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تظاهرات عالمية من أجل الديمقراطية والتضامن والعدالة

نداء ١٥ شباط لتظاهرات عالمية من أجل الديمقراطية والتضامن والعدالة

[تم إصدار هذ البيان من مجموعة من الناشطين والباحثين الدوليين في ١٥ شباط، ٢٠١٣] نداء ١٥ شباط لتظاهرات عالمية من أجل الديمقراطية والتضامن والعدالة منذ عشر سنوات، قال ملايين الناس حول العالم "لا" للحرب في 15 شباط من عام 2003. والآن، فإننا نقول "نعم" للسلام؛ "نعم" لنزع الأسلحة وللحياة الكريمة، بما في ذلك الحياة الاقتصادية التي تحددها المبادئ الديمقراطية. بدأ احتلال العراق بالرغم من احتجاجات عام 2003، ولكن العنف الذي أحدثه بوش كان أضيق من العنف ...

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Statement on UAE Targeting Families of Detained Human Rights Defenders

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[The following statement was issued by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights on 16 February 2013.] The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) has received information that authorities in the UAE are targeting family members of human rights defenders currently in detention. In recent days the daughter of Dr Mohammed Al-Mansoori has been subjected to judicial harassment while the son of Saleh Al-Dhufairi has been intimidated by state authorities. Moza Al-Mansoori, twenty-three ...

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Misery Beyond the War Zone: Life for Syrian Refugees and Displaced Populations in Lebanon

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[The following report was issued by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on 6 February 2013.] Misery Beyond the War Zone: Life for Syrian Refugees and Displaced Populations in Lebanon Executive Summary  The ongoing crisis in Syria is forcing ever more Syrians to flee their homeland in search of safety. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) reported in late January that more than 165,000 refugees had officially been registered in Lebanon alone, ...

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Reports Roundup (February 16)

[The following list is a compilation of the reports, statements, and other materials featured on the Jadaliyya Reports Page this past week.] Film-Portrait of Dr. Saud Mukhtar Al-Hashimi, Human Rights Defender, Saudi Arabia Alkarama Foundation highlights the humanitarian work of Dr. Saud Mukhtar Al-Hashimi, co-laureate of the 2012 Alkarama Award. Dr. Al-Hashimi was sentenced to thirty years imprisonment by the Riyadh Special Criminal Court in November 2011. Judith ...

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Film-Portrait of Dr Mohamed Al-Roken, Human Rights Defender, UAE

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The following video was produced by the Alkarama Foundation to highlight the work of Mohamed al-Roken, co-laureate of 2012 Alkarama Award for human rights defenders. Al-Roken has defended many political activists and fellow human rights defenders who were stripped of their citizenship, detained arbitrarily, subjected to travel bans, or tortured solely for having expressed their opinions. On 17 July 2012, the Emirati security services arrested Dr. al-Roken in Dubai during the ...

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The Feb 15 Call for Global Protests for Democracy, Solidarity and Justice

[Washington, DC protest against the war in Iraq in 2008. Image by Steve Rhodes via Flickr]

[The following statement was issued by an international group of activists and scholars on 15 February 2013.] Ten years ago, millions of people around the world said "no" to war on February 15, 2003. Now, we say "yes" to peace; "yes" to demilitarizing, to having decent lives, including economic lives, determined by democratic principles.  The invasion of Iraq still began after the 2003 protests, but the violence wreaked by Bush was still ...

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Eye on the Libyan General National Congress: Second Report

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[The following report was issued by Bokra Youth Organization and H2O Team on 8 February 2013.  This is the second in a year-long series of reports covering the actions of Libya's General National Council. This issue focuses on the period from 20 December 2012 to 15 January 2013. Click here to access the previous report.]  Eye on the General National Congress: The Second Report Introduction The General National Congress (GNC) held the following sessions ...

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Los Angeles Event: Sex and Sectarianism in Lebanon (20 February 2013)

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Sex and Sectarianism: Recognition and the Disarticulation of Madhhab/Sect and Sex/Gender in Lebanon A lecture by Maya Mikdashi Co-Sponsored by the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, the UCLA Islamic Studies Program, and UCLA School of Law Critical Race Studies Program, and the Arab Studies Institute (ASI) Wednesday, February 20, 2013
 12:00 PM  10383 Bunche Hall
 University of California Los Angeles   This talk examines the legal practice of strategic ...

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Statement from Global Palestinian Right to Return Coalition

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[The following statement was issued by the Global Palestinian Right to Return Coalition on 5 February 2013.] To the children of our heroic Palestinian people, To those who safeguard the unity of our people, our representation, and our cause, As the Palestinian people await the meeting of various sectors of Palestinian leadership on the eighth of February in Cairo, and as we anticipate further development of steps towards turning the page on painful Palestinian divisions, ...

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Globalizing Torture: CIA Secret Detention and Extraordinary Rendition

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[The following report was issued by the Open Society Foundations on 5 February 2013.]  Globalizing Torture: CIA Secret Detention and Extraordinary Rendition  Executive Summary Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) commenced a secret detention program under which suspected terrorists were held in CIA prisons, also known as “black sites,” outside the United States, where they were subjected ...

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Judith Butler's Remarks to Brooklyn College on BDS

[The following remarks were given by Judith Butler at a recent boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) event held at Brooklyn College. The event was the subject of a major public campaign (via false accusations and threats to withdraw funding) to pressure the Department of Political Science at the college to withdraw their co-sponoshorship of the event. The remarks were first published on The Nation.] Usually one starts by saying that one is glad to be here, but I cannot ...

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Film-Portrait of Dr. Saud Mukhtar Al-Hashimi, Human Rights Defender, Saudi Arabia

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The following video was produced by the Alkarama Foundation to highlight the work of Dr. Saud Mukhtar Al Hashimi, co-laureate of the 2012 Alkarama Award for human rights defenders. Once acclaimed by the Saudi government for his humanitarian work with children in Iraq, he became the target of the very same authorities when he started calling for constitutional reform and greater civil and political rights in his country. Accused of criticizing the government, he was ...

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Reports Roundup (February 9)

[The following list is a compilation of the reports, statements, and other materials featured on the Jadaliyya Reports Page this past week.] International Fact-Finding Mission on Israeli Settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Refugee Rights reports on the various ways in which the human rights of Palestinians have been violated by the existence of settlements.  HRW Statement on Sweeping Injustices in Saudi ...

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Email Exchange between Glenn Greenwald and Alan Dershowitz

[The following is an email exchange between writer Glenn Greenwald and Professor Alan Dershowitz. The context for the exchange was a public campaign by certain politicians to pressure the Political Science Department at Brooklyn College to rescind its sponsorship of an event discussing the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. The email exchange was originally posted here. For more information on the attempt to suppress the BDS event at Brooklyn ...

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Call for Papers -- Difficult Transition: Iraq's Road to Democracy (2 March, London)

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Difficult Transition: Iraq`s Road to Democracy 2 March 2013 SOAS, University of London           This one-day conference will bring together academics, policy-makers, politicians, journalists and civic organisations from both inside and outside of Iraq to examine the country's experiences with democratic governance since the fall of the Baath regime in April 2003. The relationship between democracy and the country's political, social and ...

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Pakistan: Countering Militancy in PATA

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[The following report was issued by International Crisis Group on 15 January 2013.] Pakistan: Countering Militancy in the PATA Executive Summary  Pakistan’s Provincially Administered Tribal Areas (PATA), which include Swat and six neighbouring districts and areas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province (KPK), remains volatile more than three years after military operations sought to oust Islamist extremists. Militant groups such as the Sunni extremist ...

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HRW Report on Repression and Reform in Morocco and the Western Sahara

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[The following report was released by Human Rights Watch on 31 January 2013.] Moroccans still await tangible improvements in human rights a year after the adoption of a progressive new constitution and the election of an Islamist-led parliament and government, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2013. Even as government ministers talked of reform, the courts imprisoned dissidents during 2012 under repressive laws curtailing free speech, and ...

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National Students for Justice in Palestine Stands in Solidarity with Brooklyn College

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As the Ad Hoc Steering Committee for the National Students for Justice in Palestine, we write to express our solidarity with organizers and academics at Brooklyn College. The co-sponsorship by Brooklyn College’s political science department of an event organized by Students for Justice in Palestine about the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement has resulted in an onslaught of intimidation from a campaign led by Alan Dershowitz. At first, Dershowitz and a handful ...

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UK Spyware in Bahrain: Company's Denials Called Into Question

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[The following press release was issued by Bahrain Watch on 6 February 2013.] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: bill@bahrainwatch.org
 Twitter: @bhwatch February 6, 2013 UK SPYWARE IN BAHRAIN: COMPANY’S DENIALS CALLED INTO QUESTION
: New Evidence Suggests Gamma Sold FinSpy to Bahrain [Manama] In July 2012, Bahrain Watch reported that the Government of Bahrain was targeting activists with the FinSpy/FinFisher “lawful interception” computer spyware, programmed ...

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Letter from Faculty Union at CUNY in Support of Brooklyn College Israel Forum

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[The following letter was issued by the CUNY Faculty Union on 5 February 2013.] Congressman Jerrold Nadler Congresswoman Yvette Clarke Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez Congressman Hakeem Jeffries NY City Council Speaker Christine Quinn NY City Comptroller John Liu  NY City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz NY State Senator Kevin Parker NY State Senator Daniel Squadron NY State Assemblywoman Rhoda Jacobs NY State ...

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