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Shahid Buttar

San Francisco, CA
Freelance Writer
As seen in: HuffPost, TechCrunch, truthout

DJ / MC / poet / lawyer / grassroots advocacy director @EFF / writer @BurningMan & @truthout / tweets = my views ‚úĆūüŹĹ/ amp my music patreon.com/Shahid

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Biography

Shahid Buttar is a constitutional and civil rights lawyer, DJ, MC, electronic music producer, poet, and writer focused on the intersection of community organizing and policy reform. Since graduating from Stanford Law School in 2003, Shahid worked in private practice promoting campaign finance ref...

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RT @LeeCamp: For-profit healthcare shouldn't even exist. "For-profit" and "healthcare" belong together as much as much as “corporate" and "news."
RT @OmanReagan: "we live in a world where a tiny handful of incredibly wealthy individuals exercise disproportionate levels of cont… https://t.co/UEqkRDGAfn
RT @Sheeyahshee: @Delo_Taylor Absolutely. Also that he endured politicized surveillance and a documented FBI campaign to destroy the… https://t.co/1gICWXnYaR
@Delo_Taylor Absolutely. Also that he endured politicized surveillance and a documented FBI campaign to destroy the movement, and that his legacy on voting rights has sadly been largely unraveled. Thread:  https://twitter.com/sheeyahshee/status/952981556468924416 
RT @Delo_Taylor: It needs to constantly be said that Martin Luther King Jr spent the last year of his life railing against, being vilified…
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What was your first job as a journalist?

In 2005, at the American Constitution Society for Law & Policy, covering constitutional law from a progressive perspective.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I grew up with my father's typewriter, and used it when I was 12 to write a letter attempting to enlist in the Marines.

How is social media changing news?

Social media enables a street-level discourse that illuminates abuses to which mass media has long turned a blind eye.