Mona Kareem · November, 2011

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I am a Stateless (Bidun) of Kuwait born in Dec 1987, published two poetry collections, and doing my graduate studies at SUNY Binghamton Comparative Literature program.

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Latest posts by Mona Kareem from November, 2011

Kuwait: Protesters Storm the National Assembly

  18 November 2011

Thousands of angry Kuwaitis stormed the National Assembly building on Wednesday 16 November, after police and security forces clashed with protestors. Kuwait's political sphere has been extremely tense in the past few years, and with the Arab Spring earlier this year, the situation took a new turn.

Kuwait: Video Campaign to Teach Citizens about the Constitution

  16 November 2011

To mark the 49th anniversary of the Kuwaiti constitution, a group of activists decided to remind citizens of the different clauses of the constitution. Under the theme of Tadry [ar] (Did you know?), Sout Al-Kuwait (Voice of Kuwait) produced six videos, each spanning a few seconds, explaining to citizens six select articles from the constitution.

UAE: Detained Activists Begin Hunger Strike

  15 November 2011

Five activists held in the UAE since April and currently standing trial for publishing material online, using aliases, have started an open-ended hunger strike to draw attention to their plight and the abuse they are receiving in prison. Mona Kareem checks out netizens' reactions to their cause.

Bahrain: Are Police Cars Running Over Protesters on Purpose?

  12 November 2011

Bahrain has long maintained that it was dealing with unrest according to international law. Netizens have, however, been working around the clock to document human rights abuses committed by the authorities and posting them online for the world to see. In this post, Mona Kareem checks out videos posted online to show attempts by the police to run over protesters. Are police cars running over protesters on purpose?

Egypt: Men Should Wear the Veil!

  4 November 2011

With Islamists rising in post-revolution Egypt, fear of religious oppression is growing among youth, minorities, and women. A new Facebook group encouraging men to wear Hijab or veils, in solidarity with women has just popped up. Here are some reactions to the initiative from Egyptian and Tunisian netizens.

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