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Affirming the Rights of Students to Organize, Protest, and Resist (City University of New York)

[This statement was released on 23 November 2015.] In light of recent events and revelations, we, as faculty and graduate student members of CUNY for Palestine, reiterate our unequivocal support for students to organize for social justice, and to protest against injustices, without having their rights to free speech ...  Read More »

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الجلبي، عبد الرزاق عبد الواحد: سجال ما بعد الديكتاتور

‫مات الجلبي فقامت الدنيا ولم تقعد حتى الآن، وبعده، بالصدفة، أو بحكم القدر، مات عبد الرزاق عبد الواحد. ولا أدري أهي مصادفة أن يجمع القدر بين موتين متنافرين حد البغضاء، كما لو أن العراقيين على موعد دائماً مع التباغض والتنافر حتى في تقييم موتاهم؟ في قصة الجلبي إثارة خاصة؛ فالرجل الثري المتعافي حد التخمة كان قد أغلق باب ...  Read More »

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عن العمارة ونهاياتها

”قد تدوم أساسات مبنى لألف عام، بينما يستوجب تغيير هيكل السطح بعد ألف شهر. وقد تدوم التمديدات الصحية لألف أسبوع، والدهان الخارجي لألف يوم، واللمبة لألف ساعة. يجب أن تُفهم المباني من خلال مقاييس زمنية مختلفة تتغير أثناءها“.1 لطالما كانت العمارة أداة فعالة في تشكيل حقائق على أرض الواقع، وفي مساعدة مختلف البرامج السياسية ...  Read More »

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كارل ساندبرغ: قصائد مختارة

وُلد كارل ساندبرغ ( Carl Sandburg ) في غيلسبرغ بولاية إلينوي في السادس من كانون الثاني\يناير، 1878. بدأ العمل في سنّ الحادية عشرة وعمل في أنواع مختلفة من الوظائف كبواب صالون حلاقة، وسائق شاحنة توزيع حليب، وعامل في مصنع الطوب وحاصد للقمح. تطوّع ساندبرغ في قوة المشاة السادسة في إلينيوي حين نشبت الحرب الأسبانية ـ ...  Read More »

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New Texts Out Now: Moustafa Bayoumi, This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror

Moustafa Bayoumi, This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror. New York: New York University Press, 2015. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Moustafa Bayoumi (MB): The War on Terror made me write This Muslim American Life. I believe that the people of the United States aren’t taking ...  Read More »

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ستيفن سلايطة... الحرية الأكاديمية الأميركية لا تشمل فلسطين

"لست الأول ولن أكون الأخير الذي أقيل من الأكاديمية الأميركية بسبب موقفه من القضية الفلسطينية ودعمه لحقوق الإنسان الفلسطيني، ومعارضته للصهيونية. ولكن عندما أتحدث عن هذه القصة، علينا أن نضعها في سياقها الأميركي الأوسع. والآن أطلب منكم أن تستمعوا إلى هذه الجملة: "على المدافعين عن حقوق الإنسان الفلسطيني ...  Read More »

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Misprints: An Interview with Paul Qaysi

The beginnings of this conversation took place over a year ago when I met Paul during my Architecture of Memory exhibit at the Middle East Center for the Arts at MANA Contemporary in New Jersey. Paul came out to see the exhibit and we spent a long time talking about our works, shared experiences, and ...  Read More »

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New Texts Out Now: Joris Luyendijk, Swimming with Sharks: My Journey into the World of the Bankers

Joris Luyendijk, Swimming with Sharks: My Journey into the World of the Bankers. London: Faber & Faber, 2015. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Joris Luyendijk (JL): I wanted to know how bankers can live with themselves. I was a complete outsider to finance when the Guardian approached me in 2011 to ...  Read More »

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The Protest Movement in Lebanon | Thursday, 29 October 6 - 8 pm | GMU

The Protest Movement  in Lebanon Thursday, 29 October 6 - 8 pm   Research Hall 163 George Mason University Pizza and Refreshments Served Paul Salem, Middle East Institute The Challenges of Protest and Reform within Lebanon’s Sectarian Political System  A young, ...  Read More »

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A Spatial History of a Main Baghdadi Street

“The sidewalk was like a mirror Now, a sanitation worker collects the bodies of dead people […] My memories died yesterday But a tree smiling in Abu Nuwas has enlivened them” – Iraqi poet Fadhil Abbas.  This essay examines the ways in which the political circumstances of post-invasion Iraq ...  Read More »

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Of Shadows and Solidarity

Keith P. Feldman, A Shadow over Palestine: The Imperial Life of Race in America. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015. In July 2014, at the height of the most recent Israeli military assault upon Gaza, a major rally was held in New York City—in defense of Israel. “United We Stand with Israel” attracted ...  Read More »

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Navigating the Law and Misuse of Title VI: A STATUS/الوضع Special Segment

In this second episode of "Reclaiming Academic Freedom," host Tareq Radi speaks to Omar Shakir, Yaman Salahi, and Nadia Ben Youssef, three lawyers who discuss the legalities of academic freedom and the legal challenges they face both in the United States and the Palestinian 1948 ...  Read More »

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روبرت بلاي: قصائد مختارة

كشاعرٍ ومحرِّرٍ ومترجمٍ أحدث روبرت بلاي (١٩٢٦-) تأثيراً عميقاً في الشعر الأميركي أدى إلى نقلة نوعية على صعيد الشكل الشعري.  ولم يكن شاعراً منغلقاً أسير تقاليد شعرية معينة، بل انطلق فاتحاً الحدود بين الثقافات ملقّحاً القصيدة بمؤثرات من تراثات مختلفة، وقد عدّ ترجمة الشعر عملية إبداعية تنفخ الروح في آداب البلدان ...  Read More »

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Black, Palestinian Artists and Activists Affirm Solidarity in New Video

More than 60 leading Black and Palestinian artists and activists are featured in a new video highlighting challenges that both communities are confronting, including militarized policing and the prison industry. The video features Ms. Lauryn Hill, Danny Glover, Cornel West, Angela Davis, Alice Walker, Sapphire, ...  Read More »

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في منزل النقد

مهمة النقد ومتع المنفى كان أحد أهم التطورات في الدراسات الأدبية في الأعوام الأخيرة الالتفات إلى مسائل حقوق الإنسان. وكان هذا التطور مهماً لأنه حين تأثّر العالم بانتهاكات فظيعة لحقوق الإنسان في أمكنة مثل سربرينيتشا ورواندا في الثمانينيات والتسعينيات، كان النقاد والمنظّرون منشغلين بالجدل حول العلاقة بين المدلولات ...  Read More »

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Reimagining the University in a Time of Crisis – Every Campus a Refuge Campaign

The refugee crisis is a perpetual crisis. As long as there has been conflict, there have been refugees. I myself am the child of refugees, their first, born in a country right across the river from the one they fled. We were lucky; my family escaped the drudgeries of the refugee camps to live a life of tenuous ...  Read More »

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Fifth Annual DC Palestinian Film & Arts Festival Runs October 1-4, 2015

The DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival (DCPFAF) is pleased to announce the full program for the fifth annual festival, which will take place between 1-4 October 2015. The festival will feature ten films, discussions with filmmakers from as far as Chile and Palestine, a musical program featuring a seven-piece ...  Read More »

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Drone Warfare and the Superpower’s Dilemma (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of a two-part article. To access Part 1, click here. Historically, the risks of soldier death and injury were ineluctable features of war, and served sometimes to limit or force an end to wars. Risks to soldiers’ lives were altered (but not eliminated) long before the appearance of drones through the ...  Read More »

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Drone Warfare and the Superpower’s Dilemma (Part 1)

The United States has been in a continuous—or, at least, uninterrupted—state of armed conflict since 2001, and there is no end in sight. The strategies and technologies, as well as the locales of engagement and designated enemies of this “’global’ war on terror” have changed considerably over the past fourteen years. ...  Read More »

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Leila Sansour’s Open Bethlehem: Making Palestine Legible and Bethlehem Accessible

Open Bethlehem. Directed by Leila Sansour. Palestine, 2014 Towards the end of her new documentary Open Bethlehem (Palestine, 2014), filmmaker Leila Sansour discusses her aim to make Palestine “more important and palatable” to the White House and to US citizens. She stands outside the gated capitol of the United ...  Read More »

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بيان يستعرض تضامن السود حول العالم مع الفلسطينيين 2015

بيان يستعرض تضامن السود مع الفلسطينيين -  2015 شهدت السنة الماضية تزايداً واضحاً في التضامن المتبادل بين الفلسطينيين والأمريكان السود (الأمريكان من أصول أفريقية)، نتيجة الهجمات المباشرة والمتمثلة في الهجمات التي استهدفت الأمريكيين السود والهجوم الإسرائيلي على قطاع غزة وكذلك القيود الإسرائيلية التي تضيق ...  Read More »

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Turkey in Times of War

The Justice and Development Party (AKP), ruling Turkey as the sole party since 2002, finds itself in a deep and longstanding crisis of hegemony. The first blow it suffered from below was the June Uprising in 2013. Ever since, the AKP and first Prime Minister then President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who de facto owns the ...  Read More »

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New Texts Out Now: Hamid Dabashi, Can Non-Europeans Think?

Hamid Dabashi, Can Non-Europeans Think? Chicago: University of Chicago Press and London: Zed Books, 2015. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Hamid Dabashi (HD): This book is the most recent culmination of years of thinking about the thorny relation between knowledge and power, which was the subject of ...  Read More »

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The Extraordinary Story & Discovery of Yarrow Mamout From African Slave to Georgetown Property Owner

A Seminar for Students­­­, Teachers and Members of the Public Saturday, September 26, 2015   11:00 am-4:00 pm Intercultural Center Auditorium, Georgetown University Rare accounts of freedmen and women and enslaved Africans in early American history have emerged in recent years. This summer an ...  Read More »

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الشاعرة الأميركية لورين كلاينمان: قصائد مختارة

الشاعرة الأميركية لورين كلاينمان: قصائد مختارة  لورين كلاينمان شاعرة ولدتْ في أميركا وكاتبة لها جذور في نيوجيرسي. تستكشف قصائدها نتائج الحب والخسارة، وكيف يؤثران في صوت الفرد الداخلي والخارجي.تحمل إجازة في الأدب الإنجليزي من جامعة درو، وحصلت على الماجستير في الكتابة الإبداعية والنقدية من جامعة سسيكس في المملكة ...  Read More »

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Inheriting More than Loss

Siamak Vossoughi, Better Than War. Athens and London: University of Georgia Press, 2015. [Winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction] What is it like to grow up in a country that routinely threatens to wage war on the place you are from? What happens to your sense of your self in the world? The Iranian ...  Read More »

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New Texts Out Now: Wadie E. Said, Crimes of Terror

Wadie E. Said, Crimes of Terror: The Legal and Political Implications of Federal Terrorism Prosecutions. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Wadie E. Said (WES): After working on United States v. al-Arian, reported to be the largest terrorism prosecution ...  Read More »

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Is the U.S. Left Truly Anti-Zionist?: A STATUS/الوضع Conversation with Ilan Pappe

In this interview with Ilan Pappe, Khalil Bendib asks Pappe about his new book On Palestine, co-authored with Noam Chomsky. Pappe discusses issues debated in the book, spanning from the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement and the one-state solution to a paradigm shift and discussion of old and new ...  Read More »

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Turkey’s Three-Front War?

On 20 July, ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) attacked a press conference organized by the Socialist Youth Association Federation and killed thirty-three socialist activists in Suruç. On 22 July, a clash broke out between ISIS militants and Turkish soldiers near Kilis. The following day, Turkish authorities ...  Read More »

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Israel’s Defeat on the Iran Deal

Since the Iran nuclear agreement was signed on 14 July, Israel has consistently defined it as an existential threat. Demonstrating once again that Israel simply lacks the military capability to eliminate this alleged peril, the Netanyahu government has instead sought to scuttle the accord – since adopted by the United ...  Read More »

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Egypt Elections Watch Update

A Jadaliyya and Ahram Online Initiative

As part of the Egypt Elections Watch (EEW), Jadaliyya and Ahram Online, with the Center of Contemporary Arab Studies (Georgetown University) and the Middle East Studies Program (George Mason University) as co-sponsors, will produce articles/posts/profiles on a weekly basis, covering organizations, political parties, coalitions, relevant laws and procedures, and profiles of key individuals related to the Egyptian elections. This is in addition to news updates summarizing major developments surrounding the lead-up to the election, such as emerging or shifting alliances, new political positions, and candidacy announcements. If you have questions, comments, contributions, and/or an eye-witness account, please email us at: For a listing of EEW’s team members please click here.


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Population   82,079,636
GDP  $497.8 billion
Unemployment   9%; Youth Unemployment (ages 15-24): 24.8%
Internet Users   20.136 million (2009)
Exchange Rate  5.6124 Egyptian pounds per US dollar
GDP Growth Rate  5.1%
Military Expenditures   3.4% of GDP (World Rank: 35)
Health Expenditures  6.4% of GDP (World Rank: 94)
Population Growth Rate  1.96%
Age Structure   0-14 years: 32.7%; 15-64 years: 62.8%; 65 years and over: 4.5%
Literacy   71.4%
Religious Demographics   Muslim (mostly Sunni) 90%; Coptic 9%; other Christian 1%

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