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Tunisian democracy group wins Nobel Peace Prize

A Tunisian democracy group won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its contributions to the first and most successful Arab Spring movement. The Norwegian Nobel Committee cited the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet “for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy” in the North African country following its 2011 revolution. “It established […]

2015 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Tunisian democracy group

The group won for its contributions to the first and most successful movement in the Arab Spring

Why Saudi Arabia Gets Away With Murder

4 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

The kingdom is set to execute a young man for participating in the Arab Spring as a 17-year-old—and the Obama administration has admitted it’s not going to do a thing about it.

Qaddafi's Son Tried to Talk Peace, Sec. of State Clinton Rejected Offer

The son of Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi was willing to hold peace talks in the midst of the Arab Spring uprising in March 2011, but then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton rejected the offer, Fox News reports.

Saudi execution set for juvenile offender sparks human rights uproar

Ali Mohammed Nimr was 17 when he was arrested without warrant by police in 2012 for taking part in an "Arab Spring" protest against the Saudi government. The nephew of a prominent government critic, Nimr was held without charge for two years at a prison in Dammam in the kingdom's Eastern Province....

State Department Publishes 6,300 More Pages of Clinton Emails

The emails cover a period when U.S. forces killed Osama bin Laden and the Arab Spring rocked American diplomacy

What Arab Spring?

images courtesy Wikicommons When I was a producer for CBS News' Sunday Morning (the one with Charles Kuralt) in the 1980s, I was assigned to do a story on "Gun Alley", a place in Connecticut that produced more handguns than anywhere else in the world. Show More Summary

Putin mocks Obama’s Arab Spring dreams

Russian president Vladimir Putin attacks Barack Obama’s disastrous record in the Middle East - and does it to Obama’s…

Russia’s fight in Syria follows a dangerous pattern

4 months agoNews : The Great Debate

The Kremlin truly believes that Washington organized and financed the Arab Spring -- as well as a string of other “colored revolutions” -- that toppled authoritarian leaders along Russia’s borders.

Video=> Putin Lectures Obama on Arab Spring: “Do You Realize What You Have Done?”

Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the UN General Assembly today in New York City. Putin lectured Barack Obama on the... The post Video=> Putin Lectures Obama on Arab Spring: “Do You Realize What You Have Done?” appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Anonymous Attacks Saudi Government in Protest of Impending Execution

4 months agoInternet / Blogging : BlogHerald

Saudi Arabia’s government will soon execute a young man named Ali Mohammed al-Nimr for his pro-democracy demonstrations during the Arab Spring in 2012. In response to the Saudi government’s planned execution of al-Nimr, the hacktivist group Anonymous, infamous (or famous) for its cyber vigilantism, has attacked Saudi government websites. Show More Summary

Russia in Syria and Netanyahu in Moscow

Seasoned observers of the Middle East have become used to the talk about a new Middle East. It was the bon ton after the Camp David accords, the Oslo Agreements and most recently the Arab Spring, and in the end, it is usually the old Middle East, that of mayhem and chaos. Show More Summary

If Syria's War Started With Water, What Should California and São Paulo Do?

On March 15, 2011, the Syrian war officially started. Coupled with the "Arab Spring" the region seemed to be experiencing a promising time; young and old were revolting for democracy and justice. While the other countries ousted their violent dictators, Syria found itself trapped in a bloodbath. Show More Summary

These 6 Devices Could Shape The Future Of Protest

The protester of the future will want these subversive devices—like a bandana with a secret message like a QR code. Twitter helped the Arab Spring spread, but now it's also an obvious means of government surveillance. DIY drones mayShow More Summary

A Turkish people smuggler reminds us of the No.1 reason for the spike in refugees to Europe

Many things have been blamed for the refugee crisis in the Middle East and now Europe, including ISIS, the Arab Spring, and American intervention in the region. Most recently, Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad blamed the West for supporting 'terrorist' organizations and thus pro-longing the war. Show More Summary

Social media can bring down politicians, but can it also make politics better?

The enormous impact of social media on politics is undeniable: from fomenting political upheavals such as during the Arab Spring, to career-ending tweets such as those by British MP Emily Thornberry or US congressman Anthony Weiner, to providing the medium around which political tribes grow, from the Milifans to the indignados. Show More Summary

Decriminalize Dissent

September 17 marks the fourth anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, which inspired a new generation of American dissidents and a global wave of protest against economic inequality. Stirred by the Arab Spring, the occupiers rallied an intergenerational,...Show More Summary

Leyla Bouzid's As I Open My Eyes: The Willpower and Emotions That Make Up a Woman

One could argue that the only place where the revolutions of the Arab Spring have actually made a change for the better is Tunisia. The North African country has had its own issues since 2011 -- we've all seen terrorist attacks on tourists...Show More Summary


September 17th marks the 4th anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. What began as the American manifestation of the Arab Spring was focused on economic inequality, Wall Street, big banks and government corruption. In Los Angeles, OccupyShow More Summary

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