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A Syrian Activist in Hiding: Democracy Now! Interview with Razan Zaitouneh

Daily protests continue in Syria even as the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights estimates the government has killed more than 3,500 people during the last eight months in its attempt to silence a growing popular uprising. Over the weekend, protesters carried out a general strike in several ...  Read More »

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The Ongoing Struggle in Bahrain: An Interview with Alaa Shehabi

Alaa Shehabi (AS): I am Alaa Shehabi from Bahrain. I am a lecturer, economist, and writer by day. I am also the wife of a political detainee. My husband is called Ghazi Farhan, he is a businessman, completely apolitical. A month after the Saudis invaded, he was arrested from his office car park. On that day, 12 ...  Read More »

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The Fire Next Time Is Now: An Interview with Angus Wright

Angus Wright has a way of saying things we may not want to hear in a way that is hard to ignore. An example: During a meeting of environmentalists about shaping the public conversation on our most pressing ecological crises, folks were wrestling with how to present an honest analysis in accessible language—how to ...  Read More »

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Organizing for No Military Trials for Civilians: Interview with Egyptian Activist Shahira Abouellail

Since the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) assumed interim governance of Egypt on 28 January 2011, at least twelve thousand civilians have been subjected to speedy military trials, often without any access to lawyers, witnesses, or evidence. SCAF is using military trials as a means to stifle dissent and ...  Read More »

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Turkish Politics, Kurdish Rights, and the KCK Operations: An Interview with Asli Bali

Turkey recently has witnessed a massive police operation against activists, advocates, academics, and publishers who are pro-Kurdish on the grounds of alleged links to the outlawed “Union of Communities in Kurdistan” (sometimes also referred to as the Kurdish Communities Union), known by its Kurdish-language acronym, ...  Read More »

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Unfulfilled Promises and Demands in Post-Revolution Egypt: Interview with Wael Gamal

In this short interview, Wael Gamal discusses the unfulfilled promises and demands in post-revolution Egypt. Since February, the powers that be in Egypt, symbolized and represented by the Supreme Council for the Armed Forces, had promised or agreed to implement a number of policies and decisions that comport with the ...  Read More »

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Portraits of a People

In the end, after the terror, torture, and murder, the tyrant rules with his face. The people cannot escape it, his image is all-consuming, devouring our streets, our walls, our shops, our screens. His face erases all others. Either you become a reflective surface for his image, or you disappear, literally and ...  Read More »

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An Interview with Hisham Matar

On 22 August, the day Libyan rebel forces took Tripoli, acclaimed author and son of Libya, Hisham Matar, opened an impassioned essay with, “We got rid of Muammar Qaddafi. I never thought I would be able to write these words. I thought it might have to be something like: ‘Qaddafi has died of old age’; a terrible ...  Read More »

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Leyla Halid'le Soylesi: Yasanmis Gundelik Bir Deneyim Olarak Direnis ve Devrim

[This interview was conducted in Arabic by Ziad Abu-Rish and translated/published from English into Turkish by SOL KÜRE.] Leyla Halid’le Söyleşi: Yaşanmış Gündelik Bir Deneyim Olarak Direniş ve Devrim [Aşağıdaki metin, yazarın 2007 yazında Leyla Halid’le yaptığı söyleşi dizisinin 1. bölümüdür.] İşgal ...  Read More »

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Entrevista con dirigentes de la Federacion General de Sindicatos de Bahrein

[This interview was conducted in Arabic by Bassam Haddad and Ziad Abu-Rish and translated/published from English into Spanish by www.rebelion.org] Entrevista con dirigentes de la Federación General de Sindicatos de Bahréin [Traducción para Rebelión de Loles Oliván] Recientemente tuvimos la oportunidad ...  Read More »

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Jadaliyya Interview with Leaders of the General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions

We recently had the chance to sit down and talk with representatives of the General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions during a US visit sponsored by the AFL-CIO. What follows is an edited sequence of different parts of the interview, which was conducted in Arabic on 6 October 2011 in Washington DC. The interview ...  Read More »

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Generation Rev and the Struggle for Democracy: Interview with Aly El-Raggal

Generation Rev, the revolutionary generation that has overtaken the world stage, whether in Tahrir Square or on Wall Street, has arrived at a critical juncture. This group of twenty-somethings has been experimenting for five to six years with novel ways of doing politics. They are known for horizontal organizing, ...  Read More »

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Democracy Now! Interview with Toby Jones on "Iranian Assassination Plot"

This is an interview conducted with Toby Jones on Wednesday, 12 October, in regards to the alleged Iranian-backed plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States. The interview addresses the facts that have been revealed thus far, potential explanations for why the Iranian regime would engage in such an ...  Read More »

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What Does a Jew Want?

Udi Aloni is a well-known Israeli filmmaker, theatre director, writer and activist, whose most recent work includes films such as Forgiveness, Local Angel, and Kashmir: Journey to Freedom. Columbia University Press just published his new book, What Does a Jew Want?: On Binationalism and Other Specters. I met with ...  Read More »

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AJE Interview with Paul Sedra on Copts in Egypt and Recent Attack on Protesters

The following interview with Paul Sedra aired live on Sunday 10 October 2011. Paul discusses the build up to and context of the protest of over 10,000 Egyptians (mainly Copts), which was attacked by plain clothed thugs as well as military personnel on Sunday 9 October. The attacks left at least seventeen dead and many ...  Read More »

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Resistance and Revolution as Lived Daily Experience: An Interview with Leila Khaled (Part 4)

[This is Part 4 of a translated transcription of a series of interviews conducted by the author with Leila Khaled during the summer of 2007. Click here to read the Introduction to the interview, here to read Part 1,  here to read Part 2, and here to read Part 3] After a brief ...  Read More »

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Resistance and Revolution as Lived Daily Experience: An Interview with Leila Khaled (Part 3)

[This is Part 3 of a translated transcription of a series of interviews conducted by the author with Leila Khaled during the summer of 2007. Click here to read the Introduction to the interview, here to read Part 1, and here to read Part 2.] The 1960s were particularly formative for many ...  Read More »

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Democracy Now! Interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani on Palestinian Statehood Bid

This is a debate featuring Jadaliyya Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani and Electronic Intifada's Ali Abunimah which aired live on 23 September, 2011. The interview centered around the question of whether or not the U.N. statehood bid advances or undermines the Palestinian struggle. Rabbani argued that the core ...  Read More »

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Ma'an News Agency Interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani on Palestine UN Bid

[The following interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani was published by Ma'an News Agency on 22 September 2011. It was conducted by Jared Malsin.] Escaping the diplomatic framework created by the never-completed Oslo peace accords is the only route for Palestinians to ensure the realizations of their rights, ...  Read More »

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Al-Jazeera Interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat on PLO/PA Strategy at the UN

The following interview aired live on Al Jazeera English's The Stream with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat on 20 September 2011. Erakat argues that if the PLO is serious about changing its strategy vis-a-vis Israel post-statehood bid, it should commit to shifting from bilateralism to multilateralism and look to its ...  Read More »

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Interview with Hossam El-Hamalawy on Counter-Revolution in Egypt

Seven months after the fall of Hosni Mubarak, the popular debate on what constitutes genuine change and revolution in Egypt rages on. The decapitated hydra of Mubarak's regime lives on under a different guise, but average citizens seem more determined than ever to not let any special interests steal their hard-won ...  Read More »

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"Arab Talk" Interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Bassam Haddad on Syria and Arab Uprisings

This interview was conducted with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Bassam Haddad by Jess Ghannam of KPOO's "Arab Talk." The interview discusses the domestic, regional, and international implications of of the Arab uprisings, specifically what these uprisings mean for the future of Arab politics, the foreign policies of ...  Read More »

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Interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Lisa Hajjar on Obama's own 'Gitmo,' Bagram, and US Detention Policy

This interview was conducted with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Lisa Hajjar during the week marking the ten year anniversary of the 11 September attack in the United States. Interviewed by Jess Ghannam of KPOO's "Arab Talk," Lisa begins with a survey of the landscape of US detention policy of the last ten years. While ...  Read More »

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Interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani on Palestinian Statehood

With the United Nations set to debate Palestinian statehood on 20 September, Jadaliyya Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani, a Middle East-based expert on Palestine and Visiting Senior Fellow at the Institute for Palestine Studies, discusses the background to and implications of this development. He will be in the U.S. 15 ...  Read More »

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AJE Interview Featuring Noura Erakat on Palestinian Statehood Bid

[The following roundtable interview was conducted by Roxanne Horesh with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat and several other analysts. It was published on Al Jazeera English on 19 September 2011.] Debating the UN bid for Palestinian statehood Experts discuss what may happen with the Palestinian bid for UN ...  Read More »

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Resistance and Revolution as Lived Daily Experience: An Interview with Leila Khaled (Part 2)

[This is Part 2 of a translated transcription of a series of interviews conducted by the author with Leila Khaled during the summer of 2007. Click here to read the Introduction to the interview, and here to read Part 1.] The 1940s through the 1960s were decades of intense social and political mobilization throughout ...  Read More »

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Democracy Now! Interview with Anjali Kamat on Militarization and Reconciliation in Libya

This is an interview conducted with Anjali Kamat on Wednesday, 14 September, in regards to the post-Qaddaif situation in Libya. The interview addresses the legacies of both Qaddafi's rule and the armed rebellion to overthrow him, highlighting questions of militarization, reconciliation, and the future role of ...  Read More »

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Democracy Now! Interview with Mahmood Mamdani on Regional Implications of NATO Intervention

This is an interview conducted with Mahmood Mamdani on Wednesday, 14 September, in regards to recent developments in Libya and Sudan. The interview addresses the implications of NATO's intervention in Libya and the independence of South Sudan, highlighting the regional implications for the African continent. As the ...  Read More »

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KPOO's "Arab Talk" Interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor on Bagram, Obama's Other Gitmo, and US Detention Policy

This interview was conducted with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Lisa Hajjar during the week marking the ten year anniversary of the September 11 attack in the United States. Conducted by Jess Ghannam, of KPOO's "Arab Talk," the interview begins with a survey of the landscape of US detention policy of the last ten ...  Read More »

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"Zahra's Paradise": An Interview with Amir and Khalil

[The writer Amir and the artist Khalil (both have chosen anonymity for political reasons) began publishing the webcomic Zahra’s Paradise online in February 2010. This week, First Second Books will publish Zahra’s Paradise as a graphic novel. Jadaliyya interviewed Amir and Khalil on the occasion of the book’s ...  Read More »

About the Interviews Page

Jadaliyya’s Interview Page is a hub for all interviews published on Jadaliyya, including those in print, audio, and video formats. It features three categories of interviews: interviews conducted for Jadaliyya publication; interviews featuring Jadaliyya Co-Editors; interviews published elsewhere but considered important enough to be republished on Jadaliyya.

 

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