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Africa without Qaddafi: The Case of Chad

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[The following is the latest from International Crisis Group (ICG) on the impact of Qaddafi's death on neighboring countries.] Africa without Qaddafi: The Case of Chad Executive Summary The end of the long reign of Muammar Qaddafi, killed on 20 October in his hometown of Syrte, opens the way to democracy in Libya. His fall has also left the country and its neighbors facing a multitude of potential new problems that could threaten stability in the region. Chad is a case ...

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Conflict Risk Alert: Syria's Tipping Point

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[The following is the latest from the International Crisis Group (ICG) on Syria.] Conflict Risk Alert: Syria's Tipping Point Brussels, 3 November 2011 Syria's acceptance of the Arab League proposal to defuse the crisis presents an eleventh-hour opportunity to seek a negotiated transition before the conflict takes an even uglier turn. Despite understandable scepticism, both the protest movement and the international community ought to give this initiative a fair chance; ...

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Israel's Exceptionalism: Normalizing the Abnormal

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[The following statement was issued by the Palistinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) on 31 October 2011.] Israel’s Exceptionalism: Normalizing the Abnormal In the Palestinian and Arab struggle against Israeli colonization, occupation and apartheid, the “normalization” of Israel is a concept that has generated controversy because it is often misunderstood or because there are disagreements on its parameters.  This is despite ...

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Shattered Families: The Perilous Intersection of Immigration Enforcement and the Child Welfare System

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[The following is the latest from the Applied Research Center (ARC) on the intersections of immigration enforcement and the child welfare system in the United States.] Shattered Families: The Perilous Intersection of Immigration Enforcement and the Child Welfare System Executive Summary “Shattered Familie,” A Report by The Applied Research Center (ARC), is the first national investigation on threats to families when immigration enforcement and the child welfare system ...

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Turkey: Arrests Expose Flawed Justice System

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[The following statement is the latest from Human Rights Watch (HRW) on domestic developments in Turkey. It was released in both English and Turkish.] Turkey: Arrests Expose Flawed Justice System Academic, Publisher Held in Crackdown on Pro-Kurdish Party (Istanbul) – An Istanbul court’s decision on 1 November 2011 to imprison a publisher and a political science professor pending their trial on terrorism charges exposes the huge deficiencies of Turkey’s criminal justice ...

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Democracy Now! Interview with Phyllis Bennis on UNESCO Vote and US Withdrawal of Funding

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This is an interview conducted with Phyllis Bennis on Tuesday, 1 November, in regards to the recent vote by the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to admit Palestine as a full member, and the subsequent decision by the US government to withdraw its $60 million of annual funding (22% of UNESCO's budget). The interview addresses both the signficance of the vote and the logic behind the US response. It also highlights an important exchange during the ...

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LA Event -- Glenn Greenwald on How the Law is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful

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The UCLA School of Law’s Critical Race Studies Program, the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy, the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, and the Arab Studies Institute (ASI) invite you to attend With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful Glenn Greenwald Wednesday, 2 November 2011 10:00am to 11:30am UCLA School of Law Room 2326, Faculty Library In countless instances over recent ...

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A Message from Anonymous to Wall Street, New York, and the Protesters

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[The following text is from the video message below.] This is a message from anonymous to the people of New York City, Wall Street and members of the protest. We are crowding your streets, we are filling its veins. This might be painful, but you will not open your eyes so we have been forced to dilate them. This is your protest. Welcome your new neighbors, for they choose to sleep on the streets for you. They choose to open their mouths when you are too exhausted. They are ...

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Gilbert Achcar on "The Arabs and the Holocaust"

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The video below is from a book talk by Gilbert Achcar at the UC Berkeley's Center for Middle East Studies on 20 October 2011. He discusses his critically acclaimed book, The Arabs and the Holocaust: The Arab-Israeli War of Narratives. He covers Arab attitudes to Zionism, anti-Semitism, Nazism and the Holocaust from the aftermath of the First World War through the contemporary period.

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Urgent Appeal: Stop Arbitrary Detentions in Turkey

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The international public has so far been oblivious to the so-called “KCK operations” carried out in Turkey by Prime Minister Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party for the past two years. Under the guise of “fighting terrorism,” the Erdogan government has been using the judiciary, the police, and the media to penalize all civic activism in support of rights demanded by Kurdish citizens in Turkey. The “KCK operations” in particular have been deployed to ...

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The Cost of Kill/Capture: Impact of the Night Raid Surge on Afghan Civilians

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[The following is the latest from Open Society Foundations' Regional Policy Initiative on Afghanistan and Pakistan on night raids in Afghanistan.] Executive Summary Nighttime kill and capture operations (“night raids”) by international military have been one of the most controversial tactics in Afghanistan. They are as valued by the international military as they are reviled by Afghan communities. Night raids have been associated with the ...

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Breaking Point? Yemen's Southern Question

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[The following is the latest from the International Crisis Group (ICG) on Yemen.]  Executive Summary and Recommendations Ten months of popular protest spiked by periodic outbursts of violence have done little to clarify Yemen’s political future. Persistent street protests so far have failed to oust President Ali Abdullah Saleh or bring about genuine institutional reform. The country is more deeply divided between pro- and anti-Saleh forces than ever, ...

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Kherrberr: The New Lebanese Media Monitor on Gender Discrimination

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Kherrberr is a media monitor that specializes in overseeing the different types of gender discrimination, including biases based on color, race, religion, appearance, sexual orientation, and social class.  In Lebanon, women do not have the most basic rights. There is a continued absence of laws that protect them from family violence and they are barred from passing on their Lebanese nationality to their spouses and children. They also remain imprisoned in a regime of ...

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Press Release from the Popular Campaign to Drop Egypt's Debt

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Press Release Popular Campaign to Drop Egypt's Debt Four Events Worldwide Mark the Global Day for the Cancellation of Egypt's Debt October 31st marks the global day for the cancellation of Egypt's debt in Cairo and a number of other cities around the world. Independent activists and a number of civil society organizations will be organizing various actions in London, Berlin, Paris and Cairo in parallel, calling on their respective governments to drop ...

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Job Announcement: Administrative Associate, Arab Digital Expression Foundation

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Job Announcement: Administrative Associate Deadline: 15 November 2011 The Arab Digital Expression Foundation (ADEF) has a job opening for a fulltime Administrative Associate for a minimum of two years (subject to renewal) as a fulltime member of the administrative support unit.  Job Responsibilities The administrative associate will provide overall support to the various programs, as well as to the executive management unit. S/he ...

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Solidarity Letter from Cairo

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[The following statement was issued by activsts in Cairo on 24 October 2011.] To all those in the United States currently occupying parks, squares and other spaces, your comrades in Cairo are watching you in solidarity. Having received so much advice from you about transitioning to democracy, we thought it’s our turn to pass on some advice. Indeed, we are now in many ways involved in the same struggle. What most pundits call “The Arab Spring” has its roots in the ...

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Founding Statement of The Popular Campaign to Drop Egypt’s Debts

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The Popular Campaign to Drop Egypt’s Debts “You Pay, You Monitor” Founding Statement The Popular Campaign to Drop Egypt’s Debts was conceived as part of the January 25th Revolution, and affirms the right of the Egyptian people to assert collective control over all matters related to their life and the future of coming generations. This is a popular movement that aims to facilitate Egypt's economic independence from the many forms of exploitation, subordination and ...

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Demand of Friday 28 October Demonstration in Tahrir Square

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[The following flier has been circulating in print and on the internet in the lead up to the mass demonstration called for in Tahrir Sqaure on Friday 28 October 2012. It was translated from Arabic into English by Ziad Abu-Rish and Hesham Sallam.] 28 October Friday of the one demand We are not going out to demand a minimum wage. Nor are we going out to chant [slogans] against the army. Nor are we going out to oppose stability. Nor are we going out calling for the fall ...

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R-Shief Opens Its Databases of Twitter #Occupy Tags and Analytics In A Collective 3-Day Effort to #Occupydata

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LOS ANGELES, October 26, 2011- 3 Days, 30 Twitter hashtags, and countless ways to understand the occupy movement. From 09 December 2011 to 11 December 2011, R-Shief, a lab that collects and analyzes Middle East content from the Internet, will hold its first hackathon with satellite locations throughout the world. The aim of this event is to give activists data collected from Twitter, as well as R-Shief’s machine learning analytics, in a collective effort to offer a public ...

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Amnesty International Memorandum on Investigating Former US President George W. Bush for Crimes Under International Law

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[The following is the latest from Amnesty International on the criminality of George W. Bush's use of torture.] VISIT TO CANADA OF FORMER US PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH AND CANADIAN OBLIGATIONS UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL MEMORANDUM TO THE CANADIAN AUTHORITIES AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Summary: Amnesty International considers that there is enough material in the public domain – even if one were to rely only upon information released by United States ...

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