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…

Iraq_UnIraq in The American Imagination Today

Iraq_UnIraq in The American Imagination Today

by BNimri Aziz March 9, 2021 Counterpunch.org Should we thank Pope Frances’s invitation to the world to stare into the maw of the Iraqi landscape? Whatever image the holy man conjures with his blessings, it can hardly be more than…

Power Games in and out of Town

by BN Aziz Feb 2, 2021 “Stop Mitch McConnell!” screams yet another message to my inbox. Wait a minute; I understood that the power Mitch McConnell  wielded over the Senate (and the nation), thwarting all attempts at progressive reform and…

Careful! It’s Not All That Funny.

Jan. 22/21 by BN Aziz Counterpunch.org “Man, it’s hard doing comedy”. What? That was Chris Rock on January 12th talking with Stephen Colbert. Two of America’s funniest comedians were struck silent by the infamy at the U.S. Capitol days before.…