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Press Release: Halt "Ships of Shame" from the USA Carrying Weapons to Egypt

[Egypt's Central Security Forces in Cairo. Photo by Mariam Soliman. From Wikimedia Commons.]

[The following press release was issued by Amnesty International on 15 March 2012.] A ship carrying a cargo of weapons with explosives en route from the USA to Egypt must not be allowed to offload because of a substantial risk the weapons will be used by Egyptian security forces to commit human rights violations, Amnesty International said on Thursday.  The organization has tracked the Dutch-flagged ship, MV Schippersgracht, for the past two months. It is ...

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Symposium: The Arab Uprisings and the Future of Arab Politics (Washington DC, 22-23 March 2012)

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The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies cordially invites you to attend The 2012 CCAS Annual Symposum The People Want the Fall of the Regime: The Arab Uprisings and the the Future of Arab Politics The Arab world has witnessed unprecedented protests and popular mobilization since December 2010/January 2011. Across the region, millions of people have rallied to demand dignity and freedom, often in the face of violent repression.  Al sha‘b urid isqat al nizam—“The ...

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Reclaiming Freedom for the Left: Themed Panel Series at 2012 Left Forum (16-18 March, New York City)

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The 2012 Left Forum will be held this month, on 16-18 March at Pace University in New York City. This year's conference is being organized under the theme, "Occupy the System: Confronting Global Capitalism" (see complete program here). The three panels below are grouped around the theme of "reclaiming freedom for the left" and analyze the capture of the discursive trope of freedom by the right in three areas: the economy; ideologies of ...

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Call to National and European MPs: For an Audit of Tunisia's Debts to the EU

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[The following statement was issued on 16 March 2012 by a diverse group of European parliamentarians calling for an audit of Tunisia's debt to the European Union.] With dictator Ben Ali ousted from power since 14 January 2011, Tunisia bears the burden of a public external debt amounting to $14.4 bn, which is a major obstacle to the development of the Tunisian people since repayment (capital plus interests) drains on an average an annual sum 6 times larger than the health ...

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Call for Papers: Real Democracy and the Revolutions of Our Time (Loughborough University, 3-5 September 2012)

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Call for Proposals for the "Real Democracy and the Revolutions of Our Time" Sessions 2nd Anarchist Studies Network Conference: "Making Connections" Loughborough University, United Kingdom, 3-5 September 2012 Not since the 1960s has there been such global interest in the prospects and possibilities of revolution. From the Middle East to the metropolises of Europe, South Asia, and the Americas, large number of people have taken to the streets in ...

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Dallying with Reform in a Divided Jordan

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[The following is the latest from the International Crisis Group (ICG) on Jordan.] Popular Protest in North Africa and the Middle East (IX): Dallying with Reform in a Divided Jordan Middle East Report No. 118 12 March 2012 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Something is brewing in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. It is not so much that protests have been spreading since 2011; the country has experienced these before and so far they remain relatively small. It is, rather, who is behind ...

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Call for Papers: 1962, A World (Oran, Algeria, 14-16 October 2012)

Three revolutionairy women, each named Dalila, in The Battle of Algiers: the war film classic directed by Gillo Pontecorvo. [Image from Cine Papaya.]

Call for Papers: 1962, A World Oran, Algeria 14–16 October 2012 Proposal Deadline: 15 April 2012 The symbolic and exemplary resonance of Algeria’s independence escapes the limits of either Algerian or French history. The interdisciplinary colloquium “1962, A World” 72 544x376 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE

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Reel Syria 2012: Festival of Syrian Films, Music, and Theater (London & Edinburgh, 15-18 March 2012)

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At a time when Syria appears engulfed in violent conflict, the Reel Syria Festival will present a nuanced portrait of the country and its people. On the anniversary of the uprising, Mosaic Initiative for Syria will also raise funds for Syrians displaced and affected by the current violent crackdown. Highlights of the festival include a Syrian film programme as part of DoxBox Syria Global Day 2012, including a screening of ‘A Flood in Ba’ath Country’ directed by ...

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Faculty Petition on NYPD Failure of Leadership

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Updated: Over Four Hundred Faculty Nationwide Call for NYPD Commissioner’s Resignation Today, more than four hundred faculty from across the country wrote to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, adding theirs to a multitude of voices calling for Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Deputy Commissioner Paul Brown to step down. A response to the NYPD’s over-reaching and indiscriminate surveillance of Muslim student associations along the Northeast seaboard, this is the ...

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"Why Don't We Dialogue?" Walk Out on IDF Presentation at UCLA (Video)

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On Tuesday, 28 February 2012, Students for Justice in Palestine at UCLA organized a Gaza memorial as part of its annual Palestine Awareness Week. In response, Bruins for Israel and StandWithUs invited IDF soldiers to campus to present a whitewashed version of the IDF's actions in Operation Cast Lead, the 2008-2009 assault on the Gaza Strip which resulted in over 1,400 casualties and, to date, no accountability for documented war crimes and possible crimes against humanity. ...

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House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family and a Lost Middle East

[Left: Cover of Shadid's new book. Right: Anthony Shadid. Image composite by Nada Bakri]

Anthony Shadid has been widely hailed as the best foreign correspondent of his generation.  For Arab Americans, he was much more than that.  How many times did we send one of Anthony's dispatches from Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Palestine, Libya or Syria to our friends so that they might ...

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Lecture on Arab Uprisings by Fawwaz Traboulsi at AUB's Issam Fares Institute

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As part of its Arab Uprisings Lecture Series, the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs recently hosted Fawwaz Trabulsi. In his presentation, entitled: “Revolutions Also Topple Ideas: How the Uprisings Shattered the Prevailing Political Constructs of the Arab world,” Traboulsi critically reviewed how the uprisings have called into question the main concepts that have dominated intellectual production and public practices in the Arab ...

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In a Different Light (Nazareth, 16 February - 6 March 2012)

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The opening of ‘In a Different Light’, a photography exhibition by Katie Ramadan, will be at the Sudfeh Gallery-Restaurant in Nazareth on Thursday, February 16 2012, from 8-11pm. The exhibition includes thirty photographs broken into eight separate series. The aesthetic flow of the series, meaningful and exciting to the eye, includes explorations of the home, public spaces and individuality.  Curated by Walid Mawed, the exhibition is sponsored by Sudfeh ...

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The Arab Uprisings One Year On: Voices from the Ground (Oxford, 29 February 2012)

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Oxford University and the Weidenfeld Scholars would like to invite you to the 2012 Weidenfeld Debates Conference. This year’s event will commemorate the anniversary of the beginning of the Arab Spring and will present 7 unique voices from the streets who witnessed and took part in the popular uprisings.  Who?  Tunisia - Yassine Ayari, cyber activist,  Yemen - Atiaf AlWazir, Researcher, NGO consultant & blogger Syria - Joseph Daher, activist and author ...

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Bedoon Rights: An Online Reference on Statelessness in Kuwait

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Bedoon Rights is a network founded by stateless Kuwaiti advocate Mona Kareem putting together contributions by a number of stateless volunteers mostly based in Kuwait. The network is the only online reference in English devoted for the case of statelessness in Kuwai. It provides relevant official documents translated, reports made by international organizations, daily reporting, videos, photos, and it offers help to journalists, correspondents, and bloggers ...

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Palestine and the Uprisings: SOAS Palestine Society Annual Conference (London, 17 March 2012)

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Palestine and the Uprisings: School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) Palestine Society 8th Annual Conference 17 March | Brunei Gallery | SOAS – London Hosted by London Middle East Institute and the Centre for Palestine Studies (SOAS)   Program  9:00 – 9:30: REGISTRATION 9:30 – 9:45: OPENING REMARKS Hassan Hakimian  – London Middle East Institute 9:45 – 11:45: MAPPING FORCES CONFRONTING THE UPRISINGS Chair: Laleh Khalili ...

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Palestine Awareness Week at UCLA (Los Angeles, 27 February - 1 March, 2012)

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On Monday 27 February through Thursday 1 March, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) will be hosting a series of activites as part of the 2012 UCLA Palestine Awareness Week. For full program details, see flier below.

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Statement on Hunger Strike of Khader Adnan by Palestinian Human Rights Organizations

[Waiting for Adnan's release. Image by Sharif Solaiman for Addameer.org]

[The following statement was issued by the Palestinian Council of Human Rights Organizations on 15 February 2011.] To: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights CC: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Khader Adnan at Risk of Death on 60th Day of Hunger Strike  Urgent Call for Action 15 February 2012 As Palestinian organizations dedicated to the protection and promotion of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), we reiterate our ...

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Immunity, Accountability, and the Arab Uprisings: Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat Discusses the Role of the Human Rights Community

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On 14 February 2012, Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat participated in an American University Law School's 2012 Founders' Celebration entitled "The Impact of the Arab Spring Throughout the Middle East and Northern Africa: Building the Rule of Law and the Role of the International Community in Domestic Conflicts." Noura was invited to speak on immunity in international law as it relates to the already deposed and prospectively deposed heads of state of ...

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Anthony Shadid Is No Longer with Us

[Anthony Shadid in the On Point studios of WBUR. Photograph by Nicholas Dynan for WBUR]

Anthony was a dear friend and colleague to so many of us at Jadaliyya. We are shocked and devastated by this loss. We have very little to say at this point, except to offer our deepest condolences to his family. Jadaliyya Editors   From the New York Times (Thursday Evening): At Work in Syria, Times Correspondent Dies Anthony Shadid, a prize-winning newspaper correspondent whose graceful dispatches for both The New York Times and The Washington Post covered nearly ...

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