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Farrah Hassen

Farrah Hassen

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A Bittersweet Arab American Heritage Month – OpEd

I’ve always known my Arab culture is worth celebrating. I heard it in Syrian tenor Sabah Fakhri’s powerful voice reverberating in my mom’s car...

19.04.2024 10

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The Cease-Fire Movement Brings Me Hope This Arab American Heritage Month

Despite attempts to smear and silence them for supporting Palestinian human rights, a new generation of Arab Americans is having an impact.

18.04.2024 6

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Farrah Hassen

Criminalizing the Unhoused Is Inherently Cruel

Fining, arresting, and jailing people for a lack of housing is never the solution—and compounds existing housing inequities.

13.04.2024 7

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Housing Is a Human Right, Not a Luxury Commodity

The U.S. needs to prioritize making housing affordable, accessible, and habitable for everyone.

25.02.2024 30

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The Rent Is Still Too High – OpEd

How we gonna pay last year’s rent?” the chorus implores in the song “Rent” from Jonathan Larson’s 1996 musical of the same name. It’s the...

22.02.2024 10

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Farrah Hassen

Biden's Complicity in Gaza Violates International Law

The U.S. government often claims to stand for justice and the rule of law. But is it willing to stand by those principles for the Palestinian people?

14.12.2023 10

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On Gaza, Biden Is Violating International Law – OpEd

If I must die, you must live to tell my story,” wrote Dr. Refaat Alareer, a 44-year-old Gazan poet and literature professor. A few weeks later,...

14.12.2023 9

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The Majority of Americans Want a Cease-Fire in Gaza; Elected Officials Should Listen

The U.S. must stop funding this assault, which will only lead to the loss of more Palestinian and Israeli lives—and exacerbate the rising...

09.11.2023 3

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Americans Want A Ceasefire: It’s Our Politicians Who Are Out Of Touch – OpEd

Two years ago, filmmaker Mohannad Abu Rizk asked children in Gaza about their dreams. One young girl responded, “My dream is for us to stay alive...

09.11.2023 6

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Can the Courts Force Climate Action?

A growing number of young people, states, and cities are suing Big Oil and governments for failing to act on the crisis.

30.09.2023 2

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Suing For A Livable Planet – OpEd

Across the globe, people are turning to the courts to combat the worsening climate emergency. Since 2015, cases around the world have doubled to...

28.09.2023 3

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