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October 13, 2015

Why Every Black Activist Should Stand With Rasmea Odeh


Odeh's is an important story. A story of Palestine. A story of refugees, of military occupation and torture, of political imprisonment, of women's rights organizing, of freedom. But Odeh's must also be understood as a Black story. No one is free until everyone is free from oppression.

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The Supreme Court Let A Man Die. He Was Executed With The Wrong Drug

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