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Judith Butler: Boycott Politics and Global Responsibility (Video)

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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. ...

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Video: Palestine & Law Panel on "The State Question"

[The Panelists. Photo by Maher Abdelqader.]

[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 ...

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Press Release: "Petition to EU Members of Parliament about Auditing Egyptian Foreign Debt"

[Inside of the European Parliament in Brussels. From Wikimedia Commons.]

[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 ...

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Syrian Refugees in Turkey

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[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 ...

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Al-Arabi al-Hor (The Free Arab)


"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 ...

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Carceral Politics in Palestine and Beyond: Gender, Vulnerability, Prison

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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 ...

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ICC Rejects Palestine Bid

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[The following is a ruling from the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court] Situation in Palestine 1. On 22 January 2009, pursuant to article 12(3) of the Rome Statute, Ali Khashan acting as Minister of Justice of the Government of Palestine lodged a declaration accepting the exercise of jurisdiction by the International Criminal Court for "acts committed on the territory of Palestine since 1 July 2002." [1]  2. In ...

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Jadaliyya Reports You Might Have Missed

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Jadaliyya Reports is Jadaliyya's hub for disseminating statements, images, and videos produced by people on the ground in the region, as well as conferences, publications, adn reports from/about the region. Below is a list of some of the on-the-ground-produced statements and videos that readers might have missed over the past several months. Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR): Report on Human Rights Violations Since the BICI (Bassiouni) Report Popular Campaign to Drop ...

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Past is Present: Settler Colonialism in Palestine (New Issue of Settler Colonial Studies)

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[The following is the table of contents of the most recent issue of Settler Colonial Studies] Settler Colonial Studies Vol. 2, No. 1 (2012) Past is Present: Settler Colonialism in Palestine Table of Contents Articles Editors' Introduction Omar Jabary Salamanca, Mezna Qato, Kareem Rabie, Sobhi Samour Land, Labor and the Logic of Zionism: A Critical Engagements with Gershon Shafir Zachary Lockman Shtelt Colonialism: First and Last Impressions of Indigeneity by ...

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Journal of Palestine Studies Responds to CAMERA: David Ben-Gurion and the Transfer of Arabs

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[The following response was issued by the Journal of Palestine Studies on 27 March 2012.] On 3 November 2011, the self-appointed media watchdog CAMERA (Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America) informed the Journal of Palestine Studies of an incorrect citation in an article by Ilan Pappé (“The 1948 Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine”) published in its autumn 2006 issue. The incorrect citation referred to a quotation by Israeli founding father David Ben-Gurion ...

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Call for Papers: Change and Continuity in the Middle East - Rethinking West Asia, North Africa, and the Gulf after 2011 (London, 11 June 2012)

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Change and Continuity in the Middle East: Rethinking West Asia, North Africa and the Gulf after 2011 London, 11 June 2012 Submission Deadline: 13 April 2012 The fact that 2011 has been a year of momentous importance for West Asia, North Africa and the Gulf can hardly be disputed. For this reason, the Graduate Section of BRISMES hereby extends an invitation to all young researchers and PhD candidates to present research that addresses the political, economic, social ...

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Bahrain Center for Human Rights Report on Human Rights Violations Since the BICI Report

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[The following press release was issued by Bahrain Centre for Human Rights on 26 March 2012.] BCHR publishes today its new report, Post BICI Report, presenting the key findings from the ongoing effort to document human rights violations occurring in the state of Bahrain since the publication of the Report of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) in November 2012. Our investigative report supports the rights of victims, no matter their political ...

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Press Release: "We Reject the Economic Program Presented by Ganzouri's Cabinet to the IMF"

[The International Monetary Fund Building in Washington, D.C. From Wikimedia Commons.]

[The following press release was issued by the Popular Campaign to Drop Egypt's Debt on 20 March 2012.] No to reproducing Mubarak’s failed economic policies! MP Saad Al Hossaini, head of the parliamentary Plan and Budget Committee, received in his office a delegation from the Popular Campaign to Drop Egypt’s Debt (PCDED), to discuss the issue of Egypt’s foreign debt in light of the discourse around a new loan the interim government intends to draw from the IMF. In an ...

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Call for Participants: Training for MENA Journalists on EU Aid Post-Arab Spring (16-19 May 2012)

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Following the erruption of the Arab uprisings, the European Union has quickly responded by announcing its intention to allegedly assist North African and Middle Eastern countries in their efforts to democratise. One of the main tools proposed for such assistance has been lending by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), originally created to help post-communist countries in Central and Eastern Europe transition to democracy and market economy. The ...

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Sonia M'Barek and Marcel Khalife to Perform in New York (23 March and 29 April)

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Alwan for the Arts Brings Arab Music Giants Sonia M’Barek and Marcel Khalife to New York City This March and April, the New York audience will have the rare pleasure of seeing in performance two giants in the Middle Eastern and specifically Arab musical worlds: Sonia M’Barek, in a concert at Proshansky Auditorium at the CUNY Graduate Center on Friday, 23 March, and Marcel Khalife on Sunday, 29 April at The Town Hall. Both concerts are presented by Alwan for the Arts, a ...

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OccupyData Hackathon Round II (23-24 March 2012)

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R-Shief Labs, OccupyResearch, DataCenter and the MIT Center for Civic Media are excited to announce OccupyData Hackathon Round II. Join us at the locations below or organize your own. When: 23-24 March, 2012 Where: Cambridge, MA | Los Angeles | New York | Oakland | San Francisco | Utrecht | Washington, D.C. | CyBeRspace | |  *ADD YOUR LOCATION* | What: Hackathon I (reviews, summaries, showcases of work by R-Shief Labs, by ...

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“حرية الإعلام: القضية المؤجلة”

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 عقد الائتلاف الوطني لحرية الإعلام في مصر مؤتمراً صحفياً يوم 12 مارس 2012 لإطلاق تقريره الأول عن حرية الإعلام المصري بمناسبة مرور عام على اندلاع ثورة 25 يناير بعنوان “حرية الإعلام .القضية المؤجلة”. يرصد التقرير حالة الإعلام المصري بشكل يومي من خلال تتبع أحداثه وفاعلياته على أرض الواقع.  يأتي التقرير في 200 صفحة تحت عنوان “حرية الاعلام القضية المؤجلة" وهو يمثل توثيقاً لمسيرة الإعلام المصري على مدار العام الأول من الثورة على عدة محاور منفصلة متصلة بداية ...

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Press Release: Activists Refute Bahrain Government Claim of Reform Implementation

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Activists Refute Bahrain Government Claim of Reform Implementation Researchers launch "Government Inaction" website to track government’s implementation of BICI Recommendations [Manama] The Bahraini government has failed to fully implement any of the recommendations made by a prominent rights commission last year, said a team of independent activists on Thursday. The group, calling itself Bahrain Watch, made the statement on the launch of their new website ...

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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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The DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival 2017: The Kennedy Center

SHOWCASE // I am From There, I am From Here I Am From There, I Am From Here: A Palestinian Showcase will kick off the seventh DCPFAF on the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage with storytelling, musical ensemble, and theater. The cultural production, a contemporary expression of the colorful Palestinian diaspora, celebrates Palestine as a vision for the future as much as an object of commemoration. Featuring: Nadia Abuelezam of Palestinians Podcast ⋅ ...

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