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Press Release by Solidarity Protesters that Were Violently Dispersed in Beirut

[Counter-protesters in Hamra attacking anti-regime protesters.]

 [The following press release was issued on Thursday August 4, 2011, by the protesters that gathered outside the Syrian Embassy in Beirut on Tuesday, August 2--to protest the Syrian regimes violent suppression of the uprising in the country--and that were subsequently violently dispersed by pro-regime counter-demonstrators. An English translation is forthcoming. For a detailed account of the protest and it's violent dispersion, see Jadaliyya's One Night in ...

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One Night in Hamra

[Counter-protesters in Hamra holding pictures of Bashar al-Asad.]

[The following is an eye-witness account of the violent dispersion of an anti-regime protest that took place this past Tuesday outside the Syrian Embassy in Beirut. The author of the report-back has chosen to remain anonymous.] Last Tuesday evening at around 8 o’clock, a group of people gathered at the Syrian Embassy in Beirut in order to protest the ongoing atrocities committed by the Syrian regime against the Syrian people. Earlier that day I had received an email, part ...

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Israel’s Anti-BDS Law: Proving the Effectiveness of the Boycott

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[The following statement was issued by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) on July 31, 2011.] Israel’s Anti-BDS Law: Proving the Effectiveness of the Boycott This last month has seen the Israeli government reach an unprecedented level of desperation in its attempt to counter the spread of international solidarity with Palestinian rights.  Early in the month, Israel employed the embattled Greek government to act as a proxy ...

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Job Announcement: Regional Coordinator - Middle East & North Africa; Coalition for the International Criminal Court

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Regional Coordinator: Middle East-North Africa Region Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) Application Deadline: 19 August 2011 The Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) includes 2,500 civil society organizations in 150 different countries working in partnership to strengthen international cooperation with the ICC; ensure that the Court is fair, effective and independent; make justice both visible and universal; and advance stronger ...

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Al-Jazeera Interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor on the UN Security Council and Syria

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This is a brief interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Bassam Haddad on the UN Security Council and Syria, and the pressure that might be placed on the Syrian regime to halt its crackdowns on protesters. The interview comes after the Syrian regime entered and besieged the northern city of Hama, resulting in more than 120 civilian deaths. Bassam discusses the stalemate that is likely to take place at the UN and the incompetence of the Arab League. He also ...

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"The Real News" Interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor on Islamists and the Egyptian Revolution

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This is an interview conducted by TheRealNews.com with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Hesham Sallam after the events of this past Friday in Tahrir Square. Hesham discusses some of the tensions underlying the conduct os Islamists vis-a-vis the larger struggle to institutionalize the revolution in Egypt.      

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The Syrian Regime's Escalation of Violence: Links to Media Reports

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According to Syrian protesters and activists, as well as regional and international media, today--Sunday July 31, 2011--is thus far the bloodiest and deadliest day of the more than four-month-old Syrian uprising. Numerous accounts and reports have described what can only be considered a dramatic escalation in the Syrian regime's brutal campaign of repression, including mass arrests, the use of live ammunition, and the shelling of entire neighborhoods. Estimates of today's ...

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IGLYO General Assembly Withdrawn from Israel

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[The following joint statement was released on Thursday July 28, 2011, by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Youth and Student Organization (IGLYO and Israel Gay Youth (IGY) announcing the withdrawal of the upcoming 2011 IGLYO General Assembly from Israel.] Joint Statement from IGLYO and IGY on the 2011 General Assembly IGLYO and Israel Gay Youth (IGY) would like to announce the withdrawal of the General Assembly (GA) from Israel. Over the ...

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Job Announcement: Muslim Mediterranean/Middle Eastern World, 1450-Present; Assistant or Associate Professor of History; UCSC

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Muslim Mediterranean/Middle Eastern World, 1450-present Assistant or Associate Professor; University of California, Santa Cruz The History Department of the University of California, Santa Cruz invites applications for a position at the Assistant (tenure-track) or Associate (tenured) Professor level in the history of the early modern or modern Muslim Mediterranean/Middle East, with a chronological focus in the period between 1450 and the present and a geographical focus ...

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Report on Exiles from Libya Fleeing to Egypt

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[The following is the latest from the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) on the situation facing migrant workers and Libyan nationals fleeing Libya as refugees.] Exiles from Libya Flee to Egypt: Double Tragedy for Sub-Saharan Africans INTRODUCTION 1. Hundreds of thousands of migrant workers and refugees flee Libya The conflict that began in Libya on 17 February 2011 with a popular revolt against the regime of Colonel Gaddafi, following the Tunisian ...

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Job Announcement: Mentor - Museum Operations; Welfare Association Palestinian Museum Taskforce

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Mentor – Museum Operations
 Deadline for receiving applications is Sunday August 7, 2011. Send all application materials to palestinianmuseum@gmail.com Visit http://welsfareassociation.org for more information. Reports to Welfare Association Palestinian Museum Taskforce Brief Job Description The Mentor of Museum Operations is a consultant Advisor hired by the Palestinian Museum Task Force of the Welfare Association. This position will act as a Senior ...

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Job Announcement: Head of Research and Collections; Welfare Association Palestinian Museum Taskforce

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Head of Research and Collections Deadline for receiving applications is Sunday August 7, 2011.   Send all application materials to palestinianmuseum@gmail.com Brief Job Description Reporting to the Director of Museum Operations, and working as a member of the Senior Leadership team of the Museum, and as the Senior Curator of the Museum, the Head of Research and Collections provides day-to-day leadership and direction to the curatorial team and staff within the ...

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Job Announcement: Director of Museum Operations; Welfare Association Palestinian Museum Taskforce

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Director of Museum Operations
Job Overview Job Title Director, Museum Operations Deadline for receiving applications is Sunday August 7, 2011. Send all application materials to palestinianmuseum@gmail.com Visit http://welsfareassociation.org for more information.   Brief Job Description The Director is the chief operating officer of the Palestinian Museum accountable to the Palestinian Museum Taskforce for the realization of the approved vision, ...

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Call for Abstracts: Health of Palestinians Inside and Outside the Occupied Palestinian Territory (Beirut, 5-6 March, 2012)

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Health of Palestinians inside and outside the Occupied Palestinian Territory Beirut, 5-6 March 2011 The Center for Research on Population and Health of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the American University of Beirut, in collaboration with the Institute of Community and Public Health (ICPH) at Birzeit University, is pleased to invite submission of abstracts for presentation at its upcoming LPHA Second Conference “Health of Palestinians inside and outside the Occupied ...

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The Syrian Regime's Slow-motion Suicide

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[The following is the latest from International Crisis Group (ICG) on Syrian popular protest and the direction of the Syrian regime.] The Syrian Regime’s Slow-motion Suicide Executive Summary Desperate to survive at all costs, Syria’s regime appears to be digging its grave. It did not have to be so. The protest movement is strong and getting stronger but yet to reach critical mass. Unlike toppled Arab leaders, President Bashar Assad enjoyed some genuine popularity. Many ...

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"Defaming the President" in Lebanon

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Earlier today, Zeid Hamdan was arrested in Beirut, Lebanon, on the charge of "defaming the president" for a song and video he wrote and produced about "General Suleiman," the current president of Lebanon. The arrest came after three weeks of investigation by General Security and approximately two years after the song had first been released. A protest was planned tomorrow at 1pm in Beirut outside the Palace of Justice, where Zeid was being detained. ...

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Video of Protesters Attacked in Anti-Army March on July 23rd Anniversary

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Below is a video produced by the Egyptian daily, Al-Masry Al-Yom, revealing the kind of crack-down that the protesters faced as they marched to commemmorate the anniversary of the July 23 Revolution. For more information on the march and the crack-down, see Hossam El-Hamalawy's post here.

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A Decade Lost: Locating Gender in U.S. Counter-Terrorism

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[The following is the latest from the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) on how the U.S. government’s (USG) counter-terrorism efforts profoundly implicate and impact women and sexual minorities.] A Decade Lost: Locating Gender in U.S. Counter-Terrorism Executive Summary “President Obama and I believe that the subjugation of women is a threat to the national security of the United States.” - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, March 2010   “Those ...

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Legal Brief: Flotillas and the Gaza Blockade

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[This legal brief is the latest from Diakonia on the Gaza blockade and the use of flotillas.] Legal Brief: Flotillas and the Gaza Blockade (July 2011) The Gaza Strip is currently under a continued naval and land blockade.[1] New flotillas are trying to reach Gaza to provide assistance to the people of the Strip. In light of the deadly outcome of the previous flotilla of 31 May 2010, Diakonia IHL Programme would like to reiterate the relevance and importance of ...

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Statement of Syrian Christians in Support of the Revolution

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[The following statement was issued in English, French, and Arabic by a group of Syrian Christians on July 10, 2011.] Statement of Syrian Christians in Support of the Revolution I. Christianity being a religion of truth, justice, equality and love, Syrian Christians can not but be with their fellow citizens in their peaceful movement toward freedom, justice, and equality. II. We, as Syrian nationals and an active part of Syrian society, declare our early participation in ...

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