Lamis Deek

Fighting Islamophobia and Education Apartheid

What is it about Palestine, Islamaphobia, and anti-Arab racism that even many liberal Americans still don’t get? And why hasn’t Obama ended the abuses of the War on Terror? This week’s guests bring us updates from the grassroots. Fahd Ahmed is the Executive Director of DRUM South Asian Organizing Center; a membership-led organization of low-wage South Asian immigrant workers and youth in New York City. He came to the US as an undocumented immigrant from Pakistan in 1991. Lamis Deek is a human rights attorney and activist originally from Nablus, Palestine. Now based in New York, she has represented high profile defendants, including Ahmed Ferhani, who was targeted in an NYPD “sting operation” which lured marginalized men into manufactured plots of conspiracy to commit terrorism. She’s chief counsel to the Global Justice and Human Rights Law Network, the founder of the Muslim Defense Project of the National Lawyers Guild, and part of the growing international legal movement for war crimes prosecution in the Middle East and North Africa. Also in this episode: we speak to Chicago teachers organizing against education Apartheid and the School to Prison Pipeline.

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Continuing Revolution: Democratic National Convention 2016

"The Laura Flanders Show" reports from Philadelphia, a site of both historic and contemporary constitutional debate—as we've seen at this year's Democratic National Convention. With a myriad of messages coming from all corners of the party, we follow the movements, both inside and outside the Wells Fargo Center to ask: how can people continue to do the work of revolution?

  • 2020-10-05T04:30:00-07:00
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Free The Land: Shirley Sherrod and Black Land Struggles in the South

The struggle for Black economic independence: Not a lot of people have had a chance to design a new community, to be different and equal, co-owned by its residents. In 1969 Shirley Sherrod co-founded a collective farm in Lee County, Georgia. At 6,000 acres, it was the largest tract of black-owned land in the United States. What happened to the New Communities land trust they planned? Let's just say they were way, way ahead of their time but their time just might be coming back. Shirley Sherrod is a long-time civil rights organizer, and trainer.

  • 2020-10-12T04:30:00-07:00
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