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Flashmob: Brides Boycott Ahava and SodaStream at Bed Bath and Beyond (Video)

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The following is a video of a flash mob mobilizing for the boycott of AHAVA and SodaStream at a Bed Bath and Beyond store in Marin County, California.  Music by Jane Jewell and Sue Blackwell. Lyrics: Ode to Boycott Israel, end your occupation, There's no peace on stolen land; We'll sing out for liberation, 'Till you hear and understand. Ethnic cleansing and apartheid Should belong to history, Human rights should not be silenced, Palestine will soon be ...

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Kalimat Magazine Launches the Winter 2012 Egyptian Design Issue

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NEW YORK, December 21, 2011 – Arab thought and culture quarterly magazine Kalimat has launched their fourth issue for Winter 2012. Kalimat is an intermedia company that features bold and engaging political analysis, design, film, fashion, music, cultural affairs and new media content. The Winter issue covers Kalimat's four dossiers: Current Affairs, Culture, Art and Design and New Media. The 152-page (cover-to-cover) issue is Kalimat’s Egyptian Design Issue. Readers can ...

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Holding Libya Together: Security Challenges After Qadhafi

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[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 ...

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Yes ... We Do Want the Downfall of the State of Tyranny, Poverty and Dependency

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[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 ...

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Video: Crimes of the Junta in Egypt

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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 mohamadalm@gmail.com www.facebook.com/m6apri  

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Half an Hour with Khaled: A Piece Smuggled Out of Jail by Alaa Abd El Fattah.

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[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 ...

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The Transgressions of the Military Council and Its Fabrications (Video)

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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 ...

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Statement by the Revolutionary Socialists: The "Cabinet Offices" Massacre: A New Crime by the Sons of Mubarak in Power

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[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 ...

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Palestinian Bloggers and Activists' Statement in Solidarity with Razan Ghazzawi

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[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 ...

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Saudi Arabia: Repression in the Name of Security

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[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 ...

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ACLU to Congress: Stop Targeting American Muslims and Protect Muslim Service Members

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[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 ...

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Jadaliyya Articles by Co-Editors Anthony Alessandrini and Maya Mikdashi Nominated for Award - Vote Now!

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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 ...

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Bahrain's Assault on Medical Professionals

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Bahrain's doctors, nurses and emergency workers treated scores of injured and saw the dead after security forces launched a brutal crackdown on protestors. Many are now paying a steep price for speaking out about what they witnessed. After traveling to Bahrain as part of an Amnesty International fact-finding mission earlier this year, Dr. Hani Mowafi, co-director of the Boston Medical Center Department of Public and Global Health, observed the country's deteriorating human ...

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A Communiqué from the Revolutionaries of Tahrir Square

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Below is a communiqué from the Revolutionaries of Tahrir Square stating that they will not cease protesting until their demands are met. The first two demands are for the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces to step down as it had lost all legitimacy, and for the new Prime Minister, Kamal al-Ganzouri, and his government to resign. We will report more on this development/movement in the coming days. 

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Carter Center Preliminary Statement on the First Round of Voting in Egypt’s People’s Assembly Elections

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[The following press release was issued by The Carter Center on 2 December 2011 in regards to the first round of Egypt's 2011 parliamentary elections.] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 2, 2011 CONTACTS: Atlanta, Deborah Hakes +1 4044205124 Cairo, Sanne van den Bergh +20 1013511710 Carter Center Preliminary Statement on the First Round of Voting in Egypt’s People’s Assembly Elections The Carter Center deployed witnesses to observe two days of polling on ...

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Press Release: Bisan Center for Research and Development Issues the Study "Foreign Aid and the Molding of the Palestinian Space"

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[The following press release was issued by the Bisan Center for Research and Development. It was recently published on en.bisan.org] Issued by Bisan Center for Research and Development: The study "Foreign Aid and the Molding of the Palestinian Space" Bisan Center for Research and Development releases it’s new study "Foreign Aid and the Molding of the Palestinian Space” as part of a series on development in the occupied Palestinian territories. The studies ...

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Some Panels from the Upcoming Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association

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The Middle East Studies Association (MESA) will be holding its 43rd Annual Meeting in Washington DC this weekend, 1-4 December. Over a span of four days, scholars and researchers from across North America, the Middle East, and beyond will present their work via an impressive and diverse array of thematic panels (see complete program here). In order to highlight some of the panels, below is a list of MESA 2011 Annual Meeting panels in which one or more Jadaliyya Co-Editor is ...

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Parties Campaigning During Egypt's Voting Face Criminal Charges: Electoral Commission Chief

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The chairman of the Supreme Judicial Electoral Commission points out some of the complaints and says expat voting will be revealed along with the final, decisive results. The Chairman of the Supreme Judicial Electoral Commission said the high voter turnout reveals the peoples' trust in the judiciary and that elections are going well. In an interview with the television channel, Nile News today, the electoral commission's chairman, Abdel Moez Ibrahim, said that the ...

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Des elections au milieu d'une revolution

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La réapparition de manifestations massives en Égypte, sur la place Tahrir mais aussi ailleurs dans le pays, a soulevé, pour les observateurs et observatrices extérieur-e-s,  beaucoup de questions au sujet de ce qui a été souvent décrit comme « la transition démocratique de l’Égypte« . Beaucoup se demandent comment l’Égypte pourra progresser dans son « voyage vers la démocratie » quand la persistance de manifestations et d’occupations longues paraît ...

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Call for Papers - Language Change and Gender Discourse(s) in the MENA Region: The Case of e-Arabic (Sfax University 12-14 April 2012)

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Call for Papers Language change and gender discourse(s) in the MENA region: the case of e-Arabic Sfax University, Tunisia (12-14 April 2012) Deadlines: Abstracts on the 15th January 2012 The Arab Revolutions have accentuated and sometimes exaggerated the role of social media (Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube) and satellite television (Al-Jazeera) in the MENA region. Among Western analysts, some have spoken West’s failure to predict the Arab revolutions, ...

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