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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Relief; But A Cautious Hope

by Barbara Nimri Aziz      Nov 5, 2020             It’s a strange post-election feeling, one shared by many Americans, and perhaps many people worldwide. President Trump is on his way…