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Dave Zirin

Author, Bad Sports

February 28th, 2011

Kazemi and Abdul-Qaadir: Recognizing the Courage of Muslim Athletes

In one of the most astounding polls I’ve ever seen, Gallup reported earlier this month that 69% of Americans were “following the events in Egypt closely,” and 83% of them “sympathized with the protesters.” When you consider the kind of rampant Islamaphobia that’s infected the body politic of this country ... continue reading

February 28th, 2011

Cairo in Wisconsin

The call reportedly arrived from Cairo. Pizza for the protesters, the voice said. It was Saturday, February 20th, and by then Ian's Pizza on State Street in Madison, Wisconsin, was overwhelmed. One employee had been assigned the sole task of answering the phone and taking down orders. And in they ... continue reading

February 20th, 2011

Wisconsin demonstrators party like it's 1968

MADISON, Wisconsin — The issues were serious but the mood was cheery on Sunday among demonstrators in Wisconsin protesting an effort by the Republican governor to reduce the bargaining power of public employee unions. [...] Draped in a Wisconsin state flag, Pagel distributed pizzas paid for by a supporter in ... continue reading

February 20th, 2011

'We Stand With You as You Stood With Us': Statement to Workers of Wisconsin by Kamal Abbas of Egypt's Centre for Trade Unions and Workers Services

About Kamal Abbas and the Centre for Trade Unions and Workers Services: Kamal Abbas is General Coordinator of the CTUWS, an umbrella advocacy organization for independent unions in Egypt. The CTUWS, which was awarded the 1999 French Republic's Human Rights Prize, suffered repeated harassment and attack by the Mubarak regime, ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

February 18th, 2011

Join My High School Newspaper

Dear High School Students:How inspired are you by the thousands of students from Wisconsin high schools who began walking out of class four days ago and have now occupied the State Capitol building and its grounds in Madison, demanding that the governor stop his assault on teachers and other government ... continue reading

Eric Allen Bell

Filmmaker

February 12th, 2011

Egypt Is Only the Beginning

Until each one of us, as individuals, incites our own internal revolution in thought, in feeling, in the core of our consciousness, nothing we do to redecorate the world on the outside will make a difference. The people of Egypt realized that they were free already - free to disobey ... continue reading

February 5th, 2011

Tahrir Square remains primary battle site in duel for Egypt's future

CAIRO - For 11 days, Tahrir Square has been the canvas on which a revolution has unfolded.At times, it has been an almost utopian scene of Egyptian joy, hope and community. But it has also become an inferno of smoke, strife and death. As Egyptians vie over their country's future, ... continue reading

Jeff Gibbs

Writer and Filmmaker

February 3rd, 2011

President Obama, Say It Now: Mubarak Must Go

I call on President Barack Obama to immediately, publicly tell Hosni Mubarak he has to step down NOW. I call on Obama to tell Egypt that all military aid is suspended until all violence toward protestors is stopped, Mubarak leaves, and new leadership is in place. There is absolutely no ... continue reading

Jeff Cohen

Director, Park Center

January 30th, 2011

Fear Extreme Islamists in the Arab World? Blame Washington

In the last year of his life, Martin Luther King Jr. questioned U.S. military interventions against progressive movements in the Third World by invoking a JFK quote: "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." Were he alive to witness the last three decades of U.S. foreign ... continue reading

Anna Shook

Former resident of Tunisia and Egypt

January 28th, 2011

Thinking About Egypt

Like all of the people who are following the protests in the Middle East I am amazed and excited and very worried. Amazed because I have lived in three Arab countries, Tunisia, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, and I have seen how poor people suffer in Tunisia and Egypt, and I ... continue reading

January 24th, 2011

Egypt opposition hopes for Tunisia-style protests

CAIRO — Egyptian opposition groups have launched a nationwide call for protests on Tuesday, in the hope that Tunisia's popular uprising will embolden crowds to take to the streets in support of economic and political reforms. Inspired by a wave of street riots that ended the rule of veteran strongman ... continue reading

September 7th, 2010

Reaction to proposed Koran burning doesn't faze Florida church

The pastor of a tiny, fringe evangelical church in Florida on Tuesday rebuffed a plea for restraint from Gen. David H. Petraeus, who warned that a plan to burn the Muslim holy book could provoke violence against American troops and citizens overseas."Instead of possibly blaming us for what could happen, ... continue reading

June 17th, 2010

In Muslim nations, Obama approval slips

Confidence in President Obama among the world's Muslims is slipping, according to a poll of global attitudes that also found widespread concern that the United States remained a go-it-alone nation even under the new administration.The survey, by the Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project, found support for Obama had remained ... continue reading

June 15th, 2010

VIDEO: “Arrest Me, I am a Terrorist”

Americans who supported, organized, or were on the flotilla headed to Gaza with humanitarian aid stormed the office of U.S. Congressmen Brad Sherman and turned themselves in for their “crimes.” The stunt was in response to Sherman’s call for Americans on the flotilla be arrested for helping “terrorists.”Col. Ann Wright ... continue reading

June 4th, 2010

As MV Rachel Corrie draws nearer, Israel mulls easing Gaza blockade

Tel Aviv, Israel -- The MV Rachel Corrie, carrying another group of pro-Palestinian activists seeking to challenge the Gaza blockade, sailed toward a possible clash with Israel in the Mediterranean on Friday. But Israel said it had no desire for a fresh confrontation five days after an Israeli commando raid ... continue reading

June 1st, 2010

Activists send new boat to challenge Gaza blockade

JERUSALEM – Pro-Palestinian activists sent another boat to challenge Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday and Egypt declared it was temporarily opening a crossing into the Palestinian territory after a raid on an aid flotilla that ended with Israeli soldiers killing nine activists.The raid provoked ferocious international condemnation ... continue reading

June 1st, 2010

Thousands of Gazans rush for Egyptian border

RAFAH, Gaza Strip – Several thousand Gazans are making a furious rush to the Egyptian border, hoping to take advantage of a rare chance to escape the blockaded territory.Egypt announced Tuesday it was temporarily opening the border, a day after an Israeli naval raid killed nine pro-Palestinian activists sailing to ... continue reading

June 1st, 2010

Egypt opens Gaza border after Israel ship clash

GAZA – Egypt will open its border with the Gaza Strip to let Palestinians cross, officials said on Tuesday, following a storm of international criticism of Israel's bloody enforcement at sea of its blockade on the enclave.The decision, urged by the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas against whom the embargo has ... continue reading

June 1st, 2010

Gaza Activists Claim "Brutal" Israeli Raid

(CBS/AP) Activists returning to Europe after Israeli forces raided their aid flotilla said Tuesday that the commandos had beaten passengers and used electric shocks during the assault. Six Greeks and several others, including a Turkish woman and her 1-year-old baby, were released Tuesday, but Israel has barred access to hundreds ... continue reading

May 31st, 2010

Bloody Israeli raid on flotilla sparks crisis

JERUSALEM – Israeli commandos rappelled down to an aid flotilla sailing to thwart a Gaza blockade on Monday, clashing with pro-Palestinian activists on the lead ship in a botched raid that left at least nine passengers dead.Bloodied passengers sprawled on the deck and troops dived into the sea to save ... continue reading

May 31st, 2010

Reports: Israeli ships attack aid flotilla, 2 dead

HAIFA, Israel — Israeli warships attacked at least one of the six ships carrying pro-Palestinian activists and aid for blockaded Gaza, killing at least two and wounding an unknown number of people on board, an Arabic satellite service and a Turkish TV network reported early Monday.The Israeli military refused to ... continue reading

May 30th, 2010

Gaza aid convoy ignores Israel order to turn back

JERUSALEM, May 31 (Reuters) - Pro-Palestinian activists aboard a six-ship convoy sailing for the Gaza Strip have ignored orders by the Israeli navy to turn back, an Israeli official said on Monday.The official, who declined to be named, said Israeli naval vessels told the activists by radio that their only ... continue reading

May 30th, 2010

Pro-Palestinian aid flotilla sets sail for Gaza

HAIFA, Israel — Hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists, including a Nobel laureate and a Holocaust survivor, set sail Sunday for the Gaza Strip, edging closer to an expected naval showdown with Israeli gunships determined to stop them.Huwaida Arraf, one of the organizers, said the six-ship flotilla began the journey from international ... continue reading

May 28th, 2010

UN urges restraint as Israel vows to stop Gaza aid flotilla

UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations urged restraint Thursday as Israel vowed to stop pro-Palestinian activists aboard an aid-laden flotilla from reaching the besieged, Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.“We understand from press reports that private citizens have assembled a number of ships carrying material intended for Gaza and will seek to deliver ... continue reading

May 27th, 2010

Israeli commandos to block Gaza activists

ASHDOD, Israel — Israel on Thursday unveiled a massive makeshift detention center in the country's main southern port and announced the end of days of intense naval maneuvers, vowing to stop a flotilla of hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists trying to break a 3-year blockade of the Gaza Strip this weekend.Military ... continue reading

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Apr 1st
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Mar 31st
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Last night, The Good Wife on the East Coast started 40 minutes late due to the overrun of the NCAA basketball game. If you had your DVR set for the show, you...

Mar 24th
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Mar 23rd
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Mar 21st
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Mar 21st
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Mar 19th
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"I think democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world." -- Tony Benn, 1925-2014 Tony Benn in 'Sicko'

Mar 14th
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