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Posts from April 2019

By: Mike Merryman-Lotze
Published: April 19, 2019

Action is needed to protect them and tens of thousands more who risk losing their homes under Israel's devastating home demolition policies. 

Tears streaming down her face, the little girl in front of me crawled over the ruins of her home looking for toys and school books that could be salvaged from among the rubble and destruction. The night before, the Israeli army had evacuated her family from their house, set explosives, and destroyed their home.   

It was 2001, and it was the first time I witnessed the devastation wrought by Israel’s decades-old home demolition policy...

By: Peniel Ibe
Published: April 19, 2019

Communities across the country continue to push back against the Trump administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Deferred Enforced Departure (DED), and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) for almost a million immigrants – and they’re gaining ground.  

The Trump administration has stripped away protections for TPS holders from Haiti, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Nepal, Honduras, Sudan, and Liberia, putting over 300,000 TPS and DED holders at risk of deportation over the next two years. At the same time, hundreds of thousands of young people who came to...

By: Jehad Abusalim
Published: April 19, 2019


Since the spring of 2018, at least 260 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed by Israeli forces — and more than 20,000 wounded— during a sustained nonviolent protest. They were among tens of thousands of Palestinians in Gaza taking part in the Great Return March. 

Here's some context about the history and purpose of...

By: Dina El-Rifai
Published: April 18, 2019

As Ramadan 2019 rolls in, Muslims continue to face dangerous threats, trauma, and fear. Now is the time for meaningful and active solidarity and allyship.  

We are entering this Ramadan thinking of the 50 Muslims who were murdered by a white supremacist while they worshipped. They cannot enter into Ramadan with us, but we carry their memory with us. 

Many of us are entering into Ramadan with fear and outrage, witnessing Trump incite violence on Black, Muslim, refugee Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, endangering her life and the lives of Muslims living in America at large. 


By: Kathryn Johnson
Published: April 17, 2019

As the Trump administration ramps up its attacks on immigrant families and communities, people across the country are continuing to push back. 

Here are five things you can do today to speak out against the Trump administration's inhumane immigration policies and call on our elected to defund hate: 

1. Tell Congress to stop ICE and CBP! 

It’s important to remember that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have a long history of separating...