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Job Announcement: Head of Research and Collections; Welfare Association Palestinian Museum Taskforce

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Head of Research and Collections Deadline for receiving applications is Sunday August 7, 2011.   Send all application materials to palestinianmuseum@gmail.com Brief Job Description Reporting to the Director of Museum Operations, and working as a member of the Senior Leadership team of the Museum, and as the Senior Curator of the Museum, the Head of Research and Collections provides day-to-day leadership and direction to the curatorial team and staff within the ...

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Job Announcement: Director of Museum Operations; Welfare Association Palestinian Museum Taskforce

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Director of Museum Operations
Job Overview Job Title Director, Museum Operations Deadline for receiving applications is Sunday August 7, 2011. Send all application materials to palestinianmuseum@gmail.com Visit http://welsfareassociation.org for more information.   Brief Job Description The Director is the chief operating officer of the Palestinian Museum accountable to the Palestinian Museum Taskforce for the realization of the approved vision, ...

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Call for Abstracts: Health of Palestinians Inside and Outside the Occupied Palestinian Territory (Beirut, 5-6 March, 2012)

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Health of Palestinians inside and outside the Occupied Palestinian Territory Beirut, 5-6 March 2011 The Center for Research on Population and Health of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the American University of Beirut, in collaboration with the Institute of Community and Public Health (ICPH) at Birzeit University, is pleased to invite submission of abstracts for presentation at its upcoming LPHA Second Conference “Health of Palestinians inside and outside the Occupied ...

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The Syrian Regime's Slow-motion Suicide

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[The following is the latest from International Crisis Group (ICG) on Syrian popular protest and the direction of the Syrian regime.] The Syrian Regime’s Slow-motion Suicide Executive Summary Desperate to survive at all costs, Syria’s regime appears to be digging its grave. It did not have to be so. The protest movement is strong and getting stronger but yet to reach critical mass. Unlike toppled Arab leaders, President Bashar Assad enjoyed some genuine popularity. Many ...

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"Defaming the President" in Lebanon

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Earlier today, Zeid Hamdan was arrested in Beirut, Lebanon, on the charge of "defaming the president" for a song and video he wrote and produced about "General Suleiman," the current president of Lebanon. The arrest came after three weeks of investigation by General Security and approximately two years after the song had first been released. A protest was planned tomorrow at 1pm in Beirut outside the Palace of Justice, where Zeid was being detained. ...

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Video of Protesters Attacked in Anti-Army March on July 23rd Anniversary

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Below is a video produced by the Egyptian daily, Al-Masry Al-Yom, revealing the kind of crack-down that the protesters faced as they marched to commemmorate the anniversary of the July 23 Revolution. For more information on the march and the crack-down, see Hossam El-Hamalawy's post here.

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A Decade Lost: Locating Gender in U.S. Counter-Terrorism

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[The following is the latest from the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) on how the U.S. government’s (USG) counter-terrorism efforts profoundly implicate and impact women and sexual minorities.] A Decade Lost: Locating Gender in U.S. Counter-Terrorism Executive Summary “President Obama and I believe that the subjugation of women is a threat to the national security of the United States.” - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, March 2010   “Those ...

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Legal Brief: Flotillas and the Gaza Blockade

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[This legal brief is the latest from Diakonia on the Gaza blockade and the use of flotillas.] Legal Brief: Flotillas and the Gaza Blockade (July 2011) The Gaza Strip is currently under a continued naval and land blockade.[1] New flotillas are trying to reach Gaza to provide assistance to the people of the Strip. In light of the deadly outcome of the previous flotilla of 31 May 2010, Diakonia IHL Programme would like to reiterate the relevance and importance of ...

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Statement of Syrian Christians in Support of the Revolution

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[The following statement was issued in English, French, and Arabic by a group of Syrian Christians on July 10, 2011.] Statement of Syrian Christians in Support of the Revolution I. Christianity being a religion of truth, justice, equality and love, Syrian Christians can not but be with their fellow citizens in their peaceful movement toward freedom, justice, and equality. II. We, as Syrian nationals and an active part of Syrian society, declare our early participation in ...

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Promises and Challenges: The Tunisian Revolution of 2010-2011

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[Below is the latest from the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) on Tunisia.] Promises and Challenges: The Tunisian Revolution of 2010-2011 The Report of the March 2011 Delegation of Attorneys to Tunisia from National Lawyers Guild (US), Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers (UK), and Mazlumder (Turkey). PART I: Preface A. Introduction Had you stood on any street corner in the U.S. before December 2010 and asked passersby what they knew about Tunisia, you'd likely have been ...

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Call for Papers: BDS as a Means of Enforcing International Law in Palestine

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Call for Papers: Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions as a Means of Enforcing International Law in Palestine   Institute of Law – Birzeit University   The Theme of Volume XVII of the Palestine Yearbook of International Law is “Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions as a Means of Enforcing International Law in Palestine”.    One of the principle criticisms of public international law remains the relatively impoverished mechanisms available for its effective ...

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Senior Attache at Syrian Embassy in Washington D.C. Clarifies Reasons for Resignation

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[Below is an email sent and circulated by Ahmed Salkini, former Senior Attache at the Syrian Embassy in Washington D.C., explaining the reasons for his resignation. The email was reproduced on several websites, including all4syria.info] Dear All: The time has come for me to step down from my current position and move on. I have recently accepted an exciting job offer in the private sector and will be moving to Maryland. I will leave you all in the capable hands of my ...

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Call for Papers - From Tahrir to Wisconsin: Rethinking Revolution, Democracy, and Citizenship (April 27-28, 2012)

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Call for Papers Deadline: November 1, 2011 From Meydan Tahrir to Wisconsin: Rethinking Revolution, Democracy and Citizenship An interdisciplinary graduate student conference, hosted by the political theory graduate students in the Department of Government at Cornell University     From revolutionary awakenings in the Arab world to protests against austerity measures in Europe and assaults on labor rights in Wisconsin, a “specter is haunting the world” – ...

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Justice for Palestine: A Call to Action from Indigenous and Women of Color Feminists

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[This statement was recently issued by a group of indigenous and women of color feminists who participated in a delegation to Palestine this summer.] Between June 14 and June 23, 2011, a delegation of 11 scholars, activists, and artists visited occupied Palestine. As indigenous and women of color feminists involved in multiple social justice struggles, we sought to affirm our association with the growing international movement for a free Palestine. We wanted to see for ...

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Getting Away with Torture: The Bush Administration and the Mistreatment of Detainees

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[Below is the latest from Human Rights Watch (HRW) on attempts to hold Bush Administration officials accountable for torture.] George Tenet asked if he had permission to use enhanced interrogation techniques, including waterboarding, on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.… “Damn right,” I said. —Former President George W. Bush, 2010[1] There is no longer any doubt as to whether the current administration has committed war crimes. The only question that remains to be ...

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Leadership of Palestinian BDS Campaign Responds to New Israeli Law

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[The following press release was issued by the Palestinian BDS National Committee on July 12, 2011.] The Israeli parliament (Knesset) last night passed a new law  criminalizing support for the Palestinian civil society campaign of boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel, penalizing Israeli persons and organizations active in the campaign, or indeed in any other partial boycott of Israel or any of its institutions. The repressive legislation also bars ...

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Call for Papers: Youth and Citizenship in a Digital Era (Workshop 1 of MRM 2012)

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Workshop Directors Linda Herrera University of Illinois, USA lherrera@illinois.edu Peter Mayo University of Malta, Malta peter.mayo@um.edu.mt Abstract This workshop will tackle challenging questions about changing relationships between education, youth cultural politics, and citizenship in a digital era. There is a growing rift between the citizenship education young people learn in schools versus those they learn in youth driven communication spaces. In ...

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Call for Papers: 13th Mediterranean Research Meeting (March 21-24, 2012)

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Call for Papers Deadline: July 15, 2011 Goals Reaching its Thirteenth Session, the Mediterranean Research Meeting (MRM) aims: to foster theoretical and empirical research and dialogue among scholars from countries across the Mediterranean whose research focuses on the Mediterranean to cover all Mediterranean areas as widely as possible, with topics relating to the Middle East, North Africa, Southern and South-Eastern Europe, their mutual ...

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The Syrian People's Slow Motion Revolution

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[Below is the latest from the International Crisis Group (ICG) on Syria] Popular Protests in North Africa and The Middle East (VI): The Syrian People's Slow-Motion Revolution Executive Summary The Syrian uprising has defied conventional expectations and patterns established elsewhere in the region from the outset. It happened, first of all, and to many that in itself was surprising enough. The regime was not alone in believing in a form of Syrian exceptionalism that would ...

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سوريا تشهد ثورة شعبية سلمية لأجل الحرية والكرامة

  أكد الكاتب والمفكر السوري جاد الكريم جباعي أن الاحتجاجات التي تشهدها سوريا لم تنحسر لأن إصلاحات النظام مراوغة وغير مقنعة، معتبراً أن السلطة لم تقم بأي إصلاح سياسي جدي حتى الآن.. وهي تعلم جيداً أن الإصلاح السياسي الجدي سينهي النظام الشمولي الذي تنتمي إليه وتدافع عنه، وسيضع حداً لرموز الفساد وأصحاب الامتيازات.   وقال جباعي في حوار مع الراية إن الشعب لن يقبل بعد اليوم إلا باستعادة حقوقه المشروعة ومحاسبة من نهبوا ثروات البلاد وأوغلوا في ...

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