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Seattle is Berning! Talking Bernie Sanders on KUOW

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Bernie Sanders took every county in WA state after the Democratic caucuses. I went on NPR radio affiliate in Seattle– KUOW (94.9)to provide some perspective of his landslide win! First time on the radio– it was a lot of fun! Check it here And do you like skateboard Bernie– buy the…

Conversation about the Future of Guantanamo, Detainee Rights, and the Global War on Terror

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In February 2016, I was fortunate enough to sit down with Prof. Ramzi Kassem to a packed room of interested students to discuss some of the most pressing issues of civil liberties and national security. Kassem is an Associate Professor of Law at the City University of New York, where he…

MHP Discussion: History of State Terrorism & Racist Rhetoric

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On Saturday, December 12, 2015, I was on the MHP Show on MSNBC. In the wake of racist statements about Muslims made by Donald Trump, I was asked what we can learn about our understandings of terrorism from the history of lynching. I noted that racism has continually been used to stoke…

Washington Post: Here’s how to make government care about black lives

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After the footage of the murder of Laquan McDonald was released, I was enraged and watched online while brave protesters in Chicago marched in the streets and then shut down Michigan Ave on black friday. Over on social media I witnessed a number of discussions that questioned the purpose of…