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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 commondreams.org] 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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Report on Palestine's Application for Admission to the United Nations

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[The following is the latest from the Columbia University affiliated Security Council Report on the Palestine statehood bid.] Expected Council Action
On Monday, 26 September, it is expected that the Council will meet in consultations at 3pm on the issue of Palestine’s application for UN membership. However, at time of writing it remained unclear if or when the Security Council might vote on such an application. Key Recent Developments Palestinian President Mahmoud ...

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Text of Abbas Speech to the UN General Assembly

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[The following statement was made by President and Chairman Mahmoud Abbas at the U.N. General Assemby on 23 September, 2011. It was published by the U.N.] Mr. President of the General Assembly of the United Nations, Mr. Secretary-General of the United Nations, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, At the outset, I extend my congratulations to H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz AI-Nasser on his assumption of the Presidency of the Assembly for this session, and wish him all ...

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Text of Netanyahu Speech to the UN General Assembly

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[The following statement was made by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the U.N. General Assemby on 23 September, 2011. It was published by the UN.] Ladies and gentlemen, Israel has extended its hand in peace from the moment it was established 63 years ago. On behalf of Israel and the Jewish people, I extend that hand again today. I extend it to the people of Egypt and Jordan, with renewed friendship for neighbors with whom we have made peace. I extend it to the people of ...

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Statement by Palestine Youth Movement on the September 2011 Declaration of Statehood

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[The following statement was issued in both English and Arabic by the Palestinian Youth Movement on September 22, 2011. It was recently published on pal-youth.org] Statement on the September 2011 Declaration of Statehood We, in the Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM), stand steadfastly against the proposal for Palestinian statehood recognition based on 1967 borders that is to be presented to the United Nations this September by the Palestinian official leadership. We ...

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Bahrain's 14 Feb Coalition Press Release: Return to Martyrs Square 23-24 September

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[The following press release was issued in both English and Arabic by Bahrain's 14 February Coalition on 22 September 2011] The 14 February Coalition Protests to Recommence in Martyrs Square: 23rd/24th September With the supporters of the pro-democracy movement announcing their desire to recommence their protest in Martyrs Square (formerly Pearl Roundabout), and with the Dictator Hamad Al-Khalifa travelling, we will hold Salman Bin-Hamad Al-Khalifa responsible should he ...

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Deadly Detention: Deaths in Custody and Popular Protest in Syria

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[The following is the latest from Amnesty International on human rights voiolations in Syria.] Deadly Detention: Deaths in Custody and Popular Protest in Syria Since the end of 2010, millions of people across the Middle East and North Africa region have taken to the streets to call for greater rights and freedom and the replacement of authoritarian regimes. In Syria, ruled with an iron hand by Hafez al-Assad from 1971 to 2000 and since then by his son Bashar ...

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Text of Obama Address to the United Nations General Assembly

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[The following statement was made by President Obama at the U.N. General Assemby on 21 September, 2011. It was recently published on whitehouse.gov.] Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen: It is a great honor for me to be here today. I would like to talk to you about a subject that is at the heart of the United Nations -- the pursuit of peace in an imperfect world. War and conflict have been with us since the beginning of ...

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Conference: Activism and the Academy (New York, 23-24 September, 2011)

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Activism and the Academy: Celebrating 40 Years of Feminist Scholarship and Action New York City, September 23-24, 2011 A conference in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Barnard Center for Research on Women Forty years ago, the Barnard Center for Research on Women began its mission of using research and knowledge to advance feminist scholarship and long-term partnerships with activist groups. Inspired by the new women’s movement, BCRW became part of an historic moment ...

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Curriculum: Tools for Reclaiming Communities from Militarism

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To mark the now decade-long US-led “Global War on Terror,” The War Resisters League and the South Asia Solidarity Initiative have created an interactive, popular eduction-style workshop that explores how organizing against federal military spending relates to and can forward local campaigns for economic justice, as well as how the past decade of war has effected Afghans and what they are doing in response. Brought to You by Bombs and Budgets: Tools for Reclaiming Communities ...

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Al-Jazeera Interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat on PLO/PA Strategy at the UN

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The following interview aired live on Al Jazeera English's The Stream with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat on 20 September 2011. Erakat argues that if the PLO is serious about changing its strategy vis-a-vis Israel post-statehood bid, it should commit to shifting from bilateralism to multilateralism and look to its base for leadership. She counters the claim, advanced by co-guest Husam Zomlot, that the issue of the legitimacy of Palestinian representation is an ...

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Report of the High Commissioner on OHCHR’s visit to Yemen

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[The following is the latest from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on Yemen.] Report of the High Commissioner on OHCHR’s Visit to Yemen Summary A delegation from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) visited Yemen from 28 June to 6 July 2011 to assess the human rights situation in the country. As a result of nine days of extensive meetings and consultations with representatives from the Government and civil society in the ...

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AJE Interview Featuring Noura Erakat on Palestinian Statehood Bid

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[The following roundtable interview was conducted by Roxanne Horesh with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat and several other analysts. It was published on Al Jazeera English on 19 September 2011.] Debating the UN bid for Palestinian statehood Experts discuss what may happen with the Palestinian bid for UN statehood and what it means for all concerned. A delegation of Palestinian leaders has flown to New York for the opening of the UN General Assembly, beginning on ...

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Real Solidarity Should Respect BDS Guidelines

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[The following statement was issued by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott on Israel (PACBI) on September 2, 2011.] As the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement continues to gather speed, PACBI continues to receive an increasing number of inquiries from around the world.  Many of these inquiries come from allies who are often asked to give talks or performances in Israel, or are invited to participate in activities or projects ...

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Democracy Now! Interview with Anjali Kamat on Militarization and Reconciliation in Libya

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This is an interview conducted with Anjali Kamat on Wednesday, 14 September, in regards to the post-Qaddaif situation in Libya. The interview addresses the legacies of both Qaddafi's rule and the armed rebellion to overthrow him, highlighting questions of militarization, reconciliation, and the future role of NATO. As Libya’s former rebels begin to govern the country after the ouster of longtime leader Col. Muammar Gaddafi, we look at those who remain. Democracy Now! ...

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