Issue 24: Untitled (9/26/2006)

Articles in this Issue

The occupied village At-Tuwani is on the southern fringe of Hebron district and is slowly being eaten away by settlers that live on stolen adjacent lands. Zachary Wales recounts the story of At-Tuwani and in particular one of its residents, who is leading a personal struggle of resistance and fatherhood.

Zachary Wales

The documentary Goal Dreams chronicles the challenges as well as tremendous effort and will of a Palestinian football team to qualify for the 2006 World Cup. The players and the obstacles they face can be associated with the Palestinian political struggle for freedom and statehood.

Tawfik Jamjoum

Typecast and stereotyped, required to assimilate or questioned of their loyalties, the debate continues about who South Asian Muslim youth are. Instead, they should be understood in the socioeconomic and cultural context—and their multiple identities and civic commitments should be recognized.

Muntasir Sattar

"The authors in Voices of Resistance: Muslim Women on War, Faith and Sexuality resist the temptation to simplify Muslimness into one kind—whether geographically, sexually, spiritually or in terms of the many nuances of the Great Veil Debate. Instead, "Iqra" commands the book—"read" the many, the multi-faceted, and the defiant voices of Muslim women. "

Shahnaz Habib

Blogs, videos, and artwork filled in the glaring gaps left by the mainstream news media during the recent invasion of Lebanon, leading to the galvanization of a global movement in support of the Lebanese, and giving us a glimpse into the different ways of using digital art and information for advocacy, awareness, and fundraising.

Meena Jagannath

Two attorneys observe military commissions for four weeks in Guantanamo Bay reaching the same conclusions that the Supreme Court did—that the commissions violated the basic principles of US and international law and harm the United States' already diminishing reputation as a leader of human rights.

Priti Patel