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New Texts Out Now: Bedross Der Matossian, Shattered Dreams of Revolution: From Liberty to Violence in the Late Ottoman Empire

Bedross Der Matossian, Shattered Dreams of Revolution: From Liberty to Violence in the Late Ottoman Empire. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2014. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Bedross Der Matossian (BDM): I have ...

ISIS in the News: Extensive Media Roundup (March-April 2015)

[Editorial Note: This is not a "Best of," only a roundup of significant pieces. See here for an introduction to this roundup series]  English Articles        ISIS Threatens Twitter ...

[Amsterdam Public Library. Image by Gkamiya via Wikimedia Commons]

Breaking House Rules: Hoodies, Hijabs, and Belonging in the Netherlands

The Incident With panoramic views of both the city and its harbor, the Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam (OBA), proved to be an ideal place for me to take a break from working at either my home or office at Leiden University. I visited the ...

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عقوباتُ الليلِ للوحيدِ يضمِّدها النهارُ بأوهامٍ شتّى. مُضفياً على العينين الزائغتين من عراكِ الأشباح عُمقَ الحكمةِ الناجية من هاوية، مُقْنِعاً عظامكَ المرتجّةَ بَرداً أنها أعمدةُ بُنيان، لافحاً سمْعَكَ، وقد تَناوَبَ على دكِّه معولانِ ...


Syria Monthly Edition on Jadaliyya (May 2013)

[Child living in a cemetary that his father guards. Rukn ElDeen, Damascus. Photo by Ehab Al-Jabi.]

[This is a monthly archive of pieces written by Jadaliyya contributors and editors on Syria. It also includes material published on other platforms that editors deemed pertinent to post as they provide diverse depictions of Syria-related topics. The pieces reflect the level of critical analysis and diversity that Jadaliyya strives for, but the views are solely the ones of their authors. If you are interested in contributing to Jadaliyya, send us your post with your bio and a release form to post@jadaliyya.com [click "Submissions" on the main page for more information] Syria Media Roundup (May 30)Weekly collection of pertinent articles published on Syria in ...

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Occupy Gezi: The Limits of Turkey’s Neoliberal Success

[Turkish police pursuing protesters in Istanbul on 1 June 2013. Image from Associated Press]

There are two telling, though widely neglected, details about what initiated and popularized the groundbreaking protests in Taksim Square, Istanbul: the protests started out as a response to the governing neoliberal party’s project of urban transformation or urban renewal; yet, urban questions quickly took a backseat as the protests became massive. Understanding these two facets of the mobilization sheds much light on what is happening in Turkey and why. What the governing Justice and Development Party (AKP) disingenuously calls “urban transformation” is the demolition of public places, green areas, and historical sites, as well as the displacement of poor populations, ...

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Bouteflika: The Magician and The Smokescreen

[A poster with an image of Abdelaziz Bouteflika in Oran, Algeria. Image by mayanais/Flickr.]

The President of the Popular Algerian Republic left the country on 27 April 2013 to be hospitalized in Paris at Val-de-Grâce, following a non-fatal stroke. Since then, Bouteflika’s absence has provoked an increasing anxiety. The French press has reported on the worsening of his health, which was subsequently printed in various Algerian newspapers. Despite Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal's denial of these reports, the uncertainties regarding his succession (which appears increasingly imminent) are growing. Most significantly, the general fear of destabilization in the country heighten these worries. Yet, in the issue of El Moudjahid on 19 May, the Minister of Urban ...

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The Season of Rebellion in Turkey: Interviews with Cihan Tugal and Erdem Yoruk

[Occupy Gezi Park solidarity protest in NY: photo taken by Elif Altinbasak via flickr]

A small scale protest which was meant to stop the destruction of what has been described as an oasis in the heart of Istanbul, replacing it with an Ottoman era-themed shopping complex, has led to more than 235 protests in sixty-seven cities in Turkey. According to the latest news reports, more than 1,700 people have been arrested. On 1 June, Amnesty International said the use of tear gas had caused an unknown number of injuries, including serious head injuries when the tear gas canisters had hit protestors. Turkish Doctors Association reported the death of one protester in Istanbul with eight protesters in critical conditions in the city of Ankara. The Association also ...

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Last Week on Jadaliyya (May 27-June 2)

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 on Jadaliyya" series.  The Right to the City Movement and the Turkish Summer Open Letter from Alice Walker to Alicia Keys Regarding the Boycott of Israel Everywhere is Taksim, Resistance Everywhere Just Another Open Letter in The Wall: Pink Floyd's Roger Waters' Letter to Alicia Keys How Not to Study Gender in the Middle East آخِر الســاميين Constantinople and Smyrna in the Diasporan Armenian and ...

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The Last Colony: Photo Essay on Western Sahara

[Djimi Elghalia, vice president of the Sahrawi Association of Victims of Grave Human Rights Violations Committed by the Moroccan State (ASVDH), pictured near El-Ayoun city, in Moroccan controlled Western Sahara. Photo by Andrew McConnell.]

[This is one of seven pieces in Jadaliyya's electronic roundtable on the Western Sahara. Moderated by Samia Errazzouki and Allison L. McManus, it features contributions from John P. Entelis, Stephen Zunes, Aboubakr Jamaï, Ali Anouzla, Allison L. McManus, Samia Errazzouki, and Andrew McConnell.] [The photos above were taken by Andrew McConnell, who also wrote the following text.] The territory of Western Sahara is Africa's last open file at the United Nations Decolonization Committee. The year 2010 marked the thirty-fifth anniversary of the Moroccan invasion which forced former colonial power Spain to withdraw without holding a UN sanctioned referendum on the ...

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Global Geopolitics of the Western Sahara: Beyond Dominant Narratives on the Western Sahara Roundtable

[Gathering of Saharawi troops, near Tifariti (Western Sahara), celebrating the 32nd anniversary ot the Polisario Front. Image by Saharauiak/Flickr.]

[This is one of seven pieces in Jadaliyya's electronic roundtable on the Western Sahara. Moderated by Samia Errazzouki and Allison L. McManus, it features contributions from John P. Entelis, Stephen Zunes, Aboubakr Jamaï, Ali Anouzla, Allison L. McManus, Samia Errazzouki, and Andrew McConnell.] Immediate steps shall be taken, in Trust and Non-Self-Governing Territories or all other territories which have not yet attained independence, to transfer all powers to the peoples of those territories, without any conditions or reservations, in accordance with their freely expressed will and desire, without any distinction as to race, ...

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US Policy Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Beyond Dominant Narratives on the Western Sahara Roundtable

[Image of Moroccan tanks on display at the Sahrawi Museum of War near the Tindouf Camps in Algeria. Image from Saharauiak/Flickr.]

[This is one of seven pieces in Jadaliyya's electronic roundtable on the Western Sahara. Moderated by Samia Errazzouki and Allison L. McManus, it features contributions from John P. Entelis, Stephen Zunes, Aboubakr Jamaï, Ali Anouzla, Allison L. McManus, Samia Errazzouki, and Andrew McConnell.] The official narrative on the origins of the Western Sahara conflict is often presented as a case of an Algerian-supported African decolonization effort in which a national liberation movement (Polisario Front) representing an incipient Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) is seeking independence in the formerly Spanish-occupied ...

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مقابلة مع القيادي في حركة الجهاد الإسلامي خالد البطش

يرى القيادي البارز في حركة الجهاد الإسلامي خالد البطش، في حوار طويل مع "مجلة الدراسات الفلسطينية"، أن التحولات في العالم العربي ستكون في نهاية المطاف لمصلحة القضية الفلسطينية، لأن الكيان الصهيوني خسر في معظم البلاد العربية مَن كان مسانداً له وحامياً طوال 60 عاماً، ولأن المجتمعات العربية عندما تكون حرة وصاحبة سيادة فهذه مقدمات للتحول نحو فلسطين. وفي هذا السياق أبدى البطش تفاؤله بأن مصر ما بعد "ثورة يناير" 2011 أخذت تستعيد دورها العربي الفاعل، مستدركاً أنه يجب إعطاء القيادة المصرية الوقت الكافي لترتيب أوراقها الداخلية، لافتاً إلى كون التحول المصري من أهم التحولات العربية باعتبار مصر أكبر دولة عربية ودولة محورية في المنطقة لا يمكن من دونها تحرير فلسطين ...

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Al-Mutanabbi Street: Locating Contemporary Iraqi Culture

[Audience members attending the exhibition. Image by Amin Alsaden]

The last installment of the three-part exhibition titled Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here opened on Monday 13 May at the Cambridge Arts Council. The exhibition features artists' responses to an explosion that took place in Iraq on 5 March 2007, at al-Mutanabbi Street, an important artery in historic Baghdad and home to an abundant number of bookstores and street book vendors. The anonymous attack killed and injured dozens of innocent people who frequented or worked on the street, and it destroyed the Shahbandar coffeehouse, a historic meeting place for Iraqi artists and writers. Originating from twenty-four countries, the 260 international artists participating in the ...

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The Right to the City Movement and the Turkish Summer

[A protestor and police in Gezi Park. 31 May 2013. From Yücel Tunca via Nar Photos.]

As I write this, Istanbul is under siege. The might of Istanbul's entire police force—the largest city police force in Europe—is violently cracking down on peaceful occupiers in Gezi Park. The protest, which began on 27 May, is ostensibly over a planned shopping center to be built over a park in Istanbul's central Taksim Square. Nevertheless, massive popular movements like this do not emerge out of nowhere. Typically, they are the result of the tireless groundwork of activists over the course of an extended period. And then, something happens: a spark sets off the lighter fluid accumulating unnoticed at everyone's feet. The protests began with approximately seventy ...

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Mustafa al-Hallaj: Master of the Print and Master of Ceremonies

[Cropped image of Mustafa al-Hallaj's

Deep in thought while in transit at Amman’s international airport in 1979, I missed my flight to Beirut. Fortunately a competing airline had a plane thirty minutes later. My waiting friends met me in frenzy; it was revolutionary Beirut and although they had cause to worry their anxiety soon turned to glee when they informed me that our car was entering the liberated zone. Fresh from the laziness and loneliness of the Midwestern United States, in Lebanon’s capital I found a people flying high with activity, and a venturesome, optimistic, and selfless sense of commitment. Every activist was glittering and the variety of their personalities made the individualists of ...

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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (June 4)

[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 ap@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.] Opinions and Reports House of Saud: built on sand An editorial on the apparent calm in the kingdom that may hide turmoil. The Road to the Saudi Throne: ...

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Egypt Sentences Forty-Three NGO Staffers to One-Five Years in Prison

A court in Cairo has sentenced forty-three people to between one and five years in prison for working for unregistered NGOs in Egypt. Twenty-seven defendants, all of whom were tried in absentia, received five-year jail sentences. Eleven received one-year suspended sentences, and five received two-year sentences. One of the defendants to receive a two-year sentence was Dar Al-Hilal publishing company CEO Yehia Ghanem, who was a consultant for the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), ...

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Alignments of Dissent and Politics of Naming: Assembling Resistance in Turkey

Over ten thousand people took over the streets of Ümraniye, a working-class neighborhood on the Asian side of Istanbul, at around 10 pm on Sunday 2 July  to stand in  solidarity with the demonstrators not only in  the grounds of the Gezi Park in Taksim Square, but also with those demonstrating in sixty-seven cities all over Turkey from Ankara and Izmir, to Adana and Hatay. Gathering on the main avenue of the May 1st Mahallesi (district) of Ümraniye, a neighborhood always imagined as a ...

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On the 'Turkish Model': Neoliberal Democracy with Teargas

On 28 May, upon awakening, alarming news from home flooded my screen: citizens were protesting the destruction of the Taksim Park, just outside the historic Taksim Square in Istanbul, which is to become little more than a busy traffic intersection featuring a shopping mall and a mosque if the city government proceeds with current plans. There were also reports of potential illegal sale of the Besiktas Ferry Station to Shangri La Hotel and the closure of the surrounding seaside to the public. Discussions ...

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Roundtable Introduction: Beyond Dominant Narratives on the Western Sahara

In the past few decades, both media and academic scholarship have marginalized the Western Saharan conflict, rendering it largely insignificant within regional and global political imaginations. Beginning as a post-colonial dispute between regional powers in the 1970s, the conflict developed and was exacerbated as North Africa became an entangled site of Cold War rivalries. Following the 1975 Madrid Accords, in which Spain conceded on its promises to the Sahrawi people on honoring their right to ...

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Lost in the Debate: Beyond Dominant Narratives on the Western Sahara Roundtable

[This is one of seven pieces in Jadaliyya's electronic roundtable on the Western Sahara. Moderated by Samia Errazzouki and Allison L. McManus, it features contributions from John P. Entelis, Stephen Zunes, Aboubakr Jamaï, Ali Anouzla, Allison L. McManus, Samia Errazzouki, and Andrew McConnell.] Following the French military intervention in Mali earlier this year in January, and the hostage crisis in Algeria that soon followed, major world powers briefly oriented ...

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The Cost of Authoritarianism: Beyond Dominant Narratives on the Western Sahara Roundtable

[This is one of seven pieces in Jadaliyya's electronic roundtable on the Western Sahara. Moderated by Samia Errazzouki and Allison L. McManus, it features contributions from John P. Entelis, Stephen Zunes, Aboubakr Jamaï, Ali Anouzla, Allison L. McManus, Samia Errazzouki, and Andrew McConnell.] The Moroccan regime's reaction and that of its supporters’ to the United States' attempt to extend the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) ...

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The Last Colony: Beyond Dominant Narratives on the Western Sahara Roundtable

[This is one of seven pieces in Jadaliyya's electronic roundtable on the Western Sahara. Moderated by Samia Errazzouki and Allison L. McManus, it features contributions from John P. Entelis, Stephen Zunes, Aboubakr Jamaï, Ali Anouzla, Allison L. McManus, Samia Errazzouki, and Andrew McConnell.] Western Sahara is a sparsely-populated territory about the size of Italy, located on the Atlantic coast in northwestern Africa, just south of Morocco. Traditionally ...

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The Myth of the "Yemen Model"

Shortly following the internationally-funded uncontested election in Yemen, a high-ranking western diplomat berated me for not voting. When I asked him, "would people in your country be happy with a one-person election?" He responded: "people in my country are not trying to kill each other!" While not all diplomats think this way, unfortunately, that simplistic and ignorant statement is what drives much of western policy on Yemen -- if there is a policy -- and it is also why it is ...

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Jadaliyya Monthly Edition (May 2013)

This is a selection of what you might have missed on Jadaliyya during the month of May 2013. It also includes the most recent videos, roundups, editors picks and most read articles. Progressively, we will be featuring more content on our Monthly Edition series.   Open Letter from Alice Walker to Alicia Keys Regarding the Boycott of Israel Egyptian Women: Between Revolution, Counter-Revolution, Orientalism, and "Authenticity" Just Another Open Letter in ...

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Everywhere is Taksim, Resistance Everywhere

Taking a page out of the playbook of dictators from Damascus to Algiers, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has thus far refused any serious engagement with the thousands protesting the destruction of Gezi Park in Istanbul. His supporters have attempted to paint the protests—currently in their fifth day, and gathering momentum—as the work of fringe anarchists, atheists, foreign instigators, and government detractors. They have cited ‘ulterior motives’ and alluded to secularist conspirators ...

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آخِر الســاميين

  [حجبت إدارة موقع الجزيرة بالانجليزية مقالة جوزيف مسعد "آخر الساميين" بعد أن كانت قد نشرتها في الذكرى الخامسة والستين للنكبة، وذلك إثر ضغوطات سياسية من جهات صهيونية. إلا أن الجزيرة عاودت نشر المقالة عقّب النقد الشديد الذي لاقته واتهامها بالانصياع لأجندات سياسية مناوءة للقضية الفلسطينية.]   منذ بواكير الصهيونية، أدرك معارضوها اليهود بأن الحركة الصهيونية لا تشاطر اللاسامية تعاليمها بتشخيص ما أسماه المسيحيون الأوروبيون "المسألة اليهودية" فحسب، بل إنها، وهو ما أثار حفيظة ...

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