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Press Release: Governor Brown Should Not Use the Holocaust to Hide Racism

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[The following press release was released by The International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN) on 21 July, 2013.] Governor Brown Should Not Use the Holocaust to Hide Racism: Jews Decry Brown’s visit to Dachau While at Home He Condones Racism. As California prisoners’ massive hunger strike against long-term solitary confinement, group punishment, and other policies of the CDCR (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation) enters its second week, Governor ...

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The Condition of Egyptian Workers: One Year After the Brotherhood’s Rule

[Egyptian workers march to Shura Council on May Day 2013. Image by Gigi Ibrahim via Flickr]

[The following report was released by the Center for Trade Union and Worker Services (CTUWS) on 22 July 2013.] The Condition of Egyptian Workers: One Year After the Brotherhood’s Rule, One Year of Trade Union Freedom Violations during Morsi’s Regime Introduction One year has passed since Mohamed Morsi accede the presidency of the republic while Egyptian workers are still awaiting the fulfillment of his promises to realize social justice. All what the workers get from the ...

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Announcing the Second Issue of Bta'arof Magazine: An Iranian Cultural Arts Publication

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The theme of B|taʼarofʼs second issue is The Body and provides a wide range of artistic and intellectual expressions on the topic. Contributions come from an array of highly regarded and emerging artists, academics, and writers. A sample of content includes: Interviews with Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet, Dariush Dolat-Shahi, and Lloyd Miller. Translations from an archival interview with Iranian intellectual, Ahmad Fardid. Blind contour drawings by Tara Najd ...

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Down the Tubes: The 2013 Hunger Strike at Guantanamo Bay

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[The following reports was issued by Reprieve in July 2013.] Down the Tubes: The 2013 Hunger Strike at Guantanamo Bay Executive Summary Guantánamo Bay detainees have been on hunger strike since February this year, in protest against their ongoing detention without charge or trial. Despite President Obama’s description of the prison as “a symbol around the world for an America that fl outs the rule of law,” he has repeatedly failed to take the ...

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"Tamtheel: Restoring Popular Sovereignty" Initiative Launches

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Under the banner Tamtheel: Restoring Popular Sovereignty, youth and popular associations met in El Bireh municipality to launch an initiative that calls for returning the supreme legislative body of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) to the Palestinian people and towards rebuilding the national liberation movement through a democratic and inclusive Palestinian National Council (PNC). Coordinated by Muwatin: The Palestinian Institute for the Study of Democracy and ...

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Job Posting: Visualizing Palestine Seeks Full-Time Researcher

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Visualizing Palestine (VP) is looking to hire a researcher to join our team full-time in Beirut. VP's new researcher will, among other things, carry out exploratory research into topics, including gathering published reports and summarising key information; undertake focused research into specific questions, including data aggregation and analysis; and collate, analyse, plot and map data to understand and explain a topic. The candidate is expected to have direct experience ...

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Call for Papers -- International Conference: The PKK, Kurdish Nationalism, and the Future of Turkey (7 November, Alexandria)

International Conference: The PKK, Kurdish Nationalism and the Future of Turkey Thursday, 7 November 2013 Virginia Tech National Capital Region 1021 Prince Street Alexandria, VA 22314 Abstract Submission Deadline: Monday, 19 August 2013.  Organized and Sponsored by School of Public & International Affairs, Virginia Tech, National Capital Region. Ottoman and Modern Turkish Studies Chair (Indiana ...

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Conference: Self-Critique Two Decades After Oslo (5-6 October, London)

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Self-Critique Two Decades After Oslo 9th Annual Conference SOAS Palestine Society and hosted by London Middle East Institute and the Centre for Palestine Studies (SOAS) 5-6 October 2013 (9-5:30 PM; 10-6 PM) Brunei Lecture Theater, SOAS, London   On 5-6 October 2013, the Palestine Society at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London will hold its ninth annual conference, Self-Critique Two Decades After Oslo. Twenty years after the ...

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Press Release and Open Letter: Nobel Laureates Condemn Turkish Government’s Treatment of Protesters and Doctors

[Deployed police on Istiklal Street on 1 June 2013. Image by Carole Woodall.]

[The following press release was issued by several organization (listed below) in relation to a letter Nobel Laureates condeming the Turkish government's treatment of protesters and doctors. The letter is reproduced below the press release.] Press Release: Nobel Laureates Condemn Turkish Government’s Treatment of Protesters and Doctors  New York City, July 18 - Several world-renown scientists have expressed their concerns over the excessive use of tear gas and police ...

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Norwegian Woman Sent to Prison After Reporting Rape in UAE

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[The following report was originally published by the Emirates Center for Human Rights on 19 July 2013.] A twenty-five-year-old Norwegian woman has been sentenced to a sixteen-month prison sentence, convicted of "having sex outside of marriage," after reporting a rape incident to Dubai police.   Marte Deborah Dalelv reported that she had been raped to Dubai authorities on March 6, but had her passport confiscated and money seized before being charged four ...

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University of California Student-Workers Union on the Recent Nomination of Janet Napolitano for UC President

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[The following statement was issued on 15 July 2013 by UAW Local 2865, the union representing over 12000 Academic Student Employees (ASE)—teaching assistants, readers, tutors, and others—at the nine teaching campuses of the University of California.] A Statement from UAW 2865 – UC Student-Workers Union Regarding the Recent Appointment of Ex-Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano as the President of the UC As student-workers of the University of California (UC), we ...

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Palestinian Journalist Syndicate Condemns Egyptian Media Incitement Against Palestinians

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[The following development on Egyptian media and Palestinains was reported by the Ma'an News Agency on 16 July 2013.] Journalists Union Says Egypt Media Inciting Against Palestinians RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate on Monday warned of an ongoing "crackdown" against Palestinians by some Egyptian media outlets.  The syndicate said some Egyptian journalists were inciting against the Palestinians as a people, and not just those who ...

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Drones: Myths and Reality in Pakistan

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[The following report was issued by the International Crisis Group (ICG) on 21 May 2013.] Drones: Myths and Reality in Pakistan Executive Summary Nine years after the first U.S. drone strike in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in 2004, the U.S. refuses to officially acknowledge the CIA-run program, while Pakistan denies consenting to it. This secrecy undermines efforts to assess the program’s legality or its full impact on FATA’s population. It also ...

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EIPR Statement on Wave of Attacks on Copts and Churches in Egypt

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[The following statement was issued by the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) on 15 July 2013.] Wave of Attacks on Copts and Churches EIPR: Authorities must take immediate action to protect citizens and houses of worship, bring perpetrators and inciters to justice The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) today warned about the gravity of sectarian violence and incitement seen in several governorates since the massive demonstrations and marches of 30 ...

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Statement by Pro-Democracy Pro-Morsi Protestors in Response to al-Sisi Speech

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[The following statement was issued by pro-Morsi demonstrators on 15 July 2013 and published on ikhwanweb. com.]   Coup commander Abdel Fattah al-Sisi betrayed the oath he took before the head of state–the supreme commander of the armed forces. He spilled the blood of innocent Egyptians, killing more than a hundred citizens and injuring more than a thousand, including women and children, supporters of democratic legitimacy, opponents of the bloody military coup. He ...

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Kurdish Translation of Statement by Comrades from Cairo: 'We Can Smell the Tear Gas from Rio and Taksim to Tahrir'

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[This statement was originally published in English here. It was translated into Kurdish by Xelef Botan.] Nameyek ji Hevalên ji Qahîre: em bêhna gaz a ku ji Rio û Taksîm’ê tê li Tehrîrê distînin [Ev nivîsar, wergera danezana ku demekî nêzik de ji alîyê Hevalên ji Qahîre ve hatîye weşandî ye. Hun dikarin Ingilîzîya vê nivîsarê li vir bixwînin.] Ji we re ku em li rex we berxwedidin; 30’ê pûşperê dê bibe nîşana gihatina mertebeyek nû ya serhildana me ku 25 û 28’ê rêbendan a ...

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Afghanistan's Parties in Transition

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[The following report was issued by the International Crisis Group (ICG) on 26 June 2013.] Afghanistan's Parties in Transition Overview Political parties are developing slowly in Afghanistan, discouraged by electoral laws and fragmented ethnic politics, but starting to shed their legacy as armed groups. Their newfound legitimacy will face its most serious challenge during the 2014 presidential election and 2015 parliamentary polls, as parties scramble to ensure their ...

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Open Letter to Filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf: Please Be a Messenger of Freedom for Iranian and Palestinian People

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[The following open letter is being circulated to publicize and opposed Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf's participation in the Jerusalem Film Festival and his acceptance of  an achievement award from the fesitval. The Persian and Arabic versions of the open letter follow the list of signatories.]  Open Letter to Mr. Mohsen Makhmalbaf: Please Be a Messenger of Freedom for Iranian and Palestinian People We, the undersigned, are a group of Iranian scholars, ...

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Committee to Protect Journalists Statement on on Mohammad al-Azza

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[The following report was issued by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on 9 July 2013.] Israeli Forces Arrest Palestinian Freelance Journalist  Israeli authorities should immediately release a Palestinian freelance journalist who was arrested in a nighttime raid last week, and drop the charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Israeli security forces arrested Mohammed al-Azza early on July 1 in a raid of his family's compound ...

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Feminism(s), Secularism, and Religions: Encounter Interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Maya Mikdashi and Other Scholars/Activsts

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The following episode of Encounter (hosted by David Rutlege) features interviews with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Maya Mikdashi, as well as Leila Ahmed, Ellen Armour, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Lisa Isherwood, and Ratna Osman--all of whom are feminist professors and/or activists. In "Beyond the Boundaries," they critically discuss the relationships between feminism(s) and Islam and feminism(s) and Christianity, in addition to discussing events such as the Egyptian and US ...

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