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Pro-ceasefire demonstrations in Washington on Monday included 18 Jewish elders arrested at the White House gate and around 40 activists arrested at the Senate. Read the full article here. On a cold December day, 11  December, nearly 20 Jewish elders

Nonprofit Quarterly

Progressive Organizations Must Speak Up about Palestine

Saqib Bhatti and Anna Lefer Kuhn

Dec 2023

During the last week of November, the world watched as a temporary truce took hold in Gaza, briefly pausing Israel’s bombing campaign which has killed over 14,000 people. As a Muslim executive director of a national racial justice organization

Unless Biden drastically reverses course on Palestine, Muslims will not turn out for him on Election Day—critical voters in key swing states—and Democrats only have themselves to blame. Read the full Op-Ed here. During the 2008 elections, I was in

Inform Your Resistance Podcast

Racial Capitalism with Saqib Bhatti

Political Research Associates

Sep 2023

Listen to Season 1: Episode 2 of Political Research Associates’ Inform Your Resistance Podcast with ACRE Co-ED Saqib Bhatti. Click here to listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or iHeartRadio.

Real News Network

To end racism, we need to rebuild the economy

Rithika Ramamurthy

Sep 2023

“Corporations and politicians, they know they’ll face less resistance if they target harm to fall predominantly on communities of color, particularly Black, Indigenous, immigrant folks.” Read the transcript of Bree and Saqib’s interview with Nonprofit Quarterly here. The following

Boston Review

Bond Villains

Clark Randall

Aug 2023

How a little-understood feature of urban finance—municipal bonds—fuels racial inequality. Read the full article here. Municipal governments today hold around $4 trillion in outstanding debt. For many cities, the growing costs of simply servicing their debt is cannibalizing their

Nonprofit Quarterly Magazine

What Does It Mean to Dismantle Racial Capitalism Anyway?

Saqib Bhatti and Bree Carlson

Jul 2023

Editors’ note: This article is from Nonprofit Quarterly Magazine’s summer 2023 issue, “Movement Economies: Making Our Vision a Collective Reality.” Read the full story here. Imagine this. Flint, MI, has clean water and kids aren’t poisoned by lead. All of

Nonprofit Quarterly

Why Race Is the “Secret Sauce” of Modern Capitalism

Bree Carlson

Jul 2023

Bree Carlson: I think we spend a fair amount of time nuancing whether or not what we have in the county now is capitalism as it’s supposed to be. Well, no. It’s never actually been—our capitalism, our democracy, none of

Nonprofit Quarterly

To Challenge Corporate Power, Look Up the Money Tree

Saqib Bhatti

Jul 2023

Saqib Bhatti: I think that what we really need is a massive redistribution of power and wealth in this country. And I think one of the key challenges we have is when we try to focus purely on legislative answers,

As Mayor Brandon Johnson looks for new revenue, an income tax may be one of the city’s only progressive options. It comes with risks. Read the full article here. Mayor Brandon Johnson’s transition report published last week is full of