The Michigan primary edition
An introduction to Linda Sarsour.
If Bernie Sanders wins the Michigan primary today—and let’s be honest, it is not looking good—but if he does, he will have the Muslim-American community in the state to thank.
The Sanders campaign has captured the votes of Muslim-Americans in an unprecedented way, and at least some of that has to do with Sanders standing with Muslim-American women who have come under fierce, racist attack from the right over their activism and views on Israel.
One of those women is Sanders surrogate Linda Sarsour. Linda’s new memoir is out now, and is today in Michigan getting out the Muslim vote for Sanders. Ahead of the book’s release, I profiled her for The Intercept. Profiling Linda was an opportunity to talk about her life and activism, why she drives the right crazy, the Bernie Sanders campaign and how the landscape for Palestinian rights activism in the U.S. has changed dramatically over the past decade.
Not authoring a newsletter edition in two weeks means that the world has dramatically changed. But if you want to step back in time, here are some pieces:
1) I examined the top primary candidates’ foreign policy advisers and their records on Israel, for +972 Magazine.
2) I went off on Mike Bloomberg for talking at AIPAC’s annual conference, for In These Times.
3) I spoke about Bernie Sanders’ decision to skip AIPAC, his statement blasting the lobby group for “bigotry” and what it all means for the politics of Israel-Palestine in the US, over at The Real News Network.