Gaza Reading Room: News, Analysis, Background

Gaza Reading Room: News, Analysis, Background

News articles, opinion pieces, and background information about the ongoing humanitarian disaster in Gaza, gathered from sources recommended by experts on the region. Read what the mainstream media leaves out. Note: News sources marked with ūüďß require registration with...
Don’t Silence Palestinian Voices

Don’t Silence Palestinian Voices

An estimated 10,000 of us showed up ‚ÄĒ it was a historic community call for peace. Yet it was noticeably absent from local news coverage. Just the previous week, a smaller rally in support of the Israeli government was covered by a swath of local news outlets. By¬†Sarah...
Bring Back the Child Tax Credit Expansion

Bring Back the Child Tax Credit Expansion

Two years after the first payments went out, what have we learned from the prematurely abandoned Child Tax Credit expansion? Millions of children were lifted above the poverty line and racial inequities among poor children began to narrow. By Shailly Gupta Barnes...
Housing Is A Human Right – We Need To Recognize It

Housing Is A Human Right – We Need To Recognize It

The ‚ÄúHousing is a Human Right Act of 2023‚ÄĚ introduced in Congress this past March would¬†provide¬†over $300 billion for housing infrastructure and combating homelessness. And California¬†could¬†become the first state to legally recognize a right to housing.¬† By¬†Farrah...
Memorial Day Should Be a Solemn Occasion to Value Peace

Memorial Day Should Be a Solemn Occasion to Value Peace

We are not in a conventional shooting war, but we are behaving as though we don’t care if we fall into one. Our men and women in uniform deserve better. By Juan Cole Middle Eastern and South Asian History, University of Michigan On Memorial Day, the United States is...