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Syria Shows Its Mettle– Olympians Ghada Shouaa to Hend Zaza

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 age. Not only has she…

Activist Oprah Winfrey vs Professor Noam Chomsky

July 16, 2021 by BNimri Aziz Oprah vs Noam Chomsky. Isn’t there room for both in progressive American culture? The idea of celebrities being involved in social issues…

Durga Devi Ghimire: A Legacy for Women’s Rights Advocates

July 5/21 by BNimri Aziz.     Being a widow presents difficulties for many young women in South Asia. This includes Nepal where Durga Devi Karki, the woman I…

Smashed Houses, Crushed Orchards: A Trail of Unrestrained Malice

by Barbara Nimri Aziz June 16, 2021 Residents of Sheikh Jarrah’s resistance to eviction by Israeli Jews evolved into a military confrontation so lopsided, the Israeli bombardments against…

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…

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…

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…

Nawal El-Saadawi: (1931-2021) radical feminist, writer, critic

by BN Aziz March 24, 2021. Counterpunch.org I often quote one simple statement by Nawal El-Saadawi– a bold and brilliant retort to a question put to her by…

Kuragraphy director Kishor Subba Limbu interviews BNA

Lisbon-based Nepali anthropology scholar from Sankhuwasabha and Barbara Nimri Aziz talk about her early work in Nepal and her latest book Yogmaya & Durga Devi. March 21, 2021….

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…