Syria Shows Its Mettle– Olympians Ghada Shouaa to Hend Zaza

Syria Shows Its Mettle– Olympians Ghada Shouaa to Hend Zaza

Syria’s Ghada Shouaa celebrates her gold victory in the women’s heptathlon at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta by B. Nimri Aziz July 29/2021 Congratulations to Syrian table tennis Olympian Hend Zaza. Most press attention to Zaza’s Tokyo presence is her…

Activist Oprah Winfrey vs Professor Noam Chomsky

Activist Oprah Winfrey vs Professor Noam Chomsky

July 16, 2021 by BNimri Aziz Author and activist Maya Angelou with Oprah Winfrey early in their long friendship Oprah vs Noam Chomsky. Isn’t there room for both in progressive American culture? The idea of celebrities being involved in social…

Smashed Houses, Crushed Orchards: A Trail of Unrestrained Malice

Smashed Houses, Crushed Orchards: A Trail of Unrestrained Malice

by Barbara Nimri Aziz June 16, 2021 Christian Science Monitor Illustration accompanying my 1996 article, below Residents of Sheikh Jarrah’s resistance to eviction by Israeli Jews evolved into a military confrontation so lopsided, the Israeli bombardments against Gaza so terrifying,…

Rebel Women: Past, Present, and Future

Rebel Women: Past, Present, and Future

by Barbara Nimri Aziz, June 8, 2021 Naomi Osaka initially garnered global acclaim as a tennis champion. Today she is a rebel. Thank you, Naomi. Seeing how she defied the norm regarding participation in press conferences, the public gained a…

Palestinian Prisoners– an ongoing struggle for justice

Palestinian Prisoners– an ongoing struggle for justice

Today 04.27.2021, Human Rights Watch published a report on the crimes of apartheid committed against Palestinians. Probably no area of the world has changed as much as Arab lands of the Levant—Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Iraq, and Jordan. From the late…

A discussion about her life and work: Nawal el-Saadawi, the daring legacy of Arab author, activist and radical feminist

A discussion about her life and work: Nawal el-Saadawi, the daring legacy of Arab author, activist and radical feminist

03/24/21 sponsored by Muslimish-USA, with speakers Ginan Rauf, BN Aziz, Zeinab Assaf Lecanu and Wafa Bakri. Hosted by Wissam Charafeddine. Nawal El-Saadawi’s recent passing became an occasion for many people familiar with her work to speak about her legacy. Amon…