Yesterday there was a shocking deadly attack in Rojava that got barely a mention in Western media. When our shock and grief is limited to those who share some cultural or ethnic similarities and ignores others, we aid ISIS. When we retaliate to attacks close to home by bombing those far away, we aid ISIS. When we single out and start profiling and persecuting a group of people based on their ethnicity or religion, we aid ISIS. We need to be more like Rojava, the mainly Kurdish autonomous region in Northern Syria that is organized through direct democracy, challenges all inequality and places gender equality at the centre of their struggle for self determination and freedom. Electing a war monger commander in chief is not a victory for feminism. For that, look East.
Ted Cruz got a prime speaking slot at Donald Trump's Republican National Convention on Wednesday, but he came and went from the stage without endorsing the party's newly minted nominee. The Texas senator not only failed to endorse Trump at any point during his 23-minute remarks, he also encouraged Republicans to "vote their conscience." Toward the end of Cruz's remarks, Trump himself made a previously unannounced entrance into the arena, prompting cheers and pulling the attention away from the main stage. read more
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