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Revolution

In Egypt, Something Rare and Remarkable

Katherine Gustafson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Katherine Gustafson

On Saturday, January 29, I watched from the balcony of my Cairo apartment as a mob of young men with crude weapons smashed and looted the Radio Shack next door. This was when I realized things were deadly serious in Egypt.

Holding Egypt's Military to Its Pledge of Democratic Reform

Louis Klarevas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Klarevas

The U.S., a long-time supporter of Egypt's military, must make it clear that we will not tolerate the use of American weapons to prop up any more authoritarian regimes in Egypt.

Egyptians Unseat the Pharaoh

Wael Nawara | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wael Nawara

There have been many sacrifices, human, economic and social. But from this ordeal, Egypt was delivered, reborn and will hopefully emerge as a healthy nation with an awakened spirit.

The F Word: Corruption and Inequality Begin at Home

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The U.S. media seems to have found a new language for the economy. There's been talk of "solidarity" and even "class war." The only problem? They're talking about Egypt.

Cairo, the Pole Star of Arab Cultural Consciousness

Rizwan A. Rahmani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rizwan A. Rahmani

All Arab eyes are watching Cairo. But this time, with Al Jazeera present internationally, not only current Arab residents, but ex-patriots Arabs and t...

The Dignity Revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia -- and America?

Carla Seaquist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

We Americans might, for a switch, take a cue from the Arab street. The whole world would benefit incalculably by embracing what those lion-hearted protesters are demanding: Dignity.

Democracy in Egypt Would Be a Bad Example for Iran!

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

As tension rises on the streets of Cairo and other cities in Egypt, speculation and anxiety has also been increasing in Iran. The people of the two na...

The Egyptian Paradox (A Riddle for the Sphinx)

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joan Z. Shore

Do we, as supposedly liberty-loving Americans, really support people's revolutions? Or do we impose our own idea of revolution on others?

Choosing Naivete About Egypt

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

If Americans are so "exceptional," do we need to examine whether or not the stated values of American society are being lived at all?

We the People

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jack Schimmelman

We have lost our way and the Egyptian people in the streets of Cairo are shining a light for the world to see. If our President will not say it, then we must go to our proverbial rooftops and scream that freedom lives eternally.

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

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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.