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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 )

[Released Palestinian prisoners arriving at Rafah crossing check-point in Gaza on 18 October 2011.]

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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Authors in Support of Occupy Wall Street and Related Movements

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[The following statement was issued by a group of authors in support of the Occupy movements. It was recently published on occupywriters.com] We, the undersigned writers and all who will join us, support Occupy Wall Street and the Occupy Movement around the world. Lorraine Adams, author of Harbor Rose Aguilar, author of Red Highways Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard Out of Carolina Steve Almond, author of Letters from People Who Hate Me Katie ...

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Consensus: A Look into the "how" of the Occupy Wall Street Movement

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The following short documentary was produced by Meerkat Media Collective. A look into the “HOW” of the Occupy Wall Street movement: the consensus process. The community of occupiers at Liberty Plaza have sparked the process of building a movement that now transcends any one physical landmark. The tools to keep the movement alive belong to all of us. Another world is possible.        

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UNAMA Report: Mistreatment of Conflict-Related Detainees in Afghan Facilities

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[The following is the latest from the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan on the maltreatment of detainees in Afghanistan.] UNAMA Report: Mistreatment of Conflict-Related Detainees in Afghan Facilities From October 2010 to August 2011, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) interviewed 379 pre-trial detainees and convicted prisoners at 47 detention facilities in 22 provinces across Afghanistan. In total, 324 of the 379 persons interviewed ...

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BNC Statement: Occupy Wall Street not Palestine!

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[The following statement was issued by the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee on October 14, 2011.] Occupy Wall Street not Palestine! We are part of the world’s 99% yearning for freedom, justice and equal rights! If a people one day wills to live fate must answer its call. And the night must fade and the chain must break. – Abou-Al-kacem El-Chebbi (Tunisia) Occupied Palestine, October 13 - The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions ...

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Guantanamo at Home (City University of New York Graduate Center, October 14, 2011)

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Guantanamo at Home: An Evening with the Families of US Terror Suspects Friday, October 14 · 7:00pm - 9:30pm Proshansky Auditorium, City University of New York Graduate Center 365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street), New York, NY GUANTÁNAMO AT HOME: Gareth Peirce, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Kathleen Chalfant, Wallace Shawn, and Deborah Eisenberg host an evening focused on the human rights crisis in the US federal justice system with firsthand accounts from the families of US terror ...

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Video of Sunday's Attack on March to Maspero & Aftermath

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[The following footage was shot by Sarah Carr and edited by Mostafa Hussein.] The below video shows the march at its beginning in Shubra, the first attack at the Shubra underpass, and the final assault by the army at Maspero, where protesters were shot and crushed by APCs. The video includes GRAPHIC scenes of the dead, and concludes with the funeral in the Abbaseyya Cathedral the next day.  

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Call for Global Hunger Strike in Solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners (12 October 2011)

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Many Palestinians and their supporters will go on a mass hunger strike worldwide for 24 hours on Wednesday, October 12.
 Show your support by tweeting the following: Join Us! RT: My name is ( ) and I'll go on a hunger Strike on Wednesday in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners. Follow the strike on on twitter: #TweepStrike & #HS4Palestine #RightsPrisoners #HungerStrike
 In some cities those going on hunger strike will organize gatherings and sit ins to raise ...

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Israeli International Festivals: Occasions for Whitewashing Oppression or Resisting it?

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[The following is the latest from the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI).] Israeli International Festivals: Occasions for Whitewashing Oppression or Resisting it? While cultural talks go on] in the nice cinematheques of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa, it is hell on earth in Gaza and I would not want to be there basically. [1]--Mike Leigh Once again, the Israeli cultural establishment is attempting to put itself on the ...

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Cartoons: Carlos Latuff on Egypt

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Declaration of the Occupation of New York City

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[The following statement was issued on 29 September 2011 by the NYC General Assembly.] As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies. As one people, united, we acknowledge the reality: that the future of the human race requires the cooperation of its members; that ...

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