We Won’t Have True Reproductive Justice Until Palestine Is Free

Reproductive justice is both a theoretical objective and a structure for activists advocating around three human rights values: the right to safely choose not to have children; the right to have children under chosen circumstances; and the right to parent children in safe and healthy environments. The horror we are witnessing in Gaza is a clear violation of the Palestinian people’s ability to parent their children in an environment free from state violence and settler colonialism.

Twenty Years Later, It Is Still Time to Dismantle the War on Terror

Three days after the twin towers fell, then-President George W. Bush called for Americans to “unite.” What followed was the decades-long United States military-led campaign — the “war on terror” — which has resulted in the death of over 2 million Muslims; the expansion of a network of over 800 global U.S. military bases; and the creation of codified Islamophobia, the violence of which knows no bounds. The rhetoric framing and otherizing of Muslims as people inherently prone to terrorism has been

Muslim Solidarity With Black Lives Matter Is Fueling the Push to Defund Police

Police abolitionists have long fought for defunding local police and redistributing that money toward education, housing, food and other necessities as a true means to confront neighborhood violence. It is critical for Muslim communities to envision this model on a global scale and demand that the trillions spent on weapons, some of which are being used by the Israel Defense Forces to colonize more Palestinian land, be reallocated to the needs of the community.

Zionism and Hindutva, Two Sides Of The Same Coin

India’s Hindu nationalists and the Israeli right have a remarkable mutual affinity. When bombs rained down on Gaza in 2014, Israelis were seen famously picnicking on hilltops, smoking shisha, taking selfies, and cheering on the mass destruction of Palestinian lives and land. We need not look any further than fascist-supporting Bollywood celebrities, like Priyanka Chopra — who ​had Narendra Modi as a guest at her wedding and endorsed the Indian army, ​calling for an escalation of violence against Kashmir — to understand how deep anti-Muslim rhetoric runs in both nations.

Trump-Netanyahu “Peace” Deal Met with Global Resistance From Austin to Occupied Jerusalem —

While Trump seeks to characterize this plan as a “win” for the Palestinian people, the “Deal of Century” is a recycled approach that simply puts the American Stamp of Approval on the continuation of illegal Israeli apartheid, reimagined as formalized annexation. A “peace” plan that legitimizes and even expands the scope of Israel’s human rights abuses is no plan at all.

"Cracking India" to "Earth" — A Look at the India/Pakistan Partition Onscreen

The long-lasting treacherous and heart-wrenching effects of the India and Pakistan partition are embedded in the hearts of South Asians everywhere. Whether it was our grandparents or great-grandparents caught in the midst of British colonial sanctioned segregation, the violent legacy of 1947 and beyond comes with trauma, hegemonic nationalism, hatred, and religious-militaristic state ideologies.

The Long Standing History of Ahmadi and Shia Apartheid in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD — In the latest of mob attacks on minority Muslim sects in Pakistan, Sunni extremists demolished a historic mosque belonging to Ahmadis in the city of Sialkot. The plan was orchestrated by Hafiz Hamid Raza, a member of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Inshaf, during the night and early morning. No worshippers appeared to have been inside the mosque during the attack, and there have not been any reports of casualties.

Fear Begins For DACA Recipient: ‘I Started Worrying About My Status As Soon As Trump Was Elected’

On Tuesday morning President Donald Trump ordered an end to the Obama-era executive action, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which shields nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who entered the country as minors from deportation. DACA protects “dreamers” from deportation, but also allows them to receive higher education, obtain a valid driver’s license, and legally secure jobs.

President Donald Trump Reinstates Anti-Abortion Rule Endangering the Lives of Women Globally

Conservatives welcomed a policy that prevents U.S. foreign aid from aiding nongovernmental organizations (NGO) that administer abortion services, distribute contraception or even advise patients on family planning. Trump has previously stated that he will appoint Supreme Court justices in favor of overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, potentially making abortion illegal in 33 states in America.

Saying 'All Lives Matter' Means You Don't Understand The Black Lives Matter Movement

Flashback to a few weeks ago: I remember scrolling through social media and noticing the same few people post their condolences for the police officers killed in the Dallas protest with the infamous hashtag #AllLivesMatter. My initial reaction was quick outrage, not because I don’t sympathize with cop lives, believe me, you and I both know a few bad cops don’t represent the majority, but because they had never taken to time to express sympathy towards the black victims of police brutality in the

7 Things You Need To Know About The Israeli Occupation Of Palestine

Few international issues have propagated as much attention, passion, and political upheaval as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A monstrous dispute founded upon decades of clashes between religion, borders, and territory, the Israeli occupation of Palestine has striped Palestinians of basic human rights, broken international law, and taken hundreds of thousands of innocent lives. Here are seven things the media doesn’t want you to know: Israel has taken and continues to take occupied Palestin