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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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From Greece: Declaration for the Defense of Society and Democracy

[Riot police use tear gas as protesters stand in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens, Sunday, 12 February 2012. Image by Petros Giannakouris.]

[The following statement was issued by a group of Greek academics regarding the ongoing crises in Greece.] Greek society is suffering both from the crisis and the responses to it, which have reached a dead-end. Major social and political institutions that were created with enormous struggles and sacrifices in post-War Greece—social security, the public health care system, public education, public transport, the natural and urban environment, the right to live a safe ...

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Video: "Down with Hamad" Chanted at 10 February 2012 Protest in Bahrain

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Symposium: Law, Human Rights, and Revolution: Transitions in the Wake of the Arab Spring (Los Angeles, 16-17 February)

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Law, Human Rights, and Revolution: Transitions in the Wake of the Arab Spring University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA), 16-17 February 2012 The Annual Symposium of the UCLA Law School Journal of International Law and Foriegn Affairs (JILFA) co-Organized with the G.E. von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies has support from the University of California Humanities Research Intiaitive and UCLA International Institute. It's agenda follows.   Thursday, ...

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Palestinian Intellectuals to Syrian Regime: Not in Our Name!

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[The following statement was issued in Arabic by Palestinian intellectuals offering their solidarity with the Syrian people and applying for members to the newly established Syrian Writers Union. It was translated into English and published as such by/on Wadiqratiya. See also the Palestinian rights organization Adalah’s condemnation of the Syrian regime.]   It is our honor, as Palestinian writers and signatories to this statement, to request as a group to be ...

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خريطة مسيرات وزارة الدفاع الجمعه 10 فبراير 2012

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The Academic Boycott on Campus: Breaking New Ground, Gaining Momentum

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[The following statement was issued by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) on 3 February 2012.]  In an open letter dated 21 October 2011, Palestinian students wrote to their counterparts across the world, “We hope you put Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) at the forefront of your campaigns and join together for Israeli Apartheid Week: the pinnacle of action across universities worldwide.” [1] The 8th Annual ...

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Live Update from Bab Al-Amr

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[The following is an update on the situation in Homs from Syrian activist Omar Shakir.] The humanitarian situation on the ground in Baba Amr until this moment is still a mix of rocket launchers, tanks. Mortar launchers hit the area from all sides. More than five hundred shells have come down on us since the morning, targetting homes, protest places, and mosques. Alanwar Mosque was shelled with more than ten shells, which led to the destruction of a large part of it; ...

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CADTM Downgrades Its IMF Rating: A Very Negative Outlook

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[The following press release was released by the Committee for the Abolition of Third World Debt.] The Committee for the Abolition of Third World Debt (CADTM) has decided to downgrade its rating of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) due to the heavy share of responsibility the IMF has for the deterioration of people’s living standards in countries subjected to austerity policies that it has openly imposed or dictated from behind the scenes. The resulting high levels of ...

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Back to Tahrir

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Thanks and Appreciation from the Syrian National Council to the Saudi Kingdom

         

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Video of Security Force Violence in Mohamed Mahmoud Street Battles

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The following video, recently released by hoqook.com, shows Egyptian security forces shooting protesters at face and chest levels during the Mohamed Mahmoud battles near Tahrir Square last November. During the week from 19 to 24 November 2011, at least forty people were killed and thousands injured in the clashes between security personnel and unarmed protesters. To date, no person has been held accountable for these attacks and concomitant deaths and injuries.

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Letter to Lara Fabian

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[The following letter was sent to the artist Lara Fabian on 15 January 2012 by the Campaign to Boycott Supporters of "Israel" in Lebanon.]  Beirut, 15 January 2012 Dear Ms. Lara Fabian, Greetings from Beirut. You have declared your full support for Israel. You have sung on its sixtieth "anniversary," which means sixty (by now sixty four) years of ethnic cleansing, house demolitions, apartheid, colonial settlements, and denial of the rights ...

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Interim Government Obtains Four Times the Loans Obtained during Mubarak's Time

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[The following press release was released by The Popular Campaign to Drop Egypt's Debt. It was translated into English by Khaled Nagy.] Press Release by The Popular Campaign to Drop Egypt's Debt Interim Government Obtains Loans Four Times as Much as Those during Mubarak's Time The International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan issue is looming again in the Egyptian horizon, a few months after the rejection of a similar loan. It was claimed that the first loan was rejected ...

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