Rania Khalek Dispatches from the Underclass

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Originally published at The Electronic Intifada An Arab American man was shot and killed in front of his home last week in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by a neighbor who terrorized the victim’s family for years, referring to them by such racist slurs as “dirty Arabs” and “dirty Lebanese” who “throw gay people off the roof.” Khalid […]

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“When I was in school,” recalled Republican pollster and right-wing propaganda consultant Frank Luntz, “there was no opposition to Israel whatsoever.” But today, he warned, “schools across the country have tremendous challenges” because young people are dramatically more liberal, increasingly hostile toward Israel and more sympathetic to Palestinians. To defeat BDS, Luntz concluded that Israel’s supporters must […]

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Throughout the Democratic presidential primary, journalists and commentators have relied upon their interactions with Bernie Sanders supporters on social media to promote the myth that what drives white men to support the democratic socialist is angst or some form of racial resentment. But there simply is no basis in fact for this argument; in fact, […]

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On Tuesday, I spoke with Nadia Kanji of The Real News about how Bernie Sanders’ appointment of five representatives to the Democratic platform committee could lead to a dramatic showdown over Palestine at the party’s convention in July. Read more…

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Donald Trump derided Hillary Clinton’s hawkish foreign policy record [last] weekend, a glimpse into a potential general election strategy of casting Clinton as the more likely of the two to take the nation to war. Just moments after maligning Syrian refugees at a rally in Lynden, Washington, Trump pivoted into a tirade against Clinton as a warmonger. “On […]

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In recent days, has Israel launched a series of aggressive military actions in the besieged Gaza Strip, killing a Palestinian woman and injuring several other people, including three children. And like clockwork, mainstream Western media swooped in to throw the narrative in Israel’s favor, brushing aside Israel’s relentless violations of the Gaza ceasefire and its killings […]

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My niece and nephew staged a mock debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders and it’s hilarious!

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Possibly the only movement to force a response from presidential candidates in the election is Black Lives Matter. Activists pushed Bernie Sanders to develop a racial justice platform after disrupting his speeches. Activists in South Carolina and Philadelphia have challenged Hillary Clinton over her support for policies of mass incarceration and her “superpredator” comment in […]

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