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Nadine Wahab

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Not the Time to Forget Sudan

(2) Comments | Posted October 1, 2012 | 8:34 AM

While the world is preoccupied with the Arab Spring turned Autumn turned Winter, Sudan continues to be a cesspool of human rights violations. For example, the trial of Nubian activist Jalila Khamis, 45-year-old mother of 5, teacher and Nubian woman human rights defender, who may face a death...

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Egypt Voted for Chaos

(0) Comments | Posted June 14, 2012 | 3:26 PM

There is only one conversation in Cairo this week -- Who will you vote for in the run-off election? The revolutionaries themselves can't agree on whether Islamic domination or a return to a Mubarak-esque autocracy would be worse for the country. The spectacle of the elections has overshadowed the fact...

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Egypt: Trendsetter for Democracy in the Mideast?

(1) Comments | Posted November 26, 2010 | 12:34 PM

Without international monitors, and a continued crack down on opposition parties and independent media, experts anticipate an over whelming National Democratic Party (NDP) win in this weekend's parliamentary election. No surprise there. The continued silencing of all dissenting voices in the lead up to the election...

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Flash Mob in Egypt: Protesters find a way around Emergency Law

(10) Comments | Posted June 19, 2010 | 4:17 PM

A Flash Mob was organized in Egypt last week by the Facebook fan page, We are Khalid Said. The page was formed in memory of Khaled Said who was brutally tortured and killed by Alexandria police on June 6th. According to AP, he was killed "after...

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The Battle over SB 1070

(17) Comments | Posted June 8, 2010 | 11:07 AM

Last week, South Carolina and Minnesota introduced copy-cat versions of AZ's SB 1070 with 8 other states set to follow suit, while hundreds of protestors descended on the White House to send a clear message of concern to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer during her visit with...

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Guest Blogger Adel Iskandar -- Roots of Profiling: Remembering Edward Said's Critique

(2) Comments | Posted February 12, 2010 | 5:46 PM

The word "Racial profiling" used to elicit strong negative impressions as it connotes selective prejudicial treatment based on external characteristics. Much like the word "propaganda," which fell out of fashion in the mid-1950s, "profiling" continues to persist despite the desire on everyone's part to distance themselves from the practice of...

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Time to celebrate more then just the idea of Human Rights

(1) Comments | Posted December 10, 2009 | 4:00 PM

Today marks the 61st anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which affirms that "[a]ll human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights." The principles laid out in this historic document bear a resemblance to another declaration that is at the foundation of the United...

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