Thursday, 21 September 2017 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
  • On Rosh Hashanah: Recommitting to Solidarity in the Face of White Supremacy

    By Brant Rosen, Truthout | Op-Ed

    This must be our response to white supremacy: that a threat to any one of us is a threat to all," writes Brant Rosen, calling for a new commitment to building solidarity-based movements in the Jewish New Year. Here, members of Holy Blossom Temple, a Toronto Synagogue, form a protective circle around the Imdadul Mosque in North York in Canada on February 3, 2017, following an Islamophobic attack on a mosque in Quebec City that left six Muslim worshippers dead and nineteen wounded. (Photo: Bernard Weil / Toronto Star via Getty Images)"This must be our response to white supremacy: that a threat to any one of us is a threat to all," writes Brant Rosen, calling for a new commitment to building solidarity-based movements in the Jewish New Year. Here, members of Holy Blossom Temple, a Toronto Synagogue, form a protective circle around the Imdadul Mosque in North York in Canada on February 3, 2017, following an Islamophobic attack on a mosque in Quebec City. (Photo: Bernard Weil / Toronto Star via Getty Images)

    Faced with resurgent neo-Nazism, American Jews are coming to terms with a reality that many people of color have been acutely aware of all along: white supremacist organizing continues to flourish in this country. Rabbi Brant Rosen reflects on how alliances over Israeli policies too often lead mainstream Jewish organizations into silence on white supremacy. What we need, he argues, is solidarity organizing rooted in a deep awareness of anti-Black racism and Islamophobia.

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  • Sudden Enemies of the State: Criminalized Juggalos Find Common Cause With Socialists

    Sudden Enemies of the State: Criminalized Juggalos Find Common Cause With Socialists

    By Sarah Jaffe, Truthout | Interview

    When the Juggalos -- mostly working-class fans of the band Insane Clown Posse -- marched in Washington, DC, to protest their criminalization as a "gang," the Democratic Socialists of America, who are opposed to the police state, came out to support them. It was an opportunity to demonstrate solidarity with people newly politicized by their treatment as outcasts.  

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  • No Comment: A Story of Immaculate Conception

    No Comment: A Story of Immaculate Conception

    By Ayşe Devrim, Topside Press | Book Excerpt

    The remarkable anthology Meanwhile, Elsewhere collects science fiction and fantasy stories from transgender authors. In this excerpt from one of those stories, the darkly satirical "No Comment," a trans woman who is the recipient of the world's first uterus and ovary transplant in the near future finds she is now a mother-to-be in very unlikely circumstances -- and has become an overnight celebrity. 

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