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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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PARC 2012-13 Fellowship Competition for U.S. Scholars: Conducting Field-Based Research on Palestine

PARC Palestinian American Research Center PARC 2012-13 Fellowship Competition for U.S. Scholars: Conducting Field-Based Research on Palestine Fellowship awards from $6,000 to $10,000 Full proposals due January 12, 2012 Awards announced March 12, 2012 The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its 13th annual competition for post-doctoral and doctoral research fellowships in Palestinian studies. Important information about the fellowship ...

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Press Release Regarding Recent Referral of Egyptian Activist Michael Nabil Sanad to Abaseyya Mental Hospital

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[The following press release was issued by the General Secretariat of Mental Health on 24 October 2011 in regards to the mental hospital referral of activist Michael Nabil Sanad, on trial because of allegedly insulting the military institution last March.] Considering the ongoing events the media department of the General Mental Health Secretariat condemns all attempts to abuse mental hospitals for purposes other than the ones they were designed for and reminds that ...

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"After 42 Years": Poet Khaled Mattawa Reading His Latest Piece (Audio Clip)

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The following is an audio clip of Libyan poet Khaled Mattawa reading his latest piece, entitled "After 42 Years," performed in the aftermath of Qaddafi's death.      

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Boston Palestine Film Festival (21-30 October)

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The fifth Annual Boston Palestine Film Festival features over 50 films from international filmmakers, many of whom will be present. Themes include: Work of Elia Suleiman; celebrating the legacy of Edward Said; recognizing women filmmakers; honoring past revolutions and witnessing the new Arab Spring. Venues: Museum of Fine Arts, Berklee College of Music; Harvard Law School, Cambridge and Brookline Public Libraries. Opening Film: The Time That Remains, with Elia Suleiman in ...

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"Poverty in Saudi Arabia" Short Documentary and Carlos Latuff's Take on Filmmaker's Arrest

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  The below cartoon is by Brazilian political artist, Carlos Latuff. It depicts the recent arrest in Saudi Arabia of Feras Boqnah and his film team. Boqnah and his associates recently produced a short documentary highlighting poverty among twenty-two percent of Saudi Arabia’s population.  Saudi authorities responded to its release by arresting Boqnah and his team. The film, entitled "Mal'ub 'Alayna" (Played on Us: Poverty Saudi Arabia), can be viewed ...

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List of Palestinian Prisoners Released on 18 October 2011 (Includes Names, Dates of Arrest, and Sentences )

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The following is a list of Palestinian prisoners being released by the Israeli govnernment on 18 October 2011 as part of the prisoner exchange agreement. It includes the name, origin, date of arrest, sentences received, and destination of release for each of the total 477 (450 male and 27 female) Palestinian prisoners released on this date.  The final stage of the prisoner exchange deal will take place in two months, entailing the release of 550 additional ...

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A Short Syrian Film (Video)

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The following short film was directed by Dani Abo Louh and Mohamad Omran. It was recently released via Vimeo.        

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