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Art After Mu-Barack

ARTINFO | Posted 05.28.2011 | Arts

"The heart of the uprising," "The symbol of a divided nation," "the neo-cons' worst nightmare"... These are just a few of several descriptions from ov...

Revolutionary Cake Shop? | Posted 05.27.2011 | Arts

Fuck the Backmischung! It is plastered in pink on the windows. Unless you speak Deutsche, I'm sure you have on...

The Clean Energy Revolution Won't Be About Clean Energy

Keith Harrington | Posted 05.27.2011 | Green
Keith Harrington

When people rise up they rise up because of unbearable socio-economic circumstances. The revolution against the fossil-fuel barons won't be a clean energy revolution. It will simply be a revolution.

What Nepal's Revolution Taught One Reluctant Volunteer

Conor Grennan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Conor Grennan

Here's the part I don't like to admit: there were many times early in my first volunteering stint that I felt superior to the people I was there to help.

Why Nigeria Will Not Need "A Tahrir Moment"

Joe Trippi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Trippi

FULL DISCLOSURE: As someone who has been active in both advising on and overseeing elections in Africa and Nigeria, I have worked for several pro-demo...

How to Spread Revolution Without the Internet

Louise Mirrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louise Mirrer

Two centuries ago, news of revolution -- and revolution itself -- reverberated back and forth across the Atlantic at astonishing speed. The social media of the day? Word-of-mouth information, rumor, and opinion.

The Butterfly and the Boiling Point: Charting the Wild Winds of Change in 2011

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Solnit

The boiling point of water is straightforward, but the boiling point of societies is mysterious. When exactly do the abuses that have been tolerated for so long become intolerable?

Moody's Pushes Egypt Deeper Into Junk Status

AP | TAREK EL-TABLAWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CAIRO — Moody's Investor's Service pushed Egypt's sovereign bond rating deeper into junk status on Wednesday, the latest symptom of uncertainty abou...

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 No-Fly Zone Decision

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama is in a tough spot on the whether or not to push for a no-fly zone over Libya. He is weighing the costs and benefits of the situation, and his reluctance to get involved may turn out, in the long run, to be the correct decision.

Supporting a No-Fly Zone Is Still Fiddling: Responding to Anne-Marie Slaughter

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

The stampede to a no-fly zone in Libya doesn't solve the core underlying issues that it isn't efficacious, could rob protesters of their own narrative and even of their political legitimacy, and doesn't give them the tools they really need to win.

The Revolution...Sorry, Transformation Starts Now!

Steven G. Brant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven G. Brant

I predict the naked power grab by the Republican party in Wisconsin will go down in history as the second "shot heard 'round the world" which began the second American Revolution. Except it won't be a revolution. It will be a transformation.

Khamenei: A Counterfeit Leader

Mahmood Delkhasteh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mahmood Delkhasteh

As the result of censorship, the Iranian Green movement has yet failed to identify a democratic and independent political alternative which challenges the regime in its totality.

America Is Not Broke

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Moore

Contrary to what those in power would like you to believe so that you'll give up your pension, cut your wages, and settle for the life your great-grandparents had, America is not broke. Not by a long shot.

What Can We Do for the Young Libyan Revolution?

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

It is the question the world is asking itself about the one Arab revolution that has been the object of the most savage repression. So I asked the question in Libya, after crossing the border from Egypt.

Soros: Sharing Oil Wealth Could Quell Revolutions

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

To quell unrest, billionaire investor George Soros says oil-producing countries should share the wealth. "What has caused the revolutions," Soros tol...

Revolutionizing the Revolution Business

Max Keiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Max Keiser

The Egyptian revolution was definitely enabled by social networking sites. I find it difficult to understand the positions of those in the blogosphere who fail to see this point.

Food Security: A Matter of War and Peace

Jayaseelan Naidoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jayaseelan Naidoo

From France to India, hunger and food production have long played a major role in revolutions and social upheaval. Food security, then and today, remains a trigger of conflict.

Rebels Deploy Around Strategic Libyan Oil Port

AP | By PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BREGA, Libya -- Mutinous army units in pickup trucks armed with machine-guns and rocket launchers deployed around the strategic oil installation at Br...

Egypt's Prime Minister Resigns

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's military rulers appointed the first post-Hosni Mubarak prime minister Thursday, replacing an air force pilot close to the ousted...

Obama Should Give Second Cairo Speech

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

People in America need to hear this type of leadership, and the people in the region who are risking everything -- including their lives -- to protest tyranny absolutely deserve to hear from Obama at this point.

Greatness From a Tunisian Fruit Seller

Jack Healey | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jack Healey

The fire has not gone out. It burns brightly and clearly to all the young people in the region. This individual fire has lit the sky of the northern Africa as never before.

Libya's Oil Production Down 50%

Reuters | Muriel Boselli and Amena Bakr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

PARIS/RIYADH: The uprising in Libya has cut its oil output by half, the International Energy Agency said on Monday, but Saudi Arabia's pledge to pum...

Double-Edged Sword: Social Media's Subversive Potential

Courtney C. Radsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Courtney C. Radsch

Social media facilitate state surveillance because of most people's lack of familiarity with basic security settings on their social profiles, much less digital encryption or counter-censorship tools.

How To Start A Movement In 3 Minutes

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

Essentially, a movement rerquires four distinct profiles. Let's check them out, and see if you recognize yourself in any of the categories.