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About Andrea Abi-Karam

Andrea Abi-Karam is a Bay-Area based poet, activist and freelance journalist. She hosts a monthly political poetry open (no mic) night, Words of Resistance, in Oakland. She studied Neurobiology and English at Boston University where she served as Editor-in-Chief of BU’s independent online magazine The Quad for a year and a half.

Articles by Andrea Abi-Karam

This week's editor

“Mehmet

Mehmet Kurt is this week’s guest editor, introducing the theme, ‘New Turkey and Old Troubles’.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

There is no such thing as prison reform: an interview with CeCe McDonald

CeCe McDonald was sent to prison for defending herself against a hate crime. On the one year anniversary of her release, she discusses how to fight back against oppression. Part of Transformation's prison abolition series.

Political poetry does not ask permission

While television, advertisements and other manicured media project a shiny, plastic vision of the world, poetry captures harsh oppressive realities without censorship.

Berlin’s ‘system error’ free shop

No money or goods exchanged, just take what you want.

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