Freedom Monument in Baghdad, commissioned after the 1958 revolution by General Abd al-Karim Qasim and designed by architect Jawad Salim. Photo: Hammody.90/ Openverse
Middle East Wars

Reflections on the 2003 US Invasion of Iraq

by Hayat Imam At the 2004 White House Correspondents Ball, President George W. Bush mimed a massive search for Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), looking under tables and chairs and muttering to himself: “The WMD have got to be here somewhere…” The audience dutifully laughed, […]

Justice for Faisal protest, Somerville High School, Jan. 29, 2023 (Cole Harrison/MAPA photo)
Racial Justice and Indigenous Solidarity

On the Killing of Arif Sayad Faisal

by Hayat Imam As a Bangladeshi American, I am still reeling from this tragedy in our community. The officer involved shooting death of a young man of 20 will have irreparable consequences. His parents, who took the chance to emigrate to the USA just a […]