21 Jun, 2012

protests in houston

21 Jun, 2012

In Houston, protests are rising – as the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) goes on strike to demand higher wages for janitorial staff. Local organizers are participating in daily...

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21 Jun, 2012

21 Jun, 2012

Today is May Day and the most parts of the world are using today to take time off from jobs and instead, celebrate workers’ rights. In solidarity, I am...

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11 Jun, 2012

haystack rock, cannon beach

Sehba Sarwar
11 Jun, 2012

We close out our coastline travels with a night at Cannon Beach, half a mile away from the 235-feet tall Haystack Rock, which we cannot approach in the evening...

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09 Jun, 2012

a japanese dock at agate beach

Sehba Sarwar
09 Jun, 2012

Along with many other tourists and locals, who are just as curious as we are, we spend the second part of our afternoon walking through patches of rain to...

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08 Jun, 2012

the pacific coastline

08 Jun, 2012

Today, while the rest of my new friends drive away from Silver Falls State Park in a coach that will deposit them at Portland’s airport, I get picked up...

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07 Jun, 2012

the retreat…

Sehba Sarwar
07 Jun, 2012

When my friend Sabina Haque tells me to bring a jacket to Oregon, she’s not joking. In Houston the temperatures were scraping the high nineties as I fly out,...

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03 Jun, 2012

changes in the flying experience …

03 Jun, 2012

The flying experience has changed since my childhood years when I, along with my family, boarded airplanes from Karachi to Lahore. Now the lines are long and the “security”...

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