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"Death to Al Sa`ud" Chants by Thousands in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province: A Game Changer?

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[This post will be updated and further corroborated in the coming days] Saudi security forces have killed at least three people in al Qatif, in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia,  since the killing of nineteen-year-old Naser al-Mheishi during confrontations with security forces at a road block in the Shweika district on Sunday 20 November 2011. Ali al-Filfil, twenty-four, was killed during a protest on Monday, while Ali Abdullah Al Qreires, twenty-six, and Munib ...

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Statement by US-based Egyptian Academics and Professionals in Response to Attacks on Protesters Since November 19

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[The following statement was issued on 24 November 2011.] When uprisings began in Egypt earlier this year, the Obama administration wavered in its support for the revolution. Hilary Clinton openly advocated for a transition led by former intelligence chief Omar Suleiman. Her aide Frank Wisner actually recommended that Hosni Mubarak remain in power throughout the transition process. The reasons for this are no secret to anyone familiar with US Middle East policy. Egypt has ...

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Report of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI)

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[The following is an excerpt from the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) report, which was released in both English and Arabic on 23 November 2011. For analysis of the context and political implications of the BICI, see Jadaliyya's Bahrain's Independent Commission of Inquirt: Path to Justice or Political Shield. Scroll down to download the full report.] Chapter XII — General Observations and Recommendations 1686. Article 1 of the Royal Order No. 28 of 2011, ...

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ICRC Database on Customary International Humanitarian Law: New Update of State Practice

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[The following press release was issued by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on 18 November, 2011.] Geneva (ICRC) – On 21 November the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will make available its updated collection and analysis of practice from 27 countries – Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Fiji, Finland, France, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Libya, Nepal, the Netherlands, New Zealand, ...

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Call for Submissions: Malafat Naqdiyya

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NAAS (Network of Arab Arthouse Screens), a network of independent art-house cinemas and cultural institutions in the Middle East, is launching Malafat Naqdiyya, an English/Arabic e-zine dedicated solely to writing on world cinema. NAAS was founded by ArteEast (a New York based non-profit that promotes the work of contemporary Middle Eastern artists) in collaboration with a number of art-house theaters and cine clubs in the Middle East. Its members are united by the ...

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Several Political Figures and Coalitions Boycott Campaigning After Police Crackdown in Tahrir

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In response to a police clampdown on protesters in Tahrir, several coalitions and political figures suspended their campaigns for Egypt's parliamentary elections this month. The uncertainty surrounding the parliamentary elections was fuelled on Sunday after several coalitions and political figures protested the government’s violent tactics against the roughly ten thousand protesters on Saturday by boycotting campaigning. Police’s rough tactics to disperse protesters ...

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Statement by SASI on People to People Solidarity with Palestine and Duplicity of South Asian States

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[The following statement was issued by the South Asia Solidarity Initiative (SASI) on 6 November, 2011.] SASI Calls for People-to-People Solidarity with Palestine and Condemns Duplicity of South Asian States in Palestine Bid for UN Recognition The South Asia Solidarity Initiative (SASI) recognizes the importance and urgency of the Palestinian bid for recognition by the United Nations this September. Despite the threatened U.S. veto in the Security Council, all member ...

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Job Announcement: Assistant Professor in International Studies (IR/CP)/Middle East (American University of Beirut)

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Faculty Position - International Studies (IR/CP)/Middle East Application deadline January 23, 2012 The Department of Political Studies and Public Administration (PSPA) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) invites applications for a full-time, open rank position in international studies with an interest in topics relevant to the politics of Middle East and/or North Africa to begin September 15, 2012. We will consider applicants of any subfield in political science ...

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Kalimat: Outlet for Political, Social, and Cultural Expression

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Kalimat is a quarterly magazine committed to providing an outlet for political, cultural and social expression within the Arab region and its Diaspora. The creative directors, editors and designers of the region are not given a chance to express themselves. Instead, these roles are given to people of the more “modern” culture, increasing an adherence to the status quo. Kalimat Magazine is a vehicle that aspires to revolutionise media and design education in the Arab region. ...

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Press Release by South African Union on Russell Tribunal on Palestine

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[The following press release was issued by the South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) on 7 November, 2011. It was recently published on samwu.org.za] Jacob Zuma and Government must implement recommendations made by Russell Tribunal SAMWU PRESS STATEMENT 07 November 2011 The South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) welcomes the findings of the international citizen-based Tribunal of conscience, The Russell Tribunal on Palestine (RToP). This ...

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Two Poems by Rafeef Ziadah

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Rafeef Ziadah is a Canadian-Palestinian spoken word artist and activist. Her debut CD Hadeel is dedicated to Palestinian youth, who still fly kites in the face of F16 bombers, who still remember the names if their villages in Palestine and still hear the sound of Hadeel (cooing of doves) over Gaza.

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A Syrian Activist in Hiding: Democracy Now! Interview with Razan Zaitouneh

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Daily protests continue in Syria even as the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights estimates the government has killed more than 3,500 people during the last eight months in its attempt to silence a growing popular uprising. Over the weekend, protesters carried out a general strike in several cities. We get a live report from Damascus from Razan Zaitouneh, a lawyer and human rights activist, who says she believes at least 4,133 people have been ...

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Democracy Now! Interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Bassam Haddad on Uprising and Intervention in Syria

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This is an interview conducted with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Bassam Haddad on Monday, 14 November, in regards to regime-opposition dynamics in Syria and the prospects for external intervention. Today the European Union decided to impose sanctions on 18 Syrians in response to the killings of protesters by Syrian forces under President Bashar al-Assad. The move comes after the Arab League formally suspended the Syrian delegation on Saturday over its violent crackdown on eight ...

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Palestinian Freedom Riders to Ride Settler Buses to Jerusalem

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[The following press release was issued by the Palestinian Freedom Riders campaign on 13 November 2011.] Freedom Riders Sunday, November 13, 2011 For Immediate Release Palestinian Freedom Riders to Ride Settler Buses to Jerusalem. Inspired by the Freedom Rides of the US Civil Rights Movement Palestinian activists will attempt to board segregated Israeli settler buses to occupied East Jerusalem [Ramallah] Groups of Palestinian Freedom Riders will attempt to board ...

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Statement by Comrades from Cairo in Response to OWS Proposal to Send Election Monitors

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[The following statement was issued by Comrades from Cairo on 13 November 2011.] To our kindred occupiers in Zuccotti park, When we called out to you, requesting you join us on 12 November in defending our revolution and in our campaign against the military trial of civilians in Egypt, your solidarity—pictures from marches, videos, and statements of support—added to our strength. However, we recently received news that your General Assembly passed a proposal authorizing ...

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Doctoring the Evidence, Abandoning the Victim: The Involvement of Medical Professionals in Torture and Ill-Treatment in Israel

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[The following is the latest from the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel (PCATI) and Physicians for Human Rights - Israel (PHR) on medical professionals' involvement in mistreatment in Israel.] Medical Professionals and Torture?   When we think of doctors, it is often the Hippocratic Oath and its mythical status that comes to mind. We believe that doctors help the sick, standing beside them in times of troubles at any hour of the day or night, remaining ...

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Announcement of Voter Registration for Palestinian National Council (PNC) Elections

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[The following announcement was released by the Facilitation Office for a Civic Registration Drive, an independent civic initiative in support of national efforts for democratic Palestinian elections to the PNC.] Public Announcement of a Civic Registration for Direct Elections to the PNC By the spring of 2012 an internet register for the secure online registration of Palestinian voters everywhere will be completed and ready for use. Palestinians can then register ...

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Call for Papers: 12th Annual Southwest Graduate Conference in Middle Eastern and North African Studies (University of Arizona, 29-30 March 2012)

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12th Annual Southwest Graduate Conference in Middle Eastern and North African Studies University of Arizona, 29-30 March 2012 Invitation  The Middle East and North Africa Graduate Student Organization (MENA), the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES), and the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies (MENAS) at the University of Arizona cordially invite you to participate in the 12th Annual Southwest Graduate Conference in Middle Eastern and North ...

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Hundreds of Thousands of Consumers, Billions of $$ Move to Credit Unions

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[The following press release was issued by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) on 3 November, 2011.] Rising fees at banks spark consumer action during October in run-up to ‘Bank Transfer Day’ WASHINGTON --- Reacting to rising fees at banks, hundreds of thousands of consumers have rushed to credit unions over the past four weeks, and have joined existing credit union members in depositing or shifting billions of savings to credit unions, according to estimates ...

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Job Announcement: Assistant Professor - West/Southwest Asian American Culture; Rutgers University

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Assistant Professor, West/Southwest Asian American Culture Application Deadline: December 2, 2011 The Departments of Women's and Gender Studies and American Studies at Rutgers University, New Brunswick invite applications for a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in feminist cultural studies of West (Middle East) and Southwest Asia. We encourage applications from innovative scholars whose research and methods contribute to more rigorous and ...

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