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Opinion: We must demand for Gaza as we do for Ukraine
07-13-2024 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at robertazzitheother.substack.com We were a small group gathered for dinner; diverse in our interests, origins, and traditions, privileged in our comforts and...

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Opinion: Privileged Democrats endanger democracy, and Palestinians, by sticking with President Biden
07-06-2024 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at robertazzitheother.substack.com In January 1968, inspired by anti-Vietnam War, pro-peace movements led mostly by young Americans agitating for change from Sea...


Opinion: ACLU: Falling in love with America
06-22-2024 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at robertazzitheother.substack.com ‘I fell in love with my country - its rivers, prairies, forests, mountains, cities and people,” Elizabeth Gurley Flynn once...


Opinion: June: The persistence of summer and shadows
06-08-2024 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at robertazzitheother.substack.com I love June. Not only is it the birth month of loved ones but a time filled with seemingly inexhaustible hours of light; children...


Opinion: Biden’s chickens may be coming home to roost
06-01-2024 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at robertazzitheother.substack.com This week, after publishing a column about President Biden’s appearance at Morehouse College, I received an email that read:...


Opinion: The pursuit of freedom is a righteous cause
05-25-2024 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at robertazzitheother.substack.com Two recent letters in the Concord Monitor, coming from two different perspectives — my writing and thoughts about apartheid and...


Opinion: Suppressing student protests: It’s about Palestinian erasure, not antisemitism
05-11-2024 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at robertazzitheother.substack.com ‘For over half a century, Israel’s strategic dilemma has been its inability to erase the Palestinians, on one hand, and its...


Opinion: Students resist: Berkeley to Gaza, Columbia to Jenin, UNH to Rafah
05-04-2024 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at robertazzitheother.substack.com It would be easy to write a column simply identifying the ever-expanding roster — now over 100, including at Dartmouth and UNH...


Opinion: ‘This being human is a guest house’
04-27-2024 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at robertazzitheother.substack.com ‘May he judge your people with righteousness and your poor with justice,” the 72nd Psalm begins. It continues “... May he defend...


Opinion: Student power: Confronting collaborators and cowards at home and abroad
04-20-2024 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at robertazzitheother.substack.com ‘From the beginning of Western speculation about the Orient, the one thing the Orient could not do was to represent itself,”...


Opinion: Eid al-Fitr in Gaza: A war against humanity itself
04-13-2024 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at robertazzitheother.substack.com. Tuesday was the last day of Ramadan fasting. At sunset, around the world, believers began calling or sending ‘Eid Mubarak’...


Opinion: Season of messages, promises and reminders
04-06-2024 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at robertazzitheother.substack.com Spring has been sprung for about a week. Sharp, pointy green shoots reaching for light appear through earth cracks and promise...


Opinion: Palm Sunday reflections for the Christian Holy Week
03-30-2024 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at robertazzitheother.substack.com. This year, this time of year, I am reminded of times when I didn’t feel as vulnerable as I do today. Spring has sprung, Ramadan...


Opinion: ‘They ate at my Palestinian table, then ignored my people’
03-23-2024 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at robertazzitheother.substack.com In 2005, during a conference in Camden, Maine, a close friend of mine asked Israeli intelligence analyst Yossi Alpher why Israel...


Opinion: Ramadan reflections, reconsidered
03-16-2024 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at robertazzitheother.substack.com. Dark. Slightly after 5. Still air, warm. As I awaken I hear, above the murmur of heat surging through radiators and random...


Opinion: American airman patriot: ‘I will no longer be complicit in genocide’
03-09-2024 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at robertazzitheother.substack.com As a child of the 60s I remember being drawn to the photograph capturing the horror of the self-immolation of Thích Quảng Đức, a...


Opinion: Amidst violence in Russia, Gaza, for whom do you mourn?
03-02-2024 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at robertazzitheother.substack.com ‘Violence is initiated by those who oppress, who exploit, who fail to recognize others as people - not by those who are...


Opinion: At Phillips Exeter, Palestinian-Black solidarity workshop denied permission to narrate
02-25-2024 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at robertazzitheother.substack.com. On February 16, 1984, 40 years ago this past week, Palestinian-American scholar and political activist Edward Said published an...


Opinion: Denying Palestinian humanity, again
02-18-2024 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at robertazzitheother.substack.com Several weeks ago, after it became clear that Israel’s ground offensive against Palestinians in Gaza would be escalating and...


Opinion: With whom will you stand today?
02-11-2024 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at robertazzitheother.substack.com When, in November 2023, and again in January 2024, more than 1,000 Black Christian faith leaders took out full-page ads in the...


Opinion: Speak your thoughts loudly and without considering the consequences
02-04-2024 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at robertazzitheother.substack.com I remember the time in 1984, following the Israeli-Lebanese War, when Columbia Professor Edward Said published “Permission to...

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