Vijay Prashad, editor, Letters to Palestine: Writers Respond to War and Occupation. London and New York: Verso, 2015.
Jadaliyya (J): What made you put together this collection?
Vijay Prashad (VP): Slowly, surely, the apparent consensus around US support for Israel’s occupation of Palestine seems to be breaking. ... Read More »
On 20-21 March 2015, hundreds gathered at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor to examine black feminism as an intellectual and political practice and to chart a way forward. As faculty, students, and activists from around the United States and beyond, we shared our frustrations with the isolation and ... 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 may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday night of every ... Read More »
Princeton Middle East Society invites you to a panel discussion:
ISIS: Origins and Illusions
Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 4:30 p.m.
Computer Science Building (Room 104)
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Co-sponsored by The Mamdouha S. Bobst center for Peace and Justice
Chris Hedges: ... Read More »
[The following report, the executive summary of which is excerpted here. was issued by the International Jewish anti-Zionist Network. The full report may be read here.]
In the United States, criticism of Israel is increasing and support for the Palestinian movement for justice ... Read More »
[The following letter was issued by the Committee on Academic Freedom of the Middle East Studies Association on 25 March 2015]
His Excellency Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Minister of the Interior, United Arab Emirates
via fax 971-2-4022762 and 971-2-4415780
His Excellency Yussef Al Otaiba
Ambassador of the ... Read More »
In this gripping special segment, host Tareq Radi speaks to Judith Tucker, Ilana Feldman, Nashiha Alam, Lisa Rofel, and Nadia Abu El Haj, who illuminate the challenges of passing academic boycott, as well as the evolution of the tactics of repression affecting both students and faculty. The segment is a culmination of ... Read More »
It is no exaggeration to say that some of the most positive assessments of the recent election results in Israel have come from within the Palestine solidarity movement. “Positive” is, of course, not quite the right word, since no one serious about justice in Palestine would suggest that there is any bright side to ... Read More »
Last month, Samia Halaby’s retrospective, Five Decades of Painting and Innovation, traveled to Lebanon. Organized by Ayyam Gallery, the retrospective was held at the Beirut Exhibition Center, where it was shown from 2 to 26 February. For the Beirut installment, Halaby added nearly two dozen rarely seen drawings and ... Read More »
Friday, April 3 | 8:30 am - 4:00 pm | Reception to Follow
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016 | Room 603
Scholars, policy experts, and practitioners will convene to have an open discussion about how digital searches, government surveillance programs and ... Read More »
In addition to a collection of rich individual interviews and special segments, Status also publishes panels and lectures with every issue of the audio journal. For Issue 2.1, we highlight the debate on academic freedom at the December 2014 meeting of the American Anthropological Association, and ... Read More »
“You are holding me because your country is strong enough to be unjust.”
Guantánamo Diary, written by Mohamedou Ould Slahi,[i] depicts the continuing incarceration of this Mauritanian national in the military detention facility in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. The book tracks Ould Slahi’s multiple ... Read More »
What has quickly brought together a diversity of individuals—including a former Iranian political prisoner, a celebrated Palestinian filmmaker, important public intellectuals, and various professors, activists, students, artists, poets, writers, and cultural programmers?
What has brought them together is their ... Read More »
Joseph A. Massad, Islam in Liberalism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015.
Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book?
Joseph Massad (JM): I had been thinking for a while about a different book, namely one that traces genealogically the transformation in the semantic uses of the term “Islam” since the ... Read More »
[This is a monthly archive of pieces written by Jadaliyya contributors and editors on the Occupations, Interventions, and Law (O.I.L.) Page. It also includes material published on other platforms that editors deemed pertinent to post as they provide diverse depictions of O.I.L.-related topics. The pieces reflect the ... Read More »
American Sniper, directed by Clint Eastwood. USA, 2014.
There is a lull at the moment in the clamor around Clint Eastwood's controversial film American Sniper, as award season ends and the movie's powerful box office stamina pushes the DVD release into the summer. This moment perhaps offers an opportunity to consider ... Read More »
US-based artists of the Arab diaspora who have explored the interventionist potential of new media have often done so within the context of the American spectacle: a reality in which life is reduced to mere representation and social interactions and civic engagement are mediated through mass media and mass ... Read More »
[VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE HERE]
Lund Critical Debate Series presents:
American Foreign Policy in the Middle East: Success or Failure
Ambassador Dennis Ross
(William Davidson Distinguished Fellow and Counselor, Washington Institute for Near East Policy)
Professor Bassam Haddad
(Director, Middle East ... Read More »
[The following open letter was issued by the below signatories on 4 February, 2015.]
We support and congratulate UC Santa Cruz on their selection of Angela Davis for UCSC’s 31st annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Convocation The undersigned organizations write in support of UC Santa Cruz Chancellor George ... Read More »
Elisabeth R. Anker, Orgies of Feeling: Melodrama and the Politics of Freedom. Durham: Duke University Press, 2014.
Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book?
Elisabeth Anker (EA): There are two answers to this question. The first is political: the idea for the book came out of anger at both the extensively ... Read More »
A subsidiary of the Arab Studies Institute,Tadween Publishing seeks to institutionalize a new form of publishing press by contributing to breaking down barriers and preconceived notions of the publication world.
Release Date: Early Spring 2015
Book ... Read More »
In the aftermath of Barak Obama's State of the Union Address, and his announcement that he will veto any congressional actions increasing sanctions on Iran, the Republican Party proceeded to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress, making the latter on par with Winston ... Read More »
Can the International Criminal Court (ICC) deliver the justice Palestinians have struggled to realize for well over a century? The pursuit of accountability at the ICC is one venue of this struggle. But any sustainable vision of Palestinian liberation must account for the confines of the courtroom in particular ... Read More »
It is official. The world system is in deep crisis. Corruption really does start at the top. The United States, the leader of this system, first wavered in 2011. Yet another wave of protests shook the US from July to December 2014. At the “Occupy” protests three years ago, the system’s inequitable economic dimensions ... Read More »
Dirty gold is the color that smothers every surface of Sara Rahbar’s New York City studio. Disembodied casts of the artist’s own anxiously clenched hands and feet are laid out, clinically, on long tables alongside bullet casings, rifle butts, chains, and other found objects. With the same studied intensity that won ... Read More »
تفاجأ كثيرون بالإعلان، المصحوب بضجة إعلامية كبيرة، عن توقيع اتفاقية بين البحرين وبريطانيا تتيح لهذه الأخيرة "إقامة قاعدة عسكرية في البحرين لمواجهة التهديدات التي تتعرض لها المنطقة". وأشارت شعارات الاحتجاج التي رفعها المتظاهرون في البحرين إلى إن الاتفاقية هي إيذان بـ "عودة الاستعمار إلى المنطقة"، ... Read More »
من داخل جدران السجن الإسرائيلي، وبصفتي من أسرى الحرية السياسيين الفلسطينيين، أعبّر عن تعاطفي معكم وتضامني الكامل. كما أعبّر عن شديد إعجابي واحترامي وتقديري لصوتكم وللطريقة التي ترفعوه بها في تظاهرات غضبكم الإنساني واحتجاجكم ونضالكم لحماية حياتكم وكرامتكم الإنسانية واقتلاع ... Read More »
The Senate Select Intelligence Committee report on torture has revived debate worldwide about the United States use of torture in the aftermath of 9/11.
Some have applauded the report—including organizations such as Human Rights Watch and the Center for Constitutional Rights, which have ... Read More »
In late November 2014, I had the honor of visiting the occupied Kingdom of Hawai’i as an invited guest. I prepared for the trip with ample readings J. Kehaulani Kaunaui both wrote and shared with me, along with book recommendations that my hostess, Cynthia Franklin, passed along. (It merits writing a separate article ... Read More »
'Nefes alamıyorum': Başkaldırının farkında mısınız?
Artık tescillendi. Dünya sistemi derin bir krizde. Balık baştan kokarmış. Sistemin önderi Amerika Birleşik Devletleri ilk olarak 2011’de sallanmıştı. Şimdi ayaklanmalar yine hayatı kilitlemeye doğru gidiyor. Temmuz’dan Aralık’a radikal sokak eylemleri durulmadı. Üç ... Read More »