FAFS Seminar, October 29, American University of Beirut
by Martha Mundy, Rami Zurayk, Saker el Nour, Cynthia Gharios

Date: 2016-02-05

a documentary (with English and French subtitles)
by Habib Ayeb


Date: 2015-11-13

by Hasankeyf committee / Thimar

On the Global Hasankeyf Action Day in Hasankeyf and several cities hundreds of people demonstrated against the expected destruction of the town through the Ilisu Dam on the Tigris and for Hasankeyf.


The biggest action was done in the 12.000 years old town of Hasankeyf at the Tigris River in Turkish Kurdistan today. Around 400 people gathered in the centre of Hasankeyf, which is threatened by the Ilisu Dam, and blocked the central intersection. Other demonstrations took place in Baghdad, Istanbul, and Hamburg as well as other locations.

Date: 2015-09-25

by Thimar

Documenting the unfolding tradegdy in Yemen this page serves to archive news and other reports about the Yemeni agricultural sector and the related food crisis. With some 60% of the population dependent on food aid before the war and its food producing sector / agriculture (especially wheat) already crippled by the combination of reccurent conflict and the hare-brained application of neoliberal policy prescriptions, the current war promises great harm to the general population.  This page will be continously updated. Those who are carrying out the bombing are those, a month into the conflict, elected to get in ‘humanitarian aid’ past the blockade. This page will be update continously.


Date: 2015-04-19

by Samir Amin and Ray Bush

Samir Amin has argued that the challenges which Africa is facing today should be put in the longer time frame of the continuous construction by the imperialist centres of an asymmetric dominating and dominated relationship with the peripheries of the three continents. In that respect, the contemporary new stage of imperialist monopoly capital sees Africa almost exclusively as a source of natural resources to be plundered.

Date: 2015-03-03

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We are happy to announce that Ray Bush's "Poverty and Neoliberalsm" has recently been published in Arabic.
One article about Sinay, a village in South Lebanon, and its history of contested property rights. The other about the role of property rights related political contestation in the Tunisian uprising/revolution on the example of Sidi Bouzid.
We are very happy to start off what we hope will be a long series of reviews of books of interest on thimar with François Ireton's review of الفلاحين في مسر كبار الملاك و -- Kibâr al mullâk wa-l fallâhîn fî Misr, 1837-1952 -- by Raouf Abbas and Assem EI-Dessouky
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