Azadeh Shahshahani

Azadeh Shahshahani

Azadeh Shahshahani is Legal & Advocacy Director at Project South and a past president of the National Lawyers Guild. Follow her on Twitter: @ashahshahani

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National Guard troops eat pizza while patrolling a street on January 19, 2021 in Washington, DC. Tens of thousands of National Guard troops were deployed to DC following the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol. (Photo: Nathan Howard/Getty Images) Views
Monday, May 03, 2021
More Domestic Spying Power Is Not the Answer
Since Donald Trump’s presidency ended with a violent insurrection at the US Capitol that left five people dead, the country and its leadership have focused on how to address the “new” threat of “terrorism.” Bipartisan efforts backed by President Joe Biden seek to further escalate an already out-of-...
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Monday, June 03, 2019
Congress: Stop Funding Duterte
Election meddling has raised increasing alarm in U.S. politics since the election of Trump. Now, the same question racks the Philippines. Recently, in a wash of election fraud, candidates backed by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte swept the country’s Senate — including Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa,...
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018
If We Want to Support Refugees, We Need To End the Wars That Create Them
The concept of sanctuary, providing refuge and protection to people who are marginalized and oppressed, has a long history in the United States—even when the United States itself is responsible for that repression. An early example of sanctuary in the United States is the Underground Railroad of...
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Friday, August 22, 2014
From Gaza to Ferguson: Exposing the Toolbox of Racist Repression
From the death and destruction in Israel’s latest war on Gaza to the dramatic arrival of the national guard on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, there have been plenty of brutal reminders on display of the violence that underpins racial hierarchies in Israel and the United States. But amid the...
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