Status/الوضع (Politics)

عربي تحت
An untold story for most, the women's movement that headed and sustained the First Intifada was a source of tremendous popular power and useful lessons. Noah Black sat down with the director of the award-winning film Naila and the Uprising, Julia Bacha, to discuss this history and more. The film was produced by Rula Salameh and Rebekah Wingert-Jabi.

الجندر والاحتجاج وسياسة الفيلم: مناقشة مع جوليا باشا حول "نائلة والانتفاضة"

يتحدث نوح بلاك مع جوليا باشا مخرجة الفيلم الحائز على جوائز "نائلة والانتفاضة" ، لمناقشة التاريخ غير المروي عن الحركة النسائية التي قادت الانتفاضة الأولى وشكلت لها مصدر قوة شعبية هائل.

Direct download: Julia_Bacha_FINAL_CUT.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:00am EST

عربي تحت
Max Ajl speaks on his recent article in The Journal of Peasant Studies with Omar Dahi. They cover the blind spots in and utility of agrarian studies. Ajl also touches on the need to include considerations of the national question and war in studying agro-ecology.

المنطقة العربية وسؤال الدراسات الزراعية: حوار مع ماكس عجل

يتحدث ماكس عجل عن مقالته الأخيرة في مجلة دراسات الفلاحين مع عمر ضاحي. ويتطرق اللقاء إلى الدراسات الزراعية من حيث فوائدها ونقاط قصورها وضرورة إدراج اعتبارات القضايا القومية والحرب في دراسة البيئة الزراعية.

Direct download: Max_Ajl_Interview_-_Agrarian_Studies.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:00am EST

عربي تحت
On this episode of Quick Thoughts, co-founder and CEO of Kerning Cultures Network, Hebah Fisher speaks about how the first venture-funded podcast company in the Middle East came to be and is navigating the COVID-19 era, and how to incorporate current events into shows that are not focussed on breaking news.

Interviewed by Paola Cossermelli Messina
August 14, 2020 | English

حول " تقنين الثقافات" وصعود التدوين الصوتي في الشرق الأوسط

تتناول هذه الحلقة ظهور أول مشروع ممول لشركة تدوين صوتي في الشرق الأوسط خلال عصر COVID-19، وكيفية دمج الأحداث الجارية في البرامج التي لا تركز على الأخبار العاجلة.

Direct download: Fisher_Final_Master_1.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Status Host and Jadaliyya co-editor Mouin Rabbani speaks on the question of the annexation of the West Bank based on what is happening currently.

Interviewed by Bassam Haddad
September 17, 2020 | English

Direct download: Mouin_Rabbani_Quick_Thoughts_Final.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:00am EST

عربي تحت
In the wake of the Israel normalization deal with Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, Ilan Pappé speaks about where this new development leaves the question of Palestine as well as the general state of human rights and civil rights in the region.

Interviewed by Khalil Bendib
September 18th, 2020 | English

Courtesy of Voices of the Middle East and North Africa (VOMENA)

فلسطين في أعقاب صفقة التطبيع الإسرائيلية مع البحرين والإمارات

في أعقاب صفقة التطبيع الإسرائيلية مع البحرين والإمارات العربية المتحدة، يتحدث إيلان بابيه عن هذا التطور الجديد في قضية فلسطين وآثاره على الحالة العامة لحقوق الإنسان والحقوق المدنية في المنطقة.

Direct download: 11_am_friday_sept_18_2020_voices_of_the_middle_east.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:00am EST

عربي تحت
Malihe Razazan spoke to Human Rights Watch (HRW) Iran Researcher Tara Sepehri Far about Nasrin Sotoudeh's hunger strike and the criminalization of peaceful protests in Iran. Sotoudeh is an Iranian human rights lawyer, who was arrested in 2010 and started her second hunger strike this year in August to protest the inhumane treatment of Iranian political prisoners during the COVID pandemic.

Courtesy of Voices of the Middle East and North Africa (VOMENA).

أسباب إضراب نسرين ستوده عن الطعام احتجاجاً على ظروف السجن الرهيبة في إيران

تحدثت مليحة رزازان إلى الباحثة الإيرانية في منظمة هيومن رايتس ووتش تارا سبهري فار حول إضراب نسرين ستوده عن الطعام وتجريم الاحتجاجات السلمية في إيران. ونسرين ستوده محامية إيرانية في مجال حقوق الإنسان كانت قد اعتقلت في عام 2010 وبدأت إضرابها الثاني عن الطعام هذا العام في أغسطس احتجاجاً على المعاملة اللاإنسانية للسجناء السياسيين الإيرانيين خلال جائحة كورونا

Direct download: nasrin_sotoudeh.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:00am EST

On this episode of Environment in Context, Huma Gupta and Danya al-Saleh speak to Nadia Christidi, a PhD candidate in History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, and Society at MIT and an arts practitioner. Her dissertation research explores how cities that face water supply challenges, which are expected to intensify with climate change, are imagining, planning, and preparing for the future of water; the cities she focuses on are Los Angeles, Dubai, and Cape Town.

How do we imagine, think about, and represent environmental crises around water and climate change? Water management and climate change have previously been considered the exclusive purview of environmental scientists, engineers, economists, security analysts, or policymakers. However, Nadia Christidi explains how an anthropological approach can help us understand the political practices and economic rationalities of water governance based on her fieldwork in Dubai. Specifically, we discuss how these ecological imaginaries around water are conditioned by social and political forces, ranging from considering water to be an infinite resource, a commodity that is produced, or an extreme landscape that serves as a testbed for technological innovation.

References
1. Nadia Christidi's Website: Nadiaalissa.wordpress.com
2. Gökçe Günel. “The Infinity of Water: Climate Change Adaptation in the Arabian Peninsula.” Public Culture 28.2 (May 2016): 291-315.
3. Michael Christopher Low. “Desert Dreams of Drinking the Sea, Consumed by the Cold War: Transnational Flows of Desalination and Energy from the Pacific to the Persian Gulf.” Environment and History 26.2 (May 2020): 145-174.
4. Toby Craig Jones. Desert Kingdom: How Oil and Water Forged Modern Saudi Arabia. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2011.
5. Candis Callison. How Climate Change Comes to Matter: The Communal Life of Facts. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2014.

Direct download: Christidi_Interview_Final_Master_1.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:00am EST

In the second episode of “1979 Generation,” Jadaliyya’s Iran Page co-editor, Manijeh Nasrabadi interviews Shahla Talebi on the liberation of political prisoners, the intersection of gender, class and revolution, and the emergence of “proletarian feminism.”

Shahla Talebi is Associate Professor of Religious Studies in the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Arizona State University. Shahla was a student activist who participated in the 1979 Revolution, lived through the Iran-Iraq war, and left Iran for the U.S. in 1994. She is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, "Ghosts of Revolution: Rekindled Memories of Imprisonment in Iran", published by Stanford University Press in 2011.

(Photo by Hengameh Golestan)

Direct download: Shahla_Talebi_.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:00am EST

On Tuesday, August 4th, a massive explosion rocked Beirut and sent a giant mushroom cloud into the sky. The blast, which struck the city with a force comparable to a 3.5 magnitude earthquake, destroyed much of the country’s main port, flattened and damaged hundreds of buildings, including three hospitals, and a huge number of businesses and homes. So far, 135 fatalities have been counted, 300,000 have been displaced and over 5000 have been injured. Hundreds of people are still trying to know the whereabouts of their loved ones who went missing.

To get a better picture of what happened in Beirut and the economic and political crisis compounded by the covid-19 pandemic that is pushing the country to the brink of economic collapse, Shahram Aghamir spoke with Ziad Abu Rish the Co-Director of the MA Program in Human Rights and the Arts, and Visiting Associate Professor of Human Rights, at Bard College. Ziad is a 2020–21 Research Fellow in the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University. His research explores state formation, economic development, and popular mobilizations in the Middle East, with a particular focus on Lebanon and Jordan. He serves as Co-Editor of Arab Studies Journal and Jadaliyya. He is also a Research Fellow at the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS).

Photo by Hiba Al Kallas

Direct download: chemical_explosion_in_Beirut_Status.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Lebanese/American filmmaker Jude Chehab describes her experiences of the August 4th explosion in Beirut, recent protests in the city, and how these events lead her and others to organize grassroots rebuilding and transparent relief efforts in the Lebanese capital.

Donate now via PayPal to help support those impacted by the explosion in Beirut. paypal.me/judechehab

Interviewed by Paola C. Messina
August 9th, 2020 | English

Direct download: Chehab_Final_Master_1.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:00am EST

In his brand-new book, "Genocide in Libya: Shar, a Hidden Colonial History" due out in two weeks, University of New England Professor Ali Ahmida meticulously documents the tragic story of a systematic genocide of the Libyan people by Italian colonial authorities a century ago, as well as the methodical cover up that ensued.

Despite a dearth of recorded materials, most of which were classified or destroyed, through painstaking interviews with genocide survivors and their descendants, Professor Ahmida manages to accomplish a seemingly impossible task by reconstructing bit by bit a shameful episode from the brief but devastating history of Italian colonialism in north Africa, thanks to the enduring memory and steadfastness of the martyred people of Libya.

Courtesy of Voices of the Middle East and North Africa (VOMENA).

Direct download: 11_am_Friday_July_24_2020_Voices_of_the_Middle_East_and_North_Africa_.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Renewable, clean sources such as solar and wind energy have become an important part combatting the climate crisis and its impacts, but can we divorce the environmentally friendly technologies from the conditions under which these are developed and implemented? And what happens when renewable energy development becomes synonymous with colonial expansion and political repression?

Israel’s feverish plans to build the largest onshore wind farm in the occupied Golan Heights are a good example of why the conversation about a decarbonized economy may not be abstracted from considering prevailing power structures and systems of oppression including colonialism.

Malihe Razazan spoke with Muna Dajani and Wael Tarabieh, an activist and co-founder of Al-Marsad | The Arab Centre for Human Rights in the Golan Heights, which is an independent, not-for-profit international human rights organization located in Majdal Shams, in the Occupied Syrian Golan. The center was founded in October 2003 by a group of lawyers and professionals in the fields of law, health, education, journalism and engineering, along with human rights defenders and other interested community members.

Muna Dajani holds a PhD from the Department of Geography and Environment at LSE. Her PhD research aimed to examine the distinctive livelihood practices by which water use and farming acquire political subjectivity in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights and Al Battuf Valley in the Galilee. She is now the Research Officer in a collaboration project between Birzeit University and LSE entitled ‘Mapping Memories of Resistance: the untold story of the occupation of the Golan Heights’

Wael Tarabieh, the co-founder of al-Marsad, The Arab Centre for Human Rights in the Golan Heights is an independent, not-for-profit international human rights organisation located in Majdal Shams, in the Occupied Syrian Golan. The centre was founded in October 2003 by a group of lawyers and professionals in the fields of law, health, education, journalism and engineering, along with human rights defenders and other interested community members.

Direct download: Occupied_Golan_interview_status.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:00am EST

In recent decades, the six members of the GCC, which includes the Gulf Arab monarchies of Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain, have lured millions of mostly low skilled and semi-skilled workers from South and Southeast Asia and Africa. For the past few months, the migrant workers in these monarchies have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impact.

To understand the plight of these millions of migrant workers and the history of labor migration in this region, Shahram Aghamir spoke to Assistant Professor Andrea Wright, who is in the Department of Anthropology and the Program in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at William & Mary.

Courtesy of Voices of the Middle East and North Africa (VOMENA).

Direct download: VOMENA_Edit_AWhite2.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

The Environment in Context podcast discusses the role of Islamic Financing in the development of the global Green Bond industry. In June 2017, Malaysia was the first country in the world to issue a green sukuk in order to finance a solar power plant. Sukuk are asset-backed financial certificates that were developed over a millenia ago, which are compliant with the Islamic principle of Shari’ah.

http://www.statushour.com/en/Interview/3485

Guest: Aneil Tripathy
Interviewed by Huma Gupta and Bassam Haddad

Direct download: Tripathy_Final_2_Master_1.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Another installment in the Security in Context series, this panel on the causes and consequences of Turkish invasion of northern Syria specifically on the future of Kurdish movements featuring Omar Dahi, Utku Baliban, Ahmet Tonak, and Zumray Kutlu.

Direct download: Kurdish_Movements_Podcast_1.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:00am EST

The third installment in the Security in Context series, this critical discussion of US military plans for climate change features Michael Klare, Betsy Hartmann, and Anne Hendrixson.


This podcast takes you to several cities/countries affected by COVID-19 to discuss social, economic, and political challenges facing their societies, with emphasis on the most vulnerable groups and on what this pandemic reveals about the human condition (wow, big phrase). Based on personal and incisive conversations with various interlocutors on location, we hope both to learn from others and to provide some solace as we address how we are collectively experiencing and dealing with similar challenges.

We will be speaking with our guests, one or several at a time, via Skype, and will try to have brief, informative, and non-draining calls within 20-30 minutes.

Stats: Coronavirus and Anti-Asian Racism in the United States
- 100 hate crimes against Asian Americans on average according to reports.
- Over 2,000 incidents of xenophobia and racism against Asian Americans.
- In New York City, Chinese businesses have seen a drop of 30-80 percent in sales.
- 47% of incidents occurred in businesses.
- Over 30% of incidents occurred in public spaces.
- Asian women were disproportionately targeted by racist incidents, with 70% of victims being female.
- 40% of incidents directed towards people of Chinese descent.
- Over ⅔ of incidents involved verbal harassment.

Hosted by Noura Erakat and Bassam Haddad
Production Set by Khalid Namez
Edited by Alicia Rodriguez
Directed by Bassam Haddad
Research by Naim Mousa

Direct download: 2020.04.17_Anti_Asian_Racism_Rough_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:00am EST

On Germany: 11 April 2020

This podcast takes you to several cities/countries affected by COVID-19 to discuss social, economic, and political challenges facing their societies, with emphasis on the most vulnerable groups and on what this pandemic reveals about the human condition (wow, big phrase). Based on personal and incisive conversations with various interlocutors on location, we hope both to learn from others and to provide some solace as we address how we are collectively experiencing and dealing with similar challenges.

We will be speaking with our guests, one or several at a time, via Skype, and will try to have brief, informative, and non-draining calls within 20-30 minutes.

Look out for upcoming episodes in the coming week(s). Listen to the previous episodes in the series on Gaza here, Dublin here, Cairo here, the first interview on Iran here, the second interview on Iran here, on San Francisco here, on Doha here, on Vancouver here, and on punishment in Palestine here.

Hosted by Noura Erakat and Bassam Haddad
Production Set by Khalid Namez
Edited by Alicia Rodriguez
Directed by Bassam Haddad
Research by Naim Mousa
Stats: Germany

Total cases: 125,452
Total deaths: 2,871
Total recovered: 57,400
Total active cases: 65,181
Total in serious/critical condition: 4,895
Total cases per 1 million people: 1,497
Total deaths per 1 million people: 34
Total tests carried out: 1,317,887
Tests per 1 million people: 15,730
First recorded case was on January 27.
Placed an order for 10,000 ventilators.
40,000 intensive care units across the country.

Hosted by Noura Erekat and Bassam Haddad
Production Set by Khalid Namez
Edited by Alicia Rodriguez
Directed by Bassam Haddad
Research by Naim Mousa

Direct download: 2020.04.13_Germany_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:00am EST

This podcast takes you to several cities/countries affected by Covid-19 to discuss social, economic, and political challenges facing their societies, with emphasis on the most vulnerable groups and on what this pandemic reveals about the human condition (wow, big phrase). Based on personal and incisive conversations with various interlocutors on location, we hope both to learn from others and to provide some solace as we address how we are collectively experiencing and dealing with similar challenges.

We will be speaking with our guests, one or several at a time, via Skype, and will try to have brief, informative, and non-draining calls within 20-30 minutes.

Statistics - As of March 2020
- 5,000 Palestinian prisoners currently in Israeli jails.
- 432 in administrative detention.
- 183 children.
- 43 female prisoners.
- Since 1967, over 800,000 Palestinians have been imprisoned.
- 4 Palestinian prisoners confirmed to be infected with coroanvirus.
- 50 Palestinian homes demolished
- Since 1967, 18,000 houses Palestinian homes have been demolished
- 6,000 homes were demolished immediately after the 1967 war.
- Home demolition as collective punishment: https://www.btselem.org/topic/punitive_demolitions

Hosted by Noura Erekat and Bassam Haddad
Production Set by Khalid Namez
Edited by Alicia Rodriguez
Directed by Bassam Haddad
Research by Naim Mousa

Direct download: 2020.04.08_Punishment_and_Prison_audio.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:00am EST

On Vancouver: 2 April 2020

This podcast takes you to several cities/countries affected by COVID-19 to discuss social, economic, and political challenges facing their societies, with emphasis on the most vulnerable groups and on what this pandemic reveals about the human condition (wow, big phrase). Based on personal and incisive conversations with various interlocutors on location, we hope both to learn from others and to provide some solace as we address how we are collectively experiencing and dealing with similar challenges.

We will be speaking with our guests, one or several at a time, via Skype, and will try to have brief, informative, and non-draining calls within 20-30 minutes.

Canada
- Total cases: 12,924
- Total deaths: 214
- Total recovered: 2,322
- Total active cases: 10,388
- Total in serious/critical condition: 120
- Total cases per 1 million people: 342
- Total deaths per 1 million people: 6
- First recorded case was on February 23.
- Total tests carried out: 302,745
- Tests per 1 million people: 8,021

British Columbia specifically
- Total cases: 1,174
- Total cases in Greater Vancouver area: 541
- Total deaths: 35
- Total recovered: 673
- Total active cases: 466
- Total in serious/critical condition: 64
- First recorded case was on January 27.
- Total tests carried out: 47,352

Hosted by Noura Erekat and Bassam Haddad
Production Set by Khalid Namez
Edited by Alicia Rodriguez
Directed by Bassam Haddad
Research by Naim Mousa

Direct download: PITOC_-_Vancouver_Audio_Only.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:00am EST

This podcast takes you to several cities/countries affected by Covid-19 to discuss social, economic, and political challenges facing their societies, with emphasis on the most vulnerable groups and on what this pandemic reveals about the human condition (wow, big phrase). Based on personal and incisive conversations with various interlocutors on location, we hope both to learn from others and to provide some solace as we address how we are collectively experiencing and dealing with similar challenges.

We will be speaking with our guests, one or several at a time, via Skype, and will try to have brief, informative, and non-draining calls within 20-30 minutes.

US Statistics
- Total confirmed cases in the US: 133,146 (as of 2pm on 3/29)
- Total deaths in the US: 2,363 (as of 2pm on 3/29)
- Case fatality rate in the US: (#deaths/#confirmed cases): 1.6% (as of 11pm on 3/27)
- Total cases per 1 million people in the US: 402(as of 2pm on 3/29)
- Total deaths per 1 million people in the US: 7
- First case recorded in the US: January 20 (Snohomish, Washington)
- Total number of test kits available: I wish I knew!
- Total number of tests performed daily: 65,000 (as of 3/26)
- Total number of tests performed: ~685,000 (as of 11pm on 3/27)
- Tests per capita in the US as whole: 177 tests per 100k people.
- NY has the highest testing rate: 627 tests per 100k people.
- Total number of ventilators: ~172,700 (~160,000 available +12,700 in national stockpile)
- After Trump enacted the Defense Production Act on 3/27, factories like GM are mandated to begin manufacturing ventilators - as many as 10,000/month.
- Total number of ICU beds: ~925,000
- Total number of ICU beds per 1,000 people: 34.7
- Water security in places like Flint, Michigan. Under pressure the state issued a moratorium of water shutoffs.
- Nearly 3,000 households are without running water
- A number of states/communities are struggling as COVID-19 is spreading in homeless populations and among SRO/housing project residents.
- Homeless people are at double the risk of contracting the virus.
- Cramming 200-300 people in a single homeless shelter is the norm in many cities, increasing the likelihood of transmission.
- 30% of homeless people have chronic lung disease, according to a study published last year.
- The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness estimates that there are 567,700 homeless people in the country.
- While San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced a $5 million emergency fund and public health order to help vulnerable populations, including the homeless, many activists insist that is not enough.
- In Boston, 8 homeless people have already tested positive for the virus.
E.g. Population density is one of the factors in community spread in NYC
- New York City, Westchester, Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, Orange, and Erie county are the hardest hit areas in New York State. They are also all the top 10 most densely populated counties in the state.

Hosted by Noura Erekat and Bassam Haddad
Production Set by Khalid Namez
Edited by Alicia Rodriguez
Directed by Bassam Haddad
Research by Naim Mousa

Direct download: PITOC_-_SanFran_Audio_Only.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:00am EST

This podcast takes you to several cities/countries affected by Covid-19 to discuss social, economic, and political challenges facing their societies, with emphasis on the most vulnerable groups and on what this pandemic reveals about the human condition (wow, big phrase). Based on personal and incisive conversations with various interlocutors on location, we hope both to learn from others and to provide some solace as we address how we are collectively experiencing and dealing with similar challenges.

We will be speaking with our guests, one or several at a time, via Skype, and will try to have brief, informative, and non-draining calls within 20-30 minutes.

Data shown is as of April 1, unless stated otherwise.
Qatar
- Total cases: 781
- Total deaths: 2
- Total recovered: 62
- Total active cases: 717
- Total in serious/critical condition: 6
- Total cases per 1 million people: 271
- Total deaths per 1 million people: 0.7
- First recorded case was on February 28.
- Carried out almost 9,000 tests (as of March 18).

UAE
- Total cases: 664
- Total deaths: 6
- Total recovered: 61
- Total active cases: 597
- Total in serious/critical condition: 2
- Total cases per 1 million people: 67
- Total deaths per 1 million people: 0.6
- First recorded case was on January 28.
- Carried out more than 220,000 laboratory tests across the country (as of March 30).
- Evacuated over 1,700 nationals and "those accompanying them" from countries abroad.
- Opened drive-through testing facility that can service 600 people a day, with priority given to the elderly, the pregnant and those with underlying health problems.

Saudi Arabia
- Total cases: 1,720
- Total deaths: 16
- Total recovered: 264
- Total active cases: 1,440
- Total in serious/critical condition: 31
- Total cases per 1 million people: 49
- Total deaths per 1 million people: 0.5
- First recorded case was on March 1.
- State authorities seized over 5 million masks that were hoarded by businesses and people.
- Released 250 immigration detainees to help contain the spread of the virus.

Oman
- Total cases: 210
- Total deaths: 1
- Total recovered: 34
- Total active cases: 175
- Total in serious/critical condition: 3
- Total cases per 1 million people: 41
- Total deaths per 1 million people: 0.2
- First recorded case was on February 23.

Kuwait
- Total cases: 317
- Total deaths: 0
- Total recovered: 80
- Total active cases: 237
- Total in serious/critical condition: 13
- Total cases per 1 million people: 74
- Total deaths per 1 million people: 0
- First recorded case was on February 23.
- Brought back more than 2,700 citizens from countries abroad.

Bahrain
- Total cases: 567
- Total deaths: 4
- Total recovered: 316
- Total active cases: 247
- Total in serious/critical condition: 2
- Total cases per 1 million people: 333
- Total deaths per 1 million people: 2
- First recorded case was on February 23.
- Carried out almost 19,000 tests (as of March 20).

Hosted by Noura Erekat and Bassam Haddad
Production Set by Khalid Namez
Edited by Alicia Rodriguez
Directed by Bassam Haddad
Research by Naim Mousa

Direct download: PITOC_-_Doha_Audio_Only.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:00am EST

This podcast takes you to several cities/countries affected by Covid-19 to discuss social, economic, and political challenges facing their societies, with emphasis on the most vulnerable groups and on what this pandemic reveals about the human condition (wow, big phrase). Based on personal and incisive conversations with various interlocutors on location, we hope both to learn from others and to provide some solace as we address how we are collectively experiencing and dealing with similar challenges.

We will be speaking with our guests, one or several at a time, via Skype, and will try to have brief, informative, and non-draining calls within 20-30 minutes.

Statistics - as of March 29
- Total confirmed cases: 38,309
- Total confirmed deaths: 2,609
- Total confirmed recoveries: 12,391
- Total active cases: 23,278
- Total open critical or severe cases: 3,206 (14%)
- Average daily number of deaths in past week: 136/day

Some prominent figures who have died from the disease: Mohammad Mirmohammadi (Member of the Expediency Council), Nasser Shabani (Senior Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Commander), Fatemeh Rahbar (conservative politician and four-time Parliamentarian, died before the start of her fourth term)
Some prominent figures who have contracted the disease: Iraj Harirchi (Deputy Minister of Health), Ahmad Amirabadi Farahani (MP, Qom), Ali Akbar Velayati (Senior Advisor to Supreme Leader Khamenei for International Affairs)

Some important dates:
January 26th: Government claims COVID-19 has not and will not spread to Iran
On February 19, the Ministry of Health announced two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the city of Qom, which is a center for religious learning in the country. The Ministry later announced that both individuals died. On February 21, new cases were reported in Tehran and the province of Gilan. Parliamentary elections were held to record low turnout despite the risk of spreading contagion.
On March 9, approx. 70,000 detainees are released on medical furlough
On March 13th, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei implies that the virus might be a "biological attack"
On March 19th, March 20th, and March 25th, there were revolts of incarcerated people in Tabriz and in two cities in the province of Lorestan in response to COVID-19 fears and to new lockdown measures introduced in wake of the spread of COVID-19.

Hosted by Noura Erekat and Bassam Haddad
Production Set by Khalid Namez
Edited by Alicia Rodriguez
Directed by Bassam Haddad
Research by Naim Mousa

Direct download: PITOC_-_Iran_Audio_Only_Part_2.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:00am EST

This podcast takes you to several cities/countries affected by Covid-19 to discuss social, economic, and political challenges facing their societies, with emphasis on the most vulnerable groups and on what this pandemic reveals about the human condition (wow, big phrase). Based on personal and incisive conversations with various interlocutors on location, we hope both to learn from others and to provide some solace as we address how we are collectively experiencing and dealing with similar challenges.

We will be speaking with our guests, one or several at a time, via Skype, and will try to have brief, informative, and non-draining calls within 20-30 minutes.

Iran - data shown is as of March 29.
- Total confirmed cases: 38,309
- Total deaths: 2,640
- Total recovered: 12,391
- Total cases per 1 million people: 456
- Total deaths per 1 million people: 31
- First case recorded on February 19.
- About 6,000 people are being tested daily (This data is based on an article written on March 14).
- Estimates put the death toll at around 3.5 million by late May, when the outbreak is expected to peak.

Hosted by Noura Erekat and Bassam Haddad
Production Set by Khalid Namez
Edited by Alicia Rodriguez
Directed by Bassam Haddad
Research by Naim Mousa

Direct download: PITOC_-_Iran_Audio_Only_Part_1.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:00am EST

This podcast takes you to several cities/countries affected by Covid-19 to discuss social, economic, and political challenges facing their societies, with emphasis on the most vulnerable groups and on what this pandemic reveals about the human condition (wow, big phrase). Based on personal and incisive conversations with various interlocutors on location, we hope both to learn from others and to provide some solace as we address how we are collectively experiencing and dealing with similar challenges.

We will be speaking with our guests, one or several at a time, via Skype, and will try to have brief, informative, and non-draining calls within 20-30 minutes.

Cairo
- Total confirmed cases: 442
- Total deaths: 21
- Total recovered: 95
- Total cases per 1 million people: 4
- Total deaths per 1 million people: 0.2
- First case recorded on February 14.
- At least 97 foreigners who visited Egypt since mid-February showed symptoms of, or tested positive for the virus.

Hosted by Noura Erekat and Bassam Haddad
Production Set by Khalid Namez
Edited by Alicia Rodriguez
Directed by Bassam Haddad
Research by Naim Mousa

Direct download: PITOC_-_Cairo_Audio_Only.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:00am EST

This podcast takes you to several cities/countries affected by Covid-19 to discuss social, economic, and political challenges facing their societies, with emphasis on the most vulnerable groups and on what this pandemic reveals about the human condition (wow, big phrase). Based on personal and incisive conversations with various interlocutors on location, we hope both to learn from others and to provide some solace as we address how we are collectively experiencing and dealing with similar challenges.

We will be speaking with our guests, one or several at a time, via Skype, and will try to have brief, informative, and non-draining calls within 20-30 minutes.

Dublin Statistics - (numbers shown are in for the entirety of Ireland unless stated otherwise)
- Total confirmed cases: 539 (in Dublin)
- Total deaths: 7
- Total recovered: 5
- Total cases per 1 million people: 269
- Total deaths per 1 million people: 1
- First case recorded on February 19.
- 17,992 tests carried out so far, 93% returning as negative.
- Nearly half of all coronavirus cases in Ireland are in Dublin.
- It is estimated that there could be 15,000 cases in Ireland by the end of the month.

Hosted by Noura Erakat and Bassam Haddad
Research by Naim Mousa
Production Set by Khalid Namez
Edited by Alicia Rodriguez

Direct download: PITOC_-_Dublin_Audio_Only.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

This podcast takes you to several cities/countries affected by Covid-19 to discuss social, economic, and political challenges facing their societies, with emphasis on the most vulnerable groups and on what this pandemic reveals about the human condition (wow, big phrase). Based on personal and incisive conversations with various interlocutors on location, we hope both to learn from others and to provide some solace as we address how we are collectively experiencing and dealing with similar challenges.

We will be speaking with our guests, one or several at a time, via Skype, and will try to have brief, informative, and non-draining calls within 20-30 minutes.

Gaza Statistics
- Total confirmed cases: 9
- Total deaths: 0
- Total cases per 1 million people: 4
- Total deaths per 1 million people: 0
- First cases recorded on March 21.
- As of March 23, only 200 testing kits are available.
- Only about 99 people tested so far.
- Only 3 ventilators per 100,000 in Gaza.
- By contrast, in the US and Israel there are 52 and 40 ventilators per 100,000 people, respectively, which has been deemed vastly insufficient.
- Around 30 hospitals and major clinics, providing an average of only 1.3 beds per 1,000 people.
- While other countries have emphasized the need to wash hands frequently, Gazans are worried about having enough water to drink.
- 90% of the water in Gaza has been deemed unfit for human consumption.
- Almost impossible to quarantine people in Gaza due to population density.
- 113,990 refugees are living in Jabalia camp which covers an area of only 0.54 square miles, making it impossible for people to maintain physical distance from each other, let alone effectively carry out a quarantine.
- In Beach Camp, 85,628 refugees reside in an area of 0.2 square miles.
- Beach Camp has only one medical center and one food distribution center servicing the entire population.
- Schools have been converted quarantine quarters, with 8 people per classroom and about 200 sharing a bathroom.

Hosted by Noura Erakat and Bassam Haddad
Research by Naim Mousa
Production Set by Khalid Namez
Edited by Alicia Rodriguez

Direct download: PITOC_-_Gaza_Audio_Only.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:00am EST

UCLA Professor and Bernie Sanders surrogate challenges both Silicon Valley and the Ivory Tower of academia to find the the heart of technological emancipation from Egypt's Tahrir Square to US politics.

Direct download: Ramesh_Srinivasan_Interview_FINAL.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

The prominent Egyptian revolutionary socialist and host of popular online series "To Your Left" discusses his Marxist political literacy, the struggles faced by and future aspirations of leftists in post-revolutionary Egypt, the rise of Bernie Sanders in the United States, and the new ways to make political economic literacy fun for the country's youth with a new savvy show.

Direct download: tarek_a_shalaby_on_2020-02-12_at_01.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 8:00am EST

In this interview, artist and filmmaker, Dima Yassin, discusses her long overdue visit to Iraq at the height of the country's revolution. She reflects on the sociopolitical transformations happening in the country, the role that women play in the uprising, and her new film shot from Baghdad's revolutionary epicentre, Tahrir Square.

Direct download: Dima_Yassine_Final_1.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 8:00am EST

How are the politics of Islamic studies gendered, and what does this mean for the field? Professor Kecia Ali's keynote speech addressed this and other questions at the 17th Annual Duke-UNC Middle East and Islamic Studies Graduate Student Conference.

Courtesy of the Islamicate Graduate Student Association (IGSA) https://heellife.unc.edu/organization/igsa
https://islamicstudiesconf2020.web.unc.edu/

Direct download: Kecia_Ali_Talk_final.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 8:00am EST

In this timely interview with Ziad Abu-Rish, VOMENA's Shahram Aghamir asks about Lebanon's economic crisis, it's worst in decades. Part 1 features discussion on the roots of the economic crisis and its connection to developmental failures. Part 2 centers on the protest movement and the implications of the coronavirus.

Direct download: Ziad__Lebanon_part_2.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 8:00am EST

In this timely interview with Ziad Abu-Rish, VOMENA's Shahram Aghamir asks about Lebanon's economic crisis, it's worst in decades. Part 1 features discussion on the roots of the economic crisis and its connection to developmental failures. Part 2 centers on the protest movement and the implications of the coronavirus.

Direct download: ziad_interview_part_1.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 8:00am EST

From Hong Kong to Chile, from Lebanon to India, from Iraq to Colombia, from Algeria to Argentina, from Iran to France, from Sudan to Haiti, from Ecuador to Guinea and beyond, “Protest is the new normal,” as Serge Halimi recently wrote in Le Monde diplomatique. Yet, we're confronted with a paradox: we are also living through another global wave - the rise of right-wing, authoritarian-populist forces, movements, and strong men around the world: Orbán in Hungary, Modi in India, Bolsonaro in Brazil, Erdoğan in Turkey, Salvini in Italy, Duterte in the Philippines, Sisi in Egypt, and lest we omit ourselves: Trump in the United States.

How do we make sense of this apparent paradox? How should we understand these momentous global developments? Are the various protest movements around the world connected somehow? If so, what are their common features or through lines? At the same time, what are specific dynamics and characteristics that make each case distinct? One can't address all of the aforementioned countries in a single panel discussion, but on January 20, 2020 (Martin Luther King Jr., Day) the Center for International and Area Studies at Northwestern University hosted a panel discussion that examined five of them - Lebanon, Hong Kong, Chile, India, and Iran.

Direct download: Global_Protests_Panel_2020.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Please Note: The City of Vancouver, where this interview was conducted, is on the unceded territories of three First Nations: the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh

This interview is about Istanbul’s Tarlabaşı neighborhood, where a decade-long urban transformation project continues to shape politics of the city, impacts the lives of residents, and reveals the political economy of Turkish construction businesses. Alize Arıcan tells us about her award-winning research on how delays shift power dynamics between builders and politicians, and how communities living around the construction site make use of these delays to remain in the neighborhood. She argues that delays should be understood not as failures of urban transformation, but as generating new forms of accumulation and dispossession, as well as resistance to these processes. As plans for residential luxury buildings and business complexes displace neighborhood residents including Kurdish and Roma communities, West African immigrants, Middle Eastern refugees, and trans sex workers, those who are still living in the neighborhood come up with strategies to remain resilient. We talk about a range of issues tied to urban transformation in Turkey’s cities, including: historical landmarking and property expropriation, displacement of marginalized communities who depend on informal economies, long-term relationships between companies and the government, the pervasive practice of subcontracting, and the effects of the current economic downturn.

Resources:

From Home to Real Estate: Urban Redevelopment on the Axis of Speculation in Istanbul: https://www.jadaliyya.com/Details/31310/From-Home-to-Real-Estate-Urban-Redevelopment-on-the-Axis-of-Speculation-in-Istanbul

Ekümenopolis and Beyond (Podcast in Turkish with English translation of transcript): http://statushour.com/en/Interview/119

Networks of Disposession: https://burak-arikan.com/networks-of-dispossession/

It is About the Park: A Struggle For Turkey’s Cities: https://www.jadaliyya.com/Details/28789

Bio-Istanbul: A Speculative, Segregationist, and Sustainable Urbanism: https://www.jadaliyya.com/Details/31785/Bio-Istanbul-A-Speculative,-Segregationist,-and-Sustainable-Urbanism

Meydan Politics: Taksim in Flux After Gezi: https://www.jadaliyya.com/Details/32242

Direct download: Alize_Arican_Interview.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:02pm EST

Courtesy of VOMENA.

The tension between the countries entered a dangerous phase when on January 3rd the US assassinated Maj. Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards' Quds Force, in a drone strike at Baghdad International Airport. The assassination had been ordered by Donald Trump.

The killing of Maj. Qasem Soleimani put in motion a series of events that many people feared may lead to another devastating war in the Middle East - but for now there seems to be a worldwide sigh of relief as the U.S. and Iran both appear to signal a desire to avoid further conflict.

So, how did it all begin? Why did the US decide to assassinate Soleimani, and what are the ramifications of this move on Iranian domestic and regional policies as well as the future of any possible negotiations between the US and Iran?

To explore these issues, Shahram Aghamir spoke with Mohammad Ali Kadivar – an Assistant Professor of Sociology and International Studies at Boston College, whose work contributes to political and comparative-historical sociology by exploring the interaction between protest movements and democratization - and Mansour Farhang, Professor emeritus of international relations at Bennington College, who served as the Islamic Republic of Iran’s first ambassador to the U.N. from 1979 to 1980, stepping down in protest after Khomeini's government did not release the 52 Americans held during the embassy siege.

Direct download: The_US-_Iran_tension_status.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 8:00am EST

In this conversation with Mezna Qato and Ala’a Shehabi, Bassam Haddad inquires about MERIP’s recent 'Paper Trail’ Issue. Mezna and Ala’a address the background, content, and details of the issue and some of the surrounding topics.


This issue of Middle East Report explores how the Middle East is on the cutting edge of struggles to hide or reveal secret or important documents and paper trails that shape the lives of those across the region. The issue explores how the powerful utilize secrecy or deception to hide their paper trails from publics and how others weaponize archives and documents to serve their interests. At the same, time the issue explores how citizens and activists can fight for transparency to uncover the secret documents that hold clues over how they are governed and what is being hidden behind closed doors. The issue also explores how paper trails can be created through activism that turns the tables on the powerful or can be mined to explore and revive the past.

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Direct download: MERIP_Issue_-_Paper_Trails.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:29pm EST

يتناول هذا الحوار بين بسام حداد ووائل جمال عدة مواضيع في اقتصاد مصر السياسي منذ ٢٠١٣، مع تشديد على بنى السلطة المهيمنة، السياسات النيوليبرالية، إعادة التوزيع، والعدالة الاجتماعية

Direct download: Interview_with_Wael_Gamal_Conducted_by_Bassam_Haddad.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 8:00am EST

In this interview, Jonathan Adler, the managing editor of Tadween Publishing, sits down with Adel Iskandar to revisit one of Tadween’s first books, Mediating the Arab Uprisings, and to discuss the continually contested arena of media politics in the Middle East.

Direct download: Jadaliyya_Talks_-_Jonathan_Adler__Adel_Iskander.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 11:29am EST

Courtesy of Voices of the Middle East & North Africa (VOMENA).

Shahram Aghamir spoke with Peyman Jafari, a historian at Princeton University about the latest wave of anti-government protests in Iran.

On Friday Nov 15, protests broke out in 30 cities across Iran after a surprise announcement by the government it would ration gasoline and raise prices by 50 percent to 300%. The protests swiftly turned into anti-government demonstrations targeting the theocratic regime as a whole.

And, as in previous protests, demonstrators utilized Twitter and other social media platforms to organize, to communicate with the outside world and document the typically heavy-handed response by the regime. In the first twenty four hours, hundreds of images and video clips showed security forces brutally attacking protesters.

Amnesty International Verified video footage as well as eyewitness testimony from people on the ground and information gathered by human rights activists outside Iran reveal a harrowing pattern of unlawful killings by Iranian security forces: At least 106 protesters in 21 cities had been killed as of Wednesday, and Amnesty International believes that the real death toll may be much higher, some reports suggesting as many as 200 fatalities. State media have reported only a handful of protester deaths, plus those of four members of the security forces.

Adding to lethal attacks on the protests, within twenty-four hours, the government has used other tool in their arsenal - The Iranian authorities shutdown the internet for 5 days to stop the flow of information to the outside world and to cut off communication among the Iranian people themselves.

NetBlocks, a non-governmental organization that monitors Internet accessibility around the world, has reported that “The ongoing disruption is the most severe recorded in Iran since President Rouhani came to power, and the most severe disconnection tracked by NetBlocks in any country in terms of its technical complexity and breadth."

Direct download: nov_uprising_in_Iran.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 12:49pm EST

Courtesy of VOMENA.

Protesters took to the streets of Baghdad once again on October 25 calling for radical changes to the existing political and economic system.

Ever since a new wave of protests erupted in Baghdad on October 1 and quickly spread to several southern cities, Iraq has been rocked by demonstrations and acts of civil disobedience rooted in long-standing grievances over unemployment, inadequate services, economic mismanagement and corruption. The security forces have responded harshly; killing more than 260 protestors and injuring thousands more. Nevertheless, the unrest continues, and the protestors have expanded their demands to include an overhaul of Iraq’s political structure, which was established after the U.S. led invasion in 2003.

To get a better picture of what is happening in Iraq and the role of the U.S. and regional players in that country, VOMENA's Shahram Aghamir spoke with NY Professor Sinan Antoon.

Sinan Antoon is a celebrated poet, novelist, translator, and scholar of modern Arabic literature and contemporary Arab culture and politics at the Gallatin school at NYU. His latest novel is titled 'The Book Of Collateral Damage'.

Direct download: Interview_sinan_antoon_iraq.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 7:00am EST

Jadaliyya’s Iran Page brings Iranian feminist experiences of the 1979 revolution and its aftermath together in a new audio interview series.

In the first episode, Jadaliyya’s Iran Page co-editor, Manijeh Nasrabadi, interviews Homa Hoodfar on revolutionary upheaval, the contested role of women in the national liberation project and to reflect on what feminism means to her.

Direct download: Hoodfar_Final_2_Master_1.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 8:00am EST

On 17 September 2019, Ismail Ziada, a Dutch national of Palestinian descent, brought a civil suit against Benny Gantz, head of Israel’s Blue and White Party and the Israeli Army General Chief of General Staff during the 2014 Gaza onslaught and Amir Eshel, Israeli Air Force Chief. The suit alleges war crimes for the killing of six of Ziada’s family members including his mother, three brothers, sister-in-law, and twelve-year old nephew when the family’s home in the Al-Bureij refugee camp was bombed in 2014. The hearing will determine whether the Dutch court has jurisdiction. In this interview, Noura Erakat speaks with Liesbeth Zegveld, Ziada’s attorney and renowned human rights attorney, scholar of international humanitarian law, and professor at Leiden University.

Interviewed by Noura Erakat | English

Direct download: lzgvld_Final_Master_1.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 8:00am EST

On 24 September 2019, Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat joined Professor Duncan Kennedy to discuss her new book, Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine at Harvard Law School. Erakat comments that the conversation was particularly significant because she uses Kennedy’s concept of “legal work” to shape her analytical framework regarding the relationship between international law and Palestine. The 50-minute discussion features a robust Q & A with the audience.

Direct download: Noura_at_Harvard.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:00am EST

With the protestors successful in ousting Bouteflika, those who take to the streets are hoping to keep this revolutionary spirit alive. Khalil Bendib of VOMENA speaks with Algerian scholar and activist Hamza Hamouchene about the ongoing movement, its endurance, and its promise for the future of Algeria.

Direct download: the_uprising_in_Algeria.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Last May, Donald Trump unilaterally violated the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran, the United States, and 5 other world powers, and followed this up by reimposing harsh economic, trade and financial sanctions against Iran- Back in July of 2015 Iran, the US, along with Russia, China, and the European Union had agreed to a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA.) Under this agreement, Iran would be protected from economic sanctions in exchange for accepting to subject its nuclear research program to international inspections. This agreement was widely seen as a crowning achievement of former President Barack Obama’s foreign policy but was vociferously opposed by Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Zionist forces and their allies in the US. Once in power, the Trump administration decided to violate and terminate this hard-won accord, calling it a “bad deal” and it has since ramped up a new “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran, a maneuver aiming to strangulate Iran’s economy which now extends as far as bribing Iranian tanker captains to surrender control of their ships to the US. With so much attention given to the war of nerves between Iran and the US, how are the US’s back-breaking sanctions impacting the Iranian population and the Iranian economy in general? To get some clarity on these issues, Malihe Razazan spoke with Iran expert and journalist at the NY Times, Farnaz Fassihi.

Direct download: Sanctions_on_Iran.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:00am EST

This interview is on the recent waves of deportations, detentions and relocations of migrants and refugees in Turkey, the majority of whom are Syrians. This wave is accompanied by rising xenophobia, systematic harassment of and discrimation against the Syrian population in Turkey, who are blamed for the increasingly complex political and economic problems of the country. We discussed the precarious legal category of “the temporary protection status,” which in part allowed for the recent shift in Turkey’s official refugee/migrant policy to an explicitly national security-oriented one, as well as the repercussions of internal relocations for Syrian families who have been rebuilding their lives in Istanbul since 2011. We also discussed local efforts to build solidarity with all refugee and migrant communities in the country against the backdrop of an increasingly hostile environment, and the aspirations of the new generation of Syrians who have been growing roots in Istanbul.

Note: Shortly after this interview was recorded, the governor of Istanbul extended the relocation deadline for refugees registered in other cities to from 20 August to 30 October.

Further reading/resources:
Jadaliyya article:
https://www.jadaliyya.com/Details/39957/Racism-and-Syrians-in-Turkey-The-Political-Economy-of-Discrimination

We Want to Live Together Initiative:
https://www.facebook.com/birlikteyasamakistiyoruz/
https://twitter.com/biraradayasamak?lang=en

Direct download: Tekay__Ozer_on_Turkeys_Refugee_Policy.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Ilana Feldman discusses the geography of near displacement—Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip, the five fields of UNRWA operations in the Middle East. This talk explores the intersecting, but not identical, experiences of both providers and recipients while looking critically at the politics of humanitarianism.

Direct download: Ilana_Feldman.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Malihe Razazan of VOMENA speaks with attorney Zoha Khalili from Palestine Legal about Congresswoman Ilhan Omar's proposed resolution to protect the right to boycott. This comes after the US House of Representatives passed a non-binding resolution condemning the BDS movement.

Direct download: Zoha_Khalili_Interview_Final_Cut.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Jadaliyya's managing editor, Kylie Broderick, interviews Arash Davari and Sina Rahmani on their article, "Divorce, Iran-America Style". In it, Arash and Sina talk about the historical evolution of the relationship between Iran and America, recent tensions between the two states, and why Iran occupies a unique position in the mindset of American politics.

Their article can be found here: https://www.jadaliyya.com/Details/38779/Divorce,-Iran-America-Style

Direct download: Broderick_Davari_Rahman_force_mono.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Almost nine years after its Jasmine revolution, Tunisia is now poised for its third round of presidential elections since the 2010-2011 revolution. Khalil Bendib spoke with scholar Mohammed Hammami about the upcoming elections, including the increasing unrest rising from serious socio-economic problems and the effects of Tunisia's unstable neighbors.

Direct download: Tunisian_Elections_w_Hammami.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 12:17pm EST

In this interview, Foley describes the history of the Black Power movement in Australia and historical legacies with Palestinian solidarity. The interview ends with an emphasis on current efforts to convene an Aboriginal-Palestinian solidarity conference in Australia in the Fall 2019.

Direct download: FOLEY_Clean_Master_1.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Since the overthrow of long-time dictator Muammar Al Qadafi in 2011, with the support of NATO, Libya was thrown into chaos with no foreseen end. Khalil Bendib speaks with Ali Ahmida about those fueling the conflict, as well as its latest chapter: the battle for Tripoli.

Direct download: Ali_Ehmida_Status_Final_Cut.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Mira Nabulsi interviews Loubna Qutami in a deep discussion of the historical relationship between race, ethnicity, and the census in order to discuss the Trump administration's omitting of the "Middle East and North Africa" category from the upcoming census in 2020.

Direct download: CensusWithLoubnaQ_StatusMP3_final.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:00am EST

In an interview with Rashid Khalidi, Noura Erakat speaks about her new book "Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine".

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Justice for Some offers a new approach to understanding the Palestinian struggle for freedom, told through the power and control of international law. Focusing on key junctures--from the Balfour Declaration in 1917 to present-day wars in Gaza--Noura Erakat shows how the strategic deployment of law has shaped current conditions. Over the past century, the law has done more to advance Israel's interests than the Palestinians'. But, Erakat argues, this outcome was never inevitable.

https://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=26507

Direct download: justiceforsome_Final.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:41pm EST

Nearly three decades after Omar Al Bashir came to power, the regime faced a formidable challenge posed by a fresh wave of unrest that started in the northeastern city of Atbara on December 19th of last year!

On April 6th, on the anniversary of the non-violent uprising that removed the dictator Jaafar Nimeiri in 1985, the protests in Sudan reached a watershed moment. The protesters turned up the heat on the regime by camping outside of the army headquarters in Khartoum, which also houses al-Bashir's residence - calling on the army to help them oust the country’s long time dictator

On Wednesday, April 11, the defense minister Awad Ibn Ouf announced that Omar al-Bashir had been ousted and arrested by the military. He added that the army would oversee a two-year transitional period followed by elections, and that a three-months state of emergency was being put in place, with a night time curfew starting immediately.

Within 24 hours General Ouf announced his resignation and named General Abdel-Fattah Burhan, general inspector of the armed forces, as his successor.

In a statement issued shortly after the Armed Forces televised address, the opposition call the military transitional council “a military coup” that “reproduces the same faces and institutions that the people revolted against.” it also called on the people to maintain their sit-in outside the military headquarters until power is handed to a transitional civilian group.

So what’s next for Sudan?

To get some clarity on the rapidly changing situation in Sudan, Shahram Aghamir spoke with Khalid Medani, an associate professor of Political Science and Islamic Studies at McGill University in Canada.

Direct download: sudan_final.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 7:00am EST

Omar Shanti, who won the Young Writer’s Prize sponsored by the MedReset Project, which is primarily funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Programmem speaks about MedReset, the lessons of his own research, and the implications for further exploration into the topic of Maghrebi migration into Europe and the European Union.

This interview is in partnership with the MedReset Project (http://www.medreset.eu/)

Direct download: OmarShanti_Final.m4a
Category:Politics -- posted at: 7:00am EST

In this interview recorded on 1 April 2019, Jadaliyya Co-editor Mouin Rabbani interviews Hugh Roberts, Professor of North African and Middle Eastern History at Tufts University, as Algerian mass protests extend into their eighth week. Roberts is a leading commentator and scholar of Algeria. His most recent works include The Battlefield: Algerian 1988-2002. Studies In A Broken Polity (Verso 2003).

The interview covers a wide range of issues, including the most recent developments in the protest movement, the context of their emergence and the various actors involved, and a prognosis on where things may be heading.

Direct download: Untitled.m4a
Category:Politics -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Kristian Davis Bailey has been a critical node in the renewals of Black-Palestinian solidarity well before the Ferguson-Gaza moment in summer 2014. First in his capacity as a student journalist and activist at Stanford and later as an independent journalist as well as an organizer globally. In this interview with Noura Erakat, he discusses a few of his recent projects including Blacks 4 Palestine, organizing delegations from Palestine to the United States as well as to Palestinian refugees camps in Lebanon, and his ordeal in Israeli detention. This is part of a series curated by ASI’s Black Palestinian Transnational Solidarities Project.

Direct download: KristianBailey_Final.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 12:00am EST

[Courtesy of Voices of the Middle East and North Africa, VOMENA]

In the second part of the conversation with VOMENA, Khalid Medani of McGill University goes into greater detail about regional and international response to the protests in Sudan, the role of women and the future of the uprising.

Direct download: Part_2_of_Sudan_Interview.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 12:00am EST

[Courtesy of Voices of the Middle East and North Africa, VOMENA]

Nearly three decades after Omar Al Bashir came to power, the Sudanese regime is facing a formidable challenge posed by a fresh wave of unrest, which started in the northeastern city of Atbara on December 19. Protests which first erupted over a government decision to triple the price of bread have swiftly escalated into anti-government rallies, marches and work stoppages that have rocked several cities and towns.

Who are the protestors? What are their demands? What role do the civil society groups play in these protests? What has been the regime’s response to the protests? And what is the genesis of the economic crisis that the country is experiencing? Kalid Medani of McGill University tackles these and other questions.

Direct download: 11_am_January_18_2019_voices_of_the_Middle_East_and_North_Africa.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 12:00am EST

This conference was organized by CNES faculty affiliates James Gelvin, Aomar Boum and Kevan Harris together with CNES faculty director, Aslı Bâli. The conference was conceived to assess the changes in the Middle East from the Iraq invasion through the Arab uprisings that have altered the regional balance of power, called into question the viability of some existing states and led to the emergence and proliferation of both violent non-state actors and new civil society movements and organizations.

Courtesy of the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies

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This conference was organized by CNES faculty affiliates James Gelvin, Aomar Boum and Kevan Harris together with CNES faculty director, Aslı Bâli. The conference was conceived to assess the changes in the Middle East from the Iraq invasion through the Arab uprisings that have altered the regional balance of power, called into question the viability of some existing states and led to the emergence and proliferation of both violent non-state actors and new civil society movements and organizations.

Courtesy of the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies

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This conference was organized by CNES faculty affiliates James Gelvin, Aomar Boum and Kevan Harris together with CNES faculty director, Aslı Bâli. The conference was conceived to assess the changes in the Middle East from the Iraq invasion through the Arab uprisings that have altered the regional balance of power, called into question the viability of some existing states and led to the emergence and proliferation of both violent non-state actors and new civil society movements and organizations.

Courtesy of the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies

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In 2017, Dr. Ahmad Dallal published a primer on ISIS, entitled The Political Theology of ISIS: Prophets, Messiahs, and the "Extinction of the Grayzone." In August 2018, Tadween Publishing's managing editor, Kylie Broderick, spoke to him about the ongoing significance of the book, the study of ISIS and its animating principles, whether such studies remain relevant given ISIS' loss of territoriality, what interested Dr. Dallal in pursuing an understanding of this group, and more.

This interview is part of the "Tadween Talks" series, which explores the books published by Tadween, catches them up to the present, connects them to ongoing challenges in the region, and asks the authors to opine directly on the meaning of their books.

For more information, visit https://tadweenpublishing.com/

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Bassam Haddad spoke with Omar Shakir, Israel and Palestine Director at Human Rights Watch, about Israel’s deportation order against him and the challenge HRW mounted in Israeli courts to this decision and the draconian law it is based on. The two also discussed Israel’s passage of the Nation State Law, enshrining Jewish supremacy over Palestinians as a constitutional mandate, and how shifting regional dynamics may impact the human rights situation on the ground.

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Fighting for freedom and justice in Syria, Jihad Abdo and Fadia Affash had to flee their country and start from scratch in the United States. Jihad, a well-known actor in Syria, began as a pizza delivery man, but was soon recognized for his talents as an actor and landed leading roles in films such as "The Queen of the Desert" and "A Hologram for the King".

Fadia Affash, a painter and activist, recounts the challenges of their journey together, while recognizing the important impact those experiences have had on her work as an artist.

Interviewed by Raghad Al Makhlouf
June 2nd, 2018 | Arabic

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Award-winning journalist Rania Abu Zeid has made countless trips inside Syria, Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Washington, and several European towns and cities to cover the Syrian uprising and the deadly civil and proxy war that ensued and destroyed tens of millions of lives.

Rania Abouzeid joins Status and VOMENA host Malihe Razazan to talk about her new book, "No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria".

Interviewed by Malihe Razazan | June 22nd, 2018

Courtesy of Voices of the Middle East & North Africa.

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The interview is a dialogue with Ahmad Kiki, a Syrian young actor, who graduated from the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Damascus, Syria. Two years after his graduation, Kiki found himself in a prison, arrested because he stood up for freedom and justice in Syria. In this interview, Kiki recounts a painful story about fleeing from Syria to Turkey in a dangerous trip he had to make by sea. Even so, this journey of fear and suffering fortunately has a happy ending.

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What were the primary concerns of Iraqis in the run up to the election and who were the main protagonists contending for power? What does the outcome mean to both regional and international actors? To answer these questions, Vomena’s Shahram Aghamir spoke with Loulouwa Al Rachid, who has been conducting research on Iraq and the Gulf region for the past 20 years. She argues that the elections highlighted the wide and dangerous gap between rulers and the ruled in Iraq by reflecting massive popular rejection of the post-Baath political order.

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Jadaliyya Co-Editor and Status Host Noura Erakat spoke to British Radio about Israel's violent and lethal response to demonstrations and protests by Palestinians in Gaza, as the US Embassy in Jerusalem opens.

"We are 70 years ongoing of this same cyclical story and, in order to break that cycle, we need to take an unequivocal and brave stance that everybody deserves freedom. Everybody deserves equality... It is unfortunate Palestinians pay the price for lessons we don't learn," said Erakat.

This Monday, May 14th, at least 58 Palestinians were killed and more than 2,700 others wounded by live ammunition, tear gas and firebombs.

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In the third and final installment of the panel on Authoritarian Leaders in Asia and the Middle East, the speakers discuss the relationships that the leaders have with their military. They then take questions from the audience.

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A conversation with Gaza based writer Rawan Yaghi about daily life in Gaza.

In her recent op-ed in the New York Times, titled “Gaza Screams for Life,” Gaza-based writer Rawan Yaghi describes her visit to the site of the Great March of Return protest at the border two days after Friday’s massacre. She writes, “I left the protest thinking of the rest of Gaza — shellshocked for years, its borders closed and its United Nations-funded infrastructure in decay. I thought of the kids in my neighborhood who play football in what used to be the ground floor of a tall residential building, with bare concrete columns and poking iron rods as their only audience. And I thought: Once again, Gaza the Injured has come out to protest, and to scream for life.”

April 5th, 2018 | English
Interviewed by Malihe Razazan
Courtesy of Voices of the Middle East and North Africa (VOMENA)

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A conversation with Gaza based human rights activist and legal researcher for the Palestinian Center for Human Rights, Mohamad Abu Hashem, about the Great March of Return.

April 5th, 2018 | English
Interviewed by Mira Nabulsi
Courtesy of Voices of the Middle East and North Africa (VOMENA)

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On Friday 30 March 2018, thirty-thousand Palestinians in the Gaza Strip organized the largest civil protest in recent history in Palestine. The effort, known as the March of Return, is meant to commemorate the Land Day protests organized by Palestinian citizens of Israel in response to Israeli land confiscations and to last through the Palestinian Nakba on 15 May 2018, also known as Israel’s independence day.

On the first day of the March of Return, Israeli snipers shot to kill 18 Palestinians and injured 1,400 others across the militarized border against the unarmed demonstrators who were within the Gaza Strip’s buffer zone and posed no threat to the soldiers.

In this interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Status host Noura Erakat places the march in context and discusses the mainstream media’s inability to understand or explain this mass civil uprising.

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Yemeni journalist and political commentator Sama'a Al-Hamdani discusses current events in the Gulf region, including Saudi Arabia's continued war in Yemen and arrests of members of the royal family, the death of Ali Abdullah Saleh, the ongoing diplomatic crisis in the GCC, its legal implications, and more.

Courtesy of Georgetown University's Center for Contemporary Arab Studies
January 19th, 2018 | English

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In a talk based on his most recent book, Dr. Lahouari attempts to assess the history and political legacy of radical Arab nationalism to show that it contained the seeds of its own destruction. While the revolutionary regimes promised economic and social development and sought the unity of Arab nations, they did not account for social transformations, such as freedom of speech, that would eventually lead to their decline. But while radical Arab nationalism fell apart, authoritarian populism did not disappear. Today it is expressed by political Islam that aims to achieve the kind of social justice radical Arab nationalism once promised.

Dr. Lahouari creatively links the past and present while also raising questions about the future of Arab countries. Is political Islam the heir of radical Arab nationalism? If political Islam succeeds, will it face the same challenges faced by radical Arab nationalism? Will it be able to implement modernity? The future of Arab countries, Addi says, depends on this crucial issue.

Courtesy of Georgetown University's Center for Contemporary Arab Studies
January 12th, 2018 | English

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Max Geller and Tabitha Mustafa, of the New Orleans Palestinian Solidarity Committee, discuss the campaign that culminated in the resolution, as well as the fall-out that followed it.

Interviewed by Noura Erakat | English
February 25th, 2018

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Courtesy of the LSE Middle East Centre.

Seven years since the popular uprising that shook Egypt, the relationships between state, society, social movements and corporate power have been reconfigured, perhaps even disfigured. On the eve of the anniversary of the January 25 revolution, Adel Iskandar reflects on these changes and asks how they have affected our understanding of social, cultural and political life in the country. He argues that Egypt today is a replica of various historic Egypts, each manifesting as an effigy built for either public scrutiny or glorification.

January 24th, 2018 | English
Recorded at the Wolfson Theatre in London, England
(Note: Recording ends abruptly due to technical difficulties)

Adel Iskandar is Director of the Global Communication Program at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Vancouver. He is the author of several works on Egypt and Arab media, including "Egypt In Flux: Essays on an Unfinished Revolution" (IB Taurus, 2013) and "Mediating the Arab Uprisings" (Tadween Publishing, 2012). He is a co-editor of Jadaliyya and an associate producer of the Status audio journal.

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Muna Dajani is a Policy member of Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy
Network, and a Palestinian environmental researcher.

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In this lecture, Mouin Rabbani examines the present crisis of the Palestinian national movement in terms of its various domestic dimensions as well as external challenges. Rabbani offers a discussion of the prospects for Palestinian national reconciliation, the potential for renewed conflict with Israel, and analysis of President Trump's declared objective of pursuing "the ultimate deal.” The crises of both Fatah, Hamas, and the Palestinian Authority will be examined, particularly in light of recent initiatives to achieve agreements between rival Palestinian factions.

Mouin Rabbani is an independent analyst, commentator, and researcher specializing in the contemporary Middle East. He has previously served as Principal Political Affairs Officer with the Office of the UN Special Envoy for Syria, Head of Middle East with Crisis Management Initiative/Martti Ahtisaari Centre, Senior Middle East Analyst and Special Advisor on Israel-Palestine with the International Crisis Group. He is Senior Fellow with the Institute for Palestine Studies, Co-Editor of Jadaliyya, Contributing Editor of Middle East Report, Associate Fellow of the European Council on Foreign Relations, and Policy Advisor to Al-Shabaka - The Palestinian Policy Network. A graduate of Tufts University and Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Rabbani has published, presented, and commented widely on Middle East issues, including for a variety of major print, television, and digital media.

Sponsored by Middle East and Islamic Studies and Arab Studies Institute. Co-Sponsored by Schar School of Policy and Government, Center for Global Islamic Studies, Global Affairs, Middle East Policy Group, History Department.

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Helena Jonsdottir and Jinane Saad are the Mental Health Activity Manager and Field Communications Manager for Médecins Sans Frontières in Lebanon, respectively.

Interviewed by Mohamad-Ali Nayel
September 29th, 2017 | English

Status host Mohamad-Ali Nayel speaks with Helena Jonsdottir and Jinane Saad about the initiatives, challenges and successes of MSF's mental health assistance to Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

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Sabiha Allouche is a PhD candidate in Gender Studies and a Senior/Teaching Fellow in Gender in the Middle East, and Gender and Sexuality in the Middle East at SOAS University of London.

Interviewed by Katty Alhayek
October 17, 2017 | English

Status host Katty Alhayek speaks with Sabiha Allouche about her article "(Dis)-Intersecting Intersectionality in the Time of Queer Syrian Refugee-ness in Lebanon" that was published in the Summer issue of Kohl: a Journal for Body and Gender Research.

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وسام تلحوق مواليد سنة 1983 ممثل ومخرج مسرحي سوري وخريج المعهد العالي للفنون المسرحية سنة 2010

عمل كمساعد مدرس في نفس المعهد لمدة سنة لمادتي التمثيل و المختبر المسرحي, وعمل في سوريا كمدرب ضمن مشروع المسرح التفاعلي لمدة سنة, شارك كممثل بعدة عروض مسرحية بعدة دول منها سوريا وتونس, بلجيكا والمانيا واليونان, وعمل وسام كمخرج لعدة أعمال عرضين مسرحيين هما جزيرة البجع واحد واثنان في القاهرة عن نصي النظام العالمي الجديد لهارولد بنتر وارتجالية أوهايو لصامويل بيكيت , وعرض إثبات العكس عن نص السويسري اوليفيه شيشياري

Interviewed by Raghad Al Makhlouf
September 27th, 2017 | Arabic

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عملت كممثلة في العديد من الأعمال المسرحية والسينمائية والتلفزيونية, روميو وجولييت اخراج الفرنسي دافيد بوبيه, العادلون مهدي ذهبي, وعملت في العروض المسرحية "فصل من الجحيم" و"الحلاج" و"أدونيس" إخراج أمل عمران، كما عملت بعدة عروض مسرحية خارج سوريا باللغات العربية والفرنسية والانجليزية مع مخرجين عدة أمثال "دافيد بوبيه" "مارسيل بوزونيه" "مهدي الذهبي" و"سليمان البسام".
عملت في السينما أمام كاميرا المخرج السوري أسامة محمد في صندوق الدنيا والمخرج المصري يسري نصر الله في باب الشمس

Interviewed by Raghad Almakhlouf
September 29th, 2017 | Arabic

Status host Raghad Almakhlouf speaks with Syrian actress Hala Omran.

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Dr. Hussam Jefee-Bahloul is a Syrian psychiatrist and poet currently working in the United States.

Interviewed by Osama Esber

September 23, 2017 | Arabic

Status host Osama Esber speaks with Dr. Hussam Jefee-Bahloul about the psychological effects of the Syrian war on women and children.

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Fadwa Mahmoud is one of the founders of "Families For Freedom", a Syrian organization led by women, which campaigns for the release of those detained and missing on all sides of the conflict. Fadwa's husband is Syrian opposition figure Abdul-Aziz al-Khayir, who was kidnapped in Damascus in 2012.

Interviewed by Katty Alhayek
October 22nd, 2017 | Arabic

Status host Katty Alhayek speaks with Mahmoud about her activism for the organization and Families for Freedom's newest campaign, "freedom bus", which launched in early October.

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دردشة مع نساء مشروع الألِف عن مبادرة الخط الساخن للجنسانية. يهدف الخط الساخن إلى تقديم الدعم للنساء وذوي الجندر غير النمطي اللواتي/الذين لديهن/م أسئلة وتساؤلات حول الجنسانية، النوع الاجتماعي، والصحة الجنسية والانجابية. تتكلم متطوعات/ي الخط الساخن من منظور نسوي، وتقدم المعلومات الصحيحة والخالية من الأحكام المسبقة. كما أننا نعكس نظرة إيجابية للجسد والجنسانية، ونضع هذه المسائل في سياق سياسي أوسع من السياق الطبي، وأحياناً نقوم بإحالة المتصلات/ين إلى الخدمات المحتاجة

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Nikolaos (Koos) Van Dam is a Dutch scholar and author on the Middle East, and a leading specialist on Syria. He also was Dutch Ambassador to Iraq, Egypt, Germany and Indonesia, and Netherlands Special Envoy to the Syrian Opposition.

Interviewed by Mouin Rabbani
August 29th, 2017 | English

In this episode of "Politics and Policy", Mouin Rabbani speaks with Nikolaos Van Dam on the conflict in Syria.

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Aron Lund

Hosted by Bassam Haddad

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Omar Abdulaziz Hallaj

Hosted by Katty Alhayek

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Rabie Nasr

Hosted by Bassam Haddad

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Laila Shereen Sakr

Hosted by Adel Iskandar

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Abdullah Al-Arian

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Sahar Francis

Hosted by Nour Joudah

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Hani Al-Masri

Hosted by Mouin Rabbani

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Wael Gamal

Interviewed by Dina El Khawaga

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Afrah Nasser

Interviewed by Mohamad-Ali Nayel

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Alia Malek

Interviewed by Malihe Razazan

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Homa Hoodfar

Interviewed by Noura Erakat

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