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Letter to EU High Representative on the EU-GCC Ministerial Meeting

[The following letter was issued by Human Rights Watch on 25 June 2012.]  Baroness Catherine Ashton High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Vice-President of the European Commission  Dear High Representative, In advance of the upcoming EU-GCC Ministerial Meeting ...  Read More »

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Academics Call on EU Commission to Exclude Israeli Companies from EU-Funded Research

[The following letter was issued by the British Committee for the Universities of Palestine to the EU Commisioner for Research, Innovation and Science on 10 July 2012. The letter was signed by 250 academics from over fourteen different countries, mainly in Europe but also inlcuding the United States and ...  Read More »

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BDS at 7: Celebrating, Reflecting, and Further Mainstreaming

[The following statement was issued by the Palestinian BDS National Committee on 9 July 2012.]  Occupied Palestine, 9 July 2012 – Seven years after the Palestinian civil society call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel was launched, the global BDS campaign has become stronger, more ...  Read More »

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Committee to Protect Journalists Condemns Recent Attacks on Palestinian Journalists

[The following statement was issued by the Committee to Protect Journalists on 2 July 2012.]   The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned attacks by Palestinian security forces on at least four journalists who were covering protests against the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah on Saturday and Sunday, ...  Read More »

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Call for Papers: Short Papers on Youth Movements for Social Change / Youth Organizations (25 July Deadline)

The Kinder & Braver World Project: Research Series  Submissions due 25 July Boston Published by The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University   The Berkman Center for Internet & Society is delighted to announce a Call for Papers for The Kinder & Braver ...  Read More »

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Human Rights Watch Calls for Due Process for Detained Libyan Ex-Prime Minister

[The following statement was issued by Human Rights Watch on 6 July 2012.]  The Libyan authorities have yet to bring former prime minister Al-Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi before a judge or inform him of the charges against him though he was extradited from Tunisia on 24 June, 2012, Human Rights Watch said today after ...  Read More »

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Call for Papers: The Elections of the Revolution - From the Street to the Ballot Box (Cairo, 15 July Deadline)

Egypt Arab World Abstract due 15 July Cairo, Egypt Published by Centre d'Études et de Documentation Économiques, Juridiques et Sociales Since the January 25 Revolution, Egyptians have been offered several opportunities to make their voices heard through the ballot box. The elections held in 2011 and 2012 have ...  Read More »

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Call for Papers: "Inverted Worlds" - Congress on Cultural Motion in the Arab Region (Beirut, 15 July Deadline)

Congress on Cultural Motion in the Arab Region 4-9 October 2012 Beirut, Lebanon Organized by the Orient-Institut Beirut The Congress on Cultural Motion in the Arab Region, organized by the Orient-Institut Beirut between 4 and 9 October 2012, aims to explore arenas and manifestations of cultural change ...  Read More »

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Birzeit University President's Response to CAF Letter Regarding Professor Musa Budeiri

[The following letter is in response to the Committee for Academic Freedom's letter to Birzeit University's president, Khalil Hindi, regarding the university's treatment of Professor Musa Budeiri.  You can read the original letter here.] Committee on Academic Freedom Middle East Studies Association ...  Read More »

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Al-Haq and Diakonia Seminar--"Annexation Wall: Lessons Learned and Future Strategy"

9 July 2012 marks the eighth anniversary of the Advisory Opinion issued by the International Court of Justice. Al-Haq and Diakonia are holding a seminar in Bethlehem University featuring local and international academics and advocates, including Prof. William Schabas, Adv. Tessa Gregory, Mr. Ruben Carranza, Ms. ...  Read More »

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Artist Call: NEWSFEED: Anonymity & Social Media in African Revolutions and Beyond (New York, 16 July Deadline)

Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts 80 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, New York 11217 | p. 718.230.0492 | f. 718.230.0246 Important Dates: July 16, 2012: Submission deadline August 1, 2012: Artists announced via e-mail and web Exhibition Dates: October, 2012 – January, 2013 Exhibition Theme Be it in New ...  Read More »

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Call for Participants: Arab Feminist Knowledge Production Meeting (Beirut, 27-31 July 2012)

Arab Feminst Knowledge Production Meeting 27-31 July 2012 Beirut, Lebanon What are We Calling for Exactly? Young women activist, writers, and feminists have been setting up alternative electronic media websites/blogs to provide more critical coverage and points of views on various issues in the Arab region, ...  Read More »

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Syrian Cartoonist Ali Ferzat: 'They broke my hands to stop me from drawing Assad' (Video)

In this series of interviews, leading cartoonists from the Arab world talk about the revolutions transforming the region through the prism of their own work. Below, we feature the first interview in the series, conducted with Ali Farzat, the Syrian cartoonist who was attacked by thugs, considered to be part of the ...  Read More »

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AUB President Responds to Criticisms of 2012 Honorary Degree Recipient Selection

[The following letter was issued by the AUB Office of the President on 3 July 2012 in response to critiques of and opposition to a recent honorary degree recipient at the American University of Beirut (AUB). Click here to read "Open Letter from AUB Anti-Normalization Groups at the AUB Opposing 2012 Commencement ...  Read More »

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Committee on Academic Freedom: Letters Concerning Professor Musa Budeiri and Gaza Students' Right to Study in the West Bank

[The following letters were written by the Committee on Academic Freedom of the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA). The first, regarding Professor Musa Budeiri, is addressed to Khalil Hindi, the President of Birzeit University. The second, regarding Gaza students' right to study in the West Bank, ...  Read More »

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Egypt After the Election: An Interview with Mona El-Ghobashy and Joshua Stacher

Both fresh off of field research trips to Egypt during the presidential election, political scientists Mona El-Ghobashy (Barnard College) and Joshua Stacher (Kent State University) discuss the state of the political transition on Wisconsin Public Radio's Kathleen Dunn Show. Professors El-Ghobashy and Stacher debate ...  Read More »

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بيان من اللاجئين السودانيين المضربين عن الطعام في بيروت

نحن اللاجئون السودانيون المضربون عن الطعام لليوم الثاني عشر على التوالي أمام مقر المفوضية العليا للاجئين في بيروت، كنا قد نفّذنا بالسابق عدداً من المظاهرات السلمية، آخرها في شهر أبريل\نيسان 2012 أمام مكتب المفوضية للمطالبة:  1- بإعادة التوطين وتحديد صفة اللجوء  2- تحويل شهادات التسجيل إلى شهادات ...  Read More »

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Testimony of Bahrain Political Prisoner Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja to Supreme Court of Appeals

[Below is the translated text of the statement given by Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja before the Bahrain Supreme Court of Appeals on 22 May 2012. This particular text was made available by the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) on 26 June 2012, the International Day Against Torture. For more on Al-Khawaja's trial and the ...  Read More »

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Announcement of New Publication: "On Torture"

[The following excerpt is the introductory section to a newly published edited volume entitled "On Torture." The volume is co-published by Adalah, Physicians for Human Rights-Israel, and Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights. Chapters are based on presentations from an April 2011 workshop entitled "Securing ...  Read More »

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ثورتنا ليست إشاعة !

مازلنا نريد إسقاط النظام ومازال شعارنا : شغل حرّية وكرامة وطنية لا نهضة لا دساترة، لا حداثويين لا سلفيين … سنصنع البديل الذي يستجيب لمطالب الثورة ! لمّا اندلعت شرارة الثورة التونسية في 17 ديسمبر 2010، بعدما شبع شعبنا حَرقةً وحُرقةً واحتراقاً وبعد أن سلبه الذين لا يشبعون قوته وحقوقه، كانت ...  Read More »

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Open Letter from Anti-Normalization Groups at the AUB Opposing 2012 Commencement Speaker

[The following open letter was organized by "anti-nomalization groups" at the American University of Beirut (AUB). It was originally published on the Sawt al-Niswa website on 21 June 2012. Click here to read the letter from the AUB Office of the President in response to this and other similar statements ...  Read More »

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Caterpillar Removed from TIAA-CREF’s Social Choice Funds

[The following press release was issued by wedivest.org on 21 June 2012.] For Immediate Release Caterpillar Removed from TIAA-CREF’s Social Choice Funds Victory for Pro-divestment Advocates June 21, 2012- Pension fund giant TIAA-CREF has removed Caterpillar, Inc. from its Social Choice Funds portfolio. As of May ...  Read More »

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The Egyptian Revolution, One Year On

Having toppled a dictator of thirty years in the uprisings of January and February 2011, millions of Egyptians looked ahead to a future of comprehensive change. In May 2012, they faced the disturbing prospect of choosing a new president from a list that included Mubarak’s last prime minister, and foreign minister. ...  Read More »

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Life in Homs

[The following account of a day in the life of someone living in Homs was first published on the blog Thoughts and Feelings of a Syrian Freedom Fighter.] Life in Homs In here you’ll read exactly what I’ve experienced on Thursday, June 14th, 2012. I woke up at 5 AM after three hours of “sleep,” checked if there’s ...  Read More »

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Razan Ghazzawi: Imprisoned Syrian Blogger and Recipient of Human Rights Defender at Risk Award (Video)

[The following video and statement were produced by Front Line Defenders as part of their Human Right Defender at Risk Award.] Razan Ghazzawi is a Syrian human rights activist and blogger who has been arrested and released on two occasions in the last few months. Following several threats she was arrested for the ...  Read More »

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"Up Front" Interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Bassam Haddad on Current Developments in Syria

This interview was conducted with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Bassam Haddad by Brian Edwards-Tiekert of KPFA's "Up Front." The interview discusses the staying power of Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria, and why the regime's days may be numbered; the ineffective cease-fire plan of Kofi Annan; what a post-regime Syria ...  Read More »

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With the Greek Left for a Democratic Europe: Statement by Etienne Balibar and Others

[The following statement was issued by philospher Etienne Balibar and signed onto by over 170 public figures in support of the struggle for political and economic democracy in Greece and beyond.] It is clear that the responsibility for the chain of events that in a mere three years has plunged Greece into the abyss ...  Read More »

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A Statement of Support on the Greek Left

We write to express our support for  the ideals embodied by the Greek left in advance of the election of June 17th as they articulate the requirements for social and economic democracy under conditions of  neo-liberalism. We oppose those forms of international pressure currently brought to bear on the people ...  Read More »

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Petition Against Banning of Abortion in Turkey

[The following petition has been circulated in response to the recent development regarding abortion rights in Turkey. To sign the peition, click here.] TO THE POLICIES OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND THE GOVERNMENT THAT TARGET GENDER EQUALITY, WOMEN'S BODIES, REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS, AND SEXUALITY, OUR RESPONSE IS A ...  Read More »

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The Exit from the Crisis is Left: Main Points of Greece's Syriza Leftist Coalition

[The following is the platform put forth by the Greek political coalition Syriza (an abbreviation for Coalition of the Radical Left) on 9 May 2012. The leftist coalition is currently polling at approximately thirty percent and is expected by some analysts to win in the next elections in Greece.] The Exit from the ...  Read More »

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