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A Guide to Lebanon’s Street Protests

[In this 31 May2013 file photo, a Lebanese protester throws tomatoes at a banner with the portraits of the 128 Lebanese lawmakers with Arabic that reads,

Thousands of Lebanese workers and activists have been pouring onto the streets over a litany of issues since parliament resumed work this month following a year-long hiatus. Most of the protests are related to the country’s startling income inequality and stark poverty levels. Even before the Syrian war triggered an influx of over a million mostly poor refugees into Lebanon, about twenty-eight percent of the country’s population of four million lived in poverty or extreme poverty, respectively earning a per capita average of less than four dollars to 2.40 dollars per day, according to UN figures. Parliament has addressed some demonstrators’ grievances with the adoption ...

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Event: Angela Davis and Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat on Mass Incarceration in the United States and Palestine (19 April, Evergreen State College)

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Peace Works 2014 Yet Again Captives: Mass Incarceration in the United States and Palestine April 19, 2014 The Evergreen State College Olympia, Washington Keynote discussion with Angela Davis and Noura Erakat 7:00 PM Washington Center for the Performing Arts Register for the full conference here!  Purchase tickets to the Keynote event here. Join us for a day-long conference featuring plenaries, workshops, networking opportunities, and plans for action to address systems of mass incarceration in the U.S. and Palestine. Click here for a sample of our conference offerings! As the illegal occupation of Palestine persists, similarities ...

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Human Rights Violations in Bahrain during Formula One Race Period

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[The following joint briefing was written by the undersigned and issued by the Bahrain Center for Human Rights on 6 April, 2014] On the morning of the Grand Prix race which will take place today at 6pm in Sakhir; BCHR (Bahrain Center for Human Rights), BIRD (Bahrain Institute for Rights & Democracy) and BYSHR (Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights), note their concern for the growing violations against civilians in Bahrain. It has been evident that in the months preceding the race, many civilian protesters have taken to the streets to protest the FIA’s decision to schedule Bahrain for the Grand Prix. Protesters have taken up various methods to express their anger ...

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The Sadness of Post-Militance: Some Reflections on Brown University’s 'New Directions in Palestine Studies' Conference

[Palestinian refugees making their way from Galilee in October-November 1948. Image by Fred Csasznik via Wikimedia Commons.]

In late February, just about anyone who ever wrote anything about the political economy of Palestine and the Palestinians descended upon Providence, Rhode Island. They were there to attend Brown University’s much-anticipated conference organized by Beshara Doumani, “New Directions in Palestine Studies: Political Economy and the Economy of the Political.” As a person who has just started in the field, the experience was more than a little surreal. Most of the authors who I have spent most of my time as a student reading were quite literally packed into one room. This is a series of scattered reflections on the conference. But, in another sense, it is something of a ...

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Urgent Concern Related to Arbitrary Restrictions on Freedom of Expression and of Association in Qatar

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[The following briefing was written by the Gulf Center for Human Rights and CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation. Issued by the Gulf Center for Human Rights on 28 March 2014] Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review 19th Session of the UPR Working Group 1. (A) Introduction  1.1 CIVICUS:World Alliance for Citizen Participation is an international movement with members in more than 100 countries worldwide. Established in 1993, CIVICUS nurtures the foundation, growth and protection of citizen action throughout the world, especially in areas where participatory democracy and citizens’ freedom of association are threatened. 1.2 The Gulf Center for ...

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Witnessing Gezi (Video)

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Gezi Tanıklığı / Witnessing Gezi Camera, director: Emin Özmen Director: Barış Koca Editor: Soner Emanet Original soundtrack: Berkant Kılıçkap Subtitle: Engin Önder Graphic Design: Ozan Şanal Organization: Agence Le Journal Gezi Tanıklığı / Witnessing Gezi was created with the recordings of photojournalist Emin Özmen, who witnessed the protests against the urban development plan for Istanbul’s Taksim Gezi Park. Subsequently, the protests sparked supporting strikes across Turkey, turning into a resistance movement of great importance for the country. Witnessing Gezi shows the human aspect of this civil resistance, a crucial event of the last thirty years in ...

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Reporters Without Borders Statement on Harassment of Media in Yemen

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[The following joint briefing was issued by the Freedom Foundation, the Union of Journalists, and Reporters Without Borders. It was published by Reporters Without Borders on 13 March 2014] Two years after Abd Rab Mansour Hadi became president, the situation of freedom of information in Yemen continues to be very worrying, especially as regards violence against media personnel. With the help of reporting by the Freedom Foundation, a Yemeni NGO, and the Union of Journalists, Reporters Without Borders has registered more than 20 cases of harassment and violence against journalists, not only by armed individuals and groups but also by members of the security forces. All ...

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Oman Intensifies Localization Strategies

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[The following briefing was published by Migrant Rights on 13 February 2014] Nationalization policies in Oman and the wider Gulf region are not new; many programs began in the late 1980s and enforcement has since fluctuated – often waning in periods of heavy development and revived in economic downturns. The spade of crackdowns and mass deportations in 2013 encompassed a renewed implementation of localization schemes throughout the Gulf, largely to pre-empt rising national unemployment and the social unrest that would necessarily follow. Though the Saudi crackdowns featured most prominently in international media, similar policies were also implemented in Kuwait and ...

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Arduous Journeys on Roads Not [Yet] Taken: Language, Neoliberal Work Skills, and the Exhausted Educational Dream

[Image of children in a school in Tangier, Morocco. Image from Jalil Arfaoui/Flickr.]

The passionate controversy over Noureddine Ayouche’s proposal to replace fuṣḥā with the Moroccan vernaculars (especially Moroccan Arabic, dārija) as languages of instruction in pre-school and early primary school classes indicates that questions over classroom language are never solely pedagogical. Rather, they are intimately imbricated in broader political dynamics, among which include the evolution of the Moroccan nation-state during the period of mature neoliberalism, and the turbulent and unequal transition of Morocco into the global market. Interestingly, the same controversy opens up a space in which to reflect on the nature of deliberation in the country and the ...

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'Seni bilen hayran, bilmeyen dusman' or, Why Erdogan Remains so Popular

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“Seni bilen hayran, bilmeyen düşman” or, Why Erdoğan Remains so Popular At a rally in Istanbul’s Bakırköy district last Saturday, members of the all-female audience were whipped up like teenagers at a pop concert long before the main speaker arrived. “Who are we waiting for?” teased the compere. “Recep Tayyip Erdoğan!” they roared in reply. When I asked some of the women what they liked about Turkey’s Prime Minister, most struggled at first to respond, as if his qualities were so numerous that listing them was impossible. “I don’t believe there’s another person on this earth like him, he’s perfect in every way,” said one. It was a stark contrast to comments I ...

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Sosyal Bilimler ve Kadinlarin Bilme Bicimleri

[Feminist march in Galatasaray Square, Istanbul, 8 June 2013. Photo by Christiane Gruber.]

Sosyal Bilimler ve Kadınların Bilme Biçimleri Sosyal bilim alanında çalışan bir kadın için en zor işlerden biri, erkek egemen bilme biçimleri içinde kendine yer açmak, söylediğinin duyulmasını sağlamaktır. Çünkü erkek egemen, endüstriyel ve kapitalist bir kültür içinde yeşermiş olan sosyal bilimlerin, bilmek ile ilgili varsaydığı her şey kadınların bilme biçimlerini sosyal bilimlerin dışında tutar. Erkek egemen sosyal bilim ve sosyal bilimin kadınlara yaklaşımı hakkında yazmak belki de hiç olmadığı kadar kişisel yazmamı gerektiriyor. Böyle bir yazıda, jineoloji kadar ciddi bir meseleden bahsetmenin arifesinde, benden beklenenin akademik kişiliğime uygun bir ...

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لماذا لم يثر الصعيد؟ محاولة أولية للفهم ودعوة للنقاش

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   إن القراءة التقليدية للصعيد تتجاهل التغيرات التي شهدتها المنظومة والبنية الاجتماعية، وفي العلاقات والتراتبية الاجتماعية وحتى هيكل السلطة المحلية لصالح جماعات وليدة سياسات الانفتاح والتحول الاقتصادي، كما ذكر الباحث المصري عمرو عدلي في أحد تعليقاته التي قارن فيها بين أوضاع الصعيد والأوضاع الاقتصادية والاجتماعية في مجتمع الجنوب الأمريكي عقب الحرب الأهلية الأمريكية، وتأثير عسكرة المجتمع. أعتقد أن هناك تناقضاً كبيراً بين الصورة التي تقدمها هذه الأدبيات وحقيقة التركيبة الطبقية والفئوية المكونة للمجتمع الصعيدي. إن هناك جماعات في الصعيد لا يعرف عنها كثير من الباحثين ما يكفي، ولا يُسلّط عليها الضوء أو تبالي الدراسات الاجتماعية والأنثروبولوجية بدراستها. حيث ينصب ...

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The Case Against Qatar: Host of the FIFA 2022 World Cup

[The following report was published by the International Trade Union Confederation on 16 March 2014] The Case Against Qatar: Host of the FIFA 2022 World Cup Qatar is a government which takes no responsibility for workers. $140 billion of infrastructure is forecast to get Qatar ready to host the 2022 World Cup. Qatar’s own estimates are that 500,000 extra workers will be needed in the run up to the World Cup. Frequent contacts with Qatar authorities since late 2011 have shown no political will or ...

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Event Report-Back -- Reflections on the 22nd Annual Cairo Papers Symposium: Disabilities, Revolution, and the Politics of Hope

On 15 March 2014, the Cairo Papers in Social Science (CPSS), in collaboration with the Middle East Studies Center at the American University in Cairo, hosted its twenty-second annual symposium titled “Disabilities, Revolution, and the Politics of Hope.” The CPSS, established in 1977 by social science departments at AUC, is a quarterly monograph series under the direction of Iman Hamdy. The symposium brought together both academics and activists, in order to explore how different social thinkers and ...

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وقفة احتجاجية لعاملات الجنس في تونس

 "من كان منكم بلا خطيئة، فليرمها بحجر" السيّد المسيح  مطلع شهر آذار/مارس الفائت، وقفت عشر نساء أمام المجلس الوطني التأسيسي للمطالبة بإعادة فتح ماخور مدينة سوسة المُغلق منذ سنة وأربعة أشهر، بعد حملات نظمتها مجموعات من الشباب السلفي. يصل خبر النسوة إلى نائبة رئيس المجلس، السيدة محرزية لعبيدي (من حزب حركة النهضة)، فتأذن لثلاث منهن بالدخول للاستماع لمطالبهن المتمثلة في إعادة فتح الماخور المُغلق بناء على حُكم قضائي.يبدو أن لا أحد تساءل عن مصير عشرات السيدات اللاتي هُدمت بيوتهن ونهبت ...

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Asylum and the Right to the City: Lessons from Turkey’s Syrian Guests and Other Urban Refugees

The mass movement of Syrians fleeing civil war to neighboring countries has become called the “Syrian refugee crisis.” The sheer volume of refugees brings up questions not only regarding these countries’ financial means and organizational capabilities but also, more importantly, regarding national identity and regional belonging. For example, reports on Jordan point to national concerns about the possible changes in the country’s demographic balance, while refugee rights activists critique Turkey’s open ...

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Joint Statement Calling for Release of Arbitrarily Detained Journalists and Others in Syria

[The following joint statement was issued by the undersigned and published by Reporters Without Borders on 17 March 2014]  Free Key Rights Defenders Government Arbitrarily Holds Darwish, Colleagues Despite UN Demands The government of Syria should immediately and unconditionally release the arbitrarily detained human rights defender Mazen Darwish and his colleagues Hani Al-Zitani and Hussein Ghareer, 55 human rights organizations said today. The United Nations Security Council demanded the ...

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Confronting the Human Rights Crises Left in the Wake of the Iraq War

[The following briefing was written by Jeena Shah and published by the Center for Consitutional Rights on 24 March 2014] The Bush administration’s plan to invade Iraq spurred the largest outcry and anti-war protests in the history of the world. More than ten years and hundreds of thousands of lives later, U.S. veterans and Iraqi civil society groups have come together to demand accountability for the U.S.’s fateful and lawless decisions. As one of the region’s principle mechanisms for the promotion and ...

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A Cycle of Insecurity in Egypt's North Sinai

Photos and text by Rob Stothard. Interviews by Rob Stothard and Max Strasser. Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, sandwiched between two old foes, is a territory of vital importance. Bordered by the Suez Canal to the west and Israel and the Gaza Strip to the east, North Sinai is home to a thriving smuggling trade and several notoriously rebellious Bedouin tribes. Since the popular uprising of January 2011 that ousted President Hosni Mubarak, the security situation in North Sinai has deteriorated. A ...

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Press Release: UN Claims UAE Government Has Duty to Release UAE94

[The following press release was issued on 20 March 2014 by the Alkarama Foundation] The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention's independent experts adopted an opinion confirming the arbitrary nature of the detention of those detained in the 'UAE94' case and requested the UAE government release them. Today, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) issued Opinion No. 60/2013 in which it considers the deprivation of liberty of the 61 individuals detained in ...

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Monument of the Unknown Student

[For Berkin Elvan, who died on 11 March 2014 at seven in the morning. He had been in a coma for 269 days after having been shot by a gas canister while walking to buy bread during the Gezi Protests. He was fourteen years old when he was shot, and fifteen years old when he died. We are publishing a translation of Ece Ayhan’s poem "The Monument of the Unknown Student" in his memory. Ece Ayhan (1931-2002) wrote this poem in 1973. When he was asked how he was influenced to write it, he answered: ...

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Looking Suspicious: The Profiling of Muslim Americans

Profiling is a tactic used by police and security agencies in which people are treated as suspicious because of their racial or religious identity and subjected to heightened scrutiny. By 2000, there was a bipartisan consensus in the United States that the pervasive use of such tactics was inherently discriminatory and therefore unjust. Then 9/11 happened, and profiling got a new lease on life. Racial and religious profiling of Arabs and Muslims intensified, and remains a staple of counterterrorism and ...

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We the Women Are in Taksim in Istanbul on the 8th of March!

[The following statement was released by the Istanbul Feminist Collective on 4 March 2014. It has been edited slightly for stylistic purposes.] We are, as the women who live in Turkey, raising our voices on the streets for eleven years, calling out against patriarchy, against men's violence, sexism, heterosexism, capitalism, militarism, and war, at the night marches of 8th of March. Since the last 8th of March, it has been a year of increasing violence against women. Every day, we reading about ...

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Buradan bir cikis var mi? Ya da neden HDP’deyim?

Buradan bir çıkış var mı? Ya da neden HDP’deyim? Yolsuzluk krizi başladığından beri aklımda Haydar Darıcı’nın Sabancı Üniversitesi’nde Leyla Neyzi danışmanlığında yazmış olduğu tezden bir bölüm var. Tez 2006’dan itibaren Terörle Mücadele Yasası kapsamında yargılanan, nam-ı diğer taş atan çocuklar hakkında. Çocuklar Darıcı’nın Adana’da yaptığı mülakatlarda göçü, baskıyı, yoksulluğu, kentteki ve okuldaki ayrımcılığı ve daha binbir dertlerini anlatırken, bir noktada “Büyükler siyasetin ne kadar ciddi bir ...

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