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Venezuelan Crisis: Resentment, Struggle and a Way Forward

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 04.29.2014 | World
Stephanie Rudat

It is evident that the problems of inflation, scarcity, crime and violence are issues that affect all Venezuelans equally, regardless of their political affiliation or ideologies. Why, then, is the population still divided?

18 Powerful Images from Massive #SOSVenezuela Demonstration in Los Angeles, California

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 04.26.2014 | Los Angeles
Stephanie Rudat

Clad in vibrant colors of the Venezuelan flag, supporters of ongoing protests in Venezuela rallied peacefully in Los Angeles, California on Saturday in front of the Federal Building.

Network Shutout in Russia Casts Shadow Over Pussy Riot's Tour

Sven Carlsson | Posted 04.07.2014 | Media
Sven Carlsson

The independent TV network Dozhd -- where the band's two jailed members held a press conference after their release -- might be taken off air throughout Russia anytime soon.

As Goes Egypt, So Goes Tunisia? Not Quite

Freedom House | Posted 10.09.2013 | World
Freedom House

by Russell Raymond Program Associate, Middle East and North Africa In the past week, dueling demonstrations have occupied public spaces in Tunisia'...

Internal Opposition to U.S. Foreign Policy More Effective than Most People Think

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

Several years ago I had lunch with a U.S. government official who told me about a trip that I had taken, that almost nobody knew about. I didn't have ...

Venezuela: Constitutional Crisis and a Barely Visible President

The Morningside Post | Posted 04.21.2013 | World
The Morningside Post

If the president-elect is temporarily absent, Cabello is able to govern for a maximum of 180 days, and if the president-elect is permanently absent, Cabello must call a new election within 30 days. Why has Venezuela ignored these constitutional procedures?

The Election Is Over and We All Lost

Beth Green | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Beth Green

Healing and growth are possible. We can reeducate our egos and heal our souls. We can come together with humility and cooperation. But first we need to be willing to see that these changes are necessary. And we need to bring this consciousness into the political arena, or we all lose.

A Race Car Brain With Bicycle Brakes: One Vision of ADD With Edward Hallowell

Carol Smaldino | Posted 07.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Carol Smaldino

For me, one way of thinking about children with ADD (adults deserve their own piece and the center deals with them too) is that they are more fiercely democratic than other kids who will easily adhere to strict rules and regulations with a passive attitude.

Russia's Opposition Needs Some Grassroots Realism

Tomas Hirst | Posted 06.25.2012 | World
Tomas Hirst

All of this has provided tangible rewards, albeit not the media-friendly variety that the opposition had become used to. Indeed it may well not be until the next parliamentary elections in 2015 that the benefits of a grassroots focus become apparent.

How to Stop Iran's Nuclear Threat

Alireza Jafarzadeh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alireza Jafarzadeh

The Iranian opposition movement does not ask for money or arms, much less troops. But it does demand that, at this critical juncture, it not be shut out of the Iran policy debate.

We Are Being Silenced

Elcin Poyrazlar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elcin Poyrazlar

While the Middle East is swaying gracefully under the wind of change, Turkey is slowly suffocating without free media.

WikiLeaks Disclosures and the Historic Opportunity on Iran

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

Appeasing a medieval theocracy in Iran will only translate into a devastated Iraq controlled by a nuclear-armed Iranian regime. Silence is no longer an option.

Opposition Can Seriously Damage your Health

Wael Nawara | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wael Nawara

For as long as I remember, Ayman Nour has always had his most candid critics from Cairo's elites: White-collar writers, thinkers, business people and professionals.

How New Leader Ed Miliband Can Restore the Labour Family

Indra Adnan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Indra Adnan

Brothers David and Ed Miliband recently went head-to-head in the fight to become the new leader of Britain's Labour party. In the end, Ed won 50.65% of his party's votes to his older brother's 49.35%.

Sam Stein

AFL-CIO Officially Opposing Senate's DISCLOSE Act | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the country's largest and most powerful union groups is formally opposing new campaign finance laws being pushed in the Senate, calling the bil...

Putin's Paranoia: Moscow Protest Reveals a Fanatical Fear of Dissent

Simon Shuster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Simon Shuster

Could it really cost Putin that much to allow a few thousand protestors to rally in Moscow, even if they demand his resignation, even if they make the evening news?

Not 'Loyal Opposition' Within the Democratic Party?

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

Normally when one refers to the "loyal opposition," it's the party out of power questioning specific policies and positions of the party in power. But right now, given some Republicans' encouragement to those threatening violence, and threats at state-levels to ignore the authority of the federal government on health care, it's lame to dignify them or their actions with the "loyal" adjective. At the end of the day, most Americans will be repulsed by these efforts, and thus of greater interest now is the "loyal opposition" to the administration that is developing within the Democratic Party itself.

Health Care and Bipartisanship in the Balance

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

President Obama, this is your moment for political courage, vision, leadership, and faith. We urge you to take heart and move meaningful health care reform forward.

ElBaradei Returns to Egypt as Expectations Run High

Meedan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As hundreds gathered at Cairo International Airport yesterday to welcome Mohammed ElBaradei on his return to Egypt, the Egyptian media and blogosphere...

Last Democratic Party in Russia Surrenders to Kremlin

Oleg Kozlovsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Oleg Kozlovsky

Yabloko, the last registered democratic party in Russia has officially fractured after its recent adoption of a resolution that bans its members from participating in any form of opposition.

Hard Questions In Hard Times

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

Eldering, as a way of thinking about mid-life leadership, is based on the notion 'wisdom in action.' Our vision is for the Boomer generation to take responsibility for our society and our world and "clean up the mess" before we die.

Iran Limits Internet Access Ahead Of Protests

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Government opponents shouted "Allahu Akbar" and "Death to the Dictator" from Tehran's rooftops in the pouring rain on the eve of ...

Goodbye/Hello 11 "Iran's Clerics Give Green Ray Of Light And Hope To Opposition"

Patt Cottingham | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patt Cottingham

There is clear evidence that within the Islamic republic there is a growing movement away from the denial of a people's rights toward transparency and truth.

Iran's Revolution: A Hard and Uncertain Path

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Howard Schweber

How long can the opposition sustain itself? Four, five, or six weeks from now, will the protests still continue? Will the world still be watching Youtube videos being recycled on CNN?

This Week In Cheating

Jeff Kreisler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jeff Kreisler

Even if they close some loopholes, the Republican Party knows they can't catch us all. Just ask Willie Nelson and Wesley Snipes. You can't spell "making millions by cheating on taxes" with out "cheating on taxes."