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Egypt Revolution

Is the West Bank Next?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

It is up to Israel to defend Israel. And that means ending the occupation, on terms worked out with the Palestinians, rather than allowing it to end in violence that could cross the border and threaten the survival of Israel itself.

Promoting Democracy Is Not Imposing Democracy

Michael Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Doyle

Democracy is best promoted peacefully. It spreads by good example, by incentives and assistance. Promoting democracy is done best when it is done indirectly through trade, investment, and foreign aid.

AIPAC Rules Fail at the Edge of Chaos

Merle Lefkoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Merle Lefkoff

American foreign policy should embrace an innovative diplomacy that lets go of the need to control and welcomes the opportunity to explore in creative new ways the shifting sands of international relations.

Iran and Egypt: The Story of Two Uprisings

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

How do we not end up with a situation where the only regimes to change are those who were pro-American, because they were reluctant to use excessive brutality and were most subject to American influence?

Egypt Opens Museums, Historical Sites To Tourists

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Egypt has re-opened many of its museums and historical sites which had been closed since the civil uprising started in January. Tourists visiting C...

Egypt's Youth in Revolt: For Love, Not Anger

William Wagner | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
William Wagner

it would appear that the Egyptian students at the forefront of the protests have many reasons to be angry with their country. But in describing the protesters he helped inspire, Wael Ghonim said, "We are all people who love Egypt."

From Cairo to Madison: Hope and Solidarity Are Alive

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

My travels from Cairo to Madison seem like one seamless web. An Egyptian held a sign in Tahrir Square saying "Egypt Supports Wisconsin Workers -- One World, One Pain." Solidarity is, indeed, a beautiful thing.

To See Certain Things... Zoom

Eric J. Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Eric J. Henderson

I'm not telling you to go click a "Like" button for Middle Eastern art. Rather, you should treat it simply as... art, putting culture in its proper place by avoiding the reflex of judging a work simply on the basis of origin.

Egyptian Father Names Baby Daughter 'Facebook'

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Egyptian father Jamal Ibrahim has reportedly named his newborn daughter "Facebook" to honor the social media site's role in Egypt's revolution. Acc...

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.

Clinton's "Long Game" Advancing Internet Freedom

Monroe Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Monroe Price

There's now an incipient tradition: an annual Clinton Internet-celebrating speech. Mobilization, demonstration, action -- these, Secretary Clinton seems to conclude -- are the consequence of a system of approaches.

Egypt To Release Hundreds Of Political Prisoners

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO Feb 19 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq said on Saturday Egypt would release more than 200 political prisoners, saying only a few were ...

The Problem With Democracy

Jonathan Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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Ayman al-Zawahri Releases Video On Egypt Uprising

AP | LEE KEATH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Al-Qaida's deputy leader, Ayman al-Zawahri, issued the terror network's first message since the upheaval began in Egypt, saying the country'...

From 9/11 To Jan. 25: America's Changing View Of Islam

Eboo Patel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eboo Patel

The image that comes up in too many people's heads when they hear the term "Muslim" is planes flying into the World Trade Center. Eighteen days in Egypt changed all that.

Free At Last! Now What?

Lorna Bright | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lorna Bright

No, I've never toppled a dictatorship or torn down a divisive wall, but I do know that even the smallest steps to freedom can be frightening and somewhat intimidating.

Why a Post-Mubarak Egypt Matters to the U.S.

Sen. Bob Casey | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sen. Bob Casey

Egyptians will face considerable challenges in the months and years to come as they work to perfect their democratic experiment. If asked, we should stand ready to help -- not in the name of charity, but in the name of U.S. interests.

2/11 Now Supplants 9/11 as the Narrative of Our Time

Rev. Chuck Freeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Freeman

9/11 consciousness is born of a few empire and tribal extremists that is imposed on the many. 2/11 consciousness flows from the synergy of millions with the power to root out an entrenched dictator in 18 days.

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.

Egyptians Mass In Cairo To Mark Mubarak Fall

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Egyptians thronged again to Tahrir Square on Friday, one week after the downfall of Hosni Mubarak, in a sun-splashed victory celebration...

The Fallacy Of The 'Clash Of Civilizations'

Charles Kimball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Charles Kimball

One of the most frequently asked questions since 9/11 -- "Why do they hate us?" -- has served to reinforce a simplistic and dangerously misleading framework for understanding.

Revolutionary Apps: the Real Social Media Driving Today's Political Protests

Tom Hayes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Hayes

Social media has received much credit for its role in galvanizing throngs of protesters. But while the press likes to call out the big platforms, it has actually been a set of lesser-known tools at the heart of these uprisings.

'You Say You Want a Revolution'

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Alan Singer

Not all revolutionaries and revolutions are remembered with the fondness of Byron and Guevara.

Demonstrators Overthrow Al Jazeera

MP Nunan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
MP Nunan

(Doha, Qatar) - In the latest twist to the wave of protests spreading across the Middle East, demonstrators have overthrown the Al Jazeera television ...

Israel, Tahrir Square Demonstrators United by Common Values of Liberty and Freedom

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

It is not a stretch to say that the demonstrators in Tahrir Square, who created a revolution by demanding liberty and freedom, had more in common with the government of Israel than with any other Arab government in the Middle East.