Posts tagged protest
Jan 11th - 11 Years of Guantanamo! Shut it Down Now!

Jan 11, 2013 marks 11 years since US detention center at Guantanamo was opened. Over 700 men have been released while some remain detained despite being cleared for release.

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“Muslim rage”: Does it really live up to its hype?

The Sep. 24 Newsweek cover image with the title “Muslim Rage” and the article associated with it by Ayaan Hirsi Ali is bigoted and stereotypical of Islam and Muslims, bringing to question Newsweek’s journalistic integrity.

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MEDIA DIGEST: CAIR-Chicago responds to vandalism of Muslim grave

CAIR-Chicago held a protest downtown condemning hate and Islamophobia and it's media department gave numerous interviews addressing the recent desecration of a Muslim man's grave in Evergreen Park, IL.

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PRESS RELEASE: Chicagoans to protest hate and Islamophobia tomorrow downtown

(CHICAGO, 8/16/2012) — On Friday, August 17th, the Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago), the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago, (CIOGC) and an interfaith and interethnic coalition of diverse community organizations will unite in protest against hate and Islamophobia by organizing a flashmob in downtown Chicago.

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Khader Adnan and the Global Voices of Protest

Khader Adnan, a Palestinian detained by the Israeli army, received international attention as he went on a hunger strike for 66 days protesting his violent arrest and indefinite detention.

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New Bills Lead to Online Censorship

On January 18th, the Internet went into widespread protest. Major websites like Google and YouTube urged users to contact their representatives and sign petitions against proposed anti-online piracy legislation. Other sites like Wikipedia and Reddit shut down their sites for the day, and encouraged visitors to use the time they would have spent on the site to fight the bill.

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On the anniversary of the Egyptian revolution: Ahmed Rehab on WBEZ WorldView with Wael Ghonim

Executive Director of CAIR-Chicago, Ahmed Rehab, takes part in a conversation with Wael Ghonim, a leading Egyptian activist and protest organizer, and Jerome McDonnell, host of WBEZ's WorldView on 91.5 FM in Chicago.

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CAIR-Chicago Hosts Brown Bag Lunch Panel on American Activists’ Trip to Egypt

CAIR-Chicago hosted a brown bag lecture featuring Joshua Hoyt, the Executive Director of the Illinois Coalition of Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR), Lawrence Benito, Deputy Director at ICIRR, Merhdad Azemun from the National Peoples Action, and Ahmed Rehab, Executive Director of CAIR-Chicago.

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