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Why Tahrir Square is not Possible in India

Madhavi Bhasin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Madhavi Bhasin

Mainstream media in India has suggested the possibility of emulating an Egypt-type uprising in India. But India's democracy remains its strongest bulwark against a national revolution.

Revolutionary Thoughts

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

Don't expect an outcome equal to the (mostly) peaceful overthrows in Tunisia and Egypt in every single country now affected by this "people power" movement. There are major differences from country to country.

Be Ready to Hear Iranian Voices

James Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Miller

Many in the movement are tired, but it is undeniable that Egypt has given Iranians the boost they need. Now, there is a tangible buzz, an excitement in the air that Iran hasn't been felt in over a year.

Our Revolution

Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Court

If there is a nonpartisan street revolt brewing in America today it is against the staggering health insurance premium increases that insurance companies are foisting on Americans.

The Domino Effect: Is Iran Next?

Haggai Carmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Haggai Carmon

The brutal force used by the government in Iran may succeed this time, but the brewing discontent of the Iranian lower and middle classes will always erupt again.

The Open Source Revolution

Raymond Schillinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Raymond Schillinger

I take issue with the events in Egypt being labeled a "Twitter revolution" or a "Facebook revolution." No, Egypt's revolution is an open source revolution.

The Best Time to Visit Tunisia

Michael Kaye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Michael Kaye

The best time to travel is when most people believe that destination is particularly dangerous. In Tunisia, for example, the optimal time to visit began a few days after the revolution ended.

Thank God

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Fish Don't Rebel (So We Should)

David Helvarg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Helvarg

We're hard wired by evolution to respond to the most immediate threats (secret police and Tsunamis), not the broad long-term challenges such as climate disruption, population, consumption and loss of biodiversity.

Egypt's Revolt: Puncturing the Myth of Arab Immaturity

Sharon Waxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sharon Waxman

It's the day after the Egyptian revolution, and now it's time for us in the West to take our man-pill. Our public posture has always been that we sup...

Top Tweets on the Fall of Mubarak

Meedan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Meedan gives you a look at Arabic commentary on the dramatic departure of former Egyptian president Hosny Mubarak through the lens of Twitter, the med...

The Media and the Algeria Internet Rumors

Jillian York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jillian York

Well, here we go again... the mainstream media yesterday jumped on rumors that Algeria had shut down the Internet, with seemingly no effort to check facts with people on the ground.

Liberation of A Nation: A Timeline

Karen Dolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dolan

Timeline: Desperation Agitation Immolation Promulgation Exhortation Anticipation Deflation Escalation Resignation Liberation Celebration!...

Friday Talking Points [154] -- Egypt Rising

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

While Egypt's future is uncertain, the feeling of optimism among the people who succeeded in demanding change is palpable today. It wouldn't surprise me if February 11th becomes an Egyptian national holiday in the future.

Why Egypt's Nonviolent Victory Is a Win for Us All

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cynthia Boaz

The movement in Egypt had been planned carefully and had been effective in conveying the need for both sustained pressure on the regime and strict nonviolent discipline.

Preface to a Prelude to Peak Oil

Kelpie Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kelpie Wilson

In our guts, we all know that fossil fuels can't last forever. What will we do with the knowledge that we are standing on an energy cliff?

Why Women Are Key in Egypt

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Olmsted

The military, and the men of the Muslim Brotherhood have wives, sisters and mothers. The power that wield may be less obvious, but it is considerable.

The Clarity Of Choices Before Us In Egypt

Rev. Dr. James A. Kowalski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. James A. Kowalski

George Orwell wrote that "political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind." Egypt deserves better than that.

Egypt's Rising Son of Hope and Courage: Wael Ghonim for President

Nancy Chuda | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nancy Chuda

On the eve of President Reagan's 100th birthday last week, images of the Berlin Wall coming down gave truth to the words, peaceful coexistence and cap...

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.