Land Day – BDS Global Day of Action 2011

For all the activities undertaken for the BDS Global Day of Action, please click here Today is Palestinian Land Day, a day that commemorates the day in 1976 when Israeli security forces shot and killed six young Palestinian citizens of Israel and injured 70 others who were protesting against the expropriation of Palestinian land to … Continue reading

Syria: the people will not step down

The Syrian regime is shaken by the popular uprising that started in the southern city of Deraa, and has now become a symbol of resistance nationwide. There have now been protests across Syria calling for freedom and the scrapping of repressive laws. The uprisings were triggered by the arrest of 15 children in Deraa, who … Continue reading

Syria: End of the silence?

Syria has witnessed on Friday 18th of March and the past few days small demonstrations of few hundred people in Damascus mainly, but also in the city of Homs..  The security forces dispersed a demonstration this morning after Friday prayers inside the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus. In Homs, protesters demonstrated in front the mosque Khaled … Continue reading

State of Emergency declared and Saudi troops enter Bahrain to put down revolution

Today, Wednesday 16th of April, at least six people were reported dead and hundreds injured after security forces in Bahrain drove out protesters from the Pearl Roundabout in the capital, Manama. A 12-hour curfew came into force at 4pm in areas of the city including the Pearl Roundabout, the Bahrain Financial Harbour, and several other … Continue reading

What does it mean to be an academic / activist?

Or in other words, in relation to the title of my presentation, “what is to be done to be an academic /activist?” I believe that in the world of today, being an activist as well as an academic is combining the theory and the practice of constant critic and mobilization for a society that respects … Continue reading

On why we as Lebanese women should support the anti sectarian demonstrations

Picture:Matthew Cassel A conversation I’ve had many times over, and one of the biggest criticism of feminists I’ve heard, was that we were focusing way too much on women only, while forgetting, willingly or not, to replace them in a context of economics and broader struggle for social justice and egalitarian system, in a word, … Continue reading

Solidarity with the Women of Bahrain

Targeting: Michelle Bachelet (Executive Director of UN Women), International NGOs, and International Community Started by: Women of Lulu March 8th, 2011 – International Women’s Day “A Better World for All” Bahrain is currently experiencing a massive popular uprising in which large numbers of women from different socio-economic, political and religious backgrounds have taken to the streets to … Continue reading

Egypt and the formation of a new left party: interview with Tamer Wageeh

The revolutionary process in Egypt is ongoing. Last Friday demonstrations gathering hundreds of thousands of protesters were in Tahrir Square demanding the dismantling of the regime and the former ruling National Democratic Party. The resignation of Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq is one step in the right direction. He was replaced by former transport minister Essam … Continue reading