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[8 Feb 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
What Being Mixed Race Has Taught Me

Minna Salami
“We all have black and white in us whether we are black or white.”

It’s a shame that we black people are the ones that analyze and debate race and racism the most. If society is as post-racial as some try to claim, then I believe that it should be white people analyzing and debating the effects racism has had on the world, whilst black people are discussing how to heal from the effects racism has had on us.
But anyway, here goes – another discussion about race …

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[3 Feb 2011 | 5 Comments | ]
Telling the Story of the Protests in Cairo

Anna Day interviewed by Roxanne Krystalli
Anna Day lives in Beersheba, Israel where she is studying towards her Masters in Politics of Conflict at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. In the spring of 2009, Anna studied abroad at the American University in Cairo. With the news of the current protests in Cairo, she decided that she had to go back.
A passionate advocate for human rights and social justice causes, Anna shares her account of the Cairo protests with a true sense of the responsibility she carries as a witness to the …

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[2 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Cairo: Witnessing a Revolution

Donna Boyd
Donna is part of the CODEPINK delegation that was en route to Gaza when they got stuck in Cairo. Read Donna’s account of experiencing Cairo during a revolution!

Last Thursday I met up with co-delegate, Jean Hill, in Seattle to board our flight to Cairo via Frankfurt. We were unsure what we were getting into but forged ahead. When we arrived at the Frankfurt airport, we spoke to a man who was en route from Cairo. He told us that the city was safe; his insights …

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[31 Jan 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
UPDATED: First-Person Live from Cairo

Felice Gelman
Felice is part of the CODEPINK delegation to Gaza. The delegation was en route to Gaza, got stuck in Cairo, and is now witnessing the revolution!
Read Felice’s eyewitness accounts from the center of the revolution in Egypt.
UPDATE: February 2

Internet is back up—largely I think so that financial transactions can be processed. People were lined up at ATMs everywhere.
Also out now are pro-Mubarak forces, although they represent vastly smaller numbers than the anti-Mubarak forces. The first rally I saw this morning was about 200 people …