Saïd Amin
@said

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Seattle, WA
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Apr 9, 2015

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It was such a punch in the gut to get this news. I am incredibly saddened, yet sooo thankful for his friendship. Ali was such a good, good, good soul. He will be missed.
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Nice list. I actually fact-checked that there is in fact a 'Donald Duck Day.' There is and it's today! *lol*
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What a shame — the field of candidates would be so much stronger with her in the running. If not POTUS, would she be open to a VP role? Regardless, a Warren endorsement will have a measurable impact on the elections.
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Ahhh yes, scapegoating religion(s), ethnic groups, race, gender and sexuality when it suits political interests. Sadly this is not limited to Russia/Putin. Pathetic.
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Why do some Democrats support this bill? Follow the money (as usual)...
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Refreshing article. Borders are artificial, discriminatory, divisive political constructs that to this day continue to function as mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion -- sadly, to the detriment of humanity.
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Greetings Gyrus. Can you please elaborate on what you mean by this: Trump takes the fall for someone else's idea yet again. Thanks.
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Fantastic article -- I really dig the last two paragraphs in particular.

There's nothing like talk of military strength and American Exceptionalism to unite Democrats and Republicans. In a rare act of bipartisanship lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have agreed to give an absurd/unprecedented ... Read more
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Truth is that neither Republicans nor Democrats do nearly enough to address the homeless crisis. It's way more politically convenient and less expensive to point the finger at the other party, and sadly at homeless people, than to assume a level of responsibility for social ills. After all, why inve ... Read more
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to Kargar (@Kargar) on Pinned comment
A breath of fresh air indeed. My first thoughts were:
1) Thank you, followed by...
2) What took you so damn long!

Btw, it's disgraceful how little mainstream coverage is given to what is widely regarded as the worst humanitarian crisis in 50 years. I know that many can't find Yemen on a map and pre ... Read more
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Good grief. Just awful.
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"They told of reporters covering beats such as science, culture, and foreign affairs being judged not on their work’s merit but on their ability to meet targets of 500,000 or 1 million page views per month." Well, go figure...click-bait. Helps explain why their Iran coverage has suddenly turned noti ... Read more
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Many think tanks are funded by foreign governments, charitable foundations, advocacy groups, corporations, wealthy individual donors, etc.. Given that one's ideological agenda is typically tied to their choice of beneficiaries, writing big checks to think tanks can be an effective way of pushing for ... Read more
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An interesting spectrum of views in the article's comments section.
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Way to speak up Sarah Silverman!
Jews have to stand up EVEN when — ESPECIALLY when — the wrongdoing is BY Jews/the Israeli government. t.co/vIKDxgLm41— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) February 16, 2018 ... Read more
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Scary thought but expect his survival instincts to move him further to the right.
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She's become a protest icon and new symbol of Palestinian resistance. It would certainly be far better for her to simply be a child, but for so many Palestinian children this is not an option afforded to them by the inhuman relaities of Israeli settler colonialism and apartheid.

From a recent inter ... Read more
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Imo he (still) looks younger than the portrait but I dig the artist's pose of choice and background as a reflection of how I view his ascendancy and tenure in office: #Optimism #Pensive
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"In her new book, Segal adamantly refuses despair. Instead, she insists that we must never stop imagining and struggling for alternative—and, yes, even utopic—spaces and futures. This urging could not come at a more opportune time."

Love it. Mind and spirit collaborating to re-imagine possibilities ... Read more
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