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Revolution

In London, Egypt's Wael Ghonim Criticises 'Western Double Standards'

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 04.02.2012 | UK
Faisal J. Abbas

Are Arabs better or worse off following the 2011 revolutions? Did the Arab Spring make the world a safer place and should the UK and USA accept the new democratically-elected governments of the Middle East if the people vote-in religious parties which may oppose Western interests?

Dispatch From a High-Temperature Republic

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics
Peter Mandel

Prices may be low, but the Republic's economy is slow and there are hundreds of thousands who can't keep up. "Jobs exist," insist local experts. "But our workforce isn't trained." In fact, many high school graduates here have a hard time reading and doing basic math.

The Unfinished Revolution: We Must Stand Shoulder to Shoulder With the Egyptian Protesters

Bianca Jagger | Posted 03.26.2012 | World
Bianca Jagger

The Egyptian peoples' revolution that began a year ago today must not be allowed to be hijacked by the military. The Egyptians, more than ever, need the support of the international community during this critical period, to achieve their goals.

Ten Steps for Radical Revolution USA

Bill Quigley | Posted 03.24.2012 | Impact
Bill Quigley

If those in government and those in power do not help the people do what is right, people seeking change must together exercise our human rights and bring about these changes directly.

It's a Mad, Mad World

Paul J. Stockinger | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Paul J. Stockinger

In May I will turn 71. From the perspective those years bring, I find the world seems to be changing in strange ways. It seems to be changing in funda...

Happy Birthday, Common Sense

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Two hundred and thirty-six years ago this week, a pamphlet was published in Philadelphia. Thomas Paine's Common Sense hit the American consciousness like a bombshell -- one which would reverberate for years to come.

Social Media in 2012: Facebook's Growing Pains, Web Video Comes of Age, and Reddit Declares War

Raymond Schillinger | Posted 03.11.2012 | Media
Raymond Schillinger

Let's be clear: I don't see Facebook as inherently evil. I'm a bit disturbed, however, by its unheeded intrusion into our neurochemical pathways.

Love is... ?

Maytha Alhassen | Posted 03.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Maytha Alhassen

How can we hope to perfect that consummate selfishness to merge with "one" if we can't first practice that with other humans? Why should we even be qualified to receive to the peace, love, mercy and grace of God, if we cannot even be that for the other?

The Revolution Begins in 2012

Cenk Uygur | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

It's time for a revolution. Not a physical one, but a political one. A revolution that turns over the establishment's apple cart, challenges this corrupt system and brings back our democracy. Get ready for 2012.

Russia's Revolutionaries are Walking Into a Trap

Simon Shuster | Posted 02.29.2012 | World
Simon Shuster

Although small rallies and pickets persist, nobody is talking much anymore about the rigged elections that threw a bucket of ice water onto Russia's lethargic electorate at the beginning of December.

War Is Over. What Next?

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

To mark the milestone of the last American troops to leave Iraq, I'd like to take a wider view and look at the entire region, post-Saddam and post-Arab Spring.

The Prophet Is Dead: Juche and the Future of North Korea

Amarnath Amarasingam | Posted 02.18.2012 | Religion
Amarnath Amarasingam

Little has been written about North Korea's driving state ideology - the "Juche idea" - and the clues it may hold for predicting the nature of post-Kim Jong Il North Korea

Uranus and Your War December 2011

Michael Lutin | Posted 02.05.2012 | Home
Michael Lutin

Somebody is going to have to intervene here. Oh, God, no! Not the military. Not marital law. That happens and you can kiss freedom goodbye. If there c...

9 Ways to Start Your Own Revolution

Carne Ross | Posted 02.02.2012 | Books
Carne Ross

Across the world, and in the Occupy Wall Street movement, the shouts of protest are getting louder. But will protest alone be enough? Experience suggests otherwise. Instead, we need to consider new methods of political change.

Revolutions Take Time: Reading Reactions to Re-ignited Egyptian Protests

Maytha Alhassen | Posted 01.29.2012 | World
Maytha Alhassen

On November 21, Donald Trump's tweet "Egypt is turning into a hot bed of radical Islam. The current protest is another coup attempt. We should never h...

Predictable Surprises: 10 International Crises and Social Media Revolutions You Can Bet on Between Now and 2015

Philip N. Howard | Posted 01.20.2012 | World
Philip N. Howard

Between now and 2015, there will be some predictable crises in global politics. The most predictable political crises have become the moments in whic...

Occupy Wall Street and the Scent of Revolution

Nicholas Carroll | Posted 01.11.2012 | Business
Nicholas Carroll

Revolutions come in different shapes and sizes: some violent, some peaceful; some economic, others social. What they have in common is the very word "revolution" -- a turn of the wheel, with the cart moving forwards.

What Is The Spiritual Meaning Behind Occupy Wall Street?

Arjuna Ardagh | Posted 01.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Arjuna Ardagh

I've always had the sense that the fundamental ailment in our world is not just economic or political, but to do with this underlying feeling of separation.

What Does it Mean to Be Free of Definitions?

Gangaji | Posted 01.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Gangaji

What is the frame or context of your life? You don't know how your story will end, but at this point you can discover what your story is about.

Egypt's Unfinished and Unfinishable Revolution: Three Scenarios

O'Brien Browne | Posted 01.08.2012 | World
O'Brien Browne

The current political situation in Egypt is a complex weave of shifting alliances, jostling for power, democratic aspirations, and fear -- fear of losing long-held privileges, of skeletons in closets, and of what tomorrow could bring.

Libya and Palestine

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.03.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

A visitor to Libya now, be it to Benghazi or Tripoli, cannot help but make some comparisons between the Libyan revolution and the Palestinian Intifada.

Will the Islamists Win in Egypt Too?

Hoda Osman | Posted 12.26.2011 | World
Hoda Osman

I believe in respecting the choice of the people. We wanted democracy. Here's the caveat: it comes at a price. You won't always be happy with election results, but you will learn to accept them.

Tunisia Elections: The Difficulties of Democracy

Jonathan Schienberg | Posted 12.22.2011 | World
Jonathan Schienberg

As Tunisia gears up for its first democratic elections this Sunday, its popular emerging political parties, like Afek Tounes, have high hopes for spreading their message far and wide.

Whether in Egypt or America, It Takes Organization to Win

James Zogby | Posted 12.22.2011 | World
James Zogby

With elections in Tunisia happening this week, and with Egypt's just around the corner, we need to be prepared to accept an outcome that may be disappointing to some, but should not be surprising to anyone.

Friday Talking Points -- Foreign Policy Issues Reappear

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It has been a big week on the foreign policy front, with the death of Libya's dictator and President Obama's announcement today that all U.S. troops would be out of Iraq by the end of this year.