Avi Asher-Schapiro is a freelance writer based in Oakland. He was a 2011-2012 Fulbright Fellow in Cairo and his writing has appeared in Salon, Muftah, Prospect, and the SF Bay Guardian.
Is Uber’s Business Model Screwing Its Workers?
First published at Jacobin. Kazi drives a Toyota Prius for Uber in Los Angeles. He hates it. He barely makes minimum wage, and his back hurts after long shifts. But... MORE
Working · September 26, 2014
What Jon Stewart and Bassem Youssef Don’t Have In Common
This article is reprinted with permission from Jacobin. Two weeks ago Egypt’s public prosecutor ordered the arrest of comedian Bassem Youssef, host of the TV show Al-Bernameg, for “insulting Islam... MORE
Uprising · April 16, 2013
Searching for Rosa Parks in Palestine
This article is reprinted with permission from Jacobin. The same week President Obama honored Rosa Parks’ 100th birthday, Israel announced two newly segregated bus lines for Palestinian workers traveling to Israel from... MORE
Uprising · March 19, 2013