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Famed English Rocker Compares Queen To Dictators Mubarak, Gadaffi

Posted 07.17.2011 | Entertainment

Back in the heady days of youthful British revolt and anarchy-inspired punk, bands like the Sex Pistols railed against the Royal Family with regularit...

Uri Avnery on Israel and Palestine

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 07.04.2011 | World
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Israeli peace activist, journalist and writer Uri Avnery recently took the time to speak with me about recent developments in Israel-Palestine.

Al-Obedi's Tripoli Surprise and the Packaging of Libya's Future

Monroe Price | Posted 06.20.2011 | World
Monroe Price

Mubarak and young Gaddafi were speaking as players in an episode set by key actors, international and domestic, who had the expectation that their wishes would be fulfilled.

Egypt's Bad Choice for The Arab League

Hoda Osman | Posted 06.20.2011 | World
Hoda Osman

Why would Egypt nominate a former assistant to Mubarak, a long-time member of his party and a man whose victory in the parliamentary elections is widely contested to the Arab League?

Saki Knafo

The Story Of Maikel Nabil Sanad: The Egyptian Blogger Jailed For Taking On The Military | Saki Knafo | Posted 06.15.2011 | World

Just three days after Hosni Mubarak stepped down, while the rest of Egypt celebrated, a 25-year-old blogger made a grim prediction: "I'm a dead man." ...

Mubarak Reportedly Suffers Heart Attack

Posted 06.12.2011 | World

Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak suffered a heart attack today, according to AFP and Egyptian State TV. The Associated Press reported earlie...

What Would Jesus Do About Islam?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 06.11.2011 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

It's obvious that his solution wouldn't be war. He might even apply the Golden Rule by treating Muslims with common humanity, tolerance, and understanding.

The New War

David D. Burstein | Posted 06.07.2011 | World
David D. Burstein

Who are we fighting? Is this a war or not? Do we devote more resources? Less? These are the questions that we've asked in recent weeks about our effor...

Liberating Egypt's Media

Adel Iskandar | Posted 06.01.2011 | Media
Adel Iskandar

We are in fact still in the Mubarak era. The old regime may not exist in the Egyptian streets or in the offices of government but it dwells deep in the bellies of the bureaucracy that owes it very existence to him.

Toppling Dictators with a Lethal Dose of Technology and Nonviolent Action

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Stephanie Rudat

Ahmed Salah, an Egyptian journalist and activist who had survived torture while incarcerated in jail for pushing against the regime, brought his mission to the United States.

The Embarrassments of Empire

David Bromwich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Bromwich

Sovereign nations cannot have feelings as people do -- but there are times when they would blush if they could. The ascent of the administration to the perfection of embarrassment was gradual, and its stages deserve to be remembered.

A Hundred Yards From Liberty "Tahrir" Square

Nabil Fahmy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nabil Fahmy

Egyptians have traditionally called their country "Om El Donya" or "Mother of the World." But in recent years, Egyptians seemed less confident that th...

Tehran's Dilemma in Trying to Have It Both Ways

Alireza Jafarzadeh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alireza Jafarzadeh

To no one's surprise, the regime ruling Iran is watching the unrest in the Middle East and North Africa, searching for a way to exploit the outcomes to its advantage.

No Cheering in the Press Box, Please

Terence Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Terence Smith

Extraordinary winds of change are blowing through the Arab world. It is huge news, so let's treat it with the professionalism and independence a truly monumental event deserves.

The Great Wealth Shift Upward: Corporatists' War on the Working Class

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michele Swenson

"Balancing the budget" and "deficit reduction" have become code for shifting the benefits of government spending to corporations away from workers.

Irrational Fear of Gay Marriage + Irrational Fear of Obama = The Perfect Storm of Crazy (VIDEO)

Bryan Safi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bryan Safi


Mickey Mouse Pleads with Wisconsin Children: Don't Revolt! Watch TV! Go Shopping!

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Reverend Billy

When will we make the connection between official American violence and the free-for-all of our products?

"Mubarak!" "Gaddafi!" "Next Stop... Wall Street!"

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Goulston, M.D.

How is it that dictators and arrogant financial people are able to seize and hold onto control for so long, especially when soon after they seize or gain power the conditions for the common people and the attention to human rights deteriorate?

Steps for Tangible Change in Egypt

Neil Hicks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Neil Hicks

It's time for real change to start to take shape in Egypt. Watch this video where I explain how that can happen, and what steps need to be taken: ...

Egypt: New Regime, Some Old Abuses

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amnesty International

By Geoffrey Mock, the Egypt country specialist and chair of the Middle East County Specialists for Amnesty International USA. Nearly a month after E...

Blitzkrieg and Lessons From Egypt

George Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
George Weiner

The Egyptian people took intense action over a short amount of time and communicated real time via Twitter, mobile phones and Facebook while protesting.

Protesters Say Egypt Military Using Force

Reuters | By Marwa Awad and Dina Zayed | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

* Protesters say military fires shots into air * Thousands in Tahrir Square had called for new cabinet * Egyptian investigators detain former inform...

Eruption in Egypt: Will the Next Revolution be Stroomed?

Tom Grasty | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Grasty

When you think of the recent unrest in the Middle East, social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube immediately come to mind. Yet in a...

Sam Stein

Scott Walker's Prank Caller: I Was Going To Pretend To Be Mubarak First | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The man who pretended to be conservative bankroller David Koch on a prank phone call with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said Wednesday...

Running on Crazy

Mona Eltahawy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mona Eltahawy

The price of toppling Gadhafi will be steep. But Libyans will topple him and in doing so they will bring down with him the castles of fear our dictators thought they had fortified.