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Press Release: Non-Peaceful Assembly Does Not Justify Collective Punishment

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[The following press release was issued by the below listed signatories via the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) on 15 August 2013.]   Press Release: Non-Peaceful Assembly Does Not Justify Collective Punishment - Rights Groups Condemn Lethal Violence Against Those in Sit-in and Terrorist Acts of the Muslim Brotherhood The undersigned rights organizations condemn the use of excessive force yesterday by the security authorities when dispersing the ...

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Massacre in Cairo: Sharif Abdel Kouddous, Lina Attalah, and Chris Toensing on Democracy Now!

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At least 525 people were killed in Egypt on Wednesday when security forces cracked down on two protest camps filled with supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi. The Muslim Brotherhood says the actual death toll tops 2,000, and has called new rallies for today. The Egyptian military has defended the crackdown and declared a state of emergency. We’re joined by three guests: in Cairo, Democracy Now! correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous, who covered Wednesday’s violence ...

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Statement from the Egyptian Revolutionary Socialists on the Massacre in Cairo

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[The following statement was originally issued in Arabic by the Egyptian Revolutonary Socialists on 14 August 2013. It was subsequently published in English on Socialist Worker.] Down with Military Rule! Down with al-Sisi, the Leader of the Counter-Revolution! The bloody dissolution of the sit-ins in Al-Nahda Square and Raba'a al-Adawiyya is nothing but a massacre—prepared in advance. It aims to liquidate the Muslim Brotherhood. But, it is also part of a ...

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بيان الإشتراكيين الثوريين حول أحداث مصر الأخيرة

يسقط حكم العسكر.. يسقط السيسي قائد الثورة المضادة لا يمكن اعتبار الفض الدموي لاعتصامات النهضة ورابعة العدوية سوى مذابح مدبرة لا تستهدف فقط تصفية الإخوان المسلمين بل جزء من مخطط لتصفية الثورة المصرية وإعادة نظام مبارك ودولته البوليسية العسكرية. لم يدافع الاشتراكيون الثوريون يوماً عن نظام مرسي والإخوان المسلمين. وكنا دائماً في مقدمة صفوف المعارضة لذلك النظام الإجرامي الفاشل والذي خان أهداف الثورة المصرية، بل وحمى أركان دولة مبارك وأجهزته الأمنية ومؤسسته العسكرية ورجال ...

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فيلم وثائقي يبحث عن قصص حب عاشها فلسطينيون او آخرون في فلسطين وجوارها في مرحلة ما قبل النكبة

أقوم حالياً ببحث لفيلمي الوثائقي الجديد. أبحث عن قصص حب عاشها فلسطينيون او آخرون في فلسطين وجوارها في مرحلة ما قبل عام ١٩٤٨ (اي منذ العام ١٩٠٠ وحتى ١٩٥٠). أبحث عن قصص حب مرّة أو حلوة، بريئة أو ملتهبة، تأخذنا في مغامرة الى زمان ومكان مختلفين وتكسر المحرمات وتتخطى الحدود الاجتماعية والجغرافية والدينية او أي حدود اخرى في وقت انتشرت فيه الثورات في جميع انحاء العالم العربي مرافقة برغبة شعبية بإعادة تخيل المجتمع والمنطقة بطريقة مختلفة، أردت أن ابحث في ماضينا، في السنوات بين أواخر ...

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Fifty Bloggers Demand the Release of Bahrain's Mohammed Hassan

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“Tell them about how you're never really a whole person if you remain silent.” - Audre Lorde On 31 July, our friend Mohammed Hassan (also known as Safy in the blogging sphere and social media) was arrested from his parents' house in the Bahraini town of Sitra without an arrest warrant. According to Amnesty International, the twenty-six-year-old blogger is still at the Criminal Investigation Directorate in al-'Adliya located in the capital city of Manama. Friends of ...

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Campaign to Boycott the Oral History Conference at Hebrew University of Jerusalem

[The following petition was organized by Palestinian, Israeli, and other oral historians and academics from Europe, South Africa, and North America in regards to June 2014 "International Conference on Oral History" at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. See complete list of signatories below. It has garnered 100 signatures and counting.]  Campaign to Boycott the Oral History Conference at Hebrew University of Jerusalem August ...

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Call for Submissions: Rhonda A. Saad Prize for Best Graduate Paper in Modern and Contemporary Arab Art

Rhonda A. Saad Prize for Best Graduate Paper in Modern and Contemporary Arab Art Submission Deadline: 5 September 2013 The Association for Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World (AMCA) is currently accepting submissions for the 2013 Rhonda A. Saad Prize for Best Graduate Paper in Modern Arab Art. In its third year, the award aims to recognize and promote excellence in the field of modern and contemporary Arab art. The prize is offered to a graduate ...

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Course Announcement: Middle East Photography Preservation Initiative

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Applications are currently being accepted for Middle East Photography Preservation Initiative Amman 2014 Workshop date: 20-28 January 2014 Workshop venue: National Library of Jordan in Amman Distance mentoring: February to September 2014 Follow-up meeting: Fall 2014 Please submit your applications to by 19 August 2013 The MEPPI Initiative The Arab Image Foundation, the Art Conservation Department at the University of Delaware, The Metropolitan ...

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Dr. Timucin Koprulu, Dr. Meryem Kurtulmus, Yeditepe Assistants Are Not Alone!

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[The following petition was announced to the public and the press at a demonstration held on 24 July at the entrance of Ankara University’s Cebeci Campus. Academic personnel who wish to sign the statement should send an e-mail indicating their title, name, and the institution they work for (or are retired from) to The statement and the signatures will be communicated to the relevant institutions, as well as the national and international ...

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Call for Stories: Independent Documentary Searching for Love Stories from Pre-1948 Palestine

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Call for Stories: Independent Documentary Searching for Love Stories from Pre-1948 Palestine I am presently conducting research for a new documentary film. The film is a journey in search of love stories set against the tumultuous changes of early twentieth-century Palestine. It unravels a different geography of love and belonging across generations. Therefore, I am looking for love stories from Palestine from the early 1900s through 1950s. Love stories lived by ...

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Maryam Al-Khawaja Banned from Boarding British Airways Flight to Bahrain

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[The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) issued the following report on 9 August 2013 after its Acting President was barred from traveling to Bahrain.]  This morning the Acting President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) and Co-Director of the Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) Maryam Al-Khawaja, was informed by a British Airways flight staff member that the Bahrain Government had issued a ban on her name which effectively prevents her from boarding her ...

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Debating the University California Campus Climate: Taking On the ADL and Limits on Speech

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Last summer, a University of California (UC) advisory committee published a report claiming that "anti-Israel" speech and student activism creates a hostile environment for Jewish students on campus. Civil liberties organizations and progressive Jewish groups immediately criticized the report for its flawed methodology, and for the threat it posed to academic freedom and free speech. Former UC President Mark Yudof was forced to distance himself from the report's ...

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Taksim Commune: Gezi Park and the Uprising in Turkey (Video)

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Taksim Commune: Gezi Park and the Uprising in Turkey A video by Brandon Jourdan and Marianne Maeckelbergh This short documentary tells the story of the occupation of Gezi Park, the eviction on 15 July 2013, and the protests that have continued in the aftermath. It includes interviews with many participants and never before seen footage. Since the end of May 2013, political unrest has swept across Turkey. In Istanbul, a large part of the central Beyoğlu district became a ...

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Amnesty International: Evidence Points to Torture By Morsi Supporters

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[The following was published by Amnesty International on 2 August 2013] Egypt: Evidence Points to Torture Carried Out by Morsi Supporters Evidence, including testimonies from survivors, indicates that supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi tortured individuals from a rival political camp, said Amnesty International. Anti-Morsi protesters told Amnesty International how they were captured, beaten, subjected to electric shocks or stabbed by individuals loyal to ...

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Bahrain Government Using Fake Twitter Accounts to Track Online Critics

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[This report was originally published by Bahrain Watch on 31 July 2013.] Bahrain Government Using Fake Twitter Accounts to Track Online Critics: Over one hundred accounts targeted and 11 Twitter users jailed for insulting King [Manama] The Bahraini security apparatus has been hunting down activists who conceal their true identity online to avoid reprisal or prosecution for criticizing the Government, according to a new project by activist organization Bahrain ...

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UAE Prisoners Begin Hunger Strike

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[This report was originally published by the Emirates Centre for Human Rights on 2 August 2013.] UAE Prisoners Begin Hunger Strike in Protest at Continued Mistreatment   At least five of the sixty-one prisoners convicted of sedition in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have begun a hunger strike in what they claim is a protest at continued mistreatment by authorities.   The hunger strike, which began on 31 July, is said to be a protest against alleged beatings, ...

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Peace Keeping in Demonstrations and Public Disorder Situations

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[The following statement was recently released by the Egyptian Initiatve for Personal Rights (EIPR)] Peace Keeping in Demonstrations and Public Disorder Situations In every clash between demonstrators and security forces since the January revolution, the security forces involved in the violence, whether they were police or army, justified the killing and injuring of demonstrators with excuses such as: that the demonstrators were the ones who started the violence, that the ...

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مصريون يدعون لإجراءات محددة لوقف نزيف الدم

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طالب مجموعة من المواطنين المصريين اليوم في بيان أرسلوه للحكومة المؤقتة وجماعة الإخوان المسلمين بوقف إراقة الدماء عن طريق إجراءات محددة وعاجلة تكفل مواجهة الإرهاب مع عدم التعدي على الحقوق السياسية وضمان حق الاعتصام السلمي. وطالب الموقعون وهم مهنيون وكتاب وصحفيون وأساتذة جامعات وفنانون وعاملون في منظمات مدنية وطلاب بوقف التدهور المستمر في الأوضاع الأمنية والسياسية ونددوا بتحول العنف وإراقة الدماء إلى وسيلة وحيدة لممارسة الصراع السياسي. وحمل البيان قادة الدولة وأجهزتها ...

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Statement by Egyptian Rights Groups Calling for Dismissal of Interior Minister and Cessation of Violence by Muslim Brotherhood

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[The following statement was issued by the below signatories and published by the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies on 29 July 2013.] Rights Groups Demand Dismissal of Interior Minister, Call on Muslim Brotherhood to Refrain from Violence and Turn Over Those Responsible The undersigned organizations are severely alarmed by the massacre that took place on the Nasr Road in Cairo at dawn on Saturday, July 27, after police forces attacked demonstrators ...

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