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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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Democracy Now! Interview with Mahmood Mamdani on Regional Implications of NATO Intervention

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This is an interview conducted with Mahmood Mamdani on Wednesday, 14 September, in regards to recent developments in Libya and Sudan. The interview addresses the implications of NATO's intervention in Libya and the independence of South Sudan, highlighting the regional implications for the African continent. As the African Union meets today, Columbia University professor and Africa scholar Mahmood Mamdani joins us to give his take on the regional and global implications of ...

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KPOO's "Arab Talk" Interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor on Bagram, Obama's Other Gitmo, and US Detention Policy

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This interview was conducted with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Lisa Hajjar during the week marking the ten year anniversary of the September 11 attack in the United States. Conducted by Jess Ghannam, of KPOO's "Arab Talk," the interview begins with a survey of the landscape of US detention policy of the last ten years. While some aspects of torture and abuse have changed under the Obama Administration, more has stayed the same, including indefinite detention, denial of ...

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Scheduled Strike by Egyptian Federation of Independent Trade Unions

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[The following statement was issued in Arabic by the Egyptian Federation of Independent Trade Unions on 5 September 2011. It was translated into English and first published as such by the MENA Solidarity Network.] Egyptian Federation of Independent Trade Unions Over the coming few days hundreds of thousands of workers will exercise their right to strike and organise sit-ins, in defiance of all attempts to intimidate them and prevent them from exercising these rights, ...

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Popular Protest in North Africa and the Middle East (VIII): Bahrain's Rocky Road to Reform

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[The following is the latest from the International Crisis Group (ICG) on Bahrain.] Popular Protest in North Africa and the Middle East (VIII): Bahrain’s Rocky Road to Reform Executive Summary and Recommendations Following a spasm of violence, Bahrain faces a critical choice between endemic instability and slow but steady progress toward political reform. The most sensible way forward is to launch a new, genuine dialogue in which the political opposition is fairly ...

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Chart: Who Funds the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

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This chart helps represent one of the ways the United States government is able to shape the policies of international institutions that impact the daily lives of people living outside of the United States. Voting power in the IMF Board of Governors is proportional to the financial contribution of each state represented on the Board. The United States holds 16.7 percent of the votes, followed by Japan (6.24%), Germany (5.81%), France (4.29%), and the United Kingdom (4.29%). ...

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