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"Religious Difference in a Secular Age: A Minority Report is an exploration of the minority question not so much in the context of warfare but of stable governance where the promise of civil and political equality continues to hold sway. Because I am interested in how religious difference has come to be regulated and remade under secularism, I focus on the problem of religious minorities rather than groups defined by ethnic, linguistic, or other attributes."


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"While human shields were used sporadically in Israel/Palestine over the next seven decades, it was only in the midst of the Second Intifada (which erupted in September 2000) that the legal category human shield was invoked with certain frequency. As several human rights organizations have noted, during the 2002 military operation “Defensive Shield,” Israeli soldiers would randomly take Palestinian civilians and force them to enter buildings suspected of being booby-trapped, made them remove suspicious objects from roads, stand inside houses where soldiers had set up military positions, and walk in front of soldiers to shield them from gunfire."
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The following essay is a supplement to The Politics of human shielding: On the resignification of space and the constitution of civilians as shields in liberal wars, by Neve Gordon and Nicola Perug...
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Beyond the extreme poverty of design of these containers and the inopportune symbol that they convey of bodies one would like to conveniently ship back to where they come from, beyond even the non-existence of any sense of urbanity (rigid alignment, no social space, etc.), there is the dimension of absolute control that rules its space. The camp is surrounded by a fence and its access is made by palm-recognition through this device.


TWO IMPORTANT POINTS: 1. Although the photographs presented here are meant to contribute to a larger imaginary about the Calais’s “Jungle,” they represent only a fragment of it an…
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The body of a missing Italian student was found with signs of torture, including multiple stab wounds and cigarette burns, by the side of a highway on the outskirts of the Egyptian capital, an investigating prosecutor told The Associated Press on Thursday.

Giulio Regeni, a 28-year-old graduate student conducting research in Egypt, went missing in Cairo on Jan. 25, the fifth anniversary of the uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

At the time, police were on high alert against any demonstrations marking the anniversary and in previous days had conducted sweeps in downtown Cairo, detaining some Egyptian activists, deporting foreigners whose visas had expired and searching apartments.

CAIRO (AP) — The body of a missing Italian student was found with signs of torture, including multiple stab wounds and cigarette burns, by the side of a highway on the outskirts of the Egyptian capital, an investigating…
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In 1953 Fanon moved to Algeria to work in the small town of Blida, about 50 miles from the capital Algiers. He applied for a position as a psychiatrist, having recently qualified. Fanon did not leave France for Algeria because he predicted the future publishing success of The Wretched of the Earth, or that a war and revolution against France was about to break out. Algeria transformed Fanon. At the large hospital in Blida he experimented with therapies that he had seen at Saint Alban and developed with the Spanish revolutionary psychiatrist François Tosquelles. After 1954 the hospital was quickly drawn into the war.


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"For me, the larger issue is the idea that some women have children that are more desirable in our society, and others have children that are disposable,” says No Más Bebés producer Virginia Espino. “Forced sterilization or coercive sterilization practices are a symptom of this larger belief, not the cause."


In the early 1970s, as feminists advocated for abortion rights in the lead-up to Roe v. Wade, an L.A. county hospital was years into a federally funded ...
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“We are in need of a lot in this city, but mainly we need a lot of patience!” commented one of many commuters on a mild spring day in 2014, waiting for his connecting cab at Abbas Bin Firnas, the checkpoint at the city’s main entrance about 2 kilometres east of Baghdad Airport. Thousands of commuters from the western suburbs and dozens of new arrivals coming from the airport pass through this checkpoint everyday on their way to the city centre.


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“I am an Arab volunteer. I came to defend freedom on the front in Madrid, to defend Damascus in Guadalajara, Jerusalem in Cordoba, Baghdad in Toledo, Cairo in Cadiz and Tetuan in Burgos.”


You Come From Faraway, a film in the making, recounts the story of Najati Sidki, a Palestinian journalist and communist who fought in the Spanish Civil War for universal social justice
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In “Critique of Violence” Benjamin argues that all violence as a means either is lawmaking or law-preserving, which means that human actions under normal circumstances either will be an affirmation of the present law, or human actions will strive to transcend the present law by creating a new law. Since all law is pernicious—something that Agamben and Benjamin agree upon but for different reasons—it is only possible to overcome sovereign power by an utter destruction of the law without instituting a new law.


Key Concept Wall painting of Agamben at the Abode of Chaos, France In “The Messiah and the Sovereign: The Problem of Law in Walter Benjamin,” Agamben expli
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"I have had many interactions with police officers since then, some better, a few just as bad. But I go into each one expecting to fear and to be feared. And when I see the news of another unarmed person’s death, I wonder how their stories began.

If they began something like mine."


It’s not hard to see how you could end up a statistic.
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This brief analysis shows that the history of modern urban rhythms is not a simple story of the effect of technology on human society. Any such history must place technology within a specific physical environment and a complex web of social, economic, and ideological factors. In other words, the working of technological infrastructures, in themselves complex ensembles of humans, is affected by its physical and social environment just as much as it affects them.


Avner Wishnitzer, Tel Aviv University It is the morning rush hour in the Istanbul neighborhood of Eminönü. Another ferry is approaching the quay and even before it is tied to the platform, hordes o...
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The role of women in the transformation of cities remains theoretically problematic.

While women’s leadership in organizations rebuilding communities and
neighborhoods and their creation of new paradigms for monumentality are
sometimes noted in the press, these interventions have yet to inform cultural
discourse in the design disciplines or in the history and theory of art and architecture.

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