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Welcome to Mondoweiss’s first staffers: Allison Deger and Alex Kane

Allison Deger

We are extremely excited to announce our first staffers: Allison Deger has agree to join us as assistant editor and Alex Kane has agreed to be our first ever staff reporter. This marks a milestone for the site and we couldn’t be happier to bring both of them on board.

Allison has broad experience in journalism and activism. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where she studied Peace and Conflict Studies and Middle Eastern Studies, she has worked with advocacy organizations in the Bay Area, New York, and France, on issues relating to human rights in the Middle East, and Islamophobia in the U.S.  She previously worked for The Nation magazine, and Allison lives in the Bay Area, where she has worked as a researcher in a collaborative with Global Exchange. Her research focuses on private security contractors, detention and deportation.

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Alex Kane

For those of you who are regular visitors to Mondoweiss, Alex will need no introduction. He has been a tireless contributor here for the last two years, focusing on US politics, activism on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Islamophobia and has also reported from Israel/Palestine. In addition to his work here he has appeared in the Indypendent, a free New York City-based newspaper, Electronic Intifada, Common Dreams, Palestine Chronicle, Red Pepper (UK),  Extra!, AlterNet, Salon, and the Gotham Gazette. You can learn more about Alex’s work on his website here.

For us, Allison’s addition will mean a higher level of professionalism in our posting and journalism; Alex’s addition will mean we will be able to offer more original reporting than ever before. Please join us in welcoming Allison and Alex!

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23 Responses

  1. Bill in Maryland
    Bill in Maryland
    November 16, 2011, 1:13 pm

    Great to have you both aboard, Allison and Alex!

  2. American
    November 16, 2011, 1:19 pm

    Yay! Welcome Allison and Alex.

  3. annie
    November 16, 2011, 1:20 pm

    fantastic! welcome.

  4. Boycott Israel on Campus
    Boycott Israel on Campus
    November 16, 2011, 1:39 pm

    Hi Allison and Alex:

    Here’s story that’s gone neglected for too long.

    The stunning victory of a total divestment resolution, against Israel, at an American university:


    I hope you get a chance to do a piece on this excellent example for campuses today.

  5. Chespirito
    November 16, 2011, 1:39 pm


  6. Alex Kane
    Alex Kane
    November 16, 2011, 1:43 pm

    Thanks, Phil, Adam and everyone else. I am thrilled to have this opportunity!

  7. DaveS
    November 16, 2011, 1:46 pm

    Allison and Alex, I’m very happy for you both, and for MW’s addition of staff. Alex has been an excellent reporter.

  8. pabelmont
    November 16, 2011, 1:48 pm

    Glad to have you both on board. This is a very important new-source and opinion-source for USA and the world. Hope you will help it be even more so.

  9. Shmuel
    November 16, 2011, 1:56 pm

    Welcome Allison and Alex! What’s the blogging equivalent of break a leg? Bust a carpal tunnel? Whatever it is, best of luck to you both.

  10. Cliff
    November 16, 2011, 3:27 pm

    This is awesome. Welcome both of you^^!

  11. Taxi
    November 16, 2011, 3:34 pm

    Howdeedoodlez Alex and Allison!

    Weehooo heehaw welcome home par’nerz!

    Be sure you got your therapist’s number on speed-dial.

    • annie
      November 16, 2011, 8:30 pm

      Be sure you got your therapist’s number on speed-dial.


  12. Daniel Rich
    Daniel Rich
    November 16, 2011, 4:11 pm

    Allison, bravo, continuez comme ça.

    Kane you must be abel to do great things.

    A humble welcome to you both.

  13. seafoid
    November 16, 2011, 4:23 pm

    Ahlan wa Sahlan bikum .

    Don’t take the ad hominem attacks from the Zioborgs personally.
    Remember the kids in Gaza and Hebron .

  14. Real Jew
    Real Jew
    November 16, 2011, 4:28 pm

    Absolutely wonderful to have you on board Allison!! Alex, keep being the truly exceptional and talented individual we’ve grown to love.

  15. Scott
    November 16, 2011, 4:50 pm

    Congrats to you both, and to Phil and Adam for all this expansion signifies. Mondoweiss has meant a lot to me and many others from the beginning–it’s an historically important site.

  16. Walid
    November 16, 2011, 5:39 pm

    Welcome Allison and Alex, Mondo’s double A-Team.

  17. James North
    James North
    November 16, 2011, 6:23 pm

    Congratulations to both of you!

  18. Mooser
    November 16, 2011, 6:25 pm

    Wonderful that Alex Kane will be at Mondoweiss! Been sorta hoping for that since his first articles.

  19. patm
    November 16, 2011, 7:10 pm

    Yes, it’s quite fitting that young Kane gets this first reporting position. He’s written some good pieces this past year.

  20. Les
    November 16, 2011, 8:06 pm

    We look forward to reading your reports.

  21. alig
    November 16, 2011, 8:16 pm

    Great news :)

  22. MRW
    November 16, 2011, 9:13 pm

    Welcome aboard, A2! You’re now part of history because that’s how this site is going to be recognized in the future. . .yeah, even with all our gnarly comments.

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