IndexUNI: Database of University Articles

Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)

Displaying 1 - 35 of 35
Title Date Summary
1 The breakdown on police brutality
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:51, p.03
4/19/2021 In the author's opinion, a decrease in police violence is a structural impossibility until capitalism is replaced. Rawwas points to capitalism, with its associated emphasis on property and fear of the stranger, for the dehumanization that results in crime and police brutality; photo.
2 Looking back at the Iraq War
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:48, p.03
4/8/2021 In the author's opinion, the Gulf War and Iraq War were illegal actions carried out by the United States based upon faulty premises and resulting in unnecessary casualties and tragedies. Rawwas critiques the U.S. administrations involved and urges readers to be more skeptical of the government's claims, particularly relating to foreign policy; photo.
3 What's happening in the Uyghurs in China
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:42, p.03
3/18/2021 In the author's opinion, the "genocide" against the Uyghur people in Xinjiang, China, has been created by the media based upon a misunderstanding of the facts of the situation.
4 Hold President Biden accountable, abandon parties
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:38, p.03
3/4/2021 Rawwas writes an opinion piece discussing the fallacy of political party line distinctions and beliefs and highlights bombings of Syria, the power grid failure in Texas, and immigration at the southern border.
5 The Trump in sheep's clothing
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:36, p.03
2/25/2021 Rawwas examines promises President Biden made while campaigning and whether or not he has or will go through with them while in office; photo.
6 Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the WTO don't fit
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:33, p.03
2/15/2021 Rawwas discusses Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the World Trade Organization. The author is critical of both; photo.
7 On the Burma coup
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:30, p.03
2/4/2021 Rawwas discusses the recent coup deposing Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma. In the author's opinion, the military should not be in charge, but Suii Kyi was also problematic and colluded with the military, failing to speak out or stop the genocide of the Rohingya in the country.
8 The Liberal left has not won
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:28, p.03
1/28/2021 Rawwas discusses liberal politics after the election of President Joe Biden and the storming of the Capitol.
9 The Armenian conflict mimics global battles
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:25, p.03
11/12/2020 Rawwas writes an opinion about the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict, which reached an agreement on November 10, and the geopolitical implications involved for the two countries as well as Turkey, Russia, Israel, and the United States; photo.
10 False accusations have bad consequences
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:23, p.03
11/5/2020 The author discusses how false accusations in politics, like antisemitism and sexual misconduct, can delegitimize valid accusations.
11 What can be learned from Bolivia
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:20, p.03
10/26/2020 Rawwas compares recent events in Bolivia to the 2020 election; photo.
12 NISG Senator speaks out about controversy
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:16, p.03
10/12/2020 Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) Senator Mohammed Rawwas defends the controversial ruling denying registry to Students for Life; photo.
13 Rawwas: Stop making heroes out of political leaders
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:10, p.03
9/21/2020 Mohammed Rawwas argues that political figures shouldn't be idolized.
14 Rawwas: U.S. makes 'enemy' out of China
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:7, p.03
9/10/2020 Mohammed Rawwas argues that the U.S. has made China into an unjustified enemy; photo.
15 Political parties and police brutality
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:4, p.03
8/31/2020 Mohammed Rawwas writes an opinion piece about political parties and their response to police brutality; photo.
16 Rawwas: Coronavirus is an ethics issue
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 116:1, p.03
8/20/2020 Rawwas claims COVID-19 has clearly shown the failure of free-market systems to provide anything nearing an adequate response to a global pandemic and has clearly determined the virtues of a centrally planned economic system. It has also established the complete lack of anything nearing a satisfactory healthcare framework in countries such as the United States and others.
17 Biden: a return to the Obama presidency
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 116:43, p.03
3/12/2020 In the author's opinion, Joe Biden is a poor presidential candidate who lacks a coherent leftist policy, instead seeking to build on Obama's policies, which the Obama presidency actually failed to fulfill during his presidential years; photo.
18 Fascism, neoliberalism, and oligarchy
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 116:39, p.03
2/27/2020 In the author's opinion, candidate Bernie Sanders should be the next president of the United States. Rawwas discusses democracy, capitalism, the state of the economy in the US and China, and the similarities between Donald Trump and Michael Bloomberg as oligarchic authoritarians; photo.
19 Sinn Fein and political counter-trajectories
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 116:35, p.03
2/13/2020 In the author's opinion, the recent election in Ireland shows a counter-trajectory to the rise of far-right politics in other parts of the world. Rawwas discusses how the Sinn Fein party won the election and will likely form a coalition government instead of the previous Fine Gael and Fianna Fail parties, and their victory is a response to Brexit in the UK and indicates a likely forthcoming referendum on Ireland and Northern Ireland will go in favor of reunification instead of establishing a border.
20 National debt is actually good
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 116:33, p.03
2/6/2020 In the author's opinion, worrying about the national deficit is damaging to political discourse and material reality. Rawwas explains misunderstandings about federal budget and the deficit, and how foreign nations like China holding some debt is good because they have a vested interest in the US's economic prosperity. Rawwas continues to argue that policies are inherently good or bad, not due to their cost, and that politicians should be less concerned with debt and focus on the working class regardless of "cost"; photo.
21 Dems respond to Soleimani killing
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:30, p.03
1/27/2020 Rawwas discusses the Democratic presidential candidates' responses to the assassination of Qasem Soleimani by the Trump administration. In the author's opinion, Bernie Sanders strongly condemned the action and should be the candidate of choice; photo.
22 U.S. needs a pro-Latin America president
Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020), Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 116:27, p.03
12/12/2019 Rawwas discusses recent deposing of Bolivian president elect Evo Morales by Jeanine Anez, calling it a military coup based upon the false claims and United States imperialism perpetuated through the Organization of American States' report questioning the freedom of the election. In the author's opinion, the only presidential candidate with a clear vision of solidarity with Latin America is Bernie Sanders; photo.
23 Should all opinions be given a platform?
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 116:23, p.03
11/18/2019 Rawwas responds to opinion columnist Kevin Wiggins, who wrote a piece titled "What does it mean to be 'conservative'?" published November 14 in the Northern Iowan.
24 The rise of the anti-austerity Left
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 116:18, p.03
10/31/2019 Rawwas discusses multiple protests and strikes happening around the world. In the author's opinion, people are mobilizing against austerity measures and capitalism. Rawwas discusses media portrayal of events and analyses why the United States has not seen similar actions.
25 A feminism for the 99 percent
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 116:15, p.03
10/21/2019 In the author's opinion, Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar represent the true face of modern feminism in their critical and anti-capitalist approach. Rawwas also explains why they have endorsed Bernie Sanders for president; photos.
26 New Political ideology is needed
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 116:12, p.03
10/10/2019 Opinion columnist, Mohammed Rawwas, believes that the current political ideology needs to change sometime in the near future. In the author's opinion, current political ideology needs to change quickly; climate change and the actions needed to combat it will not be fully met with the current liberal dogma. Rawwas explores the current political climate and climate change policies currently in place and/or how to make better policies; photo.
27 The 'gift' of western democracy
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 116:8, p.03
9/26/2019 In response to Laura Bush's invitation to speak on UNI's campus, Rawwas discusses the Bush Administration's decision to go to Iraq. In the author's opinion, democracy was a screen for capitalistic intentions and resulted in violence against the Iraqi people; photo.
28 Yemen, praxis and global responsibility
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 116:5, p.03
9/16/2019 In the author's opinion, the war and genocide in Yemen is being exacerbated by the United States government, which should end its involvement with Saudi Arabia and in Yemen. Rawwas supports the efforts of representative Ro Khanna and Bernie Sanders and calls out President Trump and the recent 9/11 memorial event on campus that included a helicopter landing, saying they draw attention away from ongoing civilian causalities; photo.
29 On praxis: From campus to global politics
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 116:2, p.03
9/5/2019 Call to action to engage in politics especially when it affects one directly. The author discusses global capitalism's role in the climate catastrophe, wealth inequality, and war, and states the importance of the 2020 election. In Rawwas's opinion, people are called to participate in politics because they are already involved whether or not they realize it, including students at UNI, and encourages votes for Bernie Sanders; photo.
30 The actual problem with Harvard's admission policy
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 115:54, p.03
5/2/2019 Rawwas responds to Kevin Wiggins' column "Harvard's admittance problem" in the April 29 edition of the Northern Iowan. Rawwas discusses the court case against Harvard alleging discrimination against Asian American in admissions, and argues that the university's fault is legacy admissions, not affirmative action.
31 The Washington connection and third-world facism
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 115:53, p.03
4/29/2019 In the author's opinion, the United States has historically supported fascists and dictators and that the recent meeting of President Trump with Brazil's leader Jair Bolsonaro to replace Venezuela's leader follows this pattern; photo.
32 On Christchurch & stochastic terrorism
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 115:45, p.03
4/1/2019 In the author's opinion, free speech should be curbed when it amounts to stochastic terrorism - where a political commentator uses mass media to urge their followers to act on a certain ideology, and a small percentage do - resulting in violence. Rawwas writes in response to the terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand; photo.
33 Protests in Haiti show the way forward
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 115:40, p.04
3/4/2019 Rawwas writes in the aftermath of widespread protests in Haiti. In the author's opinion, strikes are a tool of change that should be used worldwide, the United States' actions in Haiti and Venezuela do not support free democracy.
34 LTE: Response to "A few questions"
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 115:17, p.03
10/22/2018 Mohammad Rawwas, a senior management information systems major, writes a letter to the editor in response to the October 15 article by marketing professor Dennis Clayson, "Letter to the editor: A few questions." Clayson's letter was published in response to Albie Nicol's October 11 article "Assault doesn't need to be recounted to be valid." Rawwas discusses Clayton's questions, which related to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing, sexual assault, and injustice; photo.
35 LTE: The evidence backs ups Ford's credibility
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 115:12, p.03
10/4/2018 Student Mohammed Rawwas writes a letter to the editor in response to the piece "Delay drives Kavanaugh accusation" published in the Northern Iowan on September 27. Rawwas argues that Christine Blasey Ford's claims are credible and asks the previous letter-writer to reconsider their stance and retract the claims about the validity of Ford's claims; photo. Note: A correction in the 10/08/2018 issue of the Northern Iowan states that the author of the piece was incorrectly identified as Mohammed Rawwas, UNI professor of marketing, and the letter was written by Mohammed Rawwas, senior MIS major.

Questions about this service?

Contact Jaycie Vos, University Archivist | (319) 273-6307


1227 W 27th Street
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614
(319) 273-2838  |