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Arab Spring In Chicago

Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston | Posted 10.06.2016 | World
Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston

"AT SOME POINT WE DECIDED TO STOP BEING SILENT AND OUR REVOLUTION STARTED." - Hussein Ghrer, human rights activist, Syria December 17, 2010 Tunisia: ...

Setting History Alight: Revolution and History in Egypt

Yehia Ghanem | Posted 10.03.2016 | World
Yehia Ghanem

It was more than an hour later, at almost 5pm on Friday, January 28 -- a day branded "Angry Friday" -- when the police stopped shooting at the demonstrators who were gathered outside the offices of Egypt's Al-Ahram newspaper.

Egypt: Stopping A Massacre At A Newspaper

Yehia Ghanem | Posted 09.27.2016 | World
Yehia Ghanem

We had walked just 200 yards from Al-Ahram when the security forces, appearing from the side streets, suddenly closed in on us and began firing. Snipers were also targeting us. Myself, Ibrahim and many other demonstrators picked up the wounded and carried them back to the lobby of Al-Ahram.

The Best of the Best at VRLA Summer Expo

Jesse Damiani | Posted 09.13.2016 | Technology
Jesse Damiani

We've been dreaming about virtual reality for a long time. So long, in fact, that some are skeptical that it's really here to stay.

Ukraine's Future Belongs to Its Dreamers

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 09.01.2016 | World
Andrea Chalupa

There's no place like Kyiv in the summertime. The sandy shores of the islands on the Dnieper River that divides Ukraine's tree-covered capital, one of...

As Millions Debate Colin Kaepernick's Righteous Stand, I'd Like to Explain Why I Burned the American Flag

Joey Johnson | Posted 08.31.2016 | Politics
Joey Johnson

I fought for five years until victory when the Supreme Court ruled that flag-burning is protected political speech. Today, same flag -- even worse nationalistic chauvinism.

Killing Me Softly (Part One)... Universal Refugees in A World Without Dignity

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 09.01.2016 | Impact
G. Benjamin Bingham

Why are we facing so much ambivalence when so much is at stake? One painful answer is that we have a status quo presidential candidate who seems to be both unexciting and inevitable, while the other is "unpopular" among the intelligentsia and "politically correct" for putting everything we value at risk, including human dignity itself.

It's the World's Ripest Banana Republic. (Welcome Home.)

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.09.2016 | Politics
Peter Mandel

It's a Banana Republic like no other. Fly into its capital from abroad and you'll catch a whiff of over-ripeness, even decay. The baggage carousel cl...

Counteracting the Nonsense About Bernie Sanders, Patriotism, Faith, Minorities, World Leadership and the Democratic Convention!

Beth Green | Posted 08.04.2016 | Politics
Beth Green

I am not unaware of flaws in Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party - problems about transparency, money in politics and political expediency. Okay, they are still human and coming out of the old political models. But there's a lot to celebrate, too, and the nonsense that was spewed about the Democratic Convention - even by admirers - needs to be countered.

Pivoting To Hillary, From The Left

David Shorter | Posted 08.01.2016 | Politics
David Shorter

Hillary may not be your candidate of choice. She may even espouse positions you find morally reprehensible. Her nomination may evidence for you all the gross aspects of a two-party political system in the U.S.A. But her presidency is the singular path forward.

Letter To A Bernie Activist

Andy Thayer | Posted 07.26.2016 | Chicago
Andy Thayer

The idea that the Democratic Party, let alone the state which it serves along with the Republicans, could ever be peacefully captured was an enormous illusion that Bernie supporters will have to put to rest if they want to be part of a genuine revolution.

Sure, VR Is A Storytelling Revolution... But How?

Jesse Damiani | Posted 07.19.2016 | Technology
Jesse Damiani

The Internet is finding its way into daily objects, and artificial intelligence technologies are increasing in their capacities by the day. We're bringing ourselves deeper into our stories, and our stories deeper into ourselves.

Whither The Turner Diaries. So Much For The Revolution

Benjamin A. Davis | Posted 07.15.2016 | Black Voices
Benjamin A. Davis

There are more of us who want peace than those who practice hate. The vile...

Presidential Candidate Dr. Lynn S. Kahn: The Government Mechanic

Judy Frankel | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel

Hillary Clinton isn't the only woman with government experience running for President. Clinical psychologist and presidential candidate Dr. Lynn S. Kahn has been reinventing and transforming government from the inside for 32 years.

Go Green, Bernie! Or Be Left Behind

Jim Prues | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics
Jim Prues

The duopoly that serves as our 'democracy' is again poised to install another corporatist into the White House. Oh goody.

Father Loss And More

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Conclusion: The father plays a major role in who we are and who we become; his absence may occupy the center stage of a person's life.

Americans Should Follow Brexit With Amexit To Escape Washington's Brutal Embrace

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Americans should follow the British in reconsidering the wisdom of living under a centralized Leviathan in a distant capital, that is, Washington.

You Say You Want A Revolution?

Jeff Ray | Posted 06.27.2016 | Education
Jeff Ray

There are those who look at the Digital Revolution and question just how much longer it can continue. The truth of the matter is that we are only just beginning.

Revolution: Not With A Bern, But A Whimper?

Michael Goldstein | Posted 06.21.2016 | Politics
Michael Goldstein

American parties have no party discipline -- every candidate is free to campaign using her or his own set of promises and is equally free to break them. What magic wand would make a better set of empty promises less empty? This is not political revolution.

Muhammad Ali: The Revolutionary Sports God

Karen Nissim | Posted 06.07.2016 | Sports
Karen Nissim

While I am disappointed that there are few athletes today who choose to follow in his footsteps of political defiance; if his prowess of his sport can continue to change the world posthumously, then damn I guess the power of sports can be really very beautiful.

Love in the cell

Maha Assabalani | Posted 05.24.2016 | World
Maha Assabalani

I sat there and listened to her as she poured out her soul. She spoke of a life that was long gone and a nightmare that never ended. She told me stori...

Five Myths About the Blockchain Revolution

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.23.2016 | Technology
Don Tapscott

Blockchains can disrupt the disrupters like Uber. They will be at the heart of the Internet of Things -- animating the physical world by, for example, allowing smart devices to contract, transact and securely share data peer-to-peer through blockchains.

God Is Not In Control

George Elerick | Posted 05.18.2016 | Religion
George Elerick

God tends to be a placeholder for many things other than a deity. In the ancient world, it was believed that the ruler was either chosen by a god, or...

Brews for Bernie USA launches

Wade Norris | Posted 05.18.2016 | Denver
Wade Norris

Not only did we sign petitions and arrange to Get out the Vote for the remaining states, we helped get the word out about local races and continuing the Political Revolution that is Bernie Sanders. Feel the Bern!!!!

How Will Blockchain Change Banking? How Won't It?

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.16.2016 | Technology
Don Tapscott

The unstoppable force of blockchain technology is barreling down on the immovable infrastructure of modern finance. We would like this collision to transform the old money machine into a prosperity platform for all.