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Articles by Mika Zacks (10)

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Souza ’14 and Zacks ’15: Oppression is the IDF’s ‘proud truth’

April 1, 2014 17 comments

Participation in IDF activities means the systematic destruction of Palestinian homes, the bombing of schools and mosques and the continued siege on Gaza.

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Taking Sides: Should Brown bring ROTC back to campus?

March 21, 2013 16 comments

Lutz and Zacks debate reversing the 1972 decision that banned the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Program from Brown.

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Zacks ’15: I don’t

February 26, 2013 8 comments

Reproducing — if only through adoption — the very same structures that account for oppression seems more like a nightmare to me.

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Zacks ’15: Birthright: whose right?

December 5, 2012 19 comments

The organizers of Birthright seek to use Jewish identity – an identity that far predates the modern Jewish state and that will hopefully outlive its racist, colonial structures – to whitewash atrocities committed against Palestinians.

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Zacks ’15: Should financial aid be the University’s top priority?

October 19, 2012 1 comment

International, transfer and Resumed Undergraduate Education program applicants are admitted on a need-aware basis. An international student myself, I have seen the implications of this policy on the composition of the international community at Brown.

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Zacks’ Rebuttal: Should financial aid be the University’s top priority?

October 19, 2012 1 comment

I am going to take a slightly non-traditional approach and say that I absolutely agree with my opponent.

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Zacks ’15: Leave those teachers alone

October 16, 2012 2 comments

Rhode Island educators, this must be your lucky day. Brown students, forever cognizant of the “financial and social worth of being educated,” are here to save your state’s brain.

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Zacks ’15: Suffering on the path to freedom

September 26, 2012 0 comments

The independent watchdog organization Freedom House last week held its annual Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C., an event honoring the courage and sacrifice of individuals struggling for human freedom across the globe.

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Zacks ’15: Beasts of the southern wild

September 20, 2012 3 comments

This whirlwind of violence and dispossession does not subside and disappear, nor will it, not as long as there are still places like home for non-Jews in Area C of the West Bank.

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Zacks ’15: An open letter to Brown Students for Israel

December 4, 2011 3 comments

Israel needs friends. She needs friends that will tell her that nothing corrupts the human heart like the oppression of another.