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  • Jafar Panahi in his film, "Taxi." Photo via Youtube user: moviemaniacsDE

    Taxi, the newest film by renowned Iranian film director Jafar Panahi, won the Berlin Film Festival’s Golden Bear on February 15. The Iranian government has banned Panahi from making films for 20 years.


  • Soldiers wave the Egyptian flag over Tahrir Square. Photo via Flickr user: Alisdare Hickson
    Notes on (Egyptian) Nationalism

    The anniversary of the January 25 revolution has not passed unstained with blood, mixed with the memory of 2011′s euphoria and the relentlessly lingering hope and desire to witness the actualization of its promised fruit.


  • Muslim women at prayer. Photo via Flickr user: PnP!
    Gender Apartheid: The Real No-Go Zones

    Instead of zones based on Muslims and non-Muslims, Muslim communities have no-go zones for women. These no-go zones have existed for much longer and been much more accepted than the fictitious no-go zones of Paris or Birmingham.