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Seven Myths About Democracy in Morocco

Till Bruckner | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
Till Bruckner

Judging by media stories and think tank reports, many foreign commentators seem unable--or unwilling--to see beyond the reformist image that the Moroccan leadership seeks to project abroad.

Rodham Rising

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 06.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Bernie is a great guy, but he is no Steph Curry, and he is no Alison Bechdel. His value, not to be underestimated, is in pressuring the frontrunner by energizing progressives.

800 Years on, the Magna Carta for Our Time

Robin Koerner | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Robin Koerner

The Magna Carta is widely regarded as the document that marked the beginning of the Anglo tradition of constitutional liberty that would eventually lead to the writing of the U.S. Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

Tavis Smiley: Why Chris Hedges Feels the American Media's Inability to Do Its Job Has Weakened Our Democracy

Tavis Smiley | Posted 06.09.2015 | Media
Tavis Smiley

In his near two decades' worth of experience as a foreign correspondent for prominent news outlets like the New York Times and NPR, Hedges has covered critical issues from all around the world, including his groundbreaking reporting on global terrorism.

Iran Army Mastermind's Tactics and Strategies: Soleimani

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 06.05.2015 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Qassem Soleimani, Iranian military leader, ideologue, and commander in chief of the Quds force- a branch of the Islamic Republic's Revolutionary Guard Corps that conducts extraterritorial military and clandestine operations- has been coming out of his shell and becoming more vocal in stating his opinions.

Obsession with Sideshow Takes Our Eyes off Revolution

Ryan Banfill | Posted 05.22.2015 | Media
Ryan Banfill

It will be interesting to see how the 2016 presidential campaigns operate in an environment where everyone is a reporter who can move information in real time.

The Dangerous Farce

Dana Agmon | Posted 05.19.2015 | World
Dana Agmon

I think Israel needs a revolution. I think Israelis need to freak out, blow a gasket, wig out, and stop being blinded by the sheer idiocy of hate and power. It is time to start acting like the Greeks and Italians and be brave. I think it is time to burn.

Food Revolution: Think Outside the (Lunch) Box

Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS

If we can have nut-free schools, we can have junk-free schools. Our nation's schools should be places committed to nurturing bodies and minds, and not teaching lessons destructive to building strong and healthy children.

The Revolution Will Not Be... Periscoped?

Jonathan Albright | Posted 05.03.2015 | Media
Jonathan Albright

Social media has changed the way we engage with news. After the events of April 27 in Baltimore, however, it appears that the future may already be upon us. Enter the latest tool in journalists' arsenal: Periscope.

What Not to Be Apathetic About

Zak Smith | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Zak Smith

Apathy is a privilege. A great many people do not have the luxury. If you feel your life is in danger, if you feel your family or your loved ones are in jeopardy, if you feel attacked and diminished, the odds are that you will not feel indifferent about it.

I Will No Longer Pay Taxes for War

Matthew Hoh | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

No longer can I look past the reality that my annual voluntary forfeiture of money to my government pays for violence around the globe, at astounding levels, and I am not able to provide any more excuses or rationalizations that paying without protest, that being complicit in funding war without resistance, is not contradictory to my faith and to my conscience.

I Give America 75 Years... 100 at Most

Jim Moore | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Jim Moore

There is a more present death awaiting Americans, and it, too, involves entropy and ultimate hopelessness.

Music & Revolution: An Interview with the Venezuelan Band, Bituaya

Dan Kovalik | Posted 06.06.2015 | Entertainment
Dan Kovalik

I had the privilege of interviewing Bituaya, a very diverse Venezuelan band -- with roots in the Afro-Venezuela, indigenous and white communities -- that fuses electronic and Caribbean music.

Why Russell Brand is Wrong On Not Voting

Eric Simpson | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics
Eric Simpson

While being a citizen encompasses more than voting, elections can make significant differences in polity and policy; there are interests that impact our lives which we should vote for and, just as importantly, against.

Viv Albertine Deconstructing Her Own Legend

Lydia Hughes | Posted 04.29.2015 | Books
Lydia Hughes

Continuing to subvert expectation, she is both punk and pioneer, pushing the boundaries in music and as a woman, but in a world where personal insecurities closely lurk.

What Piketty Gets Wrong About the Third World

Hernando de Soto | Posted 04.27.2015 | World
Hernando de Soto

LIMA -- The wars over capital have already begun right under Europe's nose in the Middle East and North Africa. Quite the contrary to what may be true for Europe, Piketty misses the glaring evidence that these wars are not revolts of the poor against capital but of the poor for capital.

36th Anniversary of Iran's Islamic Revolution Victory

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Although not many experts, politicians and scholars held the belief that the Islamic revolution, its political system and the cleric rule would last long, the new system of governance which created upheaval in the socio-political system of Iran has survived for 36 years.

Out of a Nightmare, I Saw How to Build Joy -- and Love -- Rada Boric

One Billion Rising | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact
One Billion Rising

Perhaps the hardest lesson we have to learn in life is -- nothing is ever safe. Think about the things you take most for granted. The streets where you live. The job you have. The possibility of a future. All these things -- they can be revealed as illusions in a heartbeat.

I Survived Abuse, And It Led Me To Start An Uprising -- Karabo Tshikube

One Billion Rising | Posted 02.11.2015 | Impact
One Billion Rising

I grew up in a small town called Messina, near the border between South Africa and Zimbabwe. I was part of a huge family. I lived with my mother, and my father lived nearby. I blocked out a lot of my childhood memories (good/bad) until recently. Never wanted to think about my childhood.

The Familiar Yet 'Forgotten' Tragedy of Hama

Maryam Saleh | Posted 04.06.2015 | World
Maryam Saleh

On February 2, 1982, Syrian troops -- acting under the orders of then-President Hafez al-Assad and led by his brother, Rifaat al-Assad -- besieged the city of Hama in an effort to quell an anti-government uprising by the Muslim Brotherhood.

Watch the Impossible Become the Inevitable

Indra Adnan | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics
Indra Adnan

What we have been witnessing across the world in the form of uprisings are not simply a loud shout for single issues. These are people who bring with them new practices, new social values, new forms of organizing and a plethora of new ideas.

My Husband Was Murdered -- But It Gave Me the Strength to Save My Country's Girls

One Billion Rising | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact
One Billion Rising

I stayed away from my country for 11 years, raising my three daughters in the calm and safety of Canada. I decided I could not let everything my husband tried to achieve be forgotten or destroyed. When I landed back in Mogadishu, I was amazed by what I saw. And what shocked me most was what had happened to women.

I Watched Traumatized Women Fight Back And Transform My Country -- Rosi Orozco

One Billion Rising | Posted 03.22.2015 | Impact
One Billion Rising

In Mexico, a few thousand abused women rose up, and we have prevented a huge amount of trafficking. If one billion women rise, is there anything we would not be able to achieve?

Our Man in Havana: Part II

Alan Jones | Posted 03.14.2015 | Arts
Alan Jones

Thinking about Cuba is like trying to sort through the bits and pieces thrown haphazardly together in a data junk yard. Everyone has an opinion about this morality play. Actually, it's more of a cartoon except for the deeply tragic element.

What Happened to Poland's Red Capitalists?

John Feffer | Posted 03.13.2015 | World
John Feffer

In Poland in the late 1980s, Polish sociologist Jadwiga Staniszkis began writing about "political capitalists." These were colloquially known as "red capitalists" -- technocrats and enterprise managers who were technically part of the Communist system but had already begun to function like capitalists.