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Amy Austin Holmes
Al Khalifa of Bahrain, the Sunni family that has ruled the Shia-majority country since 1783, has a long history of thwarting revolutionary uprisings. They have recently added five new tactics to their repertoire. My own experience with their new strategy happened on 29 January, when I landed at the airport in Manama. Although wary of the fact that a number of journalists, NGOs, European MPs, and activists had been denied entry into Bahrain, I thought I was low profile ...Keep Reading »
Amy Austin Holmes is an assistant professor of sociology at the American University in Cairo. She is the director of the 2012 film Imperial Outposts: The Secret History of the U.S. Military Presence in Turkey. She has contributed to Mobilization, the Baltimore Sun, and Ahram Online.
"The women express a desire to participate in warfare, and are frustrated when they are forced to remain in the safe houses with the children while the men conduct battle. In 1948, they gain the “right” to guard the kibbutz with hunting rifles. The film concludes with photographs of these women wielding their guns, implying that they gave up their own liberation for the sake of the national struggle and the settler colonial project."click | email | tweet