Hoda Katebi

Hoda Katebi
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Hoda Katebi is Associate Editor of the Chicago Monitor. She is an activist fashion blogger and author and photographer of the book TEHRAN STREETSTYLE. Her blog JooJoo Azad is a radical online platform dedicated to the integration of ethical fashion and activism through an anti-capitalist, intersectional-feminist, lens. Hoda’s work has been featured across various in-print, online, radio, and television media internationally.

Van Dyke, FOP Reps Conversations Now Permissible in Murder Trial

Earlier this morning in a packed courtroom in Chicago, Judge Vincent Gaughan ruled in favor of the special prosecution team's requests to allow conversations between longtime former FOP spokesperson Pat Camden and Jason Van Dyke to be used in trial against him. The defense attorneys, Daniel Herbert and Steven Craig Rueckert, attempted to argue that such conversations between FOP union reps...

Women’s March Co-Chair Linda Sarsour Vilified, the Internet Responds: #IMarchWithLinda

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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, uapologetically Palestinian American, unapologetically from Brooklyn" and defiantly "not afraid"? Well,...

6 Ways to Support Standing Rock for Thanksgiving #NODAPL

No, this is not just a list of places to donate to. (Although that is important too) Following-up with Monday's piece on Allyship Post Trump, we're moving from talking about allyship to sharing concrete steps and actions to show up, support, and perform allyship. And since today is Thanksgiving, I'd like to pay homage to the Indigenous people resisting a destructive...

Allyship Post-Trump: 5 Things to Remember

First and foremost, I'm sending love and support to you all. I've been receiving an overwhelming amount of messages since the results of the 2016 USA presidential elections -- some hateful (so nothing new there), many notes of love, and even more messages of guilt. (Mostly from white people). The latter of which inspired this post. (As did safety pins and particular...

Police, Militarization, and Islamophobia: 4 Things to Remember

On October 9th, I was arrested along with 14 others. We chained ourselves to each other to block a major intersection in downtown Chicago on the first day of the Illinois Tactical Officers Association (ITOA) 2016 Tactical Training Conference and Weapons Expo. All of us were arrested, charged with misdemeanors, and since released. The act of civil disobedience was part of the #StopITOA...

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