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Award-winning journalist, translator, and university lecturer

Natasha Hakimi Zapata is a London-based writer and the former Foreign Editor of the Webby-award winning journal Truthdig. Her work has appeared in The Nation, Truthdig, Los Angeles Magazine, and elsewhere, and has received several Southern California Journalism and National Arts & Entertainment Journalism awards, among other honors.

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The Nation · October 5th, 2020

Extinction Rebellion’s Long Overdue Reckoning With Race

After experiencing a barrage of criticism for its lack of diversity, has the climate activist group finally made inclusivity a priority?

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The Nation · June 22nd, 2020

How to Destroy a National Health Service

Over several decades, a toxic combination of underfunding and stealth privatization efforts have brought Britain’s widely beloved NHS to its knees

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The Nation · April 20th, 2020

How Brexit Infected Britain’s Coronavirus Response

Boris Johnson’s government keeps promising to “Get Brexit Done,” even as the deadly pandemic ravages the country.

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Truthdig · February 22nd, 2020

The Latinx Vote Might Carry ‘Tío Bernie’ to Victory

Sanders is winning over the nation’s largest minority voting bloc — and that could make the difference in Nevada and beyond.

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Truthdig · October 18th, 2019

The Global Left Can Learn A Lot From This Tiny Country

As Trump rages and Brexit looms, Lisbon offers a blueprint to beat back the rising tide of fascism across the West.

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Truthdig · October 4th, 2019

Sara Nelson Is the Face of America's Resurgent Labor Movement

The flight attendant who made national headlines during the government shutdown as she called for a general strike now wants labor’s top job.

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Truthdig · August 30th, 2019

A Revolutionary Writer for Our Darkest Days

Novelist Ali Smith manages to render humanity's astonishing resilience in the face of “volcanic political canyon-ing across the world.”

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Truthdig · July 15th, 2019

I Know What It’s Like to Be Told to ‘Go Back’ to My Own Country

As the daughter of Iranian and Mexican immigrants, the president’s racist attacks on four congresswomen of color have struck me to my core.

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Truthdig · February 15th, 2019

Terrance Hayes' 'American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin'

Written after the 45th president was inaugurated, Terrance Hayes’ sonnets have an urgency that will leave readers’ heads spinning.

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