morning After' Prescription: Remember Abu Ghraib

The Perversions of US Foreign and Domestic Policy ...

Story - By: - 2011-01-28 17:47 - 2 comments

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