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Fixing the Double Democratic Deficit

Danny Sriskandarajah | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Danny Sriskandarajah

Governments and international institutions both need to listen to and include these voices -- radical reform is necessary to make decision-making processes open and governance more democratic, and less susceptible to elite manipulation.

Christoph Lueneburger Tells How to Have a 'Culture of Purpose'

Scott Goodson | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Scott Goodson

There are challenges that modern leaders cannot achieve without a culture of purpose. Building one will help attract the best minds and talent who are looking for meaning not simply employment.

Sudan's Bloody Crackdown on Civilian Protestors: Does the U.S. Have Anything to Say?

Eric Reeves | Posted 12.07.2013 | World
Eric Reeves

Only powerful reform can allow Sudan to emerge from present barbarism, and yet Secretary Kerry had nothing to say to Ali Karti on the matter.

Burma's 8888: A Movement That Lives on

Nehginpao Kipgen | Posted 10.08.2013 | World
Nehginpao Kipgen

In view of the upcoming national census in 2014 in Myanmar and the general election in 2015, it is increasingly important for the 88 Generation student leaders to build trust and improve the shaky relations between ethnic Burmans and the erstwhile frontier people.

Egypt Has Restored to the Arab Uprising its Insistence on Reform and Freedom

Raghida Dergham | Posted 09.04.2013 | World
Raghida Dergham

The Arab Spring took a deep refreshing breath this week, after it had been hijacked by despotism, monopoly of power, and the tendency to monopolize de...

Safety Off...

David Trumble | Posted 03.15.2013 | Crime
David Trumble


Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet at the Joyce Theater

Margaret Fuhrer | Posted 05.18.2012 | Arts
Margaret Fuhrer

Fluid and changeable, they flatter dancers: Each beautiful position bleeds into the next one, so that mistakes and flaws don't have time to crystallize. Not that it's hard to make Cedar Lake's dancers -- ballet's cool kids -- look good.

Remembering Revolution: A Few Thoughts on the 20th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Riots/Uprising.

Javon Johnson | Posted 07.02.2012 | Black Voices
Javon Johnson

As we reflect on the 20th anniversary of one of the most significant human events in recent history, many are asking if we are better off now than just two decades before. While I understand the impetus for this kind of thinking, the question is far too simplistic.

How To Make A Difference (PHOTO)

Carolita Johnson | Posted 10.08.2011 | Comedy
Carolita Johnson

You'd think there'd be some kind of general uprising against the way large corporations are still not raising salaries or even hiring until they get more tax breaks. Good thing there's social media, or they'd be quaking in their boots...

"Syria's Rulers Cannot Hold Back the Arab Spring"

Meedan | Posted 10.02.2011 | World

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...

The Carnage Continues in Afghanistan

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 07.18.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

A quiet city in the north of Afghanistan ignited today after yet another NATO night raid reportedly tore another family apart. Thousands of people took to the streets, again chanting, "Death to America!" as they pelted Karzai's billboards with mud and stones.

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: 7 Books To Remember The 100th Anniversary

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

One hundred years ago today, the Triangle Shirtwaist fire killed 175 people who were either trapped or leapt to their death to escape the flames. The ...

Tehran's Dilemma in Trying to Have It Both Ways

Alireza Jafarzadeh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alireza Jafarzadeh

To no one's surprise, the regime ruling Iran is watching the unrest in the Middle East and North Africa, searching for a way to exploit the outcomes to its advantage.

Obama Should Give Second Cairo Speech

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

People in America need to hear this type of leadership, and the people in the region who are risking everything -- including their lives -- to protest tyranny absolutely deserve to hear from Obama at this point.

Demonstrators Overthrow Al Jazeera

MP Nunan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
MP Nunan

(Doha, Qatar) - In the latest twist to the wave of protests spreading across the Middle East, demonstrators have overthrown the Al Jazeera television ...

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.

What the South Side of Chicago Could Learn From Egypt

Anne Sobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Anne Sobel

The South Side has so much to offer. Yet we've allowed it to fall into decay through sheer greed and ignorance.

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...

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.

The F Word: Media Miss the Al Jazeera Story

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Laura Flanders

One of the biggest stories of the past few weeks has been the story of Americans discovering Al Jazeera English. It shouldn't have been so hard. As ...

Egypt Protests: Books On Uprisings And Revolts | Posted by Jon Lee Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

We asked Jon Lee Anderson, who has been blogging about the uprisings in the Middle East on News Desk, to recommend some titles that might shed light o...

Cycling Through Egypt on the Eve of an Uprising

Chris Fenar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Chris Fenar

A week before I left my home in a suburb of Buffalo, New York to cycle across Africa, the most common question I was asked is: "is it dangerous?" Now, danger is a relative term.

Egypt Needs the E-Team

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Bonifer

It takes an E-Team to convert a community, to show how the twin levers of science and art can get the genie back in the bottle.

Iran: People's Vitality, Regime's Paleness

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

Despite a flurry of threats and a hodgepodge of suppressive measures arranged by flustered authorities, Iranians, led by youths, came out in force in defiance of the regime and its Supreme Leader.

Learning from Iran's Past Revolutions

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathan Gonzalez

If the uprising can grow to include the massive bazaars of Tehran, Tabriz, Isfahan and Shiraz, it is hard to imagine how Ayatollah Khamenei would not change his tune, or even be forced to step aside.