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Rahima Nasa: Four Men Arrested Over Unrest During 2017 “Unite the Right” Rally in Charlottesville

The four are members or associates of the Rise Above Movement, a white supremacist group based in Southern California, prosecutors say. . . Federal prosecutors on Tuesday announced they had … Continue reading

October 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Fred Everett Maus: In the Women’s Prison

[This poem is made of words from a meditation group in a maximum security prison]   A woman meditates silently for two minutes, eyes closed—   Always a block party … Continue reading

November 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Fred Everett Maus: Recent Days in Charlottesville

It has been one month since the events of August 11-12. This morning, University of Virginia students in first-year dorms wake up to find anti-Muslim pamphlets. In the afternoon, an … Continue reading

November 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Fred Everett Maus: Nazis in Charlottesville

Friday August 11, 2017 These days my emotional life doesn’t extend beyond Trump’s Korean brinksmanship and Charlottesville’s imminent white supremacist rally, the two competing for my terrified attention. “I am … Continue reading

August 27, 2017 · 2 Comments

Fred Everett Maus: Epistemology (Nov. 9, 2016)

When I posted on Facebook the day after the election saying that my young Muslim friend was terrified, that he had asked me why everyone hates Muslims, and my big … Continue reading

November 18, 2016 · 2 Comments

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