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The Four Occupations of Planet Earth

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

On the streets of Moscow the protesters chanted: "We exist!" Everywhere, the "we" couldn't be broader, often remarkably, even strategically, ill defined: 99% of humanity containing so many potentially conflicting strains of thought and being.

Two More Protestors Light Themselves On Fire As Copycat Burnings Continue

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — A 25-year-old unemployed man died in a hospital on Tuesday after setting himself on fire in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria, securi...

Tunisia: Social Justice or Social Media?

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

I arrived in Tunis on January 1, only a few days after a wave of rallies had erupted due to the suicide of an unemployed college graduate who torched himself after police confiscated his fruit cart.

Tunisia's Political Unrest Continues As Strongman Leader Ousted

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Tunisia has been rocked by riots recently over unemployment and corruption, thought to have been sparked by the suicide of a young man who could not f...

Tunisian Riots Signal a New Era for North Africa and the Middle East

Maher Arar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Maher Arar

Unless Arab leaders implement serious political and economical reforms, we will see more of this type of popular uprising in other neighboring countries. It is only a matter of time.