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Reports Roundup (October 20)

[The following list is a compilation of the reports, statements, and other materials featured on the Jadaliyya Reports Page this past week.] Saudi Right to Dignity Campaign Statement on Lifting the Ban on Women Drivers Right to Dignity reiterates its demand for equality of the sexes in Saudi Arabia and an end to ...  Read More »

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Jadaliyya's First Book is Now Available from Pluto Press

Jadaliyya Co-Editors are excited to announce the release of The Dawn of the Arab Uprisings: End of An Old Order?, published by Pluto Press. This book is the first publication produced by the Arab Studies Institute, co-edited by Jadaliyya Editors, and featuring Jadaliyya contributors. The volume is currently ...  Read More »

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ANHRI Statement on Judges' Arrests in UAE

[The following statement was issued by the Arab Network for Human Rights Information on 14 October 2012.]  ANHRI condemns the renew of the campaign of arrests launched by the UAE authorities against the judges and the reformers, including the arrest of a judge in the  Abu Dhabi Court of Appeal. The Emirati ...  Read More »

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Culture in Defiance: Continuing Traditions of Satire, Art, and the Struggle for Freedom in Syria

[The following report was issued by the Prince Claus Fund Gallery on 19 July 2012.]  Culture in Defiance: Continuing Traditions of Satire, Art, and the Struggle for Freedom in Syria  Introduction: Laughter, Beauty and Human Resolve Imagine leaving your home at a moment’s notice with some clothes, a ...  Read More »

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Syracuse Event -- NATO Intervention and the People of Libya: Lessons Learnt (19 October 2012)

NATO Intervention and the People of Libya: Lessons Learnt  9 October 2012, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Maxwell School, Syracuse University Eggers Hall Global Collaboratory, Room 060         Included Speakers: Adonia Ayebare, International Peace Institute Ali Mazrui, ...  Read More »

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Averting a Moroccan Revolution: The Monarchy's Preemptive Spatial Tactics and the Quest for Stability

[The following report was issued by the German Institute for International and Security Affairs on 30 September 2012. An article form of the analysis of this report was recently published on Jadaliyya and can be accessed by clicking here.]  Averting a Moroccan Revolution: The Monarchy's Preemptive ...  Read More »

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The River Has Two Banks: Full Program (Various Locations, Sep. - Nov. 2012)

The River has Two Banks The politics of segregation has greatly hindered a collective understanding of shared realities and common histories across the east and west banks of the River Jordan. As individuals who are invested in the relationship between Palestine and Jordan, the historical trajectory of the ...  Read More »

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The Struggle for Security in Eastern Libya

[The following report was issued by the Carnegie Endowment in September 2012.]  The Struggle for Security in Eastern Libya Summary  Despite successful parliamentary elections in early July, localized clashes over identity, power, and resources persist in Libya, straining the capacity of the weak ...  Read More »

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HRW Calls on Turkey and Iraq to Open Borders to Syrian Refugees

[The following statement was issued by Human Rights Watch on 14 October 2012.]  The Iraqi and Turkish authorities should immediately re-open border crossings where more than 10,000 Syrians have been stranded for weeks and allow all those wishing to seek asylum to cross without delay, Human Rights Watch said ...  Read More »

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NYC Event: Three Jadaliyya Co-Editors on The Uprising in Syria at The Brecht Forum (22 October 2012)

The Uprising in Syria Time/Date: 7:30 PM, 22 October 2012 Location: The Brecht Forum Address: 451 West Street (that's the West Side Highway) between Bank & Bethune Streets The uprising against the regime of Bashar al-Asad in Syria, which began in March 2011, has polarized the U.S. left. Some denounce the ...  Read More »

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Saudi Right to Dignity Campaign Statement on Lifting Ban on Women Drivers

[The following statement was issued by Right To Dignity on 31 August 2012.]  We all know that the duty of the state is to achieve the greatest facilities for the convenience of citizens of both sexes and of all ages. This includes the state’s duty to protect them and ensure their rights in order that the people ...  Read More »

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Reports Roundup (October 13)

[The following list is a compilation of the reports, statements, and other materials featured on the Jadaliyya Reports Page this past week.] Jadaliyya Co-Editor Sinan Antoon Awarded National Translation Prize for Darwish Translation Sinan Antoon, a co-founder and co-editor of Jadaliyya, was unanimously chosen to ...  Read More »

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Tentative Jihad: Syria's Fundamentalist Opposition

[The following report was issued by International Crisis Group on 12 October 2012.] EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Prematurely and exaggeratedly highlighted by the regime and belatedly and reluctantly acknowledged by the opposition, the presence of a powerful Salafi strand among Syria’s rebels has become irrefutable. That is ...  Read More »

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The Struggle for Palestinian Rights is Incompatible with Any Form of Racism or Bigotry: A Statement by Palestinians

[The following statement was originally published on 12 October 2012 in Electronic Intifada.] We the undersigned, as Palestinians living in historic Palestine and the diaspora, in the spirit of past statements, and in light of recent controversies, write to reaffirm a key principle of our movement for freedom, ...  Read More »

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Report Back on The Freedom Bus: First Palestine Freedom Ride

[The following is a report back on The Freedom Bus project in the West Bank, which ended its nine-day tour on 1 October 2012. Click here to view the original press release.]  The Freedom Bus project has just completed its first Freedom Ride, bringing together Palestinians and internationals on a tour to ...  Read More »

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HRW Call for Investigation and Punishment of Lebanese Army Attackers on Migrant Laborers

[The following statement was issued by Human Rights Watch on 10 October 2012.]  Lebanon’s judiciary should investigate and prosecute any army and intelligence officials responsible for the beating and serious abuse of at least seventy-two male migrant workers on the evening of 7 October in the Beirut ...  Read More »

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Appeal to Defend Freedoms of Expression and the Press in Jordan

[The following statement was issued by the Jordanian Coordination Group of Electronic Websites (CGEW) on 13 September 2012 and published on Ammon News.]  Despite King Abdullah II's repeated assurances that Jordanians enjoy unrestricted freedom of expression and free media, successive Jordanian governments for ...  Read More »

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Call for Applicants: PhD Grants at the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies

The Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, funded by the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal and State Governments, will admit up to fifteen PhD students to its doctoral programme to begin 1 October, 2013. Up to ten of these candidates will receive a Graduate School grant; the other ...  Read More »

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Text of Manal El-Tibi's Resignation Letter to Egypt's Constituent Assembly

[The following letter was originally issued in Arabic on 24 September 2012 by human rights activist Manal El-Tibi at the time of her resignation from the Constituent Assembly, the body tasked with writing a new Egyptian constitution. The report was translated into English by Bassem Sabry and published by Ahram Online ...  Read More »

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ترجمة "في حضرة الغياب" لمحمود درويش تفوز بجائزة أفضل ترجمة أدبية في الولايات المتحدة وكندا

حازت الترجمة الإنكليزية لكتاب محمود درويش “في حضرة الغياب” التي أنجزها الشاعر والروائي العراقي سنان أنطون على جائزة أفضل ترجمة أدبيّة في الولايات المتحدة وكندا لعام ٢٠١٢. وتم الإعلان عن الجائزة التي يقدمها إتحاد المترجمين الأدبيّين في الولايات المتحدة ALTA أثناء المؤتمر السنوي الذي أقيم هذه السنة في مدينة روشستر بين ...  Read More »

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Inaugural Issue of Journal on Postcolonial Directions in Education

Postcolonial Directions in Education is a peer-reviewed open access journal produced twice a year. It is a scholarly journal intended to foster further understanding, advancement and reshaping of the field of postcolonial education. We welcome articles that contriute to advancing the field. As indicated in the ...  Read More »

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On the 2012 National Students for Justice in Palestine Conference

A little over a year ago today, hundreds of students from dozens of colleges and universities arrived at Columbia University to participate in the 2011 National Students for Justice in Palestine Conference. The purpose of the conference was to reinvigorate a national student Palestine solidarity movement by providing ...  Read More »

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Statement on Arrest and Imprisonment of Bahraini Medical Professionals

[The following statement was issued by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights on 3 October 2012.]  On 2 October 2012, six medical professionals and human rights defenders were arrested in Bahrain following early morning raids on their homes. Their arrests came a day after the Court of Cassation in Manama upheld the ...  Read More »

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Jadaliyya Co-Editor Sinan Antoon Awarded National Translation Prize for Darwish Translation

Sinan Antoon, co-founder and co-editor of Jadaliyya, received the 2012 National Translation Award for In the Presence of Absence (Archipelago Books, 2011), his translation of Fi Hadrat al-Ghiyab (2006), the last prose book by the late Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish (1941-2008). The $5,000 prize is given annually to ...  Read More »

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Reports Roundup (October 7)

[The following list is a compilation of the reports, statements, and other materials featured on the Jadaliyya Reports Page this past week.] Press Release: The River Has Two Banks The River Has Two Banks seeks to bridge the divide between Palestinian and Jordanian identity and communal history through a series ...  Read More »

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On Music, Politics, and Ethical Responsibility

[The following statement was issued by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) on 3 October 2012.] Earlier in September, in the lead up to a performance by the Red Hot Chili Peppers in apartheid Israel, a worldwide campaign calling on them to cancel their show ...  Read More »

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Migrant Workers Caught Between Employers' Abuse and Poor Implementation of the Law

[The following report was issued by Tamkeen for Legal and Human Rights.] Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Migrant Workers Caught Between Employers' Abuse and Poor Implementation of the Law General Summary Administrative and Legal Framework of Migrant Workers in Jordan According to statistics released by the ...  Read More »

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Press Release: The Freedom Bus

[The following press release was issued by The Freedom Bus on 19 September 2012.]  Inspired by civil rights Freedom Riders, West Bank Freedom Bus sets off to visit region’s most besieged areas, promoting cultural resistance From 23 Sept - 1 Oct 2012, The Freedom Bus, an initiative of the Freedom ...  Read More »

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Invitation: Two Public Events on the Impact and Legality of "Firing Zone 918" Under International Humanitarian Law (Ramallah, 11 October 2012)

Diakonia International Humanitarian Law Resource Centre is pleased to invite you to two public events on the impact and legality of “Firing Zone 918” under International Humanitarian Law (IHL). The events are organized on the occasion of the visit of Prof. Michael Bothe, Professor emeritus of international law from ...  Read More »

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Censorship in Lebanon: Law and Practice

[The following report was issued by Marsad Al-Raqba (The Censorship Observatory) in January 2012.]  Censorship in Lebanon: Law and Practice Executive Summary This study aims to provide a comprehensive assessment of censorship in Lebanon, which will hopefully allow the many local artistic and cultural ...  Read More »

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Jadaliyya’s Reports Page is a forum for disseminating statements, images, and videos produced by people on the ground in the region, as well as highlighting events and publications from/about the region. As such, the Reports Page features a broad range of content, including eye witness accounts of events (in textual, photgraphic, or video format), statements and press releases of interest, calls for participation in events and publications, report-backs from various events, and reports published by different local, regional and international organizations. Inclusion on the Reports Page does constitute endorsement of the analysis, but rather a means of highlighting items of interest produced through other organizations and publications. If you have questions or comments, or would like us to consider featuring something on the Reports Page, please email us at Reports@jadaliyya.com.

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