We progressives stand for equal rights of women and LGBTQ people, pro-choice, immigration reform, free education, election reform, fair trade, universal health care, justice for all, and saving the environment.
Despite this, we are often guilty of conflating Islamists with peaceful followers of Mohammad– Muslims.
Islamists are not Muslims.
“Islamism is not a form of the Muslim faith or an expression of Muslim piety; it is, rather, a political ideology that strives to derive legitimacy from Islam.” — Soner Cagaptay
This political ideology is at the heart of the discriminatory policies of Pakistan, Turkey, Iran, and Saudi Arabia. …
Yesterday Rihanna and Greta Thunberg both tweeted out support for the farm protest in India. What is going on? Should we support these protests? Are these laws a neo-liberal takeover of farming in India, or do these laws give more freedom and profits to the farmers?
My research indicates that farmers are vastly benefited by the new laws, which caused me to look deeper into the subject to find out why the farmers were rioting.
You know what would help start to bring unity in the USA?
If democrats move to accomplish some of the things that Trump “stood for” and failed to accomplish.
1. A $2000 economic impact payment immediately.
2. End the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, etc, bring the troops home.
3. Repeal and replace the ACA/Obamacare with a “fantastic healthcare system!” Trump once admired Australian Universal Medicare.
4. Pass the election integrity bills Democrats proposed
IMO Number 4 is the MOST important- to bring an end to the duopoly, and to bring back trust.
The step that will seal any deal…
These madrassas were schools run by Assam’s state government. The state government is converting 126 religious schools funded and run by the state into public, secular institutions. Hence, Islamic schools are NOT banned; private individuals can continue to run madrassas. In fact, Article 30 of India’s Constitution gives religious minorities special privileges to run their own educational institutions.
Earlier, the same BJP government in Assam had similarly converted 97 state-run Hindu Veda pathshaalas into study centers under the auspices of a state-run University.
In February 2020, the Assam state government announced it would make these moves, saying, “Religious teachings cannot…
The Green New Deal :
Aug 28, 2020
By Deepak Ganju
It was laughable to see the excitement caused in the Indian American community over Joe Biden’s choice of Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate. As an Indian American immigrant, we feel proud that children of first-generation immigrants can have the same opportunities as others, to aspire for the highest position in this great country we call our home. But character is more important than ancestry. “A watershed moment in the history of United States” is a comment I saw on social media from an Indian American. I burst into laughter as if it…
In this Wednesday’s Fifth 2020 Democratic Debate something odd happened, at around 45 minutes in, just after Tulsi Gabbard was asked her first question at the debate, the NBC moderator asked Kamala Harris to respond to Tulsi even though the question didn’t concern her and Tulsi didn’t mention her.
Moderator: Congresswoman Gabbard, you have criticized Hillary Clinton as the “personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party.” What is the rot you see in the Democratic Party?
Tulsi Gabbard: That our democratic party, unfortunately, is not the party that is of, by, and for the people…
August 15th, 2019
By Paul Rockwell
Hawaiian Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, the peace messenger in the Democratic primary, was not even born when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his prophetic anti-war address at Riverside Church in New York, April 4, 1967. I remember sitting in one of the pews as King dramatized the domestic and human costs of war. That speech alone transformed my own view of the U.S. role in the world.
Gabbard, an opponent of regime-change wars today, is only 38 years old, but every time she speaks with aloha — and the wisdom of a soldier who…
August 08th, 2019
By Ali A. Taj
In order to understand the media’s smear campaign against Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), we need to look back to Syria and we need to question and challenge the toxic narratives so prevalent in the mainstream media. We have not learned our lesson after Iraq.
After Congresswoman and 2020 presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard exposed Senator Kamala Harris’ (D-CA) racist prosecutorial record, Gabbard began to be smeared across the spectrum of mainstream media. …
Join me in ushering in a new century free from the fear of nuclear war. A world where there is real peace, where our people have time to pursue happiness rather than being forced to work constantly just to survive, where parents have time to spend with their children, and we build strong communities that care for each other and the planet.
In this new century, everyone has clean water to drink, clean air to breathe and access to nourishing food; everyone receives the medical care they need, has a roof over their head, receives the education they need…