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Stasis Shift: Guernica Interviews Jadaliyya Co-Founder Bassam Haddad

Jadaliyya co-founder on telling alternative stories about the Arab world, understanding the life cycles of revolution, and confronting “the weight of ancient problems.”   In the fall of 2010, I was crossing a crowded hotel ...

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Tahrir, Taksim, Tempelhof: Between Political Fields

Sitting in Engels—one among many of Neukölln's cosy, candlelit, hipster-friendly cafés—I read on a sticker the slogan: “Tah[r]ir, Taksim, Tempelhof: Das Feld gehört uns allen!” (Tahrir, Taksim, Tempelhof: The Field belongs to us all!). ...

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غزة والبحر

[ هذا المقال جزء من ”أصوات من أجل غزة" وهو ملف خاص تنشره جدلية على مدار شهر كامل. للإطلاع على بقية المقالات اضغط/ي هنا] يتساوى فلسطينيو غزة أمام جرائم الاحتلال وسطوته على أرواحهم وممتلاكتهم ومكنونات هويتهم، إلا أنهم ...

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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)

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 ...


بيروت.. أول مرّة

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كل شارع في بيروت يمكنك أن تصعد أو تنزل به. يتعلق ذلك بالجهة التي تأتي منها إليه. الشوارع المركزيّة، مثل الحمراء والجمّيزة، تكون مستوية. ومنها تتفرّع المنحدرات صعودًا ونزولاً. أغلبية شوارع بيروت الساحقة، هي طلعات ونزلات في الوقت نفسه. بيروت كلها، سفح شرس وعنيف صعوده منهك ومتعب. وفي الوقت ذاته بيروت كلها منحدر سهل نتدحرج عليه بفرح نحو كورنيش البحر. بيروت هي كل شيء وعكسه في اللحظة ذاتها، لذا لا يمكنك الحديث عن مدينة واحدة، فذلك يرتبط أساسا بالزاوية التي ترى منها. يمكنك مثلاً أن تراها كفلسطيني من الداخل، كانت وما زالت بيروت مدينة الأحلام الممنوعة بالنسبة لك، وها أنت تدخل إليها وتراها لأول مرة وتنبهر بكلّ شيء من حولك. ولكنك في الوقت ذاته، وخاصةً لأنك تراها كفلسطيني، لا يمكنك ...

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Reports Roundup (April 12)

[The following list is a compilation of the reports, statements, and other materials featured on the Jadaliyya Reports Page this past week.] Son of UAE94 Detainee Tortured for Four Days This Alkarama Foundation press release describes the heinous treatment of detained human rights activist Osama al-Najjar by the UAE state security services. Partha Chatterjee on "Nationalism, Interntionalism, and Cosmopolitianism: Some Lessons from Modern Indian History" One of India's most respected experts on postcolonialism and subaltern studies gives a lecture on the four most significant strands of anti-colonialism in modern South Asia. The Anbar Crisis: ...

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قصائد رلى الجردي

[لوحة للفنان العراقي محمود شبر]

  قصائد رلى الجردي     سريرُ النّارنجِ  أنا سريرُ النّارنجِ وهو يستفيق أتحلّى بالخناجرِ واسمي سوريَّة أنا طلاءُ الأرضِ والخبزُ المنفجرُفي الأفواهِ،  الجدران المجدَّلةُ  أنا اخضرارها أغرقُ بحِنّائي أنا أوردةٌ بنَفْس اللونِ بِذاتِ الطّول لا أفصلُ عيناً عن عين ولا جلدًا عن جلد لا أشبهُ الفصولَ أستعيرُ ضلوعَ الطّوفانِ

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Teaching Arabic in the US after 9/11

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On 9 May 2013 I was stabbed in front of the US Embassy in Cairo. My attacker was a young college-educated Egyptian man who had come from his village that day to kill an American in “revenge over U.S. policies in the Middle East.” At the time, I was living in Egypt and conducting research as part of my sabbatical from Hunter College of the City University of New York where I teach Arabic. The day I was stabbed, I had come to the Embassy looking to have a translation of my marriage certificate authenticated so that my wife’s Egyptian residency permit might be renewed. After the attack, a few Egyptian journalist friends wrote about the event, partly to rectify some ...

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قديسون وانتحاريون

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إذا كانت الحرية لعنة ونعمة في آن، فلأن من الممكن استعمالها للهدم مثلما للخلق.ولهذا فهي تحتاج، على منوال كل القوى المقدسة، إلى أن تُحاط بشبكة سميكة من  التحذيرات والممنوعات. فما هو عظيم القيمة فيها بنحو كبير هو الأكثر خطراً أيضاً.ويمكن أن توصف قوة الهدم هذه بأنها استغلال الحرية، ولكنه استغلال لا بد منه باستمرار إذا كان من المطلوب أن تزدهر الحرية، وهو،إلى هذا الحد، جزء من طبيعتها. فالحيوان القادر على القيام بجراحة منقذة للحياة  قادر أيضاً على أن يعذّب الآخرين.وتعني الخطيئة السعيدة (1)Felix culpa أنه من أجل أن تسود الحرية لا بد لنا من أن نتلقى ركلات القدر. وعلى أي حال، فإن بعدي الخلق والهدم لم يكونا  دائماً الخيارين اللذين يمكن أن يظهرا، إذ يستطيع المضربون ...

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مآلات النزف البطيء: وداعاً سورية دولة مركزية

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النصيحة التي قدمها مسؤولون في عواصم غربية عدة إلى صنّاع القرار في بلادهم، أن الصراع السوري مرجح أن يستمر بين خمس وعشر سنوات ولا بد من وضع السياسات الاستراتيجية على أساس احتمالات متوسطة وطويلة المدى وليست قريبة الأجل. وفق المعلومات المتوافرة، تكثّفت في الأسابيع الأخيرة الاجتماعات السياسية والأمنية بين حلفاء المعارضة و «أصدقاء الشعب السوري». عُقدت اجتماعات عربية – إقليمية – أوروبية – أميركية في واشنطن، واجتماعات بين الدول الأوروبية وأخرى بين الدول الأوروبية والجانب الأميركي في واشنطن أيضاً، شارك في هذه الاجتماعات كبار المسؤولين الأمنيين. كما عقد مسؤولو التخطيط السياسي وخبراء في الشرق الأوسط اجتماعات مغلقة لمراجعة السياسة الخاصة بسورية. محرك هذه الاجتماعات، كان فشل جولتين ...

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وقفة احتجاجية لعاملات الجنس في تونس

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 "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 أغراضهن ولوحقن كالساحرات بعد إغلاق مواخير كل من سوسة وباجة والقيروان. تجدر الاشارة إلى أن الدولة في تونس هي التي أخذت على عاتقها تنظيم وتأطير هذه المهنة. فالمواخير المذكورة ...

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New Texts Out Now: Leila Piran, Institutional Change in Turkey: The Impact of European Union Reforms on Human Rights and Policy

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Leila Piran, Institutional Change in Turkey: The Impact of European Union Reforms on Human Rights and Policy (New York: Palgrave, 2013). Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Leila Piran (LP): I wanted to write about democratization and political reform in a Muslim-majority country. Turkey represents a noteworthy example because of the rich history of reforms, ranging from Ottoman reforms aimed at modernization of the Empire to the ongoing Republican reforms starting in 1923. In general, police reform is one of the most challenging projects for any country to undertake, particularly since police departments are authoritarian and hierarchical institutions, ...

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Digital Platforms, Analog Elections: How Civic Groups Are Trying to Bring Back Democracy in Turkey

[Members of Journos at work on election night. Image by Oğulcan Ekiz.]

When Gezi protesters occupied the park last summer and took their frustration with the government to the streets, Prime Minister Erdoğan told them to “be patient and face off at the ballot box.” It was exactly Erdoğan’s reductive framing of democracy, which limits political legitimacy to elections and takes an uncompromising, polarizing stance against opposition, that Gezi protesters stood against. Nonetheless, unlike similar political movements in the United States and Western Europe that have abandoned electoral politics, Gezi protesters took Erdoğan’s call seriously and owned up to their votes on 30 March. Their movement could not grow into a political party that ...

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Turkey Media Roundup (April 8)

[Posters of CHP candidate Mansur Yavas blow in the wind as thousands gather outside Turkey’s Supreme Election Council building in Ankara, 1 April 2014. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)]

[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 Local Elections Who Won and Who Lost in Figures Sedat Ergin analyzes the election statistics. Turkish PM Erdoğan's Post-Election "Balcony Speech" Erdoğan’s speech from the party headquater’s balcony after elections. Erdoğan: Political Enemies Will "Pay the Price" Fehim Taştekin argues that “more than half of the ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (April 7)

[Cairo, Egypt. Image originally posted to Flickr by Sean Ellis.]

[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 Sound of Prison Lina Attalah says, “Thousands have been incarcerated in and around protests in recent months, but little is known of their prison conditions.” Powering the Way to a Darker Tomorrow: Coal Cannot Solve Egypt’s Energy Crisis Allison McManus highlights the state’s contradictory energy-related announcements, in which she argues ...

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Reports Roundup (April 6)

[The following list is a compilation of the reports, statements, and other materials featured on the Jadaliyya Reports Page this past week.] Month-by-Month Summary of Developments in Syra (Updated) The newest monthly briefing by the International Crisis Group on the most siginificant occurances in the Syrian conflict. Urgent Concern Related to Arbitrary Restrictions on Freedom of Expression and of Association in Qatar A briefing which thorougly summarizes the hostile environment faced by human rights and civil society activitsts in Bahrain; written by the Gulf Center for Human Rights and submitted to the UN Universal Periodic Review. ACRI Petitions High ...

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Devletlesen AKP, Degismeyen Devlet?

Devletleşen AKP, Değişmeyen Devlet? Türkiye’yi Anlama Uğraşında Devlet-Toplum İkiliğinin Ötesine Geçebilmek Zor zamanlardan geçiyoruz. Sadece sosyal medyada değil, anaakım medyada da bir telaş, belirsizlik ve şaşkınlık var. Sokak, zaten, alabildiğine hareketli, karmaşık ve kafa karıştırıcı. Takvim yapraklarında çeşitli tarihleri belirleyip kilitleniyoruz: Berkin Elvan’ın içimizi titreten cenazesi, Başbakan Erdoğan’ın nefret saçtığı konuşmaları, Fethullah Gülen’in bedduaları, art arda sökün eden ...

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Enemy

The truth is I was forced to return to Beirut without knowing if he was still hiding there. Maybe he’ll come back. Pounce on me. Keep me from sleeping. He sneaks in from the balcony or from the stairs or the street corners. I hated my home because of him. I can’t stand the empty rooms,  the benches where no one sits but shadows, the features that have disappeared under dust. I would have put up with my entire life if not for his appearance. I used to lean on my will to live like old woman on a cane. ...

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O.I.L. Monthly Edition (March 2014)

[This is a monthly archive of pieces written byJadaliyya contributors and editors on the Occupations, Interventions,and Law (O.I.L.) Page. It also includes material published on other platforms that editors deemed pertinent to post as they provide diverse depictions of O.I.L.-related topics. The pieces reflect the level of critical analysis and diversity that Jadaliyyastrives for, but the views are solely the ones of their authors. If you are interested in contributing to Jadaliyya, send ...

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Les visages urbains d'un autre Téhéran. Perspectives comparatives sur la mégapole iranienne.

Livre recensé: Mina Saïdi-Sharouz (dir.), Le Téhéran des quartiers populaires. Transformation urbaine et société civile en République Islamique, (Paris: Karthala/IFRI, 2013). Réjouissons-nous de la parution de cet ouvrage. En effet, elle marque le renouveau des études francophones sur la capitale iranienne et des publications de l'Institut français de recherche en Iran (IFRI), via son Observatoire Urbain de Téhéran et des villes d'Iran (OUTI), dont Mina Saïdi-Sharouz est la responsable. Docteure en ...

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Violence Lointaine

Violence Lointaine April 2014 Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival - D-CAF Talee'a Theatre, Cairo, Egypt   Theatre director Omar Ghayatt (Egypt) along with musician Maxime Denuc (France) and choreographer DeLaVallet Bidiefono (Congo) presented their new performance "Violence Lointaine" for the first time as part of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF). The performance plays with notions of violence and how people react to it, particularly when watching it from a ...

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ماذا فعلت «حماس» بالمناهج؟

بعد عقود قضوها مشتتين بين المناهج العربيِّة، كان قد أصبح للفلسطينيين في مطلع الألفيّة الجديدة منهاجهم التعليميّ الخاص والموحَّد في الضفة الغربيّة وقطاع غزّة. في حينه، لم تعجب المناهج الجديدة «أميركا» و«إسرائيل» اللتان اتهمتا السلطة الفلسطينيِّة بأنِّ تلك المناهج تحرِّض على العنف، وأنّها لا تتضمّن مبادئ السلام والمصالحة ولا تشير إلى وجود «إسرائيل» على الخريطة. كان الرئيس عبّاس قد تطرَّق إلى ذلك في خطابه في شباط/ فبراير الفائت أمام طلبة إسرائيليين في مقره في «المقاطعة»، وتعهّد بالعمل على تغيير ما لم يرق ...

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Notes on Turkey's Local Elections

After weeks of tension and uncertainty, there was an almost carnival atmosphere at polling stations in Istanbul on 30 March—at least during the daytime. The sun shone from a crisp, blue sky, and there was a sense among government supporters and detractors alike that Turkey’s long spiral into political crisis since the outbreak of anti-government protests last summer could somehow be arrested or reversed by the one thing the country has long prided itself on doing well: elections. News channels carried ...

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Maghreb Media Roundup (April 8)

[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 ستة متنافسين في انتخابات الجزائر: شخصيات خرجت على النظام.. ومعارضون له Al Khabar offers profiles of the six Algerian presidential candidates. RSF ...

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Jadaliyya Monthly Edition (March 2014)

This is a selection of what you might have missed on Jadaliyya during the month of March 2014. It also includes the most recent roundups, editors picks, and most read articles. Progressively, we will be featuring more content on our Monthly Edition series.  Ghosts of Yogas Past and Present The Dangers of Liberalism: Foucault and Postcoloniality in France لماذا لم يثر الصعيد؟ محاولة أولية للفهم ودعوة للنقاش غزة في أعمال الفنانة الفلسطينية رنا بشارة غزة ...

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Last Week on Jadaliyya (March 31-April 6)

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.  Foucault, Fanon, Intellectuals, Revolutions Beyond 'Tolerance' and 'Intolerance': Deconstructing the Myth of the Islamic Golden Age الصراع على المساجد في مصر: بحثاً عن كنيسة الاسلام غزة في أعمال الفنانة الفلسطينية رنا بشارة ...

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

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 ...

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Month-by-Month Summary of Developments in Syria (Updated)

[The following monthly summaries on developments in Syria were compiled and published by the International Crisis Group (ICG). Jadaliyya Reports will update this post each month as subsequent monthly summaries are issued.]  April 2014 Following Feb breakdown of Geneva II negotiations seeking political resolution to conflict, regime intensified push to secure control over areas bordering Lebanon, part of long-running Qalamoun offensive: with backing of Lebanese Hizbollah seized city of Yabroud ...

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