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The Tragedy Continues - Arab Spring Gives Way to Salafist Summer

The barbaric murder of American journalist James Foley sadly continues the orgy of extremist violence in the Middle East that started in June with the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers, continued with tragedy in the Gaza...Show More Summary

Coping with the Legacy of Arab Socialism

Dalibor Rohac Countries of the Arab Spring suffer from many economic, social, and political ills. At their center lies the unfortunate legacy of Arab Socialism, which established itself in the region during the 1950s and 1960s. One of...Show More Summary

University Professor Recalls a ‘Fearless’ James Foley

In between Libya and Syria, journalist James Foley spoke in February 2012 at San Diego State University. His February 9 talk with students was part of the series “Understanding the Arab Spring.” In the wake of Foley’s apparent horrific...Show More Summary

How the rest of the world sees Ferguson

last weekNews : BlogPost

In many ways, the chaotic situation in Ferguson seems like something that shouldn't happen in America. As WorldViews has noted, many of the hallmarks of the conflict look reminiscent of scenes from the Arab Spring and the Ukrainian crisis —...Show More Summary

The White Progressive Cheshire Fox Ally Wonders If The Michael Brown Shooting Will Be The "Americanized Negro's 'Arab Spring' Against White Oppression'. No Other 'Ninja Who Got Himself Kilt On 'The First 48 Hours' Has Yet Motivated This 'White Ally' To

SELF BREAST EXAM: Constructive Feedback - "What News About The "Michael Brown Killing" Would It Take For YOU Take To The Street Against "Epidemic Of Police Killings Of Black Males In America?"ANSWER:THERE IS NO "EPIDEMIC" OF POLICE KILLING...Show More Summary

Parliament and the Cabinet must have their say in whether we go back to Iraq

The bitter harvest of the bungled Blair – Bush policy, or absence of policy, on the reconstruction of Iraq after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein is now plain for all to see. The silly optimism of the "Arab Spring" has been overtaken by the reality of a winter of ethnic and sectarian murder. No one [...]

The Rise and Fall of an Algerian Tycoon

The Arab Spring and its aftershocks have eclipsed almost every other story coming out of the Arab World since 2011. One of these fascinating sagas has been the rise, collapse, arrest, and trial of eccentric Algerian tycoon Rafik Abdelmoumene Khalifa. Show More Summary

Year after Cairo carnage, Sisi turns page on Arab Spring

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

A year after a bloody Cairo crackdown, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has tightened his grip on Egypt, crushed the Muslim Brotherhood, jailed top opponents and turned the page on the Arab Spring, critics say. On August 14, 2013, after...Show More Summary

Lighting The Fuse

I'd always nod along when Randi Rhodes would say that it's not if it'll happen, but when. And I, like she, always wondered what the catalyst will be that finally lights the fuse. Back in 2011, the spark that begat the Arab Spring was...Show More Summary

Arab Spring or Arab Winter? A Lack of Leadership

The final months of 2014 mark two of the most transformational events of our time -- the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the fourth year of the Arab Spring. With the exception of Vladimir Putin, the world will celebrate the 1989 casting off of Soviet domination. Show More Summary

It's been 5 years since Cash For Clunkers, was it a success? [w/poll]

CARS set out to kill two birds with one stone: jumpstart slow automobile sales and get a large number of older cars off the road. A lot has happened since 2009. President Obama was re-elected. The Arab Spring saw popular uprisings overthrow dictators across the Middle East and North Africa. Show More Summary

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Deena Stryker, Lunch with Fellini, Dinner with Fidel: An Illustrated Personal Journey from the Cold War to the Arab Spring

Ms. Stryker surely has an FBI/CIA/NSA file as thick as a Beijing phone book, and from the perspective of the 1%, deservedly so, which makes her a true modern day heroine in my eyes. Her life story is one of the most fascinating, adventurous,...Show More Summary

Lunch with Fellini, Dinner with Fidel: An Illustrated Personal Journey from the Cold War to the Arab Spring – Book Salon Preview

"Returning at century's end to Philadelphia to care for her aging mother, the author discovers the childhood back story that took her abroad and realizes that Americans are largely ignorant of their international image. 9/11 sparks curiosity...Show More Summary

Newswire: Literature gets a ”New Jacket,” offers up a new song

With Literature’s debut Arab Spring, the band added itself to a long lineage of twee indie-pop. It’s hard not to reference Belle & Sebastian when talking about Literature, as it’s always felt like the band has spent plenty of time looking to Stuart Murdoch for inspiration, while also worshipping at the reverb-pedal altar of Kevin Shields. Show More Summary

Report: Muslim Professor Killed for Decrying ISIS Persecution of Christians

During the Tahrir Square uprising in Cairo, part of the the Arab Spring in 2011, archaeologists and scholars fretted about the fate of Egypt's ancient monuments and the artifacts housed in the Cairo Museum, worrying the treasures from Egypt's pagan past would be lost in the midst of the political turmoil. Show More Summary

The Eradication of Christians in the Middle East

The tumult of the Arab Spring is having devastating impact on the minority communities

VICE News: The Sahara's Forgotten War - Part 4

If you ask the linguist and philosopher Noam Chomsky, the Arab Spring did not begin in Tunisia in 2011—it began with the October 2010 protests in the town of Gdeim Izik, in Western Sahara's occupied territories. The former Spanish colony has been illegally occupied by Morocco since 1975. Show More Summary

The Blossoming of Arab Spring

Tunis, Tunisia -- On the outskirts of the North African capital city of Tunis, a lush eco-village called Sidi Amor is rising from a semi-arid, eroded landscape. Tunisians are designing and constructing environmentally sustainable buildings...Show More Summary

Butterfly Wings reviews

The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Mohamed Salmawy's Butterfly Wings, his semi-prescient 2011 novel of the Arab Spring in Egypt, just out in translation from American University in Cairo Press.

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