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Al-Jazeera Interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat on PLO/PA Strategy at the UN

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The following interview aired live on Al Jazeera English's The Stream with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat on 20 September 2011. Erakat argues that if the PLO is serious about changing its strategy vis-a-vis Israel post-statehood bid, it should commit to shifting from bilateralism to multilateralism and look to its base for leadership. She counters the claim, advanced by co-guest Husam Zomlot, that the issue of the legitimacy of Palestinian representation is an ...

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Report of the High Commissioner on OHCHR’s visit to Yemen

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[The following is the latest from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on Yemen.] Report of the High Commissioner on OHCHR’s Visit to Yemen Summary A delegation from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) visited Yemen from 28 June to 6 July 2011 to assess the human rights situation in the country. As a result of nine days of extensive meetings and consultations with representatives from the Government and civil society in the ...

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AJE Interview Featuring Noura Erakat on Palestinian Statehood Bid

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[The following roundtable interview was conducted by Roxanne Horesh with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat and several other analysts. It was published on Al Jazeera English on 19 September 2011.] Debating the UN bid for Palestinian statehood Experts discuss what may happen with the Palestinian bid for UN statehood and what it means for all concerned. A delegation of Palestinian leaders has flown to New York for the opening of the UN General Assembly, beginning on ...

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Real Solidarity Should Respect BDS Guidelines

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[The following statement was issued by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott on Israel (PACBI) on September 2, 2011.] As the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement continues to gather speed, PACBI continues to receive an increasing number of inquiries from around the world.  Many of these inquiries come from allies who are often asked to give talks or performances in Israel, or are invited to participate in activities or projects ...

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Democracy Now! Interview with Anjali Kamat on Militarization and Reconciliation in Libya

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This is an interview conducted with Anjali Kamat on Wednesday, 14 September, in regards to the post-Qaddaif situation in Libya. The interview addresses the legacies of both Qaddafi's rule and the armed rebellion to overthrow him, highlighting questions of militarization, reconciliation, and the future role of NATO. As Libya’s former rebels begin to govern the country after the ouster of longtime leader Col. Muammar Gaddafi, we look at those who remain. Democracy Now! ...

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Democracy Now! Interview with Mahmood Mamdani on Regional Implications of NATO Intervention

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This is an interview conducted with Mahmood Mamdani on Wednesday, 14 September, in regards to recent developments in Libya and Sudan. The interview addresses the implications of NATO's intervention in Libya and the independence of South Sudan, highlighting the regional implications for the African continent. As the African Union meets today, Columbia University professor and Africa scholar Mahmood Mamdani joins us to give his take on the regional and global implications of ...

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KPOO's "Arab Talk" Interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor on Bagram, Obama's Other Gitmo, and US Detention Policy

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This interview was conducted with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Lisa Hajjar during the week marking the ten year anniversary of the September 11 attack in the United States. Conducted by Jess Ghannam, of KPOO's "Arab Talk," the interview begins with a survey of the landscape of US detention policy of the last ten years. While some aspects of torture and abuse have changed under the Obama Administration, more has stayed the same, including indefinite detention, denial of ...

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Scheduled Strike by Egyptian Federation of Independent Trade Unions

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[The following statement was issued in Arabic by the Egyptian Federation of Independent Trade Unions on 5 September 2011. It was translated into English and first published as such by the MENA Solidarity Network.] Egyptian Federation of Independent Trade Unions Over the coming few days hundreds of thousands of workers will exercise their right to strike and organise sit-ins, in defiance of all attempts to intimidate them and prevent them from exercising these rights, ...

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Popular Protest in North Africa and the Middle East (VIII): Bahrain's Rocky Road to Reform

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[The following is the latest from the International Crisis Group (ICG) on Bahrain.] Popular Protest in North Africa and the Middle East (VIII): Bahrain’s Rocky Road to Reform Executive Summary and Recommendations Following a spasm of violence, Bahrain faces a critical choice between endemic instability and slow but steady progress toward political reform. The most sensible way forward is to launch a new, genuine dialogue in which the political opposition is fairly ...

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Chart: Who Funds the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

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This chart helps represent one of the ways the United States government is able to shape the policies of international institutions that impact the daily lives of people living outside of the United States. Voting power in the IMF Board of Governors is proportional to the financial contribution of each state represented on the Board. The United States holds 16.7 percent of the votes, followed by Japan (6.24%), Germany (5.81%), France (4.29%), and the United Kingdom (4.29%). ...

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Statement by Syria's Lawyers Committee for Freedom

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 [The following statement was issued by Syria's Lawyers Committee for Freedom on August 31, 2011.] Today Adnan Mohammad Bakkor, the district attorney in Hama governorate, announced his resignation. He mentioned these reasons: Killing of 72 prisoners in The Central Prison of Hama of, they ware peaceful demonstrators and political activists, they were buried in mass graves near Military Headquarters in Hama. Burial of 420 bodies in mass graves in the public ...

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On BDS Bashers and their Search for Fig Leaves (Includes Arabic Translation)

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[The following statement was issued in both English and Arabic by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) on June 29, 2011.] On BDS Bashers and their Search for Fig Leaves In the context of applying the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement’s guidelines for the international academic and cultural boycott of Israel, PACBI sometimes faces scenarios where boycott bashers attempt to redeem their conscience, and with it some ...

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Doctors without Borders on the Situation in Tripoli

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[The following report was issued by Médecins Sans Frontières on August 28, 2011. It was recently published on Médecins Sans Frontières Australia.] Libya: “Almost all of the hospitals around the city are receiving wounded” Libya / 25.08.11 A three-person Médecins Sans Frontières team is currently in Tripoli with supplies and is starting to support facilities that are already overwhelmed with patients wounded in the fighting currently taking place in the Libyan capital. ...

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Syrian Local Coordinating Committees on Taking Up Arms and Foreign Intervention

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[The following statement was issued by the Local Coordinating Committees in Syria on Monday August 29, 2011, on their Facebook page.] Statement to the Syrian People: In an unprecedented move over the past several days, Syrians in Syria and abroad have been calling for Syrians to take up arms, or for international military intervention. This call comes five and a half months of the Syrian regime’s systematic abuse of the Syrian people, whereby tens of thousands of ...

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John Quigley Critique of Goodwin-Gill Legal Opinion on Palestine Statehood Bid

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[The following critique by John Quigley was issued on August 28, 2011, in response to a legal opinion by Guy S. Goodwin-Gill on the Palestine statehood bid at the United Nations.] To:        Interested parties From:   John Quigley Re:       Legal Opinion of Guy S. Goodwin-Gill on the representation issue Date:   August 28, 2011   The Goodwin-Gill legal opinion provides no sound basis for not ...

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Guy S. Goodwin-Gill Legal Opinion on Palestinian Statehood Bid

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[The following legal opinion on the Palestine statehood bid was issued by Guy S. Goodwin-Gill on August 10, 2011.] Opinion Re The Palestine Liberation Organization, the future State of Palestine, and the question of popular representation By Guy S. Goodwin-Gill Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford--Barrister Introduction I been asked for my opinion on certain issues relating to popular representation (that is, the representation of the ...

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A Note on the Palestinian Diplomatic Initiative at the United Nations (UN)

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[The following statement was issued by a group of Palestinians on August 29, 2011.] A note on the Palestinian diplomatic initiative at the United Nations (UN)   Your excellences, The chairman and members of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Leaders of Palestinian political parties and factions Leaders of Palestinian trade unions and NGOs     Emphasizing the importance of the Palestinian diplomatic initiative at the ...

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Interview with Ali Ahmida, Gilbert Achcar, and David Smith on Situation in Libya

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AUDIO PLAYER BELOW The fall of Qaddafi's Tripoli to Libyan rebels has raised a host of new questions and intensified existing debates about the nature and fate of the Libyan uprising. As the peaceful uprising in Libya shifted towards an open rebellion in the face of a violent response by Qaddafi's regime, various calls for intervention by the Libyan people mobilized and polarized world powers, solidarity activists, and everyday observers as to the nature and legitimacy of ...

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Fear, Inc.: The Roots of the Islamaphobia Network

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[Below is the latest from the Center for American Progress on Islamaphobia in the United States.] Fast Facts on the Islamophobia Network This in-depth investigation conducted by the Center for American Progress Action Fund reveals not a vast right-wing conspiracy behind the rise of Islamophobia in our nation but rather a small, tightly net- worked group of misinformation experts guiding an effort that reach- es millions of Americans through effective advocates, media ...

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Democracy Now! Interview with Gilbert Achcar on the Libyan Rebels

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This is an interview conducted with Gilbert Achcar on Wednesday, August 24, in regards to news of the Libyan rebels entering Tripoli. The interview addresses the events surrounding this development, highlighting the dynamics of the NATO intervention and discussing the identities and interests that make up the rebel forces. Transcripts of the interview follow the below video. Libyan rebels have consolidated their grip on the capital of Tripoli by capturing Col. Muammar ...

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