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The Women’s March: What were you marching for?

Women's March

A couple weeks ago over 3 million people worldwide marched for justice, the rights of the marginalized, a better future and for what makes America beautiful in the Women’s March. Three AMPster’s share their own experiences. Nicki participated in the “Disability March,” an amazing and inclusive alternative for people who were not able …

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What is Intersectionality?

Intersectional is a word that’s been thrown around the internet a lot lately. It’s one of those buzzwords that is maybe a little confusing and fancy, but can be really useful in (and necessary to) activist work. Let’s discuss! Intersectionality is acknowledging that oppressive institutions, like racism, xenophobia, homophobia or …

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The Tragic Lives of Syrian Armenians

By Ani Hakobyan. In the age of social media, the tragic events taking place in Syria have unfolded before the world’s eyes. People know all about innocent children caught in the conflict, extremist rebels taking hold of cities, and the condemnation that Bashar al-Assad’s government has received from most nations. …

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Why Does This Nation of Immigrants Always Imprison ‘The Other’?

This post was originally published at TheNation.com By Erin Corbett. Over a decade has passed since the United States began its “Global War on Terror,” a campaign of dragnet surveillance, mass incarceration, drone attacks on individuals overseas and numerous other actions, many illegal according to domestic and international law. These …

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The Politics Behind the Recognition of the First Genocide of the 20th Century

By Ani Hakobyan.   If you mention the first genocide of the 20th century, you will leave most people scratching their heads. It seems, unfortunately, that Hitler’s comment, “Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians,” seems true. Thankfully, there are many people who do remember. For the past 99 years, Armenians …

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