Tag: revolution

Mirror from Damascus

September 2016

In a war that remains unfinished, two Syrian-British writers acknowledge and affirm those whose stories and lives may be lost in its course.

Daniel José Older: This Far: Notes on Love and Revolution

March 2016

Protest, marriage, and migration in an age of ongoing crisis.

Festival for the Pigs

December 2014

Soon a rumor spread through the city that a pig was riding on another pig, circling through the streets, commanding the riot.

Small Rebellions

July 2014

The civil rights icon on Detroit, the limits of protest organizing, and what she’s learned over seven decades of activism.

Gallows Humor: Political Satire in Sisi’s Egypt

May 2014

The country’s cartoonists find creative ways to defy censors.

Fathers of Revolution

May 2014

How much more must Syrians pay for their uprising against the Assad government?

Lewis H. Lapham: Crowd Control

March 2014

Political revolt and the accumulation of more.

Robert Reich: Why There’s No Outcry

February 2014

At some point, working people, students, and the broad public will have had enough.

Tariq Ali: What Is A Revolution?

September 2013

Wishing for the Syrian civil war to be a revolution doesn’t make it so.

The Watch

September 2013

Everyone is hoping that the just declared new country will be lucky, that the rioting and murdering will not break out as predicted by the expat at our bar the night before.

My Uncle’s Paradise

July 2013

A Libyan-American returns to make sense of the country after Gadhafi’s fall.

Catriona Knapman: The Capital of Nubia

March 2013

In post-revolution Cairo, Nubians and other minority groups are being erased from the state-defined national identity. In Aswan, the view is different.

Lara Baladi: Alone, Together

January 2013

A video artist draws on news footage, historical videos, Fela Kuti, Slavoj Žižek, Lewis Carroll, and others to reflect on Tahrir Square two years after #Jan25.

Joel Kovel and Quincy Saul: Apocalypse and Revelation Are the Same Word

December 2012

The founders of Ecosocialist Horizons discuss climate change, the collapse of capitalism, and building a new world in the shell of the old.

Ela Bittencourt: After the Revolution

June 2012

Mai Iskander, director of Words of Witness, talks with Ela Bittencourt about the reporting/activism dilemma, Egypt’s disappeared, and the rule of law under Morsi.

Maurice Chammah: After the Revolution

June 2012

A year after the Arab Spring, Egyptian voters must choose between a Mubarak minister and a Muslim Brotherhood candidate. How did we get from Tahrir Square to here?

أنا وبس: My People Love Me

April 2012

Through YouTube and Vimeo, these artists give their fellow Syrians a voice.

Bridging the Dignity Gap

April 2012

From Cairo to Wall Street, are we in the midst of a historic shift in the way governments relate to their citizens?

Meakin Armstrong: Egypt and the American Fever Dream

February 2011

For over 30 years, we gave Egypt the shaft, because it was in our national interest to do so. Now it’s time for Egypt to find out where its own interests are, without a strongman leading the way. The country has a difficult and terrible road to walk.