Azadeh Shahshahani, The Nation

Azadeh Shahshahani

The Nation

Atlanta, GA, United States

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Past articles by Azadeh:

Why Human Rights Advocates Won’t Stop Fighting for Freedom in the Philippines

Tyrants can be overthrown by the people. → Read More

The White House's Plan to Stem Migration Protects Corporate Profits—Not People

The plan will only further entrench the reasons people leave. → Read More

After 20 years, it's time to repeal the Patriot Act and begin to dismantle the surveillance state

After 9/11, Congress gave the government unchecked authority to spy on its own people. It's been a disaster → Read More

Afghanistan and Beyond: End U.S. War-Making Everywhere

We need a reinvigorated anti-war movement. → Read More

Repealing the Muslim Ban Is Not Enough. We Need Accountability.

Countless people whose lives were altered by the ban are still waiting for closure. → Read More

Biden Must Do More Than Rejoin the Iran Nuke Deal

We need a decisive break from the previous century of US policy toward Iran, which has been based on domination. → Read More

Voting Trump Out Isn’t Enough — We Must Organize to Build a Better Future

We need strong social movements based in an understanding of race, the South, and the power of collective action. → Read More

ICE's long campaign of silence

Official site of The Week Magazine, offering commentary and analysis of the day's breaking news and current events as well as arts, entertainment, people and gossip, and political cartoons. → Read More

Silence Will Not Protect Us: Immigrants Speak Boldly Despite Threats of Violence [Op-Ed]

Project South’s Azadeh Shahshahani on how the state and White supremacists have united to target immigrant activists—and why it won’t work. → Read More

The people of North Carolina want to talk about their state being used for torture. Do the Democratic candidates?

Will any of the Democratic candidates use the debates tonight and tomorrow to announce plans for countering Islamophobia, white supremacy, and impunity for torture? We hope so — because in the US at the moment, accountability is sorely needed. → Read More

Commentary: How we beat anti-immigrant fervor

In May, Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp did something surprising. He signed into law legislation that dismantled a state body that allowed anti-immigrant vigilantes to file complaints against local governments → Read More

From Notre Dame to Flint, Our Giving Exposes Who We Are [Op-Ed]

Writer Wei Jia and Project South’s Azadeh Shahshahani explore why the cathedral is being rebuilt by billionaires, but—five years after the water crisis began—Flint still doesn’t have safe water. → Read More

U.S. Out of Everywhere

The case for an immediate withdrawal from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq. → Read More

The Philippine President Is Waging a Ruthless War on Drugs—And the U.S. Is Complicit

The International People’s Tribunal found that President Rodrigo Duterte is responsible for grave human rights violations. → Read More

Turkish Trial of Lawyers is a Mockery of Justice

After being detained for one year, the court released 17 lawyers held in custody in Turkey, but it was short-lived. Their release was pending on the final outcome of the trial, but within 24 hours of... → Read More

Iran is my home and the US helped destroy it. Now Trump's war hawks want to finish the job.

Enough with the regime change plotting. It is time for the U.S. government to stop intervening in Iran and let Iranians determine their own destiny. → Read More

When Undocumented Youth Are Banned From College, The Entire Nation Fails

Our nation's cruel and unjust laws goes way beyond the border. → Read More

It's Time for Atlanta to Stop Colluding With ICE [OP-ED]

A new report from Project South and Georgia Detention Watch details the “inhumane” conditions inside the Atlanta City Detention Center where Immigration and Customs Enforcement detains immigrants. → Read More

There Is a Coordinated Campaign to Suppress Criticism of Israel

Israel's human rights violations are accompanied by U.S. efforts to stifle dissent. → Read More

Why are for-profit US prisons subjecting detainees to forced labor?

Private prisons have for years enriched themselves by exploiting detained immigrant labor. They must be held accountable → Read More