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Tunisia Protests

Has The Arab Revolution Come To Spain?

TIME | Lisa Abend And Eric Karlsen | Posted 07.23.2011 | World

Two earthquakes have shaken Spanish political life in the past week. First were the massive sit-ins that had tens of thousands of citizens camping out...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Will Announce Billions In Economic Aid To Support Middle Eastern Democracy | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.18.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will announce plans Thursday to funnel billions of dollars in economic aid to Egypt and Tunisia as part of a broa...

Tunisia's Way (AUDIO)

Kimberly Abbott | Posted 07.09.2011 | World
Kimberly Abbott

The first Arab revolution in Tunisia may stand the best chance of success of ushering in the more open, democratic government that protesters demanded. Robert Malley shared his insights into Tunisia's revolution.

The Arab World's Agents of Change

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 05.30.2011 | World
Jeffrey Sachs

There can be no doubt about the core of the revolutions sweeping North Africa and the Middle East. As John F. Kennedy said in another context 50 years ago, the torch is being passed to a new generation.

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.

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.

What Is the Arab Third Estate?

Uriel Abulof | Posted 01.03.2012 | World
Uriel Abulof

For two long centuries, the Arab Middle East has struggled to meet the challenge of modernity, a task exacerbated by the lingering, and increasing, dissonance between the glorious past and the shameful present.

Landmark Women's Cases Around The World

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

From strengthening abortion rights to legalizing same-sex marriage, women's movements have been responsible for some of the most extraordinary judicia...

Lessons Learned From the 140-Character Rebellion

Mark Pfeifle | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Pfeifle

Despite the obvious budgetary constraints and American voters' traditional resistance to "foreign aid," this is a time to prioritize our assistance to the areas that need it most and to continue to incorporate Internet efforts.

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.

The Poetry Of Revolution

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

If you have any doubts as to the power of a great poet's witnessing, you need only look at the impact of Al-Shabi's century-old words on Tunisia, and on Egypt and beyond.

Universal Principles in Revolutionary Times

Nicholas van Praag | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicholas van Praag

The uprisings in the Middle East suggest that people want the whole package. Not just their civil and political rights. Economic and social opportunities too.

The Tunisia Effect

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The wars we are fighting, with the silent suffering they inflict, with their consequences largely hidden from most of us, must become a central focus of the growing movement for change.

Tiananmen 2.0: Why China Is Not Immune to the Tunisia Effect

Tenzin Dorjee | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tenzin Dorjee

In spite of China's image as a high-functioning economy, many of the social causes of mass discontent that exploded in the Arab world -- endemic corruption, income inequality, labor unrest, inflation, pollution -- continue to plague the nation.

Bonhoeffer As Our Christian Guide In The Middle East

Tim Suttle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Tim Suttle

The example of Dietrich Bonhoeffer teaches us that the Christian has a responsibility to support the victims of the state -- any state -- whether or not they share our faith.

What Is A True Islamic Republic?

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Melody Moezzi

If Western nations understood what a true Islamic republic looked like, they wouldn't be nearly as jarred or frightened by the recent wave of popular protests spreading across the Middle East.

Glasnost For The Middle East

The European Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
The European Magazine

Finally, the countries north and south of the Mediterranean Sea have something to share again: the experience of liberation and the story of freedom.

Wisconsin's Tunisia Moment

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The Republicans' miscalculation in Wisconsin was to declare war on the one bastion of organized economic representation of regular people -- the labor movement.

Equation for a Modern Revolution

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Denselow

Although events appear to have fundamentally changed the relationship between governments and their people, they cannot yet be said to be revolutions.

Dreams of the Iraqi Air Force vs. Needs of the Iraqi People

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dorian de Wind

While indeed decimated as a result of wars, a new Iraqi Air Force has started to rise again from its ashes -- ironically with the help of the same powers that destroyed it in the first place.

What's Next?

Bob Walsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bob Walsh

Youth voices are now echoing across Algeria, Yemen, Syria, Bahrain and Iran. We must now give them the tools they need in order to succeed in building a positive future for their respective countries and for us as a global society.

Adventures In Tunisia And Crowdfunding

Aida Alami | Posted 08.22.2016 | Impact
Aida Alami

Berlin reporter Jabeen Bhatti and I created a project on the crowd-sourcing platform Kickstarter to help fund a trip to Tunisia to go to ground, talking to people and figuring out what is really going on, then telling those stories.

I Wish All These Protests Would End So I Can Focus on Trivial Crap Again

James Napoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
James Napoli

Do you have any idea how hard it is to think about Justin Bieber when people are risking their lives to end corrupt governments in so many places right now?

Egypt: Why Is The United States Afraid Of Arab Democracy?

Ussama Makdisi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Ussama Makdisi

Although they are a revolt against unpopular and illegitimate governments and the economic and political despair these governments have engendered, the mass protests are also a revolt against American foreign policy itself.

Egypt, Tunisia and the Iranian Opposition

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

Young people in Iran cannot be silenced forever. As the children of the revolution they are eager to inherit their country and they are poised to stage their counter-revolution one day soon.