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New Texts Out Now: Thea Renda Abu El-Haj, Unsettled Belonging: Educating Palestinian American Youth After 9/11

Thea Renda Abu El-Haj, Unsettled Belonging: Educating Palestinian American Youth After 9/11. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Thea Renda Abu El-Haj (TRAEH): Unsettled Belonging is ...

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Five Years After the Arab Uprisings: An Interview with Asef Bayat

This interview was conducted on the occasion of the publication of the Turkish editions of Asef Bayat’s Making Islam Democratic and Life as Politics (Stanford University Press, 2007 and 2013 respectively), and originally appeared in ...

Jeremy Corbyn Hasn’t Got an “Anti-Semitism Problem,” His Opponents Do

Labour has a “Jewish problem.” Or so it has been widely alleged. Headline after headline in recent weeks has claimed that the party, in whose last-but-one leadership election both front-runners were Jewish, has become infested with ...

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أفكار سريعة: ماريا فانتابيه حول أكراد سورية

[يلعب أكراد سورية دوراً يزداد بروزاً في الصراع الذي تشهده البلاد؛ وفي السنوات الأخيرة بسطت قوات حزب الاتحاد الديمقراطي PYD سيطرتها الفعلية على معظم الأراضي الواقعة في شمال سورية التي يشكل الأكراد جزءاً كبيراً من سكانها. في آذار/مارس 2016، ...


New Texts Out Now: Joel Beinin, Workers and Thieves: Labor Movements and Popular Uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt

[Cover of Joel Beinin,

Joel Beinin, Workers and Thieves: Labor Movements and Popular Uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2015. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Joel Beinin (JB): I lived in Cairo for most of the time between September 2004 and December 2008. During this period, the wave of strikes and collective actions by Egyptian workers escalated dramatically. Workers invited me to visit factories and other workplaces where strikes were underway and asked that I write about what they were doing. So I began writing journalistic articles for Middle East Report, Le Monde Diplomatique, and similar outlets. I also wrote a report for the AFL-CIO ...

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Hasan al-Turabi and Contemporary Islam

[Hassan Al-Turab. Image via Wikipedia]

The passing of Dr. Hasan al-Turabi on 5 March 2016 marks the ending of important eras in Muslim political and ideological history. He is hailed by some as a significant articulator of necessary Muslim intellectual renewal and vigorously opposed by others who see him as important in shaping authoritarian dimensions of what many identify as Political Islam. His long career as both a political activist and a modernist religious intellectual reflected and shaped major trends in the Muslim world for more than half a century. Both the intellectual and the political dimensions of his work are important in remembering his life. Much of the attention that Hasan al-Turabi ...

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Jadaliyya Monthly Edition (February 2016)

This is a selection of what you might have missed on Jadaliyya during the month of February 2016. 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. Hollow Words: Egypt, Italy, and Justice for Giulio The Fantasies of Kamel Daoud How the West Undermined Women’s Rights in the Arab World قصة نافخ الدواليب لسميرة عزام الأردن وعقدة الدور الوظيفي “This Land is their Land”: Egypt’s Military and the Economy العاصمة<

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March 2016 Culture Bouquet

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Jadaliyya’s monthly culture bouquet returns after a hiatus. In our March offerings Öykü Tekten translates Selim Temo’s poignant essay about the late Yashar Kemal (1923-2015). Maymanah Farhat interviews Syrian artist Safwan Dahoul. John Halaka reviews Bashar Khalaf’s latest work, and Sinan Antoon translates four poems by the Iraqi poet Mahmud al-Braykan (1931-2002). Selim Temo, "On a Day of a March. . ."  Maymanah Farhat, "The Origins of Dreams: An Interview with Safwan Dahoul" John Halaka, "Meditations From The Shadows of History: Reflections on Paintings from the Series "Shadows of the Shadow" by Bashar Khalaf" Sinan ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (March 14)

[Protesters chant in solidarity with detainees on 6 March, 2016. Photo from Aswat Masriya.]

[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.]  Political Rights For the women of Egypt, today is not like yesterday Dalia Abdel Hamid reflects on the current position of the radical feminist movement in Egypt, paying particular attention to the issue of sexual violence against women in the public sphere. A-Z of progress and setbacks for Egyptian women this year On International Women's Day, ...

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الأبعاد البنيوية والرمزية للعنف

[صورة لسجن تزمامارت. المصدر موقع فليكر]

حوار مع أحمد المرزوقي، سجين سابق في تزمامارت منذ خمس وعشرين سنة، بدا كما لو أن المغرب يقوم بمحاولة جدية لمواجهة انتهاكات حقوق الإنسان السابقة وتطبيق حكم القانون. فقد تعهّد الملك الحسن الثاني بطي صفحة “سنوات الرصاص”، كما تُدْعى فترة القمع السياسي في المغرب، وتطبيق معايير حقوق الإنسان الدولية في البلاد. وفي أوائل التسعينيات، أطْلقت السلطات سراح السجناء السياسيين، وأغلقت سجن تزمامارت السري سيء الصيت، وعقدت جلسات استماع علنية حول أربعين عاماً من انتهاكات حقوق الإنسان الفاضحة. لكن التغير المفاجئ عكس ضعف النظام الملكي أمام الضغط الغربي بعد سقوط جدار برلين أكثر مما عكس التزاماً مبدئياً بحكم القانون. وكانت النتيجة هي أن المغاربة يُعامَلون كرعايا للملك إلا إذا قرر الغرب القوي ...

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The Origins of Dreams: An Interview with Safwan Dahoul

[Detail of Safwan Dahoul's 'Dream 96' (2015). Image copyright the artist. Courtesy of Ayyam Gallery.]

Safwan Dahoul’s recent paintings indicate several new developments in his ongoing Dream series, the influential body of work that has distinguished his career. Although the psychologically laden paintings are widely exhibited and collected, little is known about the origins of the series other than the fact that it began as an autobiographical reflection of time but has since grown to represent the mounting devastation and desolation of the Syrian crisis. While I have written extensively on Dahoul’s work, I am still left with many questions. With each reading of the series, I continue to discover things, layers that I missed when focusing on other aspects of his ...

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On a Day of a March…

[Yasar Kemal. Image via Radikal Gazetesi.]

“In his eyes was the sorrow of an Arab horse that has lost the race.” Yaşar Kemal On a day of a March… The three of us are sitting in a hotel garden right above a park. A jovial giant, a cheerful exile, a lucky me... Beneath a sky full of birds… The wind is blowing like a forgotten whisper; the smell of moss is arriving from distant seas. The jovial giant’s phone rings. “Only three people know my phone number: Mehmed, Selim, and the other is…” says the giant as he answers his phone and lends his voice to his dear wife. The month of March, the year is 2006… I have a cold. Brother Mehmed is healthy. The giant is happy. The words he utters ...

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معجمُ النّظام العالمي الجديد

[صورة للفنان العراقي غالب المنصوري]

يجب أن يكون هذا المعجم موجوداً دائماً في حقيبة جميع السيدات وجيوب جميع الرجال: التمييز العنصري: نظام متأصل في أفريقيا الجنوبية يهدف إلى منع السود من العودة إلى أراضيهم. يحرص النظام العالمي الجديد على تطبيق هذا النظام على جميع الفقراء في العالم، أياً كان لونهم. العلم: قماشة تحتوي على العديد من النجوم، بحيث لا يوجد مساحة لأي شيء آخر. تدرس حكومتا ألمانيا واليابان تصاميم بديلة. حرية التجارة: المخدرات والعقاقير المحظورة في الدول الغنية تباع إلى الدول الفقيرة. المجتمع المستهلك: مكبُّ نفاياتٍ ضخم مليء باللاشيء. اختراع علمي ذو قيمة كبيرة يسمح بإزالة الحاجات الضرورية عبر الاستخدام الملائم للحاجات الصناعية. لا تزال المجتمعات المستهلكة تبدي نوعاً من المقاومة في المناطق ...

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Foreign Policies In The Middle East (January-March)

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This is a monthly roundup of news articles and other materials related to other countries' foreign policies toward the Middle East. It does not reflect the views of the Foreign Polices Roundup Editors of Jadaliyya. You may send recommendations for inclusion in the Foreign Policies Media Roundup to info@jadaliyya.com, mentioning "Foreign Policies Roundup" in the subject line. United States: US Barrels Towards Lifting Iran Sanctions (9 January 2016) Following a peaceful month where Iran continued to move towards denuclearization the United States is signaling ending sanctions. This comes despite harsh criticism of the plan in ...

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تشارلز سيميك: أربع قصائد

[الشاعر الأمريكي تشارلز سيميك. الصورة من فلكرز]

تشارلز سيميك أربع قصائد  أيّها الربيع أيهاّ الربيع، لو كان عليّ أن أواجه فرقة إعدام في يومٍ كهذا لوضعت واحدة من زهورك من جانب الطريق خلف أذني ولرفعت رأسي عالياً كطبّاخ حلويات يقف بجانب كعكة عرس فازت بمسابقة ولابتسمتُ كحلّاق يفرك شعر كاميرون دياز بالشامبو أيها اليوم البهيّ، مررت بالمدينة كموكب في عيد ماردي غرا سيدات يضعن الريش الملوّن على رؤوسهن ويقفن فوق العربات تركتَ القمر في السماء ليكون حارسنا الليلي ويتفحّص بفانوسه آخر بقعة من الثلج قد تكون مختبئة في الغابة  عنّي أنا ملكٌ غير متوّج للسُهّاد ما زال يحاربُ أشباحه بالسيف يتمعّن بالسقوف والأبواب المسدودة يراهن على أن إثنين زائداً إثنين لا تساوي دائماً أربعة عجوزٌ يعزف ...

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Syria Media Roundup (March 9)

[Image of the hysterical bombing on Ghouta by Syrian Regime and Russian air forces one day before the ceasefire. Image by Dimashqi Lens via Flickr]

[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 syria@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.]             Inside Syria Assad: a monster and dictator but he’s the best option for peace in Syria Janine Di Giovanni suggests that the alternative of removing Syrian President Bashar al Assad would leave a dangerous vacuum that could be filled by ...

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Syria Media Roundup (March 16)

[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 syria@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.]       Inside Syria With Volunteer Help, Residents Rebuild Kafer Shalaya Village Volunteers work to rebuild Idleb’s embattled villages by providing shelter, education ...

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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (March 15)

[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 Will currency volatility boost GCC remittances? Workers in Saudi Arabia alone send back over forty billion dollars ...

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Turkey Media Roundup (March 15)

English Crackdown on Journalism After Seizing Zaman Newspaper, What's Next for Turkey? Mustafa Akyol argues that all of Turkish media, not just a few newspapers like Zaman, is under threat by the current regime in Turkey. Tightening The Grip: Turkey's Media Takeover Al Jazeera’s “The Listening Post” examines the fallout from the government seizure of Zaman newspaper and interviews journalist Can Dündar on the state of media freedom in Turkey. A Risky Acceleration in Turkish Politics Murat Yetkin ...

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Last Week on Jadaliyya (March 7-13)

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. Giulio Regeni: Scattered Facts Kamel Daoud: Sexual Demonization and the Secularist Select The Fantasies of Kamel Daoud Humanism and Its Others Libya: Military Intervention Would Only Strengthen the Islamic State How the ...

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Hope without Illusion: Ten Signs of Change in Egypt

Egyptians occupying streets, blocking traffic, and chanting patriotic slogans: Contrary to conventional wisdom, these images became part of Egypt’s contemporary political arena well before the January 2011 Revolution. We saw them on multiple occasions in 2006, 2008, and even in 2010, when Egypt’s national football team won the Africa Cup of Nations. Those are but a few examples of the intense mobilization that took place during the lead up to the revolution. The tide of that mobilization is what yielded ...

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الآثار الشعرية الكاملة للشاعر الإيطالي: دينو كامبانا في اللغة العربية

صدرت حديثاً عن دار التَّكوين في دمشق، وبترجمة وتقديم الشَّاعر السُّوري أمارجي، الآثار الشِّعريَّة الكاملة للشَّاعر الإيطالي دينو كامبانا الذي ينتمي إلى الجيل الحداثي الأوَّل في إيطاليا، وذلك في كتابٍ واحدٍ من القطع المتوسِّط، جاء في 295 صفحة، وتضمَّن مجموعتين: "أناشيد أورفيَّة"، وهي الدِّيوان اليتيم الذي أعِدَّ للنَّشر من قِبل كامبانا نفسه؛ و"قصائد غير منشورة"، وتضمُّ القصائد التي عُثر عليها بعد موت الشَّاعر ولم تُنشر إبَّان حياته. وُلِدَ دينو كامبانا في مارَّادي، في العشرين من آب/ ...

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Four Poems by Mahmud Al-Braykan

Four Poems Mahmud al-Braykan  Tr. Sinan Antoon   Behind the Glass The sound is inaudible inside But the scene is clear through the window A man and a child The man is tired and troubled His hair almost gray The child, less than ten, stands, stone-faced gazing at a fixed point The man speaks gently and points fervently drawing arches in the air His whole body leans toward the child again and again   The child doesn’t move Barely says anything When the man puts his hand ...

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Meditations From The Shadows of History: Reflections on Paintings from the series “Shadow of the Shadow” by Bashar Khalaf

Palestinian visual artists have consistently used their art as instruments of political resistance and cultural survival. Whether living under the severe restrictions and brutal manipulations of an extended colonial military occupation, or drifting in the constant uncertainties of exile, the great majority of Palestinian visual artists have taken up the cause of liberation, as well as the experiences of displacement and occupation, as the central themes of their work.  Over the course of four ...

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Academia and Social Justice: Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship & Arab Studies Institute Second Annual Conference (11 – 13 March 2016)

Faculty and students at institutions of higher learning have always been engaged in the issues of their times. They have often played an important galvanizing and sometimes game-changing role in their societies’ demands for equity, equality, and social and political justice. They have done so both in their academic and research production as well as their direct social and political activism within the community beyond academia, sometimes paying a heaving price for this activism. Historically, the choice ...

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Palestine Media Roundup (March 3-9)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Palestine and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Palestine Page Co-Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each roundup to Palestine@jadaliyya.com.] The Occupation Forces Home Demolitions Displace 330 Palestinians in Single Month Israeli forces demolished over two hundred Palestinian homes and buildings in the month of February. This is the ...

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Turkey Media Roundup (March 9)

[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 Crackdown on Journalists Keep Reading »

Oil: The Stuff of Mass Delusion

Military primacy, and the routine use of deadly military force, remains the cornerstone of US foreign policy in the Middle East. The 2015 nuclear non-proliferation accord with Iran represents a rare yet fleeting bright moment for diplomacy in a region where wars—in Libya, Iraq, Syria, and Yemen—and the mass displacement of peoples continue unchecked. The United States has done much to precipitate the violence through its unjustifiable and destructive 2003 invasion of Iraq. Today the Obama administration ...

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