No Walls From Mexico to Palestine – Chicago Protests Netanyahu Visit

Three hundred Chicagoans rallied and marched to Trump Tower last night to protest the meeting of Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with President Trump. The protesters represented human rights and immigrant rights groups as well as Muslim, Christian, and Jewish organizations. The message of the speakers...
On Sunday January 29th, six men who were standing in prayer were shot in the back: Mamadou Tanou Barry, 42 Abdelkrim Hassane, 41 Khaled Belkacemi, 60 Aboubaker Thabti, 44 Azzeddine Soufiane, 57 Ibrahima Barry, 39 Nineteen others were injured. This horrific attack happened at Quebec City Mosque, where worshippers had congregated to pray the night prayer, Isha. Around 8...
In 2013, the Obama Administration developed a "Presidential Policy Guidance" (PPG) document addressing the Administration’s policies surrounding drone warfare and targeted attacks. Initially classified, components of the document were released in 2016 following a lawsuit filed by the ACLU. The document codified an American drone policy coordinated almost exclusively...
Even before Donald Trump was sworn in as President, both he and the Republican Party have done their best to distance America from Islam and Muslims. Whether by hateful deceptive rhetoric, congressional legislation, or more importantly now, with excessive executive orders, the party continues to wage unwarranted political attacks. While everyone...
The captain’s voice comes on the intercom. He is slurring his words. His words make no sense! Is he drunk or sick? Mentally ill? Is this really the captain or has someone else entered the cabin? The airplane begins to sway from side to side, to shake and jump…....
Three thousand protestors of the Trump #MuslimBan of travel from seven Muslim-majority countries shut down the operation of the International Terminal at Chicago O'Hare Airport until all detainees were released. Yesterday evening a press conference and five-hour protest was held to resist President Trump's Executive Order called “Protection Of The Nation From Foreign...
Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR) held a press conference and community strategy meeting to discuss the Trump's threat to "send the feds" and the Department of Justice report on the Chicago Police Department attended by 70 people at the Trinity Episcopal Church. Frank Chapman, chairperson of CAARPR's...
Former Human Rights Watch Senior Researcher David Scott Mathieson wrote an insidious Op-ed in The New York Times that discredits Rohingya journalists and activists. Mathieson seeks to provide nuance, parse Burma’s complexities and highlight Suu Kyi’s challenges in governing but instead obfuscates a number of basic and critical issues. Killings...
imarchwithlinda, linda sarsour, womens march
Linda Sarsour is exactly what every white supremacist has nightmares about: a strong, fiercely unapologetic, hijab-wearing, Muslim, Palestinian woman who is determined to fight for justice. So what happens when you co-organize the largest march in USA history and declare, in front of millions, that you are "unapologetically Muslim American,...
Statement from the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR) What we have in the Department of Justice (DOJ) Report on the Chicago Police Department (CPD) is evidence of Chicago police officers routinely engaging in murder, brutality and torture and blatantly violating our supposedly federally protected Constitutional rights. And...
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