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Shahid Buttar speaking at an Extinction Rebellion rally in front of a crowd.

Nancy Pelosi's main 2022 opponent Shahid Buttar wants war with the Democratic establishment

February 10, 2022

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July 8, 2020

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No honeymoon: Activists on the left prepare for a possible Biden presidency

“I’ve always regarded electoral politics as a racket … Bernie showed me how to do it right — how electoral politics can serve social movements and help build them instead of sapping the energy from them.”

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October 15, 2020

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Shahid debating an empty chair with a pint of ice cream labeled

Pelosi ignoring calls for debate

In November, for the first time in her 33-year congressional career, Pelosi will be challenged for her San Francisco seat in a general election by a fellow Democrat, who calls her insufficiently progressive. If she’s worried, she doesn’t show it — she won’t even respond to his calls for a debate.

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July 14, 2020

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March 6, 2021

Ryan Knight chats with Shahid Buttar about his grassroots campaign to replace Nancy Pelosi and liberate California’s 12th district from corporate rule.

June 12, 2020

Pre-pandemic • November 16, 2019

From the turntable to Congress: A Muslim activist's fight to unseat Nancy Pelosi

Shahid Buttar is running because no other progressive has ‘had the political courage to face the institutional behemoth’

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March 3, 2020