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Alex Fattal
Alex Fattal, PhD de Harvard en antropología social, es un Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow en el Mahindra Humanities Center de Harvard University. Está trabajando en su libro que se llama “Marketing de Guerrilla: Guerra de Información y la Desmovilización de Miembros de las FARC”.

Entries by Alex Fattal

2016 Will Be Colombia's Year, and Why It Matters

(0) Comments | Posted January 4, 2016 | 9:52 PM

In 2015, news of Syria's globalized civil war and the mobilization of ISIS recruits dominated the international sections in U.S. newspapers. In contrast, Colombia's civil war, which has been winding down, has received much less attention. 2016 promises to be the year in which fighters from the Revolutionary Armed Forces...

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El Espectro de Ralph Nader y Porque los Colombianos no Deben Votar en Blanco

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2014 | 6:51 PM

El año era 2000 y la diferencia electoral entre los primeros dos candidatos fue 5 votos electorales. Los aspirantes a la presidencia eran Al Gore, George W. Bush y un tercero, Ralph Nader quien ganó 97.488 votos en la Florida. Estos votos, menos que 1% del total nacional, fueron la...

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Credit Crisis

(20) Comments | Posted September 21, 2012 | 9:24 AM

A year ago today my brother sprinted down the steps of Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said's private aircraft and jumped into my arms in Muscat, Oman. My parents wrapped themselves around us, and our family embraced in a giant bear hug for the whole world to see. It is...

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Two Years Too Long

(1) Comments | Posted July 25, 2011 | 10:36 AM

This Sunday, my brother Josh and his friend Shane Bauer are due to have their final hearing in an Iranian court, where they are falsely accused of espionage. It will be exactly two years since their capture on the unmarked border with Iraqi Kurdistan, a semi-autonomous region of northern Iraq...

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Iran's Physical Abuse and Psychological Torture Needs to Stop

(84) Comments | Posted June 13, 2011 | 1:45 PM

Last week, our families published information that has been gnawing away at us for many months: my brother Josh and his friend Shane Bauer have been beaten while in Evin Prison in Iran and feared that they would be executed shortly after their arrest nearly 23 months ago. Shane and...

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Hunger Strike for Josh and Shane's Freedom Rolls On

(50) Comments | Posted May 26, 2011 | 12:50 PM

In the last moments of my mom's hunger strike, she began writhing in pain. Sitting in our kitchen in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, she bobbed back and forth massaging her legs after 48 hours without food.

Today, our family marks 664 days of a form of torture no less visceral: the...

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Giving Thanks for the People Helping Me in Our Campaign to Free the Hikers

(30) Comments | Posted November 25, 2010 | 12:10 PM

Thanksgiving feels empty with my brother Josh still sitting in Evin Prison in Iran for no good reason. Rather than wallow in his absence I want to reflect on some of the amazing people I'm thankful for. Without them living life amidst this peculiar international crisis would not be possible.

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A Letter to My Brother, Still Imprisoned in Iran

(20) Comments | Posted October 11, 2010 | 11:58 AM

On July 31, 2009, my brother Josh Fattal was arrested by Iranian soldiers with his close friends Sarah Shourd and Shane Bauer while they were hiking in Iraqi Kurdistan near the poorly marked border with Iran. When Sarah was released last month, leaving Josh and Shane behind in Evin Prison...

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An Outrageous Injustice and Call to Action

(15) Comments | Posted July 12, 2010 | 4:42 PM

Today is day 346. Iran, enough is enough! Making my brother Josh and his two friends Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd suffer in Evin Prison for nearly a year is wrong and needs to end.

To underscore this point, we are calling on...

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On Hiking, Biking and Freedom Needlessly Denied

(4) Comments | Posted February 21, 2010 | 11:02 PM

Adapted from an article first published in Newsweek the week of November 14, 2009.

There are certain crises that always loom as possibilities: a chronic illness in the family, strife in a relationship, a car accident. To have a brother detained in Iran, with no way to contact...

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