How the Gezi uprising transformed citizenship in the contemporary neoliberal city
Last month a video surfaced online of Pakistan army officers in the country's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) that caused outrage on social media. In the video, army men look on as a fellow soldier, dressed up in Pashtun women's cultural clothing, does a caricature of a dance. This attempt to get some entertainment at the expense of others was to many an insult added to the many injuries FATA and its people have endured throughout the years.
On Thursday morning, Mohamedou Ould Slahi, author of the acclaimed memoir Guantánamo Diary and one of Gitmo’s longest-resident prisoners, now in his 15th year of detention without being charged with a crime, went before a Periodic Review Board (PRB) designed to determine whether holding him there indefinitely “remains necessary to protect against a continuing significant threat to the security of the United States.” The board’s six members – comprising senior officials from the Departments of Defense, H