Aniqa Raihan

Aniqa Raihan

Aniqa Raihan is a senior at the George Washington University and an intern with CODEPINK: Women for Peace. She gets fired up about feminism and politics. She can be reached at aniqa@codepink.org.

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Ford has had to leave her home after death threats were leveled at her family. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
The Strength of Kavanaugh’s Accusers Is Truly Amazing
Christine Blasey Ford has shown remarkable bravery in speaking out about an attempted rape she experienced over 35 years ago. But it’s hard not to fear what comes next. She will tell her story — one she no doubt remembers with painful clarity — but there will be no smoking gun, no undeniable...
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"We need specific systems to remove weapons from dangerous people, including laws allowing law enforcement to seize weapons found while responding to reports of intimate partner violence." (Photo: MarylandGovPics / Flickr ) Views
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
One No-Brainer Way to Bring Gun Deaths Down
It’s now been over a month since 17 teenagers were gunned down at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, culminating in a march that brought nearly a million people to the capital. Yet Congress is still dragging its feet on guns. While Republicans and Democrats gridlocked over the best way to...
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A Palestinian searches through rubble of his destroyed home hit by Israeli strikes in Towers Al-andaa—the northern Gaza Strip. Views
Friday, August 04, 2017
Nearly 50 Senators Want to Make It a Felony to Boycott Israel
In 1966, the NAACP of Claiborne County, Mississippi launched a boycott of several white-owned local businesses on the basis of racial discrimination. It was so impactful that the local hardware store filed a lawsuit against the individuals and organizations who coordinated the boycott. After 10...
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Friday, July 08, 2016
Je Suis Istanbul (& Dhaka & Baghdad & Medina)
On October 10, 2015, over 100 Turkish activists were killed by twin explosions at a peace rally in Ankara, the country’s capital. Three months later , 10 were killed in a popular tourist area in Istanbul. Then 28 in a military convoy. Then 37 in a public square. Then 4 in Istanbul. Then 11 in...
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Friday, June 24, 2016
Confronting the NRA: Knowing Where to Start
December 14, 2012. Newtown, Connecticut. Adam Lanza murdered his mother in her bed and then drove her car to the local elementary school, where he embarked on a shooting spree that left 20 first-grade students and 6 educators dead. In April 2013, the US Senate voted down a proposal to expand...
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