Negin Owliaei is an Inequality Editor and Researcher at the Institute for Policy Studies. Before joining IPS, she worked as a journalist and digital producer at Al Jazeera Media Network, where she covered social movements and the internet for the award-winning program The Stream. Negin graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in International Studies and English.
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Transit workers backed by unions and equity groups in solidarity with demonstrators demanding justice for Black people killed by police.
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‘If I have to move I’m going to lose my friends, my house, my doctor, my neighborhood. Everything.’
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The wealthiest Americans dominate our airwaves. Let’s hear from someone else for a change.
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