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Job Announcement: Open-Rank Faculty Position in Arabic Studies (Williams College)

Williams College is accepting applications for an open rank faculty position in Arabic Studies, to lead our vibrant and growing interdisciplinary program in Arabic Studies and Middle Eastern Culture, beginning in July 2015. Advanced assistant or associate professor candidates preferred. Specialization is open. The successful candidate will have a proven record of excellence in research and teaching, including language teaching, and the ability to chair the program. Review ...

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Angela Davis and Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat on Mass Incarceration in the United States and Palestine (Video)

[Left to right: Angela Davis and Noura Erakat during the Q&A. Image from screenshot of below video]

The following keynote addresses by Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat and Scholar/Activist Angela Davis were given at The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace & Justice PEACEWORKS 2014. Entitled "Yet Again As Captives: Mass Incarceration in the U.S. & Palestine: A Conversation with Angela Davis and Noura Erakat," it was recoreded on 19 April 2014 at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts in Olympia, Washintong.

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Curbing Violence in Nigeria (II): The Boko Haram Insurgency

[The following report was issued by the International Crisis Group (ICG) on 3 2014.]   Executive Summary Boko Haram’s four-year-old insurgency has pitted neighbour against neighbour, cost more than 4,000 lives, displaced close to half a million, destroyed hundreds of schools and government buildings and devastated an already ravaged economy in the North East, one of Nigeria’s poorest regions. It overstretches federal security services, with no end in sight, spills ...

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Séminaire: Quel modèle de décentralisation des services urbains en Tunisie? (6 juin, Tunis)

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Vendredi 6 juin 2014, 8h30-17h30, Hôtel Golden Tulip, El-Mechtel, Tunis Conférence organisée par l’Association Tunisienne des Urbanistes, la Direction Générale des Collectivités Locales (ministère de l’Intérieur) et l’Unité de Recherche Droit et Gouvernance. La question territoriale a été au cœur de la révolution tunisienne. Les déséquilibres régionaux et les difficultés d’accès à l’emploi et aux services ont dès lors fait partie des thèmes les plus médiatisés sur la ...

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Press Release: Bahrain: A System of Injustice

[The following press release was issued by Human Rights Watch on 28 May 2014.] (London) – Bahrain’s criminal justice system fails to deliver basic accountability and impartial justice, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 64-page report, “Criminalizing Dissent, Entrenching Impunity: Persistent Failures of the Bahraini Justice System Since the BICI Report,” found that more than two years after King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa accepted recommendations of the ...

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Press Release: NLG Fact-Finding Delegation Calls for End of U.S.-Backed Administrative Detention of Palestinians by Israel

[The following press release was issused by the National Lawyers Guild on 29 May, 2014.] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NLG Fact-Finding Delegation Calls for End of U.S.-Backed Administrative Detention of Palestinians by Israel NEW YORK -- Approximately 200 Palestinians from the West Bank have been held for months or years by Israeli occupation forces without access to a just legal system, members of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) learned in a fact-finding delegation from May ...

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Press Release: New date of 21 October Set for Trial of Rasmea Odeh

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[The following press release was issued 28 May 2014 by the Defense Committee for Palestinian American organizer Rasmea Odeh.] For Immediate Release Palestinian American organizer from Chicago, Rasmea Yousef Odeh, appeared in U.S. District Court in Detroit, Michigan, on Wednesday, 28 May 2014, with a new attorney, Michael Deutsch of the People’s Law Office in Chicago.  Deutsch filed an official appearance as Odeh’s representative, and was granted a continuance on her ...

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Egypt: Dozens of Disappeared Civilians Face Ongoing Torture at Military Prison

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[The following reports was issued by Amnesty International on 22 May 2014] Dozens of civilians have been subjected to enforced disappearance and held for months in secret detention at an Egyptian military camp, where they are subjected to torture and other ill-treatment to make them confess to crimes, according to shocking new evidence gathered by Amnesty International. Egyptian lawyers and activists have a list of at least 30 civilians who are reportedly being held in ...

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Arab Digital Expression Camps: 2014 Summer Program for Arab Youth

The Arab Digital Expression Camps is a summer camp program for Arab youth (12-15 years) to venture into voyages of self-expression & identity exploration through art of technology & the culture of open source. Short Summary Our key activity and the reason behind our inception of the Arab Digital Expression Foundation is the Arab Digital Expression Camps, a two-week summer program for youth between the ages of 12 and 15. We have been organizing the camps for ...

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Press Release: DePaul Divest Declares Victory in Student Campaign

 [The following is a press release issued by the DePaul University chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine on 24 May 2014.] CHICAGO – Following two months of campaigning at DePaul University, student coalition DePaul Divest declares victory in a campaign to divest from corporations that profit off of human rights violations perpetrated against Palestinians via the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine. While a majority of divestment campaigns have been ...

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Press Release: NLG Palestine Subcommittee to Observe Appeal Hearing of Slain U.S. Peace Activist Rachel Corrie

[The following press release was issued by the National Lawyers Guild on 21 May, 2014.]   JERUSALEM – The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Palestine Subcommittee will attend today’s appeal hearing before the Israeli Supreme Court in the wrongful death suit of slain U.S. peace activist Rachel Corrie. The NLG stands with the Corrie family and other rights groups in urging the court to rule against the Israeli government’s impunity with regard to its violations of ...

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International Petition to Egyptian NHCR and Regime: Stop the Death of Abdallah Al Shamy and Mohamed Sultan - Transfer and Release Them Now

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[The following petition is being circulated internationally both to raise awareness and solicit signatures. Click here to view the signatories and add your name to the petition.] To the Egyptian Human Rights Council: Transfer Abdallah El Shamy (Al Jazeera Journalist) and Mohamed Sultan (son of Muslim preacher) to a hospital before they die in prison and release them urgently We, citizens of the international community, are demanding that you take immediate action to ...

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Joint Statement: Verdict Against Mahienour El-Massry Must be Renunciated, The Protest and Public Assembly Law Needs to be Revised

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[The following statement was issued by the below signatories on 21 May 2014 and published by Nazra for Feminist Studies.]   Confirmation of the Verdict against Mahienour El-Massry: A New Episode in the Series of Incarcerating Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs)…The Verdict Must be Renunciated and the Law Needs to be Revised   The undersigned organizations and groups denounce the continuity of issuing judicial verdicts against Human Rights Defenders ...

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Nobel Peace Laureates and Others to Human Rights Watch: Close Your Revolving Door to US Government

[The following open letter was issued on 12 May 2014 by the below signatories, and originally published on] Dear Kenneth Roth, Human Rights Watch characterizes itself as “one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights.” However, HRW's close ties to the U.S. government call into question its independence.  For example, HRW's Washington advocacy director, Tom Malinowski, previously served as ...

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Press Release: SJP at UCLA Concerned by Judicial Board Verdict and Its Implications for Student Government

[The following press release was issued on 21 May 2014 by Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of California Los Angeles in response to a recent no conflict of interest verdic by the UCLA Student Judicial Board.] Contact: Students for Justice in Palestine views today’s Judicial Board ruling in SJP v. Singh and Rogers as a major blow to the integrity of student government at UCLA. Sunny Singh and Lauren Rogers’ actions clearly ...

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Sinan Antoon’s Third Novel, 'Ya Maryam,' published in Spanish by Turner Libros

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Tuner Libros (Madrid and Mexico City) has just published Jadaliyya Co-Founder/Co-Editor Sinan Antoon’s third novel, Ya Maryam, in a Spanish translation under the title Fragmentos de Bagdad. The novel was translated by Maria Luz Commendador, whose previous translations include Elias Khoury, Jabra Ibrahim Jabra, and Abdelrahman Munif. The events of the novel take place in a single day, with two contradictory visions of life from two characters from an Iraqi Christian ...

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Defence for Children International Releases Video and Accompanying Statement Detailing Israeli Killing of Two Unarmed Palestinian Teenagers

[The following press release and video were issued by Defence for Children International Palestine on 17 May 2014. Warning: The video contains graphic footage of the shooting of three Palestinian teenagers, which is now being used as evidence against the Israeli military.] Israeli forces killed two Palestinian teens during clashes on Thursday outside the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah. Nadeem Siam Nawara, 17, and Mohammad Mahmoud Odeh Abu Daher, 16, were both fatally ...

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الذكرى السادسة والستون للنكبة الفلسطينية المستمرة: حق العودة ثابت وطني وقومي غير قابل للتصرف


تأتي الذكرى السادسة والستون للنكبة الفلسطينية المستمرة، وسط تحولات ومجابهات وصراعات كبرى يشهدها العالم وفي القلب منه العالم العربي. ولا يخفى على احد ان ضعف حركة التحرر الفلسطينية الظاهر جليا في ترهل م . ت . ف، والانقسام الفلسطيني (رغم الحديث حاليا عن حكومة التوافق)، وغياب الاستراتيجية الوطنية الجامعة، وارتهان سياسات السلطة الوطنية – شاءت ام ابت- لارادات وبرامج المانحين والممولين، قد ضاعف الاثر السلبي لتلك التحولات على مكانة القضية الفلسطينية وحقوق الشعب الفلسطيني. وفي ضوء ...

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Soma Katliami Tanikliklari (Interview with Selcuk Kozagacli with English Subtitles)

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Soma Katliamı Tanıklıkları Çağdaş Hukukçular Derneği Başkanı Selçuk Kozağaçlı, Soma'daki madenin çalışma prensiplerini, olayın neden kaza değil cinayet olduğunu anlatıyor. Rödovans sistemi nedir, Soma'da olanlarin sorumluları kimlerdir, katliamı hazırlayan düzen nasıl bir şey, hükümet sistematik problemleri nasıl örtbas edebilir, bunları merak edenlerin izlemesi gereken bir röportaj. Selçuk Kozağaçlı, President of the Progressive Lawyers Association (ÇHD), was among the ...

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Press Release: Students for Justice in Palestine at UCLA Charges Student Council Members with Conflict of Interest

[The following press release was issued by Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of California - Los Angeles on 17 May 2014.] Contact: In a five-hour hearing held on May 15th, 2014, representatives for Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) argued that two members of the Undergraduate Student Association Council (USAC) had a conflict of interest when they voted on the question of divestment from US companies that profit from the ...

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