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The Gendered Body Public: Egypt, Sexual Violence and Revolution

Jan 28 2013   by Maia Mikdashi

We must acknowledge, sit with, and address the sexual violence that has, is, and will occur in and around Tahrir Square. How do we do this work in a responsible and ethical manner that is in solidarity with Egypt’s ongoing (and multiple) revolutions? How do we retain and respect political, economic, and social complexity in the face of the horrors of mass and public sexual assault? Read the rest of this entry

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Jordan Protests: Shock Absorbed, the Regime Will Not Fall

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (R) speaks with Jordan’s King Abdullah upon his arrival in the West Bank city of Ramallah 6 December 2012.(Photo: Reuters – Yousef
Allan/ Handout)

By: Hisham Bustani

Published Thursday, December 6, 2012

There is no doubt that the November protests in Jordan were unprecedented. They were a first in terms of mass, explicit slogans directed against the King and the Hashemite monarchy, with some demonstrations even calling for the establishment of a republic in Jordan. Read the rest of this entry

JORDAN: Cash Crisis, Arab Ferment Threaten Jordan’s Stability

Anti-government protesters shout slogans during a demonstration following an announcement that Jordan would raise fuel prices, including a hike on cooking gas, in Amman on November 13, 2012. The placard read
Anti-government protesters shout slogans during a demonstration following an announcement that Jordan would raise fuel prices, including a hike on cooking gas, in Amman on November 13, 2012. The placard read ‘Empty bellies do not know of belonging and loyalty.’ Violent protests that shocked Jordan this month have mostly subsided, but unprecedented chants for the ‘fall of the regime’ suggested a deeper malaise in a kingdom so far spared the revolts reshaping the Arab world. (Reuters Photo/Muhammad Hamed) Read the rest of this entry

Jordan’s Protests: Political Economy, Protest, and Empire

Saleem Haddad  Posted  on Nov 22, 2012

“Erm, why do they have to, like, break stuff?,” a common complaint made against the protesters in Jordan. (Image by Nidal Elkhairy) Read the rest of this entry