The Chicago Reporter

The Racism of the U.S.A. Patriot Act, Then and Now

The Chicago Reporter—Twenty years to the month after the US Congress passed the Patriot Act, Arab Americans continue to feel its devastating impact. The Patriot Act, and its successor, the USA Freedom Act, are backronyms that are Orwellian in their spin. The Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct …

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20 Years After 09/11, Anti-Arab Imperialist Racism Is Alive And Well

The idea that anti-Arab and anti-Muslim racism started after September 11, 2001, is one thing many progressives get wrong.  At least since the late 1970s, the U.S. government has been racially profiling Arab immigrant activists through surveillance and the corporate media has been portraying Arabs assavage misogynists. This racial profiling continued through the Clinton administration …

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