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"Why Don't We Dialogue?" Walk Out on IDF Presentation at UCLA (Video)

[Image from UCLA Palestine Awareness Week Flier]

On Tuesday, 28 February 2012, Students for Justice in Palestine at UCLA organized a Gaza memorial as part of its annual Palestine Awareness Week. In response, Bruins for Israel and StandWithUs invited IDF soldiers to campus to present a whitewashed version of the IDF's actions in Operation Cast Lead, the 2008-2009 assault on the Gaza Strip which resulted in over 1,400 casualties and, to date, no accountability for documented war crimes and possible crimes against humanity. ...

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House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family and a Lost Middle East

[Left: Cover of Shadid's new book. Right: Anthony Shadid. Image composite by Nada Bakri]

Anthony Shadid has been widely hailed as the best foreign correspondent of his generation.  For Arab Americans, he was much more than that.  How many times did we send one of Anthony's dispatches from Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Palestine, Libya or Syria to our friends so that they might ...

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Lecture on Arab Uprisings by Fawwaz Traboulsi at AUB's Issam Fares Institute

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As part of its Arab Uprisings Lecture Series, the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs recently hosted Fawwaz Trabulsi. In his presentation, entitled: “Revolutions Also Topple Ideas: How the Uprisings Shattered the Prevailing Political Constructs of the Arab world,” Traboulsi critically reviewed how the uprisings have called into question the main concepts that have dominated intellectual production and public practices in the Arab ...

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In a Different Light (Nazareth, 16 February - 6 March 2012)

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The opening of ‘In a Different Light’, a photography exhibition by Katie Ramadan, will be at the Sudfeh Gallery-Restaurant in Nazareth on Thursday, February 16 2012, from 8-11pm. The exhibition includes thirty photographs broken into eight separate series. The aesthetic flow of the series, meaningful and exciting to the eye, includes explorations of the home, public spaces and individuality.  Curated by Walid Mawed, the exhibition is sponsored by Sudfeh ...

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The Arab Uprisings One Year On: Voices from the Ground (Oxford, 29 February 2012)

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Oxford University and the Weidenfeld Scholars would like to invite you to the 2012 Weidenfeld Debates Conference. This year’s event will commemorate the anniversary of the beginning of the Arab Spring and will present 7 unique voices from the streets who witnessed and took part in the popular uprisings.  Who?  Tunisia - Yassine Ayari, cyber activist,  Yemen - Atiaf AlWazir, Researcher, NGO consultant & blogger Syria - Joseph Daher, activist and author ...

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Bedoon Rights: An Online Reference on Statelessness in Kuwait

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Bedoon Rights is a network founded by stateless Kuwaiti advocate Mona Kareem putting together contributions by a number of stateless volunteers mostly based in Kuwait. The network is the only online reference in English devoted for the case of statelessness in Kuwai. It provides relevant official documents translated, reports made by international organizations, daily reporting, videos, photos, and it offers help to journalists, correspondents, and bloggers ...

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Palestine and the Uprisings: SOAS Palestine Society Annual Conference (London, 17 March 2012)

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Palestine and the Uprisings: School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) Palestine Society 8th Annual Conference 17 March | Brunei Gallery | SOAS – London Hosted by London Middle East Institute and the Centre for Palestine Studies (SOAS)   Program  9:00 – 9:30: REGISTRATION 9:30 – 9:45: OPENING REMARKS Hassan Hakimian  – London Middle East Institute 9:45 – 11:45: MAPPING FORCES CONFRONTING THE UPRISINGS Chair: Laleh Khalili ...

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Palestine Awareness Week at UCLA (Los Angeles, 27 February - 1 March, 2012)

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On Monday 27 February through Thursday 1 March, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) will be hosting a series of activites as part of the 2012 UCLA Palestine Awareness Week. For full program details, see flier below.

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Statement on Hunger Strike of Khader Adnan by Palestinian Human Rights Organizations

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[The following statement was issued by the Palestinian Council of Human Rights Organizations on 15 February 2011.] To: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights CC: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Khader Adnan at Risk of Death on 60th Day of Hunger Strike  Urgent Call for Action 15 February 2012 As Palestinian organizations dedicated to the protection and promotion of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), we reiterate our ...

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Immunity, Accountability, and the Arab Uprisings: Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat Discusses the Role of the Human Rights Community

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On 14 February 2012, Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat participated in an American University Law School's 2012 Founders' Celebration entitled "The Impact of the Arab Spring Throughout the Middle East and Northern Africa: Building the Rule of Law and the Role of the International Community in Domestic Conflicts." Noura was invited to speak on immunity in international law as it relates to the already deposed and prospectively deposed heads of state of ...

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Anthony Shadid Is No Longer with Us

[Anthony Shadid in the On Point studios of WBUR. Photograph by Nicholas Dynan for WBUR]

Anthony was a dear friend and colleague to so many of us at Jadaliyya. We are shocked and devastated by this loss. We have very little to say at this point, except to offer our deepest condolences to his family. Jadaliyya Editors   From the New York Times (Thursday Evening): At Work in Syria, Times Correspondent Dies Anthony Shadid, a prize-winning newspaper correspondent whose graceful dispatches for both The New York Times and The Washington Post covered nearly ...

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From Greece: Declaration for the Defense of Society and Democracy

[Riot police use tear gas as protesters stand in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens, Sunday, 12 February 2012. Image by Petros Giannakouris.]

[The following statement was issued by a group of Greek academics regarding the ongoing crises in Greece.] Greek society is suffering both from the crisis and the responses to it, which have reached a dead-end. Major social and political institutions that were created with enormous struggles and sacrifices in post-War Greece—social security, the public health care system, public education, public transport, the natural and urban environment, the right to live a safe ...

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Video: "Down with Hamad" Chanted at 10 February 2012 Protest in Bahrain

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Symposium: Law, Human Rights, and Revolution: Transitions in the Wake of the Arab Spring (Los Angeles, 16-17 February)

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Law, Human Rights, and Revolution: Transitions in the Wake of the Arab Spring University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA), 16-17 February 2012 The Annual Symposium of the UCLA Law School Journal of International Law and Foriegn Affairs (JILFA) co-Organized with the G.E. von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies has support from the University of California Humanities Research Intiaitive and UCLA International Institute. It's agenda follows.   Thursday, ...

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Palestinian Intellectuals to Syrian Regime: Not in Our Name!

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[The following statement was issued in Arabic by Palestinian intellectuals offering their solidarity with the Syrian people and applying for members to the newly established Syrian Writers Union. It was translated into English and published as such by/on Wadiqratiya. See also the Palestinian rights organization Adalah’s condemnation of the Syrian regime.]   It is our honor, as Palestinian writers and signatories to this statement, to request as a group to be ...

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خريطة مسيرات وزارة الدفاع الجمعه 10 فبراير 2012

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The Academic Boycott on Campus: Breaking New Ground, Gaining Momentum

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[The following statement was issued by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) on 3 February 2012.]  In an open letter dated 21 October 2011, Palestinian students wrote to their counterparts across the world, “We hope you put Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) at the forefront of your campaigns and join together for Israeli Apartheid Week: the pinnacle of action across universities worldwide.” [1] The 8th Annual ...

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Live Update from Bab Al-Amr

[The Bab al-Amr neighborhood in Homs. Image from video below.]

[The following is an update on the situation in Homs from Syrian activist Omar Shakir.] The humanitarian situation on the ground in Baba Amr until this moment is still a mix of rocket launchers, tanks. Mortar launchers hit the area from all sides. More than five hundred shells have come down on us since the morning, targetting homes, protest places, and mosques. Alanwar Mosque was shelled with more than ten shells, which led to the destruction of a large part of it; ...

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CADTM Downgrades Its IMF Rating: A Very Negative Outlook

[IMF headquarters in Washington, DC. Image from Wikimedia Commons.]

[The following press release was released by the Committee for the Abolition of Third World Debt.] The Committee for the Abolition of Third World Debt (CADTM) has decided to downgrade its rating of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) due to the heavy share of responsibility the IMF has for the deterioration of people’s living standards in countries subjected to austerity policies that it has openly imposed or dictated from behind the scenes. The resulting high levels of ...

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