Digital Authoritarianism Is Rising in the Middle East

by Samuel Woodhams Months ago, despite clear evidence to the contrary, President Donald Trump claimed that “nobody has directly pointed a finger” at Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the murder of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. When pressed by… Continue Reading  

What Happens in El Norte Doesn’t Stay in El Norte

by Rebecca Gordon It’s hard to believe that more than four years have passed since the police shot Amílcar Pérez-López a few blocks from my house in San Francisco’s Mission District. He was an immigrant, 20 years old, and his… Continue Reading  

Declaring a State of War Against Iranian Dissidents

by Shadi Sadr Once again, we are at a state of war, and we have an unfinished job of exterminating the dissidents, all at once.  This is the essence of a recently broadcast Mosalas magazine interview with Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi, Iran’s… Continue Reading  

The Trump Administration’s Declaration of Inhuman Rights

by Karen J. Greenberg Lately, I’ve been thinking about the Grimms’ fairy tale Hansel and Gretel. Terrified by cruel conditions at home, the brother and sister flee, winding their way, hungry and scared, through unknown woods. There, they encounter an… Continue Reading  

Bahrain Follows U.S. Lead on Executions

by Brian Dooley Citing the existence of the death penalty in the United States as justification, Bahrain’s government executed political prisoners Ali al-Arab and Ahmed al-Malali by firing squad on the morning of Saturday, July 27. Another man was also… Continue Reading