From the Editors
[The following list is a compilation of the reports, statements, and other materials featured on the Jadaliyya Reports Page this past week.]
Jadaliyya's First Book Is Now Available from Pluto Press The Dawn of the Arab Uprisings, now available in paperback and Kindle format, documents and analyzes the first nine months of the rebellion that spread throughout the Arab world beginning in December 2010.
Joint Letter to Kuwaiti Emir on Bidun Rights Refugees International, Human Rights Watch, and Amnesty International call on His Highness Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah of Kuwait to actively address the problem of human rights abuses against the "stateless" population, including extending rights to employment and health care services to Bidun and allowing the Bidun to legally contest their citizenship status.
The North Caucasus: The Challenges of Integration (II), Islam, Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency International Crisis Group reports on the role of fundamentalist Islam in the political violence in the North Caucasus region, including the rate of growth of Islamic fundamentalism, the incorporation of Salafists into local communities, and the government's responses to the insurgency.
New Details of Israel's Gaza Food Consumption "Red Lines" Presentation Gisha -- Legal Center for Freedom of Movement reports on newly revealed details of the Israeli government's "Red Lines" presentation, which outlined the policy of restricting the entrance of food into the Gaza Strip.
The Lebanese Center for Policy Studies Announces New Website One of Lebanon's oldest independent think tanks, the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies' new website will include features such as Setting the Agenda, Interactive Quick Lebanon Facts, Featured Analysis, and a newsfeed of links to other sites and articles.
Call for Women's Right to Abortion in Lebanon Nasawiya argues for the legalization of abortion in Lebanon in order to increase women's access to safe abortion services and potentially decrease the number of abortions sought in the country.
Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the Arab Studies Journal on "Cultures of Resistance: The Case of Palestine and Beyond" Arab Studies Journal is seeking papers that study cultural production such as art, music, and literature as a site of political expression in the case of Palestine. The deadline for submissions is 4 March, 2013.
Open Letter on Israeli Beverage Company Operating Illegally in Palestine Corporate Watch addresses SodaStream, an Israeli carbonated beverage company with a plant operating in the illegal Mishor Adumium settlement zone in the West Bank. This letter refers to SodaStream's new store premises in Brighton, United Kingdom, and the company's recent statements denying the illegality of its actions.
New Master of Arts in Middle East and Islamic Studies at George Mason University George Mason University announces a new Master of Arts program headed by Dr. Peter Mandaville and Jadaliyya's Dr. Bassam Haddad. The Master of Arts in Middle East and Islamic Studies places the region in a global context and understand the issues in light of current events and changing historical paradigms.
Amnesty International Calls for Release of Bahraini Teachers A Bahraini appeals court upheld the conviction of two teachers arrested in 2011 after they called for teachers' strikes to support the larger protest movement in Bahrain. In this petition, Amnesty International calls for their immediate release.
Human Rights Organizations Call for Investigation of Migrant Worker Abuse in Lebanon Following the 7 October attack on Syrian refugees and migrant workers in Lebanon, a number of human rights organizations including Alkarama Foundation call for more executive oversight of security forces and the army and for a investigation by the judiciary into the attack.
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