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Revolution

I'm Mad as Hell...

Adam Klugman | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics
Adam Klugman

Mad as Hell is much more than screaming and disrupting, and it is never about rage or violence. It is about constructing a humane, creative response to the crisis of our world. It is a stand we take as individuals.

Gaddafi's Loyal-ish Translator Hangs In

MP Nunan | Posted 11.12.2011 | Comedy
MP Nunan

"One point seven million? One point seven?" Gaddafi fumes. "That's all I'm worth to them?" Seif exhales. "Perhaps that's not the part we should be focusing on, Dad."

Photo Essay: Life In Egypt, Juxtaposed

Turnstyle | Posted 11.09.2011 | World
Turnstyle

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In Israel, the Future Can Come Down to Just One Night

Bradley Burston | Posted 11.06.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

How can you tell if a revolution is real? When this all started, I had no idea. But I kept going to the tent camps and to the marches until I learned.

The Looming Gen X Global Revolution of 2020

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 10.29.2011 | World
Mark Goulston, M.D.

inspired by "All Together Now," NY Times column by Thomas Friedman If you thought the emperor had no clothes, check out the Baby Boomers When you re...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Unlikely To Sink Money Into Rebuilding Libya, Experts Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a time when the country couldn't be more fixated on cutting spending, a revolution taking place thousands of miles away is presenting...

The View From Tunisia: The Sexual Revolution In Libya

Judie Fein | Posted 10.24.2011 | Travel
Judie Fein

On my eighth and most recent trip to Tunisia, two months ago, I was fortunate to meet Libyan families who had fled the violence in their country. The men belonged to the Libyan resistance, and they were making daily runs back into their country with medicine. But it was the women I met who left the biggest impression on me.

Seeing Muammar Gaddafi

Jonathan Schmock | Posted 10.22.2011 | World
Jonathan Schmock

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A Better Class Of Riot

Simon Napier-Bell | Posted 01.14.2012 | UK Entertainment
Simon Napier-Bell

After last week's riots, Russell Brand writing in the Guardian owned up to having once been involved in such things. And a while back in the Daily Mail, right-wing columnist Peter Hitchens also owned up. Neither attempted to excuse their behaviour, but there was a slight suggestion that perhaps, in their day, compared with what we saw in Britain last week, there was a better class of riot.

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

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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.