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John Conyers Champion of Arab, Muslim rights dies

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John Conyers Champion of Arab, Muslim rights dies

John Conyers Champion of Arab, Muslim rights dies By Ray Hanania John Conyers, the former Michigan Congressman who founded the Black caucus and was a clarion voice in defense of Arab and Muslim civil rights, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019.   John Conyers was a member of the U.S. Congress from Michigan. He was born…

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Findley, champion of justice and Palestinian rights, dies

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Findley, champion of justice and Palestinian rights, dies

Findley, champion of justice and Palestinian rights, dies A powerful champion of Palestinian rights, Paul Findley, was laid to rest on August 9, 2019 in his hometown of Jacksonville, Illinois where he launched his successful 11-term, 22 year congressional career in the U.S. Congress, until he was toppled by pro-Israel funded challenger Dick Durbin in…

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Veteran Detroit region Congressman John Dingell passes

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Veteran Detroit region Congressman John Dingell passes

Veteran Detroit region Congressman John Dingell passes America’s longest-serving Congressman John David Dingell Jr. died on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. Dingell,who was succeeded by his wife Debbie Dingell in the 12th Congressional District, was born on July 8, 1926. He served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from December 13, 1955, until…

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Chicagoland Arab, Muslim community mourn passing of Miriam Zayed

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Chicagoland Arab, Muslim community mourn passing of Miriam Zayed

Chicagoland Arab, Muslim community mourn passing of Miriam Zayed Local activist fought for the rights of Arabs and Muslims in the Chicagoland area and also for the rights of all in mainstream American politics. Miriam Zayed was among one of the first two Arab Americans in Chicagoland to run for public elective office in the…

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Longtime Lebanese American activist Jackie Haddad passes

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Longtime Lebanese American activist Jackie Haddad passes

Longtime Lebanese American activist Jackie Haddad passes Jackie Haddad worked behind-the-scenes on behalf of the influential Lebanese and Arab American communities to raise funds for the needy, helped to lead and organize the annual conferences of the Midwest Federation of American Syrian & Lebanese Clubs, and was active in her local community in Elmhurst where…

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Peace activists mourn passing of Uri Avnery

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Peace activists mourn passing of Uri Avnery

Peace activists mourn passing of Uri Avnery Uri Avnery was an Israeli who fought for peace and justice, defending the rights of Jews and non-Jews in Israel, in the occupied territories and who advocated for a peaceful, just settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in his writings. Avnery died early on Monday August 20, 2018 after…

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