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The three battles I mentioned have been the battle for genuine national sovereignty and self-determination in the face of colonial domination by foreign and regional powers; the battle for sustained and equitable national socioeconomic development based on human endeavors and productive activities, rather than rentier economics and real estate speculation; and the battle for citizen rights and freedoms in the face of subjugation by centralized and unaccountable state authorities.The Jordanian government's reversal of its original ban is a meaningful victory to be built on, because it affirms the right of citizens to enjoy a diversity of cultural, artistic and political views. The band is popular across the Arab world in part due to the controversial social issues it tackles, including sexuality, religion and political oppression.So the ban not only politically oppresses citizen rights, it also reflects officials' simplistic view of how the world actually operates today.The outcry against the ban was swift and widespread across Arab societies, mostly on social media.
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