Israel’s brutal aerial onslaught on the population of the Gaza Strip continues. As of Saturday 12 July 2014, Israel has killed 127 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip alone, not including the nearly dozen killed during its Operation Brother’s Keeper. Hamas has responded by firing crude rockets and mortars into Israel that ... Read More »
This Ramadan, many American Muslim leaders are anxiously awaiting to hear whether they have made the cut for the annual White House Iftar. An invitation to this iftar, as with similar events the State Department and the Pentagon hold, serves to symbolize recognition in the halls of American power and a degree of ... Read More »
One either rejects the killing of non-combatants on principle or takes a more tribal approach to such matters. In the case of Israel and the Palestinians, the global outpouring of grief and condemnation over the killing of three Israeli youths in the occupied West Bank constitutes the moral equivalent of Rolf Harris ... Read More »
[The following statement was issued by Sami Al-Arian's attorney, Jonathan Turley, on 27 June 2014. Below it is a short statement by Al-Arian's family that was included at the end of Turley's statement.]
Statemeny by Jonathan Turley
It is with a great sense of relief and thankfulness that I can now report that all ... Read More »
[In this Migrant Rights interview, trade union activist Karim Radhi focuses on the cultural attitudes toward migrant laborers in the Gulf, which he sees as the primary obstacle to their integration into any workers’ movement there. The interview first appeared in Arabic and was later translated by Saqer ... Read More »
12 Eylül’le Hesaplaşmaya Bir Mahkeme Yeter mi?
Kenan Evren ve Tahsin Şahinkaya isimleri kimileri icin 12 Eylül davasında adı geçen iki generalin ismi iken benim gibi çocukluğunu darbenin sıcak günlerinde geçirenler için biraz daha fazlasını ifade ediyorlar. Mesela babaların ansızın evden alınıp götürülmelerini, ... Read More »
Eksik kalmış hayatların kelimeleri: Keşke Bir Öpüp Koklasaydım
“Geleceğe dair umutluyum, kitabı da bu umutla yazdık”
12 Eylül 1980 askeri darbesi, Türkiye’de toplumsal ve iktisadi yapıyı köklü biçimde değiştirmesinin yanında son otuz senedir yaşananların anlamlandırılmasında sıkça referans verilen bir olay/an olması ... Read More »
Over the course of the past year, Gezi Platform NYC and GEZIniyoruz Network stood in solidarity with our friends in Turkey for our shared struggle against the oppressive neo-liberal police state that has been taking root under the AKP rule.
We rose up in unison, we talked in unison, we recalled in unison, and we ... Read More »
Last year, a case of censorship occurred in the course of Here Together Now, an exhibition held at Matadero Madrid, Spain from January to March 2013. The event was curated by Manuela Villa, and realized with the support of the Turkish Embassy in Madrid, Turkish Airlines, and ARCOmadrid. In the exhibition booklet, the ... Read More »
[The following statement was issued by Gezi Platform NYC on 8 June 2014.
On 8 June 2014, the Turkish military killed two Kurdish civilians, Ramazan Baran (twenty-six) and Baki Akdemir (fifty), who were protesting against a military post construction in Lice, a small town located near the city of ... Read More »
Emrah Yildiz (EY): Especially after Gezi and Berkin Elvan’s death, and as you explain in your article titled “Alevizing Gezi,” Okmeydanı, signified by Erdoğan's Hanafi Sunni regime, security forces, and the overwhelming majority of the domestic media as "Alevi," was transformed into a space for dissident ... Read More »
One year ago, I asked the question: “Can the ‘Spirit of Gezi’ Transform Progressive Politics in Turkey?” As a sympathetic observer oscillating between optimism and despair in the aftermath of the brutal crackdown on Gezi, I offered a qualified response: “The question has two interrelated aspects: on the one hand, it ... Read More »
The following keynote addresses by Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat and Scholar/Activist Angela Davis were given at The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace & Justice PEACEWORKS 2014. Entitled "Yet Again As Captives: Mass Incarceration in the U.S. & Palestine: A Conversation with Angela Davis and Noura ... Read More »
Sometimes journalists report. Sometimes we analyze and comment. Sometimes we investigate. But sometimes we just provide context.
As the author of one of the first English-language articles providing in-depth background on the Gezi Resistance movement, I have had a lot of friends and colleagues ask me what I will be ... Read More »
There were an impressive number of Palestinians at the 19 May opening in Ramallah of Keep Your Eye on the Wall, a photographic exhibit. “The Wall” (aka Apartheid Wall, Separation Wall, Security Fence, Barrier) is such an omnipresent feature of Palestinians’ lives, it is surprising they would voluntarily choose to look ... Read More »
"هذا البحر لي" هو عرض حيّ جرى في بيروت خلال صيف 2012 تضمَن رحلة على متن قارب صيد من ميناء عين المريسة حتى ميناء الدالية. اعتمد هذا "العرض الإعتراضي" في مضمونه على بحث مديني عن شاطىء بيروت كاشفاً للجمهور ملكية هذه الأماكن وممارسات مستخدميها والقوانين التي تحكمها.
"هذا البحر لي" هو جزء من ... Read More »
[The following reports was issued by Amnesty International on 22 May 2014]
Dozens of civilians have been subjected to enforced disappearance and held for months in secret detention at an Egyptian military camp, where they are subjected to torture and other ill-treatment to make them confess to crimes, according to ... Read More »
Uğur Kurt’un Okmeydanı’ndaki Katlinden Sonra—Ayfer Karakaya-Stump’la bir Söyleşi
Emrah Yildiz (EY): Özellikle Gezi’den ve Berkin Elvan’ın ölümünden sonra, senin de “Gezi’yi Alevileştirmek” adlı yazında ele aldığın gibi, Okmeydanı, Hanafi Sünni Erdoğan rejimi, güvenlik güçleri, ve yerel medyanın ezici çoğunluğu ... Read More »
[On 12 May an open letter published on AlterNet to Human Rights Watch Executive Director Kenneth Roth urged the organization to close "what seems to be a revolving door" for US government officials, warning that the appointment and employment of such officials "call into question its ... Read More »
[The following petition is being circulated internationally both to raise awareness and solicit signatures. Click here to view the signatories and add your name to the petition.]
To the Egyptian Human Rights Council:
Transfer Abdallah El Shamy (Al Jazeera Journalist) and Mohamed Sultan (son of Muslim preacher) to ... Read More »
[The following open letter was issued on 12 May 2014 by the below signatories, and originally published on Alternet.org.]
Dear Kenneth Roth,
Human Rights Watch characterizes itself as “one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights.” However, HRW's ... 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 email@example.com by ... Read More »
Soma Katliamı Tanıklıkları
Çağdaş Hukukçular Derneği Başkanı Selçuk Kozağaçlı, Soma'daki madenin çalışma prensiplerini, olayın neden kaza değil cinayet olduğunu anlatıyor. Rödovans sistemi nedir, Soma'da olanlarin sorumluları kimlerdir, katliamı hazırlayan düzen nasıl bir şey, hükümet sistematik problemleri nasıl ... Read More »
On 14 May, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan reached Soma, the site of the coal mine explosion that has so far killed 321 people—an already horrific number feared to surpass 350. In his first public appearance, twenty-four hours after the explosion, he seemed sultanically informed about the dates of previous ... Read More »
[An explosion at a coal mine in the Turkish city of Soma on 13 May 2014 has resulted in the death of at least 284 miners. With another one hundred miners still unaccounted for, it is the worst such disaster in Turkish history. The subsequent demonstrations seen in numerous Turkish cities appear to ... Read More »
[The following statement was issued by Migrant Rights on 8 May 2014]
Coverage of Qatar’s labor issues often resembles sensational tabloid journalism – intentionally misleading headlines introduce a vitriolic narrative sustained by distorted data and a casually orientalist subtext. This article in no way justifies or ... Read More »
[The following briefing was published by the Alkarama Foundation on 29 April 2014]
Within a month, the Al Minya Criminal Court handed down in two separate verdicts 1212 death sentences following blatantly unfair and speedy trials in relation to the demonstrations that happened on 14 August 2013. In the first case, 37 ... Read More »
Sunaina Maira and Piya Chatterjee, editors, The Imperial University: Academic Repression and Scholarly Dissent. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014.
Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book?
Sunaina Maira and Piya Chatterjee (SM and PC): One of the experiences that propelled this book most ... Read More »
[The following report was authored by Yahiya Shawkat and published by the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights on 10 April 2014]
EIPR Policy Recommendations on New Income Conditions for the Social Housing Project
On 16 January 2014, the Egyptian cabinet issued new conditions for ... Read More »
Daliyeh, a small peninsula sprouting from the Raouche neighborhood close to Beirut's renowned Pigeons' Rock, is being sealed off from the public. Already, security guards are on site and steel poles—the first sign of a planned fence—have been struck into the ground. A luxurious hotel resort is expected to be built on ... Read More »