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I Tried to Get a 'Simpsons' Writer to Admit to Fox's Involvement in the Arab Spring

Middle Eastern people are both the most hospitable and most paranoid people I’ve ever come across. It’s wonderful cultural irony. Go visit. The people you meet on the street will genuinely invite you to dinner but the minute you take...Show More Summary

Egyptian TV: Jewish Lobbies and Think Tanks Behind 'The Simpsons'

An Egyptian television channel that recently claimed that an episode of "The Simpsons" proved that the United States had conspired to cause the Arab Spring revolutions is now claiming that the show was concocted by Jewish lobbies and think tanks and financed by Rupert Murdoch. Show More Summary

‘Operation American Spring’ Protestors Gather in D.C. to Force Obama Out of Office

7 months agoNews : Mediaite

"Operation American Spring," a movement inspired by the Arab Spring, made its way to the nation's capital on Friday, where a few dozen protestors organized to get President Obama and a number of high-level federal officials to leave office because of how they've ignored the principles of the Constitution. (Spoiler alert: no one stepped down.)

10 to 30 million tea partiers head to DC to overtake entire government

7 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Screenshot from Friday's protest: 10-30 million strong, give or take 10-30 million Wingnuts are planning a big protest modeled after the "Arab Spring" on Friday: The group expects between 10 million and 30 million similarly thinkingShow More Summary

Operation American Spring Fizzles, Turnout Minimal

The protest known as Operation American Spring — estimated by organizers to number ten to 30 million angry Americans — is currently underway, as seen in the livestream above. While Operation American Spring — inspired by the “Arab Spring” protests and Occupy Wall Street — was touted as a potentially huge turnout event, protesters appear

A Chill in the Arab Spring Air

CAIRO. Egyptians living outside the country are voting in 114 Egyptian embassies and consulates around the world today, beginning the largest in a series of electoral exercises across the Arab world this spring. But Egypt's election,...Show More Summary

Report: Climate Change, Not Islam, Is Catalyst for Terrorism, Arab Spring, Syrian War

The Center for Naval Analyses has released a report warning that climate change is a threat that, "much like terrorism or cyber-attacks," is not limited by political boundaries and requires similar attention. The study also attributes major political events to climate change, such as the Arab Spring and the Syrian Civil War. Show More Summary

Operation American Spring Promises Huge Turnout In DC Friday

A protest called “Operation American Spring,” styled after similar protests known as the “Arab Spring,” is set to converge on Washington, D.C. this week — with promises of “millions” of Americans seeking to unseat the current administration. The actual involvement of Americans in Operation American Spring seems difficult to pin down. While the protest is

What Food Inflation?

Oh, this food inflation. Incidentally, the last time food prices spiked by this much in one month, the resulting Arab Spring wave of revolutions tumbled governments across north Africa and the middle east. Keep a close eye on those who...Show More Summary

Operation American Spring brings out the NC extremists

7 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Operation American Spring, as reported by Raw Story, is an event styled on the #Occupy and Arab Spring protests where ten to thirty million self-described "patriots" will show up in DC this Friday to drive Obama out of office. Yes, you...Show More Summary

Twitter faces threats from Turkey to Tehran

Vijaya Gadde talks about Twitter's aggressive approach when governments ask for content to be taken down. ||| San Francisco - When Vijaya Gadde got an offer to join Twitter’s legal team in 2011, the Arab Spring protests were fresh on...Show More Summary

Rock and Roll in Algeria

Quick: North Africa and the Middle East -- what comes to mind? Is it the Arab Spring? Civil war? Islamists? Does rock and roll factor into your equation at all? Recently, I had the opportunity to meet a rock and roll band visiting from Algeria called Dar K' Side, or "House of Poems" (HoP). Show More Summary

Twitter’s counsel faces threats

When Vijaya Gadde got an offer to join Twitter’s legal team in 2011, the Arab Spring protests were fresh on her mind. ||| San Francisco - When Vijaya Gadde got an offer to join Twitter’s legal team in 2011, the Arab Spring protests were fresh on her mind. Show More Summary

Political Pundits Wreck TV Studio On Air

8 months agoOdd : Neatorama

(YouTube link) A Jordanian talk show featured political journalists Muhammad Sharif al-Jiyusi (on the left) and Shakir al-Johari (right) discussing the media coverage of the Arab Spring protests. Then things got weird. (?°?°??? ??? One...Show More Summary

Egyptian anchor shares ‘Simpsons’ conspiracy theory

8 months agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

World Post | Mother Jones | The New York Times Rania Badawi, an Egyptian TV anchor, thinks the Arab Spring started with an old episode of “The Simpsons,” Charlotte Alfred reported Thursday in World Post, a partnership between Huffington Post … Read more

The Novel After the Arab Spring

In the opening pages of Ahmed Saadawi’s novel “Frankenstein in Baghdad,” a suicide bombing shakes a neighborhood in the Iraqi capital: They all turned towards the explosion at the moment a mass of flame and smoke ate up the cars andShow More Summary

Real-life hunger games: Soaring food prices trigger unrest across the globe

What do the Arab Spring, Occupy Gezi and unrest in Venezuela all have in common? Expensive food, and not much of it

"The Simpsons" Producer Responds To Insane Conspiracy Theory That His Show Helped Start the Arab Spring

There is a new theory that an episode of The Simpsons (one that aired on February 25, 2001) predicted the Syrian uprising and civil war, and also that the episode is proof of a massive international conspiracy that laid the groundwork...Show More Summary

'Jarring job crisis' seen in Arab Spring countries

8 months agoNews : The Newsroom

IMF chief Christine Lagarde praised Arab Spring countries Thursday for making economic progress but warned that they are still facing a \"jarring job crisis.\" Speaking in Morocco, the director general of the International Monetary Fund said youth unemployment in those countries are among the highest in the world. Show More Summary

Catch This Fade!: Old Journalist Get Into Scrap On Air Destroying Studio! [Video]

These two Jordanian journalist, Muhammad Sharif al-Jiyusi (left) and Shakir al-Johar (right), were fussing in a debate about Arab Spring journalism… didn’t see eye-to-eye and the beef brewed over into an all out scrap. NDN

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