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Consensus: A Look into the "how" of the Occupy Wall Street Movement

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The following short documentary was produced by Meerkat Media Collective. A look into the “HOW” of the Occupy Wall Street movement: the consensus process. The community of occupiers at Liberty Plaza have sparked the process of building a movement that now transcends any one physical landmark. The tools to keep the movement alive belong to all of us. Another world is possible.        

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UNAMA Report: Mistreatment of Conflict-Related Detainees in Afghan Facilities

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[The following is the latest from the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan on the maltreatment of detainees in Afghanistan.] UNAMA Report: Mistreatment of Conflict-Related Detainees in Afghan Facilities From October 2010 to August 2011, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) interviewed 379 pre-trial detainees and convicted prisoners at 47 detention facilities in 22 provinces across Afghanistan. In total, 324 of the 379 persons interviewed ...

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BNC Statement: Occupy Wall Street not Palestine!

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[The following statement was issued by the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee on October 14, 2011.] Occupy Wall Street not Palestine! We are part of the world’s 99% yearning for freedom, justice and equal rights! If a people one day wills to live fate must answer its call. And the night must fade and the chain must break. – Abou-Al-kacem El-Chebbi (Tunisia) Occupied Palestine, October 13 - The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions ...

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Guantanamo at Home (City University of New York Graduate Center, October 14, 2011)

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Guantanamo at Home: An Evening with the Families of US Terror Suspects Friday, October 14 · 7:00pm - 9:30pm Proshansky Auditorium, City University of New York Graduate Center 365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street), New York, NY GUANTÁNAMO AT HOME: Gareth Peirce, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Kathleen Chalfant, Wallace Shawn, and Deborah Eisenberg host an evening focused on the human rights crisis in the US federal justice system with firsthand accounts from the families of US terror ...

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Video of Sunday's Attack on March to Maspero & Aftermath

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[The following footage was shot by Sarah Carr and edited by Mostafa Hussein.] The below video shows the march at its beginning in Shubra, the first attack at the Shubra underpass, and the final assault by the army at Maspero, where protesters were shot and crushed by APCs. The video includes GRAPHIC scenes of the dead, and concludes with the funeral in the Abbaseyya Cathedral the next day.  

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Call for Global Hunger Strike in Solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners (12 October 2011)

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Many Palestinians and their supporters will go on a mass hunger strike worldwide for 24 hours on Wednesday, October 12.
 Show your support by tweeting the following: Join Us! RT: My name is ( ) and I'll go on a hunger Strike on Wednesday in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners. Follow the strike on on twitter: #TweepStrike & #HS4Palestine #RightsPrisoners #HungerStrike
 In some cities those going on hunger strike will organize gatherings and sit ins to raise ...

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Israeli International Festivals: Occasions for Whitewashing Oppression or Resisting it?

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[The following is the latest from the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI).] Israeli International Festivals: Occasions for Whitewashing Oppression or Resisting it? While cultural talks go on] in the nice cinematheques of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa, it is hell on earth in Gaza and I would not want to be there basically. [1]--Mike Leigh Once again, the Israeli cultural establishment is attempting to put itself on the ...

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Cartoons: Carlos Latuff on Egypt

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Declaration of the Occupation of New York City

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[The following statement was issued on 29 September 2011 by the NYC General Assembly.] As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies. As one people, united, we acknowledge the reality: that the future of the human race requires the cooperation of its members; that ...

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Chart: Ratio of Pay Between CEOs and Workers in Various Countries

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[The following table illustrates the pay separation between the average worker and CEO in various countries. It was originally published on The Middle of the Road.]    

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Report on Jadaliyya's Conference on Teaching the Middle East after the Tunisian and Egyptian Revolutions

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Introduction “Teaching the Middle East after the Tunisian and Egyptian Revolutions…Beyond Orientalism, Islamophobia, and Neoliberalism,” a conference sponsored by the Middle East Studies Program and the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University, and by the Arab Studies Institute (which includes Arab Studies Journal and Jadaliyya), brought together forty participants for an intense conversation on 13-14-May 2011 at ...

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Statement by Bahraini Medics Sentenced on 29th September 2011

[The following statement was issued by Bahraini medics in Arabic and English on 29 September 2011. It was recently published on Bahrain Online.] Statement by Bahraini Medics sentenced on 29th September 2011: On September 29, 2011, a group of 20 Medics was sentenced in the Bahrain National Safety Court, a military court, to between five and 15 years in prison each. During the times of unrest in Bahrain, we honored our medical oath to treat the wounded and save lives. And ...

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Statement on Press Restrictions in Jordan's New Anti-Corruption Bill

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[The following statement was issued by the Committee to Protect Journalists on 30 September 2011.] New York, September 30, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists is disheartened by the passage in Jordan's lower chamber of Parliament of a draft anti-corruption law which would allow heavy fines for publishing information on corruption, and calls on the upper chamber to reject the bill.  On September 27, the chamber of deputies passed the draft law, which would ...

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Statement by OWFI President on Kidnapping and Torture of Aya Al Lamie

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[The following statement was issued in English on 30 September 2011 by the president of the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq (OWFI) as a Facebook note.] 20 Year Old OWFI Activist Aya Al Lamie: Kidnapped from Tahrir Square and Tortured Although the numbers of demonstrators became much less in the Iraqi Tahrir square, Aya Al Lamie insisted to join the demonstrators every Friday of the last months. She insisted to put a woman's face on the Tahrir ...

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Nobody Can Predict the Moment of Revolution (Occupy Wall Street Video)

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  [The following video was released on 23 September 2011. In the face of what is for all intents and purposes a mainstream media blackout, we felt it important to share this video and the accompanying text. It gives voice to many of the people gathered in the New York City financial district.] We want to share insights into the formation of a new social movement as it is still taking shape in real time. The video was shot during the 5th and 6th day of the occupation. ...

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Call for Papers: Arab Uprisings One Year Later (National University of Singapore, 24-25 May, 2012)

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Arab Uprisings One Year Later National University of Singapore, 24-25 May, 2012 On December 17, 2010 the dramatic self-immolation of a frustrated Tunisian, Mohammed Bouazizi, set in motion a series of uprisings that radically altered the political, economic, and social landscapes of the Middle East and North Africa. This “Arab Awakening” spread with an intensity and import few could have predicted, resulting in the overthrow of some long-standing autocrats and attempts at ...

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ACLU Statement on Killing of Anwar Al-Aulaqi

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[The following statement was issued by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on 30 September 2011.] NEW YORK – U.S. airstrikes in Yemen today killed Anwar Al-Aulaqi, an American citizen who has never been charged with any crime. ACLU Deputy Legal Director Jameel Jaffer said, "The targeted killing program violates both U.S. and international law. As we've seen today, this is a program under which American citizens far from any battlefield can be executed by their ...

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Study: U.S. Night Raids Aimed at Afghan Civilians

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[The following statement was issued by Inter Press Service on September 21, 2011. It was recently published on] New Study Says U.S. Night Raids Aimed at Afghan Civilians WASHINGTON - U.S. Special Operations Forces have been increasingly aiming their night-time raids, which have been the primary cause of Afghan anger at the U.S. military presence, at civilian non- combatants in order to exploit their possible intelligence value, according to a new study ...

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Call for Participants: IFPB Olive Harvest Delegation (Palestine, 29 October-11 November, 2011)

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IFPB Olive Harvest Delegation Palestine October 29 - November 11, 2011 This delegation will provide an opportunity to participate in the Palestinian olive harvest season — generally a time of great community activism, where people of all ages from Palestine, Israeli peace and justice groups, and international groups join farmers as they reap their harvest. It is international support that makes the harvest possible in many cases. You will hear from Palestinian farmers ...

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Bahrain's 14 Feb Coalition Press Release: Winning the Psychological War against a Defeated Regime

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[The following press release was issued in both English and Arabic by Bahrain's 14 February Coalition on 24 September 2011.] Winning the Psychological War against a Defeated Regime The call of the 14 February Youth Coalition to the masses to participate in the ‘Friday Crawl’ to Martyrs Square (formerly Pearl Roundabout) was adhered to by thousands and proved a devastating psychological blow towards the blood thirsty Al Khalifa regime, who added to their long list of crimes ...

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