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We All Helped Suppress the Egyptians -- With Our Taxes. So How Do We Change?

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

Very few Westerners would praise a murderer and sell him weapons. Very few Westerners would beat up a poor person in order to get cheaper petrol. But our governments do this abroad all the time.

How Egypt's Social Media Revolution Could Spread Across the Middle East

Sharon Waxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sharon Waxman

The drama going on in the Middle East eclipses any storyline Hollywood could conjure, Oscar season or not. Regimes of 30, 40 and 50 years are shaking...

Just Egypt? Or World Insurgency?

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patricia DeGennaro

Egypt's people reached a tipping point. What has now become a national revolution is a real time example of the global frustration over The Great Game.

Let's End the Battle of the Edu-Tribes

Sam Chaltain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Sam Chaltain

I want more inquiry. I want less demonizing of those I disagree with. I want more community. In short, I want my EduCon and I want it all the time! Who's with me?

We Must Stay Plugged In: The Internet Is Central to Democracy

Keith Wagstaff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Keith Wagstaff

Few may understand the importance of net neutrality, but everyone can now, due to Egypt's unfortunate example, envision a society where the Web's plug has been pulled.

The Internet Revolution

Jonathan Schmock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jonathan Schmock


The Coming Twivolutions? Social Media in the Recent Uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt

Louis Klarevas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Louis Klarevas

Twitter and other social media networks are certainly powerful. But do they actually cause revolutions? What exactly does Internet networking contribute to political change?

Egypt Revolution Becomes Opportunity For National Show Of Volunteerism

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Amid the chaos and revolutionary spirit in Egypt today, there is also a growing surge of volunteerism from protesters. Citing a "new-found pride" and...

The Outlook for Egypt and the Middle East Is Grim

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert K. Lifton

While the world watches the events in Egypt play out, we should recognize a disturbing reality: No matter what the results of the uprising, Egypt will be a volatile nation,

Teaching About Events in the Middle East: Lesson Plan

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Alan Singer

As events in the Middle East rapidly unfold, teachers have asked me for ideas to help them teach about what is taking place in Egypt, Tunisia, and Yemen. This is a suggested lesson plan.

Where Is the Muslim Brotherhood?

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Howard Schweber

The obvious missing player in the demonstrations in Egyptian are "the Brothers." Even as protesters chant "Allah hu Akhbar" in the streets, there is no visible presence of the Brothers in any kind of leadership roles.

Between Fanon and Fukayama: Understanding Egypt's Revolutionary Abyss

Abbas Barzegar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abbas Barzegar

What started as a largely middle class internet movement to voice dissatisfaction with stagnation in Egypt has unleashed the fury of the Nile nation's downtrodden hordes.

Did Someone Recycle the Shah of Iran's Last Speech for Hosni Mubarak?

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Like the Shah before him -- a man whose grave is in the heart of Cairo because he was refused burial in the nation of his birth -- Mubarak's speech indicated how out of touch he was with the reality of the people.

Inshaallah Twitter

Parvez Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Parvez Sharma

While it is still too early to call the protests in Egypt a revolution, Cairo has been under siege for 48 hours. The three-decade long rule of a despot -- and the country's role as an American ally -- is being challenged.

Did the Shah Perform Better or Have the Ayatollahs?

Camelia Entekhabi-Fard | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Camelia Entekhabi-Fard

Many youths in Iran born after the 1979 revolution base their impression of Iran as a monarchy on what they have read or heard, and are therefore often sympathetic to Iran's era of monarchy.

The Lessons of Tunisia

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Joy. Wonder. This moment, always astounding, when the power we thought eternal vacillates, cracks, crumbles like a castle made of sand.

Ben Ali in Saudi Arabia

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeff Danziger


Why You Should Travel To Tunisia

Judie Fein | Posted 09.19.2011 | World
Judie Fein

You certainly do not want to book a trip to Tunisia today or tomorrow. But soon, when order is restored, you will want to visit this remarkable country with its caring, concerned, brave and freedom-loving people.

Is This the Beginning?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Will we remember Giffords' shooting as an isolated incident or as the day the country really came undone?

China in 2010: A 13-Link Retrospective

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

In an effort to place China's 2010 into perspective, I've decided to eschew a list of books or a summary of headlines in favor of a link-per-month round-up of short pieces from last year.

A Whole New Generation of Revolutionaries: WikiLeaks and Julian Assange

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

WikiLeaks raises some of the most poignant questions of our time about the power of cyber warfare, the role of hackers, and the future of the Internet...

The Earth-Buster Sale

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Reverend Billy

Consumerism keeps this economy going, which is destroying life. This Christmas is selling everything.

Remembering John Lennon at Dharamshala

Jamyang Norbu | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamyang Norbu

I remember the exact night, thirty years ago, when I heard John Lennon had been murdered. I was in the hall of the kashag (the Tibetan cabinet) buildi...

The Second Internet Revolution

John M. Eger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
John M. Eger

Communities placing a premium on cultural and ethnic diversity, and reinventing their educational systems for the creative age, will likely burst with innovation and entrepreneurial fervor.

Theme Song for an Organic Food Revolution

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Maria Rodale

The other night I saw Bob Dylan in concert. He is amazing. Not just because he's old and still rocking, but also because his repertoire of songs spans...