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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?

Yoani Sánchez Warns Venezuela of a Possible Cuban Fate

Ikam Acosta | Posted 04.28.2014 | Latino Voices
Ikam Acosta

Venezuela has become utter chaos. Many fear that the South American country will inevitably end up like Cuba, where you are unable to trust anything the media reports.

The Great War, A Century Later

Pranay Gupte | Posted 04.28.2014 | World
Pranay Gupte

The Indian Century was one of a vast national movement to eject colonial rule, but it also marked 100 years of ideas that defined nationhood. Those ideas initially focused on economic development.

I Am a Ukrainian

Paul Steven Stone | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics
Paul Steven Stone

How can you not stand up and cheer at what we've just witnessed in Eastern Europe? To see an entire populace rise up against injustice, autocracy and the armed lackeys of a corrupt police state reminds me of what real courage looks like.

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (2014)

Bob Burnett | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

In 1970, the late jazz poet Gil Scott-Heron wrote "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," which became an anthem for the black power movement. His thoughts remain relevant. I've broadened the context and updated the prose.

Charity "a la Carte"

Richard W. Kropf | Posted 04.20.2014 | Religion
Richard W. Kropf

Genuine charity or philanthropy requires, above all else, that we are dedicated to seeing to it, first of all, that every human being has access to all the basic human rights.

Iranians Celebrated the 35th Anniversary of Islamic Republic

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Ceremonies in the Islamic Republic of Iran began two weeks ago, marking the 35th anniversary of the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, which deposed pro-West monarch Muhammad Reza Shah and brought in the Islamic Republic.

'The Biggest Loser' Is Society

Annie Schugart | Posted 04.14.2014 | Teen
Annie Schugart

The biggest problem isn't the debate over The Biggest Loser or Frederickson; the biggest problem is that society is constantly a critic (excuse the irony that I am criticizing society for being critics). Perhaps it's human nature to criticize, but where is the line when it has gone too far?

Move Over Celebutantes and Twerkers, It's Time for a Ladylike Revolution

Chelsea-Lyn Rudder | Posted 04.08.2014 | Books
Chelsea-Lyn Rudder

Have you heard about the latest YouTube craze, subwoofer orgasm videos? Why bother with twerking and other provocative dance videos when girls are wil...

50 Years After the Beatles: Isn't It Time for Another Political & Cultural Revolution?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 04.08.2014 | Entertainment
John W. Whitehead

Yet while the Beatles' greatest legacy was in effecting a revolution of spirit and mind, today we're in dire need of revolutionaries willing to challenge the status quo.

Egyptian Revolution Will Fail if the Press Is Not Free

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

I was part of a delegation of the International Press Institute that visited the Egyptian capital last week to try and plead the case of some 12 Egypt...

Sun Dancing on Snow: Shining a Bright Light on Social Justice

Peter Samuelson | Posted 04.02.2014 | Entertainment
Peter Samuelson

Young filmmakers and their audiences are leading the march to a better world. An unstoppable wave of social justice is coming, long-overdue but now spread through the robust digital anthill of the millennial Web. Its films engender empathy that moves hearts and opens minds.

In Monroe Back To Killing On 'Revolution' This Week?

insidetv.ew.com | Posted 01.28.2014 | TV

Is Monroe back to his old ways? That’s certainly what it looks like in the above photo, which seems to show everyone’s favorite reformed(?) bad bo...

United Nations' Invitation and Irans Reversal

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Many nations attending the Geneva II conference, including the United States, appear to have been totally caught off guard by a recent hastily organized news conference and announcement issued by U.N Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

The Real Story Of The Egyptian Revolution

Posted 01.25.2014 | World

Throughout history, successful revolutions have been defined by their effective overthrow of an oppressive regime. But what becomes of a revolution wh...

Will Iran Use its Political Influence in Syria to Halt the Violence?

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 03.12.2014 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

This month, Iranian leaders encounter a unique and distinct political opportunity to improve Tehran's political image. The "London 11" will hold a meeting in Europe next week and the subject of Iran's role in the resolution efforts of the Syrian civil war as well as delivery of humanitarian aid to the nation will be discussed.

The Orphaned Revolution

Talal Alyan | Posted 03.09.2014 | World
Talal Alyan

There was always a peculiar insistence on categorizing Syria with an asterisk, separating it from other revolts in the region. It has been impugned or obscured by a narrative that would never grant it the basic concession that any domestic insurrection against a despot should be encouraged.

Gabbling and Gobbling on the Nile

Jonathan Guyer | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
Jonathan Guyer

On a gusty November night, the vanguard of Egyptian journalism and activism convenes upon a roof overlooking the River Nile to commemorate the genocide of Native Americans.

You Say You Want a Revolution

David Sable | Posted 02.08.2014 | World
David Sable

What is it that "social media" actually does? Does it sell? Does it change opinion? Does it foment revolution?

IS THIS A REVOLUTION?

Frank A. Weil | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

What is a revolution? Typically in the last 100 years or so, a revolution would occur when the power governing a nation state became so blind and th...

Philippines' Post-Haiyan Revolution: What Lessons Can Aquino Learn From Lula?

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 01.26.2014 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

Benigno Aquino, who is suffering from declining popularity due to his perceived ineptitude during the Haiyan crisis, is already facing impeachment charges -- and opposition forces are exploiting this opening to extinguish his political capital.

Republic Wireless: Game Changer in Revolution against AT&T & Verizon

Don McNay | Posted 01.26.2014 | Business
Don McNay

"The revolution will put you in the driver's seat. The revolution will not be televised." -Gil-Scott Heron I'm a middle age man with a love/hate affa...

Why Spain Sucks

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Spain is a country of Suckers because our political leaders have become Suckers. They are no longer necessary and have become an extractive, fat and inefficient ruling elite. It is time to cut the fat and become lean.

Catching Fire: A Story of Dangerous Hope

Julie Clawson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Julie Clawson

Far from being just another distraction or way to be entertained by violence, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire delivers a message of hope into our culture which just like Panem desperately needs to find freedom from our own oppressions and injustices.

Hubris: Politicians Overestimate America's Stability

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

In the maelstrom of the shutdown, a debt-ceiling suicide attempt and the cutting off of nutrition support for poor people by Congress, it's clear that America's political class has unbounded belief in national stability.