لم يسبق في تاريخ الثورات أن احتاجت ثورة إلى قانون للتظاهر¡ ناهيك عن كون هذا القانون يتطلب ترخيصاً للتظاهر من وزارة داخلية النظام القديم عينه الذي قامت الثورة من أجل إزالته. وهذا ما حصل في مصر الأسبوع الماضي. لذا ينشأ السؤال: هل هي ثورة؟ أو: هل ما زالت ثورة؟
وإذا كانت ثورة، بمعايير الثورات السابقة، ينبغي أن تحقق ... Read More »
At its 2013 annual conference, the American Studies Association (ASA) considered a resolution to endorse the academic boycott of Israel. Several professors proposed the resolution to the ASA’s Academic and Community Activism Caucus after participating in a 2012 US Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) ... Read More »
Tornistan. Written and directed by Ayçe Kartal. Turkey, 2013.
Ayçe Kartal’s animated short film Tornistan has been gaining critical acclaim since its release this fall, thanks to its unique aesthetic interpretation of the Turkish media’s coverage of the Gezi Park protests of June 2013. The film, whose name translates ... Read More »
انطلقت ثورة الفاتح من نوفمبر في العام 1954 بنداء وجهته رسالة جبهة التحرير الوطني إلى الشعب الجزائري قائلة "إذا كان هدف أي حركة ثورية في الواقع هو خلق جميع الظروف الثورية للقيام بعملية تحريرية، فإننا نعتبر الشعب الجزائري في أوضاعه الداخلية متحداً حول قضية الاستقلال والعمل"، داعية بذلك الشعب للانخراط ... Read More »
[The following statement was recently released by Comrades from Cairo]
We Don't Need Permission to Protest
To You at Whose Side We Struggle:
On 26 November 2013, we saw the first implementation of a new Egyptian law effectively banning any and all protest not approved and regulated by the Ministry of Interior. This ... Read More »
[This interview was originally conducted in English by Hiba Bou Akar and Nada Moumtaz with David Harvey. It was published as "On Why Struggles Over Urban Space Matter" by Jadaliyya. It was translated into Persian by Parvis Sedaghet and published by Naghd-e-Ightisad-e-Siyasi (Critique of ... Read More »
يُمثّل عام 1962 على المستوى السياسي ولادة الجزائر المستقلة بقيادة جبهة التحرير الوطني التي انتصرت في تنافسها على جميع الأحزاب السياسية الأخرى. وكان الحزب الشيوعي الجزائري الحزب السياسي الوحيد الذي تجنّب الهزيمة الساحقة والحلّ في سياق التنافس مع جبهة التحرير الوطني.
لجأ الحزب الشيوعي الجزائري إلى العمل السري سنة 1955 ... Read More »
At around 10:00 p.m. on 28 November 2013, police forces stormed the home of activist Alaa Abd El Fattah. They had no search warrant. When his wife Manal demanded to see it they were both beaten up. Police personnel took their computers and their telephones. Their two-year old son, Khaled, was asleep in the next ... Read More »
The Middle East Studies Program at George Mason University Presents:
Mediating the Arab Uprisings
Featuring Jadaliyya Co-Editors Adel Iskandar and Bassam Haddad
Co-Sponsored by The Global Islamic Studies Center at GMU and the Arab Studies Institute.
4:30pm on Tuesday 26 Novemeber
Plaentary Hall, Room ... Read More »
Why do urban struggles matter in projects of social change? What is the importance of reclaiming public space in social movements? And at this gloomy global moment of extreme urban disparities and social inequalities, how do we re-think what is possible? For insights on these questions, we interviewed David Harvey on ... Read More »
While the human and financial means were limited, civilian institutions have nevertheless emerged in a few months in the zones conquered by the insurrection movement in Northern Syria. This experience of reconstructing an administrative system through the bottom-up has enabled to restart the public service system and ... Read More »
Introduction (by Abdullah Al-Arian, Roundtable Organizer and Co-Editor of Critical Currents in Islam Page)
The Arab uprisings that began in late 2010 had barely claimed a single authoritarian ruler when many observers began to proclaim the imminent rise of Islamist governments from Tunisia to Yemen. Less than three ... Read More »
[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Arabian Peninsula and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Arabian Peninsula Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to firstname.lastname@example.org by ... Read More »
The ongoing process of constitution writing in Egypt has generated a wide-ranging set of critiques pertaining to the composition of the committee, the transparency and inclusiveness of the drafting process, and the perceived failure of the body to respond to the aspirations of Egyptians for a democratic, just ... Read More »
In mid-July 2013, the Kurdish majority areas in Syria became embroiled in fierce fighting between the People’s Defence Units (Yekîneyên Parastina Gel [YPG], the Kurdish military forces) and an array of armed opposition groups. While other regions of Syria—notably Homs—had descended into a state of civil war more ... Read More »
[This statement was released on 6 November 2013. It has been lightly edited for stylistic purposes.]
Hundreds of academic across the world have shown their solidarity with Middle East Technical University (METU) in its fight against the unlawful and destructive highway construction project passing through the campus ... Read More »
Şerê Giran*: Being a Kurd in the Turkish Prison
22 October 2013
12:30pm: Cemil Bayık, KCK (Koma Civaken Kurdistan, Group of Communities in Kurdistan) Executive, declares that the ten-month-long peace negotiations between the Turkish state and the Kurdish movement have come to a halt.
12:48pm: PKK ... Read More »
On 4-5 October 2013, The New School's Historical Studies Department convened various scholars, activists, and artists to address critical questions about history and contemporary politics in Turkey under the rubric of the Talk Turkey Conference: Rethinking Life Since Gezi.
One of the panels of the conerence was ... Read More »
Solidarity with Nusaybin Mayor Ayşe Gökkan
As the social scientists who conduct research on the borders of Turkey:
We know that states ban access to borders and consider people who live in these areas as potential threats or enemies in the name of sovereignty and national security.
We observe that you consider ... Read More »
Şerê giran*—Türkiye Cumhuriyeti cezaevlerinde bir Kürt tutsak olmak
22 Ekim 2013
Saat 12.30: KCK Yürütme Konseyi Eşbaşkanı Cemil Bayık, Türkiye Cumhuriyeti ile Kürt siyasal hareketi arasında 10 aydır yürütülmekte olan müzakere sürecinin sonuna gelindiğini açıkladı.
Saat 12.48: PKK lideri Abdullah Öcalan ile görüşen ... Read More »
Les villes petites et moyennes dans les révoltes arabes: un état des lieux.
Compte rendu de: Karine Benafla (dir.), Dossier « Villes arabes: conflits et protestations », Confluences Méditerranée, 85 (2013), 9-164.
Une des dimensions singulières des révoltes arabes est leur territorialité, qui a ... Read More »
يعكس تاريخ إنتاج النبيذ في الجزائر أثناء الحكم الاستعماري الفرنسي دور الطعام والشراب في تعزيز وبناء وتغاير الهويات الوطنية، ويسلط الضوء على علاقة القوة التي تربط المُسْتَعْمَر بالمُسْتَعْمِر. ويجسّد النبيذ الجزائريّ بالذات مثالاً مهما للهوة بين الدور الذي أراد المُسْتَعْمِر للنبيذ أن يلعبه والنتائج الغامضة لإنتاج ... Read More »
[This report was originally published by Bahrain Watch's Stop The Shipment campaign on 1 November 2013.]
StopTheShipment Campaign Kicks Into High Gear as Korea Weighs Issuing Tear Gas Export License
Surge of support seen as Bahrain Government hits campaign
Protest outside DAPA, Korea’s tear gas export licensing ... Read More »
As Mohammed Morsi prepares to stand trial, Jadaliyya co-editor Adel Iskandar speaks to France24's The Interview on the former president’s short stint in office. He discusses why Morsi’s failure was inevitable and why his deep entrenchment with the Muslim Brotherhood prevented him from being a president for all ... Read More »
The Square. Directed by Jehane Noujaim. Egypt/USA, 2013.
The Egyptian revolution has been hiccupping from crackdown to revolt. Meanwhile, it has collapsed from a climate of feverish utopia into violent party altercations often waged according to foreign interests. In a new documentary, The Square, Egyptian-American ... Read More »
[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Turkey and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Turkey Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You can send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to email@example.com by Sunday night of every ... Read More »
في العشرين من أيلول/سبتمبر الماضي، أكملت بعثة صندوق النقد الدولي زيارتها إلى السودان، وفي الرابع والعشرين منه أعلنت الخرطوم بدء تطبيق حزمة إجراءات اقتصادية أبرز ملامحها رفع الدعم عن المحروقات، وتعديل سعر الصرف الرسمي للدولار الجمركي. وفي الرابع من الشهر الجاري أعلن مجلس مديري الصندوق في تقييم له عن الوضع ... Read More »
[This report was originally published by Bahrain Watch on 18 October 2013.]
13,000 E-Mails Sent so far; Embassy Protest in London; Support from Korean Workers Federation
[Manama]. A global campaign has been launched to stop the flow of tear gas to Bahrain, after research and advocacy group Bahrain Watch ... Read More »
Fasl-e Karkadan [Rhino Season]. Directed by Bahman Ghobadi. Iraq/Turkey, 2012.
Falgoosh. Directed by Mohammadreza Farzad. Iran, 2012.
Post-revolutionary nations, in particular those with strong state-sponsored cultural organs, very frequently have done much to advance the commemoration of revolutionary moments ... Read More »
The 2013 uprising in Turkey commenced with a call by a handful of activists to guard a park located adjacent to Taksim Square–the most centrally-located public square in Istanbul–from the Istanbul Municipality’s bulldozers. As a part of the redevelopment plan for the whole square, the PM Erdoğan and the Istanbul mayor ... Read More »