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https://vimeo.com/238348865 A group of passionate individuals and organizations fighting to bring awareness to a crisis very much overlooked, took to the streets of downtown Chicago on Saturday, September 23rd to address the Rohingya Muslim genocide. Lead by the Rohingya Cultural Center (RCC), members of the Rohingya community and their allies...
According to a notice published in the Federal Register on September 18, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plans to expand its record-keeping system to collect information from social media accounts of future, current, and former applicants for immigration benefits. The proposal references an earlier notice published in...
It is with great sadness that I reflect on the passing of Professor Mahmoud Cherif Bassiouni, an early supporter of CAIR-Chicago, three-time annual banquet keynote speaker, and honorary chair member, who transitioned at 8:40 am CST Tuesday morning, September 26, 2017, after battling cancer and related complications. Professor Emeritus Cherif Bassiouni stands...
DISCLAIMER: The author of this piece is not a DACA recipient, nor have they ever been an undocumented immigrant. The author’s opinion come solely from working to understand the lives and experiences of protesters and community members that have been interviewed. We welcome any information and perspectives that will...

I am Not Afraid

Comic by Saadia Pervaiz
Persecuted ethnic minorities within Myanmar have sustained continuous armed resistance against the repressive hegemony of Myanmar’s predominantly Burman ethnic and Buddhist military since the independence of the country from British colonial rule. The Kachin, Karen, and Shan minorities are amongst the dozen ethnic groups that have fought Myanmar for...
Rasmea and her supporters who had rallied outside the court in the pouring rain expected that she would be sentenced to time served in jail (33 days), receive some form of fine ($1,000), lose her US citizenship and be deported. What they didn't expect was a still proud Palestinian community leader prevented from giving her full statement and threatened with contempt of court and jail by Judge Drain if she didn't stop making the case "political."




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