Tunisian reformers, activists, bloggers, journalists and others who suffered under Ben Ali are eager to see radical changes in record time, which may not be realistic, as the dust has yet to settle on their country's revolution.
The degree to which Chen Guangcheng has put the planet's two most powerful nations in uncomfortable positions and forced a delicate diplomatic dance reflects, in part, the rising power of activists and protesters.
If civil liberties mean anything to liberals, we need to start criticizing violations of those civil liberties regardless of who perpetrates them -- and that criticism must be done with the same urgency as always.
It is time to bridge the gap between the suffering in Congo, and American consumers. We have the power to pressure companies to clean up their supply chains and not source from mines controlled by armed groups. We can demand that our products be conflict-free.
Zines are usually found at small, independent bookstores, but zinefests are a popular way to sell, swap and share resources. I chatted with co-organizer Elvis Bakaitis to find out more about the Feminist Zinefest.
The women warriors I am referring to are not packing a pistol or taking orders from anyone. These women warriors are fiercely feminine and fully equipped with more powerful energy, creative inspiration, deep intuition, knowing, and vision.
The announcement by White House spokesperson Robert Gibbs that "it's gonna be a while" before the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility closes did not deter nearly 200 activists in Washington, DC on a snowy January 11.
FBI searches highlight a dangerous trend: domestic surveillance of peace and other activists. Americans need to understand the context of these raids so they can work to stop the infringement of constitutional rights.