AIPAC in Minneapolis?!

As many Minneapolis residents may already know, AIPAC, or the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, is gracing us with their presence at the Minneapolis downtown Hilton this week. No sarcasm intended of course. What is AIPAC? According to the Anti War Committee website: AIPAC, or the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, describes itself as the … Continue reading

Tunisia’s Spies

Tunis Al Khadhra (Tunisia, the green) ruled under oppression and tyranny for the last 23 years under Ben Ali’s corrupt regime and his wife’s mafia, the Trebelsi family has finally tasted the sweetness of freedom. No one would have ever thought that a revolution such as this one would have been sparked just by one … Continue reading

Hate, Racism and Islamophobia Take a Trip to Minneapolis

Photo Credit: spamfriedrice Thursday Night: Two American-born Muslims harassed outside of Minneapolis Jazz Club Yes, that’s right.  I believe this is the most excitement the sidewalk outside of the jazz club has experienced in a long time… though I wouldn’t know as it is not often that I am in downtown at 10pm on a … Continue reading

10 Reasons Not to Attend the American University in Cairo (AUC) During a Revolution

10 Instead of encouraging you to stand in solidarity and join the protests against an oppressive dictator, they will bribe you to stay inside by offering pizza, and shibsy. 9 If that doesn’t convince you, they will say tell you that you are a walking target because you are American. 8 Once your home university … Continue reading

That Lone Airport Worker: 5 Months Since a Revolution

I cannot believe it has been over 5 months since I was in Egypt.  Over 5 months since the most vivid and emotionally intense week of my life and exactly 5 months since a country became free of the 30 year rule of Hosni Mubarak.  And what I remember most about that week and a … Continue reading

What do Coldplay and Natalie Portman Have to do with Palestine?

“If it’s controversial.It sells” I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve heard  my  journalism professors repeat this but it’s 100% true. A more recent controversy taking over many social network conversations is Coldplay’s public support of a single title “Freedom For Palestine”by a band called OneWorld. Since Coldplay, who’ve won seven Grammy awards and six … Continue reading

Moroccans Need Freedom? No. Food? Pssh. Shakira? YES!

On the same day activist Kamal Amari was beaten, it turns out Shakira was invited to Marrakech to sing in honor of the victims of the recent terrorist attack at Argana Café.  Ironic? Maybe.  But what’s really twisted is the Moroccan government’s perception of priorities amidst a struggling economy and protests calling for the dismantling … Continue reading

In Denial: The Moroccan Government on the Death of Kamal Amari

Kamal Amari, a member of Al Adl wal-Ihsane (Justice and Charity) died of injuries from security forces at protests on Thursday in the city of Safi, 350 kilometers south of Casablanca as reported in an emailed statement from the February 20th youth movement. Mr. Hakim Sikuk, also a member of Al Adl wal-Ihsane relayed, “The … Continue reading