Youth delegation participants observed a protest at a military base on March 27. Diego Alejandro's sign reads: "I don't want them to FORCE us to walk through minefields and swim in rivers of blood. I want to be FREE and follow my conscience." Photo by FOR-USA Fellowship of Reconciliation.
06 Oct 2016

Delete Your Account – Episode 19: A Tenuous Peace for Colombia

On this episode, Roqayah and Kumars cover the shocking rejection of a peace deal negotiated between the Colombian government and communist FARC rebels.

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Muaz Zekeria, a video game enthusiast and writer, discusses his experiences as a black Muslim in the gaming industry. Still from "Islam In America."
04 Oct 2016

Interview: Muaz Zekeria, Black Muslim Gamer and Freelance Writer

In her first profile for “Islam In America,” Roqayah Chamseddine speaks with Muaz Zekeria about his experiences as a Black Muslim in the gaming industry.

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Prison compound no. 1, Angola, Louisiana. Leadbelly in the foreground / by Alan Lomax from Library of Congress
27 Sep 2016

Delete Your Account – Episode 18: Prison Strike Update

On this episode, we keep the focus on the massive, nationwide #PrisonStrike that began on September 9th and which we covered in our last episode.

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Photo by The All-Nite Images on Flickr.
19 Sep 2016

Delete Your Account – Episode 17: Slavery Never Ended

Roqayah and Kumars interview several organizers affiliated with the prison labor strike currently happening at dozens of facilities across the country.

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Fidencio Sanchez (Source: https://www.gofundme.com/2am4q7kk)
16 Sep 2016

When Charity Tokenizes Laborers And Fuels Loathing Of Working Class

Ninety year-old Fidencio Sanchez has sold popsicles in Chicago for nearly 76 years, according to an interview with CNN. “I feel my body is starting to give up on me,” Sanchez said. “I suffer sometimes when it’s cold, and my arms and feet hurt.” Sanchez’s elderly wife, Eladia, used to help

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In San Francisco, a solidarity protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline. (Photo by Peg Hunter)
12 Sep 2016

Struggle To Kill Dakota Access Pipeline Reinvigorated By Obama Intervention

While viewed as a small victory, U.S. government intervention emboldens indigenous resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota.

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Sacred Stone Camp. Photo by Joe Brusky on Flickr.
10 Sep 2016

Delete Your Account – Episode 16: Oil And Water #NoDAPL

Roqayah and Kumars interview Ruth H. Hopkins, a Lakota and Dakota of the Great Sioux Nation, and an enrolled member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota Nation.

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Still from "Boy Of War." Source: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/boy-from-war-demo-fund-animation#/
06 Sep 2016

‘Boy From War’ Filmmakers Describe Power Of Animation To Present Trauma Of War

Shadowproof interviewed Usama Alshaibi and Eman Akram Nader about the subject of their unique and stunning project, “Boy Of War.”

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Delete Your Account logo by Roqayah Chamseddine
06 Sep 2016

Delete Your Account – Episode 15: We Are Workers

On this very special Labor Day episode, Roqayah and Kumars interview Emmett Rensin, a writer and contributing editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books. He is also a University of Iowa graduate student and proud, dues-paying member of United Electrical Workers Local 896, better known as the Coalition of

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Colin Kaepernick, Quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers football team. Photo by brookward on Flickr.
29 Aug 2016

Colin Kaepernick’s Protest For Black Lives Met With Nationalistic Outrage

Colin Kaepernick, quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, faced the flames for his conscious decision to remain seated during the national anthem.

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