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Revolution

Mubarak Appears in Court Again

Hoda Osman | Posted 10.16.2011 | World
Hoda Osman

The meaning of the decision to ban the trial's live broadcast is still unclear. Will the trial be filmed and aired later? Are photographs allowed? Will we hear Mubarak responding to questions?

Our Social Crises -- From Breakdown to Breakthrough

Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D. | Posted 10.11.2011 | World
Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D.

Leading sociologists have shown that societies are far more likely to break down when they're overloaded by converging stresses; for example, rapid population growth, resources depletion, and economic decline.

"Syria's Rulers Cannot Hold Back the Arab Spring"

Meedan | Posted 10.02.2011 | World
Meedan

As part of the Meedan translation series on the Arab Spring, a journalist from Homs recounts his experience of living through an uprising facing a vio...

Alastair Crooke: The Ex-Spy Who Stepped Into the Cold

Hussein Ibish, Ph.D. | Posted 09.30.2011 | World
Hussein Ibish, Ph.D.

In recent years Alastair Crooke has emerged as the leading Western champion of Arab and Muslim extremists and anti-Western regimes. His brainchild, Conflicts Forum, therefore, does not seek to resolve conflicts but rather exacerbates them.

Photos: Young Voices of Cairo

Turnstyle | Posted 09.26.2011 | World
Turnstyle

Originally published on Turnstylenews.com, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

Is a Revolution in China Around the Corner?

Nathan Schneider | Posted 09.17.2011 | World
Nathan Schneider

Unfolding this month at the Boston Review is "China's Other Revolution" -- an essay by MIT political scientist Edward S. Steinfeld and a series of responses, all on the subject of whether and when real democratic reform will happen, in authoritarian, oligarchic China.

Rebooting A Nation: Egyptian Startups Collaborate With American Entrepreneurs

Alexis Ohanian | Posted 09.13.2011 | Business
Alexis Ohanian

I love tech startups. And the chance to use my rather specific focus to assist a selection of tech entrepreneurs in the middle of rebooting their entire nation was something I couldn't pass up.

Meatless Monday: You Say You Want a Revolution?

Ellen Kanner | Posted 09.03.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Among this morning's e-mails was one my spam filter didn't catch - Revolutionary Weight Loss Pill. I hit Delete. Revolution does not come in pill fo...

Anti-Tax Pols Should Look to the Greeks

Robert Schwab | Posted 08.30.2011 | Denver
Robert Schwab

The congressmen who oppose raising taxes want to cut government spending to the bone, which means they want the burden of curing the deficit placed squarely on the backs of the middle class and the poor.

Revolutionary Travel

Judie Fein | Posted 09.19.2011 | Travel
Judie Fein

About a month ago, my husband Paul and I were en route to Tunisia, which was largely calm and peaceful, to see what the revolution was like on the ground. In my experience, there is media, and then there is reality.

Damascus Revolutionaries Plan Bright Future for Syria

Meedan | Posted 08.27.2011 | World
Meedan

Do not overlook the new generations of Syrians; they are young men and women who neither consider religion to be an enemy of the people, nor do they adopt the slogan of "Islam is the answer."

Raging Against The Machine: Tom Morello's Nightwatchman Persona

Michael Gilmour | Posted 08.21.2011 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

With all the rhetorical force and righteous anger of the prophets, the Nightwatchman's biblically literate activism rails against the individuals and institutions responsible for the plight of the needy

The Dirty Tricks Dictators Play

John Jackson | Posted 08.11.2011 | World
John Jackson

It is clearer than ever, that movements that are disciplined, non-violent, unified, and politically cunning, pose powerful threats to the autocrats they challenge.

From the Arab Spring to a Freedom Summer: A Pan-Democratic Movement and Civic Parliament

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 08.01.2011 | World
Benjamin R. Barber

The spirit of Tahrir Square still lives, but the courageous women and men who took the risks cannot prevail without significant cross-border cooperation and civic foundation-building assistance.

The Sort of Revolution in Puerta del Sol

Danna Harman | Posted 07.27.2011 | World
Danna Harman

"They did not bring down the government in Cairo's Tahrir by doing meditation sessions and offering free popcorn," remarks a young policeman. "Part of their problem here... is that they don't have tanks to confront."

Religion And Revolution

Ted Glick | Posted 07.12.2011 | Religion
Ted Glick

We need to return to the sources. Return to the lives and teachings of those who inspired what became full-blown religions and political ideologies.

Egypt's Need for a "Bill of Rights"

Mohamed Elmenshawy | Posted 07.09.2011 | World
Mohamed Elmenshawy

As Egypt experiences rapid and complicated transition from the Mubarak regime to the formation of a new government, the ultimate goal must remain the protection of equal rights for all citizens of Egypt.

Rap Inspires Libyan Rebels

AP | By SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 06.24.2011 | Arts

AJDABIYA, Libya -- Libyan rebel fighter Jaad Jumaa Hashmi cranks up the volume on his pickup truck's stereo when he heads into battle against Moammar ...

What Egypt Really Needs Now: Tourists

Ronen Paldi | Posted 06.11.2011 | Travel
Ronen Paldi

2010 was a tremendous year for Egypt, at least in terms of tourism. Reports indicate that Egypt had more than 15 million tourists throughout the year...

Egypt's Bad Choice for The Arab League

Hoda Osman | Posted 06.20.2011 | World
Hoda Osman

Why would Egypt nominate a former assistant to Mubarak, a long-time member of his party and a man whose victory in the parliamentary elections is widely contested to the Arab League?

Saki Knafo

The Story Of Maikel Nabil Sanad: The Egyptian Blogger Jailed For Taking On The Military

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 06.15.2011 | World

Just three days after Hosni Mubarak stepped down, while the rest of Egypt celebrated, a 25-year-old blogger made a grim prediction: "I'm a dead man." ...

From Dictatorship to Democracy: Hungarians Unite in Drafting Constitution

Joseph K. Grieboski | Posted 05.30.2011 | World
Joseph K. Grieboski

For the first time in their history, the Hungarian people have a document that reflects their identity, their beliefs, their history, their shared suffering, and their unity.

"Will Arabs Be Able to Form Real Democracies?"

James Zogby | Posted 06.09.2011 | World
James Zogby

The test of the vitality and validity of democracies that may emerge in Arab countries will be in their ability to self-correct, change, and expand.

Legacy Writing: (R)evolution

Rachael Freed | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rachael Freed

How do we individually echo the larger changes happening today in nature (earthquakes and tsunamis) and our political worlds (revolutions throughout N...

Do Western Strikes in Libya Betray Peaceful Revolt Everywhere?

Michelle Chen | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

The foreign intervention in the rebellion in Libya has clouded the rosy vision of nonviolent, youth-led uprisings that had enchanted activists around the world.