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والاقتصاد في مصر January 25 at Five “This Land is their Land”: Egypt’s Military and the Economy New Texts Out Now ella sohat Egypt Media Roundup
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أوراق من الشعر الليبي: ملف خاص

أوراق من الشعر الليبي: ملف خاص لا تأتي الكثير من الأخبار السارة من العالم العربي فسيل الدم طغى على سيل الحبر. ومع ذلك، فإن المحكومين بالأمل يستمرون بصنع الحياة والدفاع عنها عبر إبداعهم. تسعى جدلية إلى فسح المجال أمام الأصوات والتجارب ...

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Awled Amreeka?

It is Ramadan 2015 in Tunisia, and it is a tough one. Falling in July, seemingly endless scorching days are filled with children who long for something—anything—to do, and parents with no energy to entertain them. The saving grace is that ...

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الحرب على ذاكرة الحداثة: داعش مثالاً

              17 اُذْكُرْ مَا فَعَلهُ بِكَ عَمَالِيقُ فِي الطَّرِيقِ عِنْدَ خُرُوجِكَ مِنْ مِصْرَ. 18 كَيْفَ لاقَاكَ فِي الطَّرِيقِ وَقَطَعَ مِنْ مُؤَخَّرِكَ كُل المُسْتَضْعِفِينَ وَرَاءَكَ ...

An Egyptian child with a police costume in Tahrir square. January 25, 2016 (Photo by Jonathan Rashad)

Empty Tahrir

Five years ago, thousands of Egyptians called for protests on the 25th of January to demand "bread, freedom and social justice" and challenge the security apparatus' vast human rights violations. The protesters managed to topple ...


عن الجيش وإمبراطوريته الاقتصادية في مصر

[ تصوير جيجي إبراهيم]

أسئلة في المنهج والمقاربة كتب الأستاذ أحمد السيد النجار مقالاً بالأهرام بتاريخ ٨ أكتوبر الجاري بعنوان ”ماذا يريد الغرب من اقتصاد الجيش؟“ فنّد فيه، الاقتصادي المعروف، ما اعتبره دعاية غربية سلبية يتبناها بعض المصريين بشأن تضخم اقتصاد الجيش المصري معتبراً أن مثل هذه الدعاية والادعاءات تستهدف النيل من آخر الجيوش العربية القائمة في المنطقة، بعد تفكيك الجيش العراقي وإدخال سوريا في حرب أهلية لا تبدو لها نهاية حتى الآن. واعتبر النجار أن الدفع بأن الجيش المصري يملك ٤٠٪ من الاقتصاد المصري هو محض افتراء. واعتمد النجار على البيانات المتاحة من البنك الدولي حول هيكل الناتج المحلي الإجمالي في مصر، وخلص النجار من خلال تتبّع التقسيم القطاعي للناتج إلى أن نصيب القطاع الخاص يبلغ نحو ٦٢٪ ...

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Philadephia Event: What Is Settler Colonialism: Teach-In with Maya Mikdashi (25 October)

[An Israeli soldier grabs a Palestinian boy, dressed as a Native American during a protest in Nablus. AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh]

On Friday, 25 October 2013, at six o'clock in the evenning Students For Justice and Peace in Palestine at Temple University will be hosting Jadaliyya Co-Editor Maya Mikdashi for a public reading of “What Is Settler Colonialism?" Mikdashi will critically compare the cases of Palestine and the United States, discussing the ways in which their histories of settler colonialism intersect and diverge. What Is Settler Colonialsim? A Teach-In with Maya Mikdashi 6pm on Friday, 25 October 2013 Room 200B in Howard Gittis Student Center (13th and Montgomery) Temple University Philadelphia  

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أليس لها من دون اقتحام الداخلية كاشفة؟

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  (1) "بدأ كابوس الكنديين طارق اللوباني وجون جريسون عندما سألا عن الطريق في إحدى نقاط التفتيش التابعة للشرطة أثناء عودتهما إلى الفندق بعد محاولتهما مساعدة المصابين في مظاهرات رمسيس في أغسطس الماضي (...) وقال جريسون، إنه عقب وصوله إلى سجن طرة تعرض للضرب والركل حتى حُفرت إحدى الكدمات على ظهره، وكذلك صديقه اللوباني تعرض لذات المعاملة الوحشية (...) وأضاف، "أنهما كانا يتخذان الوضع الجنيني لحماية أنفسهما من الضرب، وأنه ظل يشعر بالألم لحوالى أسبوع"...  ... ينام الـ 38 سجيناً على الخرسانة وبينهم صنبور واحد فقط، وبحسب قول اللوباني كانت الرعاية الطبية يرثى لها، فقد وصل أحد المساجين وإحدى قدميه مصابة بكسر لم يتم علاجه لمدة ثلاثة أسابيع حتى تدهورت الحالة ...

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New Texts Out Now: Nelida Fuccaro, Histories of Oil and Urban Modernity in the Middle East

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Nelida Fuccaro, editor, Histories of Oil and Urban Modernity in the Middle East. Special issue of Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East (April 2013). Jadaliyya (J): What made you put together this issue? Nelida Fuccaro (NF): It was my interest in the urban history of oil producing countries, combined with the availability of stimulating interdisciplinary research on oil cities, a topic that is relatively new to Middle Eastern studies. I find this research very appealing. First, it challenges standard portrayals of oil development throughout the region, a portrayal that was already identified and critiqued in the early 1990s by Eric Davis ...

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Photography Media Roundup (October 22)

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[This is a bi-weekly roundup of articles on photography in the Middle East and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Photography Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in roundups to photos@jadaliyya.com.] “Afghan Americans": A Study in Duality, The New Yorker Photo Booth Andrea Bruce discusses her portraits of Afghan-Americans and their feelings towards Afghanistan. Leprosy Colony Abu Zaabal in Egypt, Claudia Wiens Photography Blog A photo and text essay on Abu Zaabal, which was once a virtual open-air prison for those suffering from leprosy in the 1930s, has been completely ...

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Tadween Roundup: News and Analysis from the Publishing/Academic World

[The following article was originally published on Tadween Publishing's blog. For more information on the publishing world as it relates to pedagogy and knowledge production, follow Tadween Publishing on Facebook and Twitter.] Tadween Publishing brings you the latest news and analysis from the publishing and academic worlds that relate to pedagogy and knowledge production.  Education  The Great Charter Tryout  (Newsweek)  Post-Katrina New Orleans saw a major revamp of its education system, based out of both necessity and need. Charter schools swept into the city to replace the damaged ...

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Sargon Boulus: Two Poems

[Art by Kareem Risan (Iraq)]

  Two Poems Sargon Boulus Translated by Sinan Antoon Times (The song of a Sumerian who lived for a thousand years) Before, times like these have come before Times when we witnessed hurricanes that never stopped uprooting trees: alluvium gushing forth and mud swept away to the end of the horizon covering traces We have known days like these When every day comes to enter the eyes with a strange sun That is if it comes at all. . . When we used to hope, the last time lightening wrote our names on the tablets of fate, to scatter a handful of dust on the face of the dead at the end of the journey We thought that we had learned how to travel ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (October 21)

[Graffiti in Port Saed, Egypt dedicated to ultras martyrs. Image originally posted to Flickr by Gigi Ibrahim]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Egypt Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.]  The Culture of Football Thoraia Abu Bakr examines Egyptian views on national team's soccer loss to Ghana. In Pictures: Al-Azhar Pro-Morsi Students Clash with Police Daily News Egypt publishes photos of Al-Azhar students' clash with police. Brotherhood Criticises West’s “Hypocrisy” Brotherhood in weekly speech criticizes western powers on their ...

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What Is a Democratization Package Good For?

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Since at least the summer of 2009, we have been faced with a periodically interrupted negotiation process between the Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi (AKP) government and the Kurdish Liberation Movement, to find a political and constitutional solution to end the thirty-year-old war. Most recently, in January 2013, the AKP administration has publicly declared a new solution phase initiated through direct talks led by the MIT (Turkey’s National Intelligence Service) with Abdullah Öcalan, leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), who is currently held in İmralı Prison. Öcalan’s now-famous message of March 2013, disseminated to millions gathered to celebrate Newroz in the ...

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Covering One's Back: An Exhibition Curated by Maha Maamoun and Ala Younis

[Lebanese collective Atfal Ahdath was one of several contributors to the exhibition

Covering One's back May 2013 Gezira Art Center in Cairo, Egypt   In this interview filmed at Cairo’s Gezira Art Center, curators Maha Maamoun and Ala Younis discuss the inspiration behind their group show, Covering One’s Back, which featured an international lineup of artists. Through installation, video, and photography, Maamoun and Younis explored the concept of endurance and how it might manifest in visual culture through the constant negotiation of social, cultural, and political variables. Anchoring the exhibition were the curators’ interest in the artistic process and how photographic images can exist as part of larger creative strategies in order to cut ...

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The People Want: An Interview with Gilbert Achcar

[ Tunisia, 2011: photo by Amine Ghrabi via Flickr: Creative Commons]

As we are nearing the third anniversary of the Tunisian uprising, which ignited historic upheavals in the Arab world, Professor Gilbert Achcar investigates the social and economic roots of the social explosions in his new book, The People Want: A Radical Exploration of The Arab Uprising. The title of Achcar’s book is based on a slogan that first emerged in Tunisia. It echoes two famous lines by Tunisian poet Abul-Qacem al-Shebbi (1903-34) If the people want life some day, fate will surely grant their wish Their Shackles will surely be shattered and their nigh surely vanish He writes, “ the very fact that the revolutionary wave that arose in Tunisia has swept through ...

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Maghreb Media Roundup (October 20)

[In the midst of political and economic instability, Eid al-Adha proved difficult for many in the Maghreb. Photo courtesy of Twitter user Ferdinand Reus.]

[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 maghreb@jadaliyya.com by Thursday night of every week.]  Algeria La double occultation des événements du 17 octobre 1961. Ait Benali Boubekeur remembers the massacre of FLN supporters in France during the period of the Algerian struggle for independence on 17 October 1961. Ouargla : De Graves Accusations Contre La Police Hadjer Guenafa reports on allegations that the police in ...

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السودان: «السياسي» و«الاقتصادي» متداخلان

  في العشرين من أيلول/سبتمبر الماضي، أكملت بعثة صندوق النقد الدولي زيارتها إلى السودان، وفي الرابع والعشرين منه أعلنت الخرطوم بدء تطبيق حزمة إجراءات اقتصادية أبرز ملامحها رفع الدعم عن المحروقات، وتعديل سعر الصرف الرسمي للدولار الجمركي. وفي الرابع من الشهر الجاري أعلن مجلس مديري الصندوق في تقييم له عن الوضع الأقتصادي أنه «يرحب» بالإجراءات التي اتخذها السودان. والغريب أنه رغم هذا الترحيب، إلا أن الإجراءات الاقتصادية الصارمة التي اتخذها السودان لم تأت في إطار اتفاق مع الصندوق كما هي العادة، وذلك ...

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New York Event--Writing at the Borders of Violence: A Literary Dialogue with Hoda Barakat and Sinan Antoon (24 October)

As part of the Fall 2013 Seminar Series of New York University's Hagop Kevorian Center Writing at the Borders of Violence A Literary Dialogue with Acclaimed Arab Novelists Hoda Barakat and Sinan Antoon (In Arabic, with translation) Thursday, 24 October 2013, 5-7pm  The Richard Ettinghausen Library Hagop Kevorkian Center 50 Washington Square South at 255 Sullivan Stree New York Hoda Barakat is an acclaimed Lebanese novelist. Her works, written in Arabic, have been translated into more than ...

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New Texts Out Now: Noura Erakat and Mouin Rabbani, Aborted State? The UN Initiative and New Palestinian Junctures

Noura Erakat and Mouin Rabbani, editors, Aborted State? The UN Initiative and New Palestinian Junctures. Washington, DC: Tadween Publishing, 2013. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Noura Erakat and Mouin Rabbani (NE & MR): The book represents a compilation of articles and documents published by Jadaliyya during the Palestinian bid for statehood at the United Nations in 2011-2012. We felt this moment represents—for better or worse—a critical juncture in Palestinian history and the ...

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The Warraq Funeral: Between Sadness and Anger

The entrance of the church had two minarets with a yellow cross on top of each. About fifty meters away from the church was a mosque, smaller in size and with two similarly looking but taller minarets. This was the Church of Warraq, where unknown gunmen shot at a wedding killing four and leaving eighteen injured. Those killed during the attack were either elderly or children, including an eight- and a twelve-year old. Located north of Cairo, Warraq is a neighborhood that lies right next to the Nile in ...

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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (October 22)

[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.] Regional and International Relations  US to sell weapons worth $10bn to UAE and Saudi Arabia Elizabeth Dickinson writes on the latest arms sale to the two ...

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حبيبي بيستناني عند البحر

يفيض كتاب "حسن في كل مكان" عذوبة ورمزية يصف بها الفنان الراحل حسن  حوراني (1974-2003) فلسطين ورحلته مع شخصياتها وكائناتها وأمكنتها كمسافر حالم لا يخاف الوحوش، وينام على ورق الورد أو في حضن مدينة القباب، ويركب جسراً معلقاً بين بيوت الزجاج، ويحرر النجوم، ويغلق عينيه وقت السفر، لأنه يرى كل ما يحب بالقلب. غيّبه بحر يافا، "كان ذاهباً نحو البحر، ليختفي تحت الأفق، .. فرفعت الموجة نفسها وشدت على مائها كي ترفع المسافر نحو القمر. ولأنه حسن يحب الليل والسفر، فقد حمل القمر الصغير ومضى". ...

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Turkey Media Roundup (October 22)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Turkey and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Turkey Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to turkey@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.] English EU Progress Report Turkey Progress Report 2013 The European Commission's 2013 Progress Report on Turkey. Its summary is available as well: Key Findings of the 2013 Progress ...

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Last Week on Jadaliyya (October 14-20)

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. الجنرال الفاشل والجماعة الفاشية... أو العكس Uprooted Out with the Old and In with the Old: Morocco’s New Cabinet The Discourse of Terror: An Interview with Judith Butler Saudi Cleric Confirms That Being a Woman in Saudi Arabia ...

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مشروع قانون تنظيم التظاهر... مشروع موت أمل التغيير

 في مارس 2012، انتشرت أنباء عن تقديم الإخوان المسلمين مشروع قانون بخصوص "تنظيم الحق في التظاهر" إلى مجلس الشعب المنحل في مايو من العام ذاته، وهو الأمر الذي قوبل برفض وعاصفة من النقد من جانب الحركات والأحزاب السياسية والساسة المناهضين للإخوان، إضافةً لبعض ممن حُسبوا على التيار الإسلامي. وكانت عاصفة النقد تلك قد وصلت إلى حد أن علق رئيس حزب الأصالة السلفي –اللواء عادل عفيفي– على مشروع القانون قائلاً إنه "ينقصه توقيع مبارك"، بينما اعتبر النائب الناصري السابق ...

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Made in Lebanon: An Exhibition by Marwa El Shazly

Made in Lebanon An exhibition by Marwa El Shazly September 2013 Mashrabia Gallery, Cairo, Egypt   In this recent interview conducted at Mashrabia Gallery during the opening of her solo exhibition, Egyptian artist Marwa El Shazly explains the concept behind her latest series, which takes up Lebanese pop divas as its theme. Through mixed media paintings, El Shazly re-presents these icons by using the simplest and most affordable materials that can be found on the local market as references to the ...

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Social Networking Provides a New Avenue for Open Access in Academia

[The following article was originally published on Tadween Publishing's blog. For more information on the publishing world as it relates to pedagogy and knowledge production, follow Tadween Publishing on Facebook and Twitter.] Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter have played an instrumental role in transforming how educators and scholars connect with their audiences and their students. Websites like Academia.edu, a platform for ...

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Les Palestiniens déchirés par la crise syrienne

En février 2012, Ismaël Haniyeh, premier ministre du Hamas dans la bande de Gaza, prononce à la mosquée Al-Azhar au Caire un discours rompant avec la logique de conciliation entre le régime et l’opposition syrienne initialement adoptée par le mouvement pendant plusieurs mois1. Le changement progressif de positionnement du Hamas n’est pas étranger à la radicalisation militaire du conflit syrien intervenue alors : l’affrontement entre l’armée régulière et les combattants de l’Armée syrienne libre ...

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