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www.mahdi-ibn-ziyad-for-congress.com Mahdi Ibn Ziyad for Congress PO Box 1906 Camden, NJ 08101 856.655.9488; fax 856.964.5661 ibnziyadd@aol.com fax: 856.964.5661
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Dr. Ibn-Ziyad has demonstrated an abiding concern for racial justice, humanitarian and environmental issues and has been active as a member or leader (1988-present) in the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (Washington, DC), the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, the National Black Radical Congress (St. Louis and Philadelphia), the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice, the Darfur Alert Coalition (Philadelphia), the South Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance.
Dr. Ibn-Ziyad has held teaching posts as an adjunct professor at Empire State College (New York City, 1987; sociology), the Philadelphia Lutheran Seminary (1998; Christian-Muslim Relations) and Rutgers University, Camden campus (2002 to present; philosophy, religion, criminal justice). Since 1988 he has served as a history and social studies teacher at Camden High School where he is also active in the Camden Educational Association's union activities. He is proud to have been chosen to serve for four years (1997-2001) on the New Jersey State Board of Education's social studies curriculum committee.
In 1994 Dr. Ibn-Ziyad was elected to the County Committee At-Large of the Democratic Party of the City of Camden. He is a former national chaplain of Vietnam Veterans Against War and past service officer of American Legion Post 473 in Camden.Most recently Ibn-Ziyad waged a campaign as a progressive Democrat for the U.S. House of Representatives (1st District, NJ). Though ultimately unsuccessful in his June 3, 2008 primary loss, Ibn-Ziyad did gain 7% of the overall vote. In this first time, underfunded run he successfully garnered nearly 3,000 votes from those progressives and independents who opposed the monopoly and power of the regular Democratic Party and its handpicked nominee to replace 18 year incumbent Congressman Rob Andrews.

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Christmas Decorations, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 21, 2014
Deconstruct the Holy from the Festive Xmas Holiday? Article seeks to distinguish the religious from the purely cultural aspects of the Christmas event celebratory in the non-sectarian and secular setting of the public schools.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 14, 2010
An Old Ideological Battle Raging With New Intensity Scopes new conservative entre in America's on-going ideological battles.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 1, 2010
Anti-Democratic Supreme Court Ruling Short, critical response to Supreme Court ruling on campaign funding
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 2, 2008
A Norcross Civics Lecture? Author calls Camden County NJ Democratic Party boss to account for his double-dealing duplicity and his recent condescending remarks to gullible black leaders.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 7, 2008
Bold Lies, Deceit, and the Poitics of Consequence About civic virtue and good political ethics vs the lies and deceit of politicians and public redress possibilities for those concerned,
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 28, 2008
Obama's Audacious Risk Taking Leadership Writer responds to web messages and a blog which speculates about plot to assassinate Obama, and opines on the leadership profile of Obama as a racial pioneer and high-risk-taking leader.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 11, 2008
Toward Great Public Schools Overview and highlights of the National Educators Assoiation convention held in Washington, DC July 1-6.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 9, 2008
Quality Education Yes; School Vouchers No Proponents of school vouchers do not understand that poverty and other social ills, not education per se, is the problem in urban schooling.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 7, 2008
Towards a Pax Americana at Home Author is concerned that South Jersey peace forces have organized a forum bereft of labor and people of color as panelists.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 30, 2008
Letter to a Puerto Rican Friend A response to a concern about the prospects for inter-ethnic understanding and multiculturalism in light of the presidential primary in Puerto Rico.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 26, 2008
Excuse Me: "Whose Qualifications Are Really "Shaky" Article is the candidate's response to a Philadelphia Inquirer editorial that casts aspersion on the author's qualifications to run for Congress.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Of Gas Prices, The Sacred Individual Ride and Mass Transit Explores the irony of consumer faith in private transportation as gas prices force more people to hop in lines waiting for mass transit
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 11, 2008
Response to Inquires About Rob Andrews Run For The US Senate and its Effect on the Ibn-Ziyad Campaign For Congress This past week 1st District Congressman Rob Andrews (D-NJ) announced his desire to run against incumbent NJ Senator Frank Lautenberg. Several people have contacted Dr. Mahdi Ibn-Ziyad about whether the Democratic Party of South Jersey, especially the George Norcross led machine in Camden County will endorse and officially support his 4 month old candidacy for Andrew's seat
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 26, 2008
Don't Tie Camden's Economic Recovery to Pentagon Contractors From the prison-industrial complex of a few years ago to the growing military complex of today, is this Camden, New Jersey's economic fate? Does it have to be or are there real economic alternatives?