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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.

On Wisconsin: The View from Pakistan

Ethan Casey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ethan Casey

The point is that no self-respecting human being likes to be bullied, whether in Tripoli or in Madison. In America, less urgently than in Libya but urgently enough, it's high time we reclaimed an honest and legitimately popular politics.

What's With Libya? Who Are the Gaddafis?

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Benjamin R. Barber

Despite Gaddafi's reputation as delusional, he still controls his own propaganda machine and media. An assassin's bullet could find its mark, things could disintegrate from within, but the Gaddafi clan is far from done.

In Israel, the revolution has already begun

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

People often ask why, at a time when revolutionary fervor has seized nation after nation here in the Middle East, no revolt has yet begun in my countr...

Big Brother v. Little Brother

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Weigant

In a police state, citizens live in fear of the police monitoring them. But what do you call it when the police themselves know that at any time or place while they are performing their duties, the citizens could be monitoring them?

Gadhafi Says He Won't Resign Unless Rebels Figure Out Correct Spelling of His Name

Roy Rivenburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Roy Rivenburg

"Oh man, we're doomed," one rebel said. "Is it Moammar or Muamar? Kadafi or Qaddafi? Even Watson the IBM computer doesn't know."