Azadeh Shahshahani

Azadeh N. Shahshahani is a human rights attorney based in Atlanta and President of the National Lawyers Guild. In May 2014, Shahshahani joined an NLG delegation to Palestine and Israel focusing on Palestinian political prisoners. Follow her on Twitter: @ashahshahani

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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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