From the Editors
[The following report is the latest from the International Crisis Group (ICG) on Syria.] Syria's Phase of Radiclisation I. Overview As the 10 April deadline Kofi Annan (the UN and Arab League joint Special Envoy) set for implementation of his peace plan strikes, the conflict’s dynamics have taken an ugly and worrying turn. Syrians from all walks of life appear dumbfounded by the horrific levels of violence and hatred generated by the crisis. Regime forces have subjected ...Keep Reading »
[The following press release was released by Bahrain Watch on 19 April 2012.] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: email@example.com Twitter: @bhwatch April 19, 2012 A DANGEROUS ESCALATION: AT LEAST 11 SHOTGUN INJURIES ON 18 APRIL 2012 Bahrain Watch Identifies Cyprus, UK, and Italian Birdshot, and Other Live Ammunition [Manama] Activist group Bahrain Watch has observed a dramatic escalation in the use of birdshot and live ammunition by police against ...Keep Reading »
In this interview, Julian Assange asks Hasan Nasrallah, Secretary-General of Hizbollah, about the organization's goals and strategies vis-a-vis Lebanon, Palestine, and the Israeli government, as well as the current uprising, regime response, and international mobilization in Syria. The interview is the first installament in a ten-episode series entitled The World Tomorrow, broadcast on Russia Today, hosted by Julian Assange, and featuring interviews with ...Keep Reading »
A Collective Response to "To Be Anti-Racist is to Be Feminist: The Hoodie and the Hijab are Not the Same"
[The following statement was issued by a group of feminist writers, activists, and academics in response to a recently published article, entitled "To Be Anti-Racist Is to Be Feminist: The Hoodie and the Hijab Are Not Equals." It was originally published on The Feminist Wire, the publication that featured the original article. To sign on to this statement, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and institutional affiliation.] To our ...Keep Reading »
The following is a video of a lecture given by Judith Butler, entitled "Boycott Politics and Global Responsability," wherein she discusses the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement in solidarity with the Palestinian people. The lecture was given at Tufts University and co-sponsored by the school's Antrhopology, Sociology, English, and Peace and Justice Studies departments. Butler is a professor of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley. ...Keep Reading »
[The following was published by the Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University] The Center for Palestine Studies has developed a new project on Palestine and Law, which consists of a series of panels with some of the world's leading legal scholars on Palestine. The aim of the series is to promote innovative academic thought on legal questions related to Palestine. The issues covered will include the state question; property issues; from possession to ...Keep Reading »
[The following press release was issued by the Popular Campaign to Drop Egypt's Debt on 1 April, 2012] The end of the Mubarak dictatorship left Egypt with a heavy legacy of failed economic policies and a misshaped sovereign debt management with projects not necessarily benefiting the vast majority of the Egyptian population. Today, Egypt bears the burden of a public external debt amounting to $35 billion consuming 2/5th of the national budget to service and principal ...Keep Reading »
[The following report was published in the Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter on 1 April 2012. It was prepared by by Oktay Durukan and Zaid Hydari of Helsinki Citizens Assembly-Regugee Advocacy and Support Program.] Update: Syrian Refugees in Turkey 16,000 and Counting … Since the Syrian conflict began over one year ago, the Government of Turkey has kept its borders open to individuals who have fled the turmoil. According to latest official figures, over ...Keep Reading »
"Al Arabi Al Hor" (Free Arab) tells the stories of the ongoing revolutions. Its main focus is short documentaries, in addition to written texts and visual material, offering an open space for users' interactions. The documentary films range from two to three minutes in length. Six to ten new documentary films will be released each week. The films portray the daily lives of its featured individuals, following the positive and negative effects of the Arab ...Keep Reading »
On Thursday, April 5 at 6PM the Center for Palestine Studies and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Columbia University will host the event “Carceral Politics In Palestine and Beyond: Gender, Vulnerability, Prison,” featuring panelists Judith Butler, Angela Davis, Mai Masri, and Lena Meari. This topic has recently been put under the international spotlight by Palestinian detainees who have gone on hunger strike in order to expose the brutality of Israel's ...Keep Reading »
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