From the Editors
[The following is the latest from International Crisis Group on Libya]. Holding Libya Together: Security Challenges After Qadhafi EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS As the recent upsurge of violence dramatically illustrates, the militias that were decisive in ousting Qadhafi’s regime are becoming a significant problem now that it is gone. Their number is a mystery: 100 according to some; three times that others say. Over 125,000 Libyans are said to be armed. The groups ...Keep Reading »
[The following statement was issued on 21 December 2011 by the Revolutionary Socialists in Egypt.] Yes … we do want the downfall of the state of tyranny, poverty and dependency Accusations are being levelled at the Revolutionary Socialists by certain quarters, at the head of them the Ministry of the Interior’s website, and a number of satellite channels showed a clip from a video of a meeting which the Centre for Socialist Studies organised recently ...Keep Reading »
Documented footage displaying the crimes of the junta, during the break up of Tahrir Square on 19 December 2011. Prepared by: The Media Committee of the April 6 Youth Movement. Media coordinator for the April 6 Youth Movement / Huda Mohammad Alam firstname.lastname@example.org www.facebook.com/m6apriKeep Reading »
[The following was written by Alaa Abd El Fattah, after the peice was smuggled out of the Tora Prison on 9 December 2011. It was published in Arabic on Al Shorouk and in English on the website of No Military Trials for Civilians Movement, both on 19 December 2011.] Half an Hour With Khaled: A piece smuggled out of jail by Alaa Abd El Fattah Fate chose that my imprisonment should be connected to the civil judiciary: I was imprisoned in 2006 with ...Keep Reading »
The following video shows the events of Qasr Al-'Aini street on 17 December 2011, which featured a brutally violent assualt on peaceful unarmed protesters. It was created by elmoghazy09 and is dedicated in the openning scene as such: To whomever defends the military council To those whose eyes are covered and believe that the army and the people are hand in hand To Ganzawiry, is what you said the truth And finally . . . are these the good soldiers of the ...Keep Reading »
Statement by the Revolutionary Socialists: The "Cabinet Offices" Massacre: A New Crime by the Sons of Mubarak in Power
[The following statement was issued on 17 December by the Revolutionary Socialists in Egypt.] The "Cabinet Office" Massacre: A New Crime by the Sons of Mubarak in Power 9 martyrs … 500 injured … this is the result of confrontations between the Egyptian Occupying Forces and the revolutionaries in a fresh attempt to bring the revolution to its knees and to bring back the Mubarak regime. And why not? After all, the leaders of the Supreme Council of ...Keep Reading »
[The following statement was issued on 14 December 2011 by various Palestinian bloggers and activists in support of Razan Ghazzawi, a Syrian activist that was recently detained by the Syrian security forces and sentenced to fifteen years.] We, a group of Palestinian bloggers and activists raise our voices loud and clear in solidarity with all the prisoners of the Great Syrian Revolution. We stand with all the prisoners, activists, artists, bloggers and others, all who are ...Keep Reading »
[The following is the latest from Amnesty International on Saudi Arabia.] Saudi Arabia: Repression in the Name of Security “I am here to say we need democracy. We need freedom. We need to speak freely. We need no one to stop us from expressing our opinions.” -Khaled al-Johani speaking to reporters at a protest where no one but he turned up on 11 March 2011 and was arrested shortly after. Since March 2011 the Saudi Arabian authorities have launched a new wave of ...Keep Reading »
[The following statement was recently issued by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on 7 December, 2011.] Congress: Stop Targeting American Muslims and Protect Muslim Service Members Today the Senate and House Homeland Security Committees will hold a hearing on “Homegrown Terrorism: The Threat to Military Communities Inside the United States.” In their announcement of the hearing, Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) and Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) once again singled out Islam ...Keep Reading »
Jadaliyya Articles by Co-Editors Anthony Alessandrini and Maya Mikdashi Nominated for Award - Vote Now!
We are very excited that both Jadaliyya Co-Editors Anthony Alessandrini's article, "Palestine in Scare Quotes: From the NYT Grammar Book," and Maya Mikdashi's article, "The Marriage of Sexism and Islamophobia: Remaking the News on Egypt," have been nominated for the Three Quarks Daily Prize in Politics and Social Science. Show your support of Anthony Alessandrini and Maya Mikdashi's pieces as well as Jadaliyya by participating in the public ...Keep Reading »
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