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

[Khaled Mattawa. Image from poetryfoundation.org]

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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Chart: Ratio of Pay Between CEOs and Workers in Various Countries

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[The following table illustrates the pay separation between the average worker and CEO in various countries. It was originally published on The Middle of the Road.]    

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Report on Jadaliyya's Conference on Teaching the Middle East after the Tunisian and Egyptian Revolutions

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Introduction “Teaching the Middle East after the Tunisian and Egyptian Revolutions…Beyond Orientalism, Islamophobia, and Neoliberalism,” a conference sponsored by the Middle East Studies Program and the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University, and by the Arab Studies Institute (which includes Arab Studies Journal and Jadaliyya), brought together forty participants for an intense conversation on 13-14-May 2011 at ...

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Statement by Bahraini Medics Sentenced on 29th September 2011

[The following statement was issued by Bahraini medics in Arabic and English on 29 September 2011. It was recently published on Bahrain Online.] Statement by Bahraini Medics sentenced on 29th September 2011: On September 29, 2011, a group of 20 Medics was sentenced in the Bahrain National Safety Court, a military court, to between five and 15 years in prison each. During the times of unrest in Bahrain, we honored our medical oath to treat the wounded and save lives. And ...

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Statement on Press Restrictions in Jordan's New Anti-Corruption Bill

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[The following statement was issued by the Committee to Protect Journalists on 30 September 2011.] New York, September 30, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists is disheartened by the passage in Jordan's lower chamber of Parliament of a draft anti-corruption law which would allow heavy fines for publishing information on corruption, and calls on the upper chamber to reject the bill.  On September 27, the chamber of deputies passed the draft law, which would ...

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Statement by OWFI President on Kidnapping and Torture of Aya Al Lamie

[Aya Al Lamie. Image from Facebook note by OWFI President.]

[The following statement was issued in English on 30 September 2011 by the president of the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq (OWFI) as a Facebook note.] 20 Year Old OWFI Activist Aya Al Lamie: Kidnapped from Tahrir Square and Tortured Although the numbers of demonstrators became much less in the Iraqi Tahrir square, Aya Al Lamie insisted to join the demonstrators every Friday of the last months. She insisted to put a woman's face on the Tahrir ...

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