Introduction: Teaching the Middle East after the Tunisian and Egyptian Revolutions… Beyond Orientalism, Islamophobia, and Neoliberalism – by Jadaliyya Reports

  [Participants during the conference. Photo by Bassam Haddad.]   May 13-14, 2011, George Mason University “Teaching the Middle East after the Tunisian and Egyptian Revolutions…Beyond Orientalism, Islamophobia, and Liberalism,” a conference sponsored by the Middle East Studies Program and the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University, and by the…

Interview with Hamid Dabashi: ”Another People Now Is Redefining the Idea of Democracy” – by Miriam Shabafrouz at Qantara de

 In this interview with Miriam Shabafrouz, the American-Iranian intellectual Hamid Dabashi talks about the democratic uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East, their chances of success, their impact on geopolitics and on the global media   What are the biggest dangers for the Arab Spring? Hamid Dabashi: The biggest dangers are precisely the forces…

Libyan Investment in Africa:’A Time to Wean’ – Qantara de article

As part of his pan-African vision, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has invested heavily in businesses and projects across the continent. But as upheaval rages in the country, the future of those investments is uncertain. Salamata Saenger looks into the matter ***** His name is scattered across the continent: a Gaddafi street here, a Gaddafi mosque…

Bahrainis demand justice and equal rights for all – Young Germany de news

The revolutions sweeping the Middle East are contagious. The day after the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Bahrain’s youth called for demonstrations via Facebook and Twitter. Even with the latest government crackdown, demonstrators say they will not be intimidated.   Hussain Abdel Rahman, his wife Basma Hussein and their small child in the Pearl…

Plight of the Palestinians – Dawn com’s News and photos

The Palestine Foundation Pakistan held a two-day art and sculpture exhibit at the Karachi Arts Council last week. Titled “Revolution for Freedom,” the exhibit showcased the plight of the Palestinians and their struggle for freedom. The Pakistan Association of Press Photographers and students from the audio visual studies department at the University of Karachi also…

Bahrain:Medical staff were prevented from treating the victims of violence, even the Doctor was beaten up by army says the Amnesty International report

Amnesty International Condemns “Reckless Disregard for Human Life” in Bahrain as Protesters Give Details of Bloody Crackdown ***** BAHRAIN – March 16 – Bahraini protesters today told Amnesty International of bloody scenes on the streets as government security forces stepped up their violent crackdown on demonstrations and blocked access to hospitals. Government forces also surrounded…