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‘Watani: My Homeland’ Helmer Marcel Mettelsiefen On Wartime Filmmaking And Donald Trump’s “Terrifying” Travel Ban

A director and war correspondent covering the Syrian Civil War since the time of the Arab Spring, Marcel Mettelsiefen has seen his reports aired through outlets including CNN and Al Jazeera, making a name for himself with a series of shorts about children coming of age in the war-torn country. Show More Summary

Jack Dorsey: Current Twitter Patterns Similar to Those During Arab Spring

For many Twitter users, openly advocating for the assassination of the president and praying for the U.S. government to get violently overthrown are routine occurrences. It’s no surprise, then, that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has insinuated that the social media … More » The post Jack Dorsey: Current Twitter Patterns Similar to Those During Arab Spring appeared first on EveryJoe.

A conversation with Lalla Essaydi about “Bullets,” the Arab Spring and violence against women

Bullets, Lalla Essaydi’s exhibition at Jackson Fine Art through April 15 is a provocative and metaphorically loaded take on the condition of women in today’s Arab world.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey: America could be on brink of its own Arab Spring

By ARIEL ZILBER and REUTERS The United States may be going through its own version of the Arab Spring, according to the head of a social media giant. Americans have taken to Twitter to air their political grievances during President Donald Trump’s first month in office similarly to how people in the Middle East did […]



Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says what's happening right now reminds him of the Arab Spring (TWTR)

Twitter is in a weird place right now. Financially, it's on rocky footing —the business is missing analysts' expectations, the stock is slumping, and executives are departing. But at the same time, it's more relevant and important than it has ever been. Show More Summary

Bahrain protesters, police clash as island marks uprising

Anti-government protesters have clashed with police in Bahrain as they marked the sixth anniversary of the tiny island kingdom's Arab Spring uprising. Images posted on social media Tuesday showed masked … Click to Continue »

The Observer view on Britain’s shameful role in the arms trade | Observer editorial

The government has an ethical duty to withdraw from this most abhorrent practice At the outset, at least, the Arab spring was a moment of great hope. The series of popular uprisings against repressive regimes that swept across the Middle East in 2011 seemed to promise a new, democratic beginning. Show More Summary

A look at the Arab Spring, six years later

The Arab Spring may seem like a distant memory, but a new report by a team of Arab and American analysts argues that across the Middle East people still feel the same yearning for better governance and rule of law that motivated protesters in Tahrir Square. The persistence of this vision of more modern and […]

The Arab Spring: Six Years Later

Egyptian protesters during demonstrations in Cairo, January 2011 On December 17, 2010, a street vendor in Tunis, named Mohammed Bouazizi, immolated himself in protest of the arbitrary seizing of his vegetable stand by a local government official. Show More Summary

What became of Egypt's Arab Spring activists?

At the beginning of the Arab Spring, we gained access to the activists behind Egypt's protests. What has become of them?

Here We Go Again: Syria's Assad Named As Suspect In Chemical Weapons Attack

Back in 2013, the catalyst used by the US to intervene in the Syrian conflict which started in the aftermath of the Arab Spring (which according to some was inspired by CIA intervention), was a YouTube clip allegedly showing a sarin gas attack by Assad troops on his own people in the town of Ghouta, which reportedly led to hundreds of casualties. Show More Summary

Africa Cup of Nations 2017: Egypt’s national team is ready to contend after recovering from the Arab Spring

Following five years outside of the international spotlight, the best African team of the previous decade has new talent and the right manager to lead them. Feb. 10, 2010. Luanda, Angola. With six minutes remaining and the final of the...Show More Summary

Morocco political deadlock deepens as premier ends coalition talks

RABAT (Reuters) - Morocco's prime minister has broken off talks to form a new government with two main coalition partners three months after the country's elections, deepening the worst political deadlock since the 2011 Arab Spring.

The Guardian view on the Arab spring: it could happen again | Editorial

The Arab world is home to 5% of the global population, but accounts for half of all terrorist attacks. With poverty outpacing the growth in numbers of young people and democracy crushed, a revolt could re-emerge This month marks sixShow More Summary

John Kerry Plans Middle East Peace Speech Or Something

The outgoing Team Obama has made a hash of the Middle East. They blew off the Iranian Green Revolution. They blew off the Arab Spring, right up till it hit

The African country the suspected Berlin market attacker was from has become a breeding ground for ISIS

The prime suspect in the German Christmas market attack was from a north African country that has become a breeding ground for extremism and is one of the top exporters of jihadists. Tunisia was once thought to be an Arab Spring success...Show More Summary

Anis Amri: from young drifter to Europe's most wanted man

A petty criminal in Tunisia before the Arab spring, the Berlin attack suspect became radicalised after travelling to Italy As the police officers looked at the body on Piazza I Maggio, they could have had no idea they had just fatally shot Europe’s most wanted man. Show More Summary

In Syria, Spring Ain't Sprung

Here's a insightful cartoon about the terrible events in Syria where the refusal of the dictator Bashar al-Assad to face up to calls for reform, in the wake of the Arab Spring, has left much of this ancient country in ruins. In someShow More Summary

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