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[Image of the remnants of a home in a village in northern Somalia. Image by najeeb/Flickr.]

On the Margins Roundup (August)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Mali, South Sudan, Somalia, Mauritania, Djibouti, and Comoros Islands and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the On the Margins ...

Palestinian youth during a demonstration organized by the Palestinian solidarity movements, groups and associations in Rome, with the cooperation of the Palestinian Youth in Italy on 12 July 2014. Photo by Nasmia Mia Mallah

Italian-Palestinian Relations: What Went Wrong?

Throughout July, Zionist groups carried out a number of attacks against Palestine solidarity activists and Palestinian institutions in Italy. They attacked and abused seven young Italians in Rome. One of the victims was accosted merely for ...

[View of Cairo Surroundings. Image by Kormoran via Wikimedia Commons.]

Cities Media Roundup (August 1-30)

[This is a monthly roundup of news articles, and other materials related to urban issues in the region, and beyond. It does not reflect the views of the Cities Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send recommendations for inclusion in the ...

Last Week on Jadaliyya (August 25-31)

This is a selection of what you might have missed on Jadaliyya last week. It also includes a list of the most read articles and roundups. Progressively, we will be featuring more content on our "Last Week ...

زواج الــقــــاصــــــــــرات فــــــــي الــعــــــــــــراق: طــلاق مبكِّـــر ومـــوت يُجــاور المخــاض

[وسماء الآغا، العراق]

ازدادت في الآونة الأخيرة ظاهرة إرغام الفتيات على الزواج بسن مبكِّرة، وأخذت منحى جديداً من حيث الأسباب وصيغ الإرغام. فمنذ تأسيس الدولة العراقية عام 1921 وحتى بداية السبعينيات، كانت الفتاة عرضة للزواج من رجل غريب أو من المقربين للعائلة، لأن ولي أمرها ارتأى أن يمنحها لهذا الرجل كأي سلعة تُهدى، من دون أن يكون لها حق الاعتراض أو مجرد إبداء الرأي. كما أنها كانت تمنح لرجل من قبيلة أخرى كجزء من «دية» تتَّفق عليها العشيرتان لحلِّ خلافاتٍ ناشبة بينهما، وتسمَّى «فَصْليَّة». والفتاتان، المهداة والفَصْليَّة، ليس لهما حقّ المطالبة بالتفريق أو الطلاق، لأنَّهما مجرَّدتان من حقوقهما وفقاً للأعراف العشائريَّة. ولذلك فإنَّ «الحوليَّة الديموغرافيَّة» التي تصدرها الأمم المتَّحدة نشرت عام ...

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Say “Yes” to the Revolution

Dear Mom and Dad, I hear you are going to vote “yes” on the draft constitution. But because I know you well, and I know you only stand up for what is right, I would like to tell you a short story and make a small request. The story took place on the eve of Hosni Mubarak's stepping down, when there were millions of us in Tahrir Square and the surrounding streets. I was going back into the square, having briefly left with my friends to have dinner. It was difficult moving through the crowds. We were looking for somewhere to stand near the microphones to listen to Mubarak’s speech — the speech we were all waiting for, praying he would announce he was stepping ...

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A Battle For Legitimacy: Gauging Kuwait's Electoral Results

[A polling station in Kuwait City, February 2012. Image from Flickr/Kuwaitelections2012]

On 1 December, Kuwait held an historic parliamentary election. What was extraordinary about the poll was that it took place despite a boycott by Kuwait’s main opposition groups, who represent a broad ideological spectrum and include many political veterans. As a result, Kuwait witnessed what appears to be the lowest voter turnout in its history. At roughly forty percent, it was neither high nor low enough to definitively support the competing claims about its legitimacy—though that has not stopped both sides from attempting to do so. Moving forward, both the government and the opposition have major obstacles ahead of them as each tries to undermine the other’s claims to ...

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Egypt's Draft Constitution in Focus: Freedom of Expression

[Freedom of the press in Egypt. Image originally posted to Flickr by Hossam el-Hamalawy.]

[The following video is part of a series of clips produced by the Mosireen collective to promote greater awareness around the draft constitution currently under consideration in national referendum in Egypt. The full series can be accessed by clicking here.] This clip comes in response to a government sponsored television advert claiming that freedom of expression is protected in the draft constitution currently under consideration in a national referendum. The original advert is one of a series of government-sponsored television campaign promoting the draft constitution and known as “know your constitution” (e‘raf destourak) . In the midst of a ...

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قولوا نعم للعيش والحرية والعدالة الاجتماعية

أمي ... أبي ...  بعد السلام والتحية، لقد علمت أنكما ستصوتان على مسودة الدستور بالموافقة ولأني أعلم أنكما لا تقفان إلا مع الحق أحببت أن أقص عليكما قصة قصيرة وأن أطلب منكما طلباً بسيطاً: القصة حدثت في ليلة التنحي، عندما كنا نحتشد بالملايين في ميدان التحرير والشوارع المحيطة به. دخلت الميدان من شارع محمد محمود، وكنت قد خرجت منه مع بعض أصدقائي لكي نتناول وجبة العشاء. كانت الحركة بين الحشود المكتظة صعبة. بحثنا عن مكان قريب من مكبرات الصوت، التي ستذيع خطاب مبارك، الذي كنا ننتظره جميعاً و ندعو الله أن يعلن فيه التنحي. بينما كنت أمر وسط الحشود، أمسكت بساعدي إمرأة ترتدي عباءة وغطاءً أسود للرأس. بدت على وجهها علامات الشقاء والحزن. حسبتها في البداية تستند علي لتتفادى الوقوع ...

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Inside Syria: Jadaliyya Co-Editor Bassam Haddad Interview with David Barsamian

[Screenshot of radio show segment webpage.]

David Barsamian conducted the following interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Bassam Haddad on 19 November 2012. It does not cover recent events. Instead, it features an in-depth discussion of the historical and contemporary contexts of the uprising in Syria, as well as the essential dynamics inside the country and their concomitant effects on the state, society, and unfolding events. The interview also discusses the regional context within which the Syrian crisis is lodged. The topics covered include: 1. History and Background of the Syrian Uprising 2. Sectarianism and Claims of Sectarianism in Syria 3. The Syrian Opposition 4. The Deterioration and ...

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Regional and International Players in Syria's Civil War, The Protest Movement In Bahrain: Interviews with Bassam Haddad and Toby Jones

[Anti-government protesters in Bahrain chant against the police on April 19, 2012. Hasan Jamali/AP]

On Monday, 17 December, during a mass protest in Bahrain, twenty-five people were arrested, among them prominent human rights activist Yousef al-Muhafedha, who is the acting head of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights. 17 December is recognized unofficially as Martyrs' Day in Bahrain. On that fateful day, in 1994, two young men, Hani Khamis and Hani Al Wasti, were shot and killed during protests demanding the re-instatement of the 1973 Constitution and the release of political prisoners. Last October, the interior ministry banned all public gatherings in Bahrain, but people have been defying the ban. According to some reports, there have been more than one hundred ...

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Tadween Publishing Roundup: News and Analysis from the Publishing World

[The following is a roundup of the latest news and analyses from the publishing world that relates to pedagogy and knowledge production. It was originally published on Tadween Publishing's blog. For more updates, follow Tadween Publishing on Facebook and Twitter.]  How to De-Risk Book Publishing By Steve Rosenbaum (Huffington Post) As the nature of the publishing world shifts gears, Steve Rosenbaum claims that authors need to re-evaluate the way they approach publishing a book. For starters, social media and public appearances are essential to getting your words, literally, out there. The Digital Publishing Explosion: INFOGRAPHIC By Dianna Dilworth ...

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Morsi's Democracy Devoid of Press and Media Freedoms

[Several Independent and private newspapers ran this cover on 4 December 2012 in protest against infringement on their freedoms]

“No one will touch media freedoms. There will be no pens broken, no opinions prevented, no channels or newspapers shut down in my era.” This confident claim was uttered by Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi soon after his election, and at the time was met with doubt, as no action had yet been taken to prove its credibility. Today it is a representation of one of the most glaring mistruths perpetrated by Morsi towards the people of Egypt. Freedom of expression and speech are among the most basic and necessary of political human rights. They are enshrined in myriad constitutions, and in articles 19 of both the United National Declaration for Human Rights and the United Nations' ...

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New Texts Out Now: Amahl Bishara, Back Stories: US News Production and Palestinian Politics

[Cover of Amahl A. Bishara,

Amahl A. Bishara, Back Stories: US News Production and Palestinian Politics. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2012. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Amahl Bishara (AB): Back Stories is an ethnography of the production of US news during the second Palestinian Intifada. I started this project in New York City around the beginning of the uprising. I would wake up every morning, and my first step would be to reach for the news. But obviously the news represented only a narrow slice of Palestinian ideas about and experiences of national struggle. I wanted to explore the multiple, complex factors that make it difficult for diverse Palestinian perspectives ...

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UC Berkeley's New Chancellor Endorses the Falsehood: Criticizing Israel is Anti-Semitic

[Nicholas Dirks]

[The following statement was issued on 19 December 2012 by a group of Columbia University professors in response to recent comments by the newly appointed chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, Nicholas Dirks, wherein he equated the criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism.] A recent interview conducted by UC Berkeley’s Public Relations office and timed with the appointment of the new university Chancellor, Nicholas Dirks, begins, “Floating around the Internet is a claim that at some point in your past... you signed a petition for Columbia to divest in all things Israel.” The interviewer asks the Chancellor-designate to clarify his role. But let ...

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الطائفة الشرطية وحكومة الرئيس مرسي: تحالف يقوم على رؤية أمنوقراطية للدولة

[قوات الامن المصرية أمام جامعة القاهرة 2009. تصوير سارة كار]

عادت القوات المسلحة للظهور على الساحة السياسية، ولم يكن ظهورها هذه المرة فقط للإدلاء بالبيانات التي تحاول شرح أسباب اصرار بعض ضباط القوات الجوية على إيقاظ سكان المدن من النوم مبكراً عن طريق التحليق المنخفض بالمقاتلات فوق الأحياء السكنية، أو تبرير آخر انتهاك تورط فيه أفراد الجيش (على غرار البيان الذي تلاه المتحدث الرسمي للقوات المسلحة عصر الثامن عشر من نوفمبر لتبرير الاعتداء على جزيرة القرصاية) — ولكن هذه المرة كان الظهور للحديث عن الشأن السياسي العام والتعبير عن موقف (وإن كان مبهماً وحمّالاً للأوجه) من موجة الاحتجاجات العنيفة التي تبعت الاعلان الدستوري الصادر بتاريخ 22 نوفمبر، وهو ما آثار حفيظة البعض والتفاؤل الساذج عند البعض الآخر والقلق عند الكثيرين. أضف إلى هذا القلق ...

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من القاهرة الجميلة - الجزء الرابع

 "!جيييكه! جيييكه! جيييكه" في يوم صدامات قصر الإتحادية، نبضَ زفيرُ المدينة وشهيقها أكثر من مرةٍ، خلال الليلة الدامية، على هدير ذاك الهتاف الهادئ الهامس بالكاد: "جيييكه! جيييكه! جيييكه!" كان ذاك هدير همس جماعي من مجموعةٍ من شباب المتظاهرين، ممن هم بين سن السادسة عشرة والثامنة عشرة؛ ذات سن صديقهم الذي قتلته الداخلية من أسبوعين في شارعه المفضل، شارع محمد محمود، وحرمت وسط البلد من رؤياه ومروره على مقاهيها بين كل مظاهرة والأخرى. وغيّمت سماء القاهرة في آخر الشهر غيوماً ...

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How Thomas Friedman Distorts Realities in Egypt, Pakistan, and India

In a recent New York Times op-ed, liberal icon Thomas Friedman asks if Egypt— currently in the midst of  street demonstrations, violent repression, and a referendum all surrounding a controversial constitution—will develop into a secular, democratic, modern state—in his words, "the next India"—or an intolerant, Islamist military regime—also in his words, "the next Pakistan.” Both the question and the article are riddled with faulty assumptions and factual omissions. Pointing to ...

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Exile, Part One

My mother's mother tongue is not Arabic. This singular fact shaped much of my life and my education in Lebanon. When she moved to Beirut, she had two children, and then me in her belly. She met a student named Maya and thought the name sounded beautiful and strange. She has not lived in the country in which she was born - the country in which her family lives, celebrates holidays, and has grown older - for over three decades now. This fact terrifies me. Prior to her moving to Lebanon, my father had ...

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Maghreb Media Roundup (December 20)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Maghreb and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Maghreb Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to by Wednesday night of every week.] Algeria Algeria: Hollande Under Pressure Over France's Colonial Past On Algeria Visit Tony Cross discusses the tense political climate surrounding Hollande's current ...

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Syria Media Roundup (December 20)

 [This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Syria and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Syria Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to by Monday night of every week.]   Regional and International Perspectives A Nation of Pain and Suffering: Syria (Part 3) Vijay Prashad on the ambivalent Western plans for Syria Keep Reading »

From Yarmouk to Sabra-Shatila: The Guardian's Martin Chulov on Palestinian Refugees Fleeing Syria

Following the recent bombing of Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in Syria, over 2000 Palestinian residents of the camp have arrived in Lebanon, and the figures are expected to grow in the coming days. The Guardian’s Middle East correspondent, Martin Chulov, spoke with Malihe Razazan about the plight of the Palestinian refugees who have made it to Lebanon. Chulov talked to many of the Palestinas who fled Syria and are now taking refuge in the Sabra-Shatila refugee camp in ...

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Egypt’s Draft Constitution in Focus – The Role of the Army [Video]

[The following video is part of a series of clips produced by the Mosireen collective to promote greater awareness around the draft constitution currently under consideration in national referendum in Egypt. The full series can be accessed by clicking here.] Political researcher Ibrahim El Houdaiby and Hossam Bahgat, Director of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, explain how the draft constitution puts the Army and its extensive industrial activities—estimated to be between twenty-five and ...

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The Battle for Sinai

Half a million people live in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, bordering Israel and the Gaza Strip. For decades, they have been governed by a strong security paradigm and the Camp David accords with Israel – underwritten by billions of dollars in US military aid. The true test of the evolving Egyptian relationship with the US then may lie in Cairo’s ability to control any instability in the peninsula. Now they are back in the international spotlight because of an increase in militant attacks, arms smuggling ...

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Tadween Blog Comes To Jadaliyya

Jadaliyya's sister organization, Tadween Publishing, launched recently (see announcement here). Tadween is a new kind of publishing house that seeks both to produce knowledge and to scrutinize the process of knowledge production. It will produce thoroughly interactive publications in both hard-copy and e-book formats, and its content will be disproportionately geared towards pedagogy and the classroom.  As part of the new Tadween project, we are happy to announce the discussion forum Tadween Blog, ...

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DAM Explores the Unmapped in Their New Album "Dabke on the Moon"

DAM’s latest album “Dabke on the Moon,” released in November 2012, details the lives of prisoners of the occupation. This refers to both prisoners literally detained in Israeli jail cells as well as the millions of Palestinians who move – relatively – more freely, but are still held prisoner in the tight clench of Israeli apartheid. “Dabke on the Moon” is a reflection on Palestine amidst revolutionary change in the region. It pushes the boundaries of traditional hip-hop with a myriad of ...

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Egypt’s Draft Constitution in Focus: Labor Rights [Video]

[The following video is part of a series of clips produced by the Mosireen collective to promote greater awareness around the draft constitution currently under consideration in national referendum in Egypt. The full series can be accessed by clicking here.] In response to a government-sponsored campaign to promote the draft constitution currently under consideration in a national referendum, Fatma Ramadan, the Vice President of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions and Ahmad Sayed Al-Naggar, ...

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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (December 18)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Arabian Peninsula and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Arabian Peninsula Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to by Monday night of every week.] Regional and International Relations From Manama to Gaza: Solidarity Between Bahrain and Palestine Yazan al-Saadi writes on a solidarity trip to Gaza paid ...

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