Mirror from DamascusSeptember 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 RevolutionMarch 2016
Protest, marriage, and migration in an age of ongoing crisis.
Festival for the PigsDecember 2014
Soon a rumor spread through the city that a pig was riding on another pig, circling through the streets, commanding the riot.
Small RebellionsJuly 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 EgyptMay 2014
The country’s cartoonists find creative ways to defy censors.
Fathers of RevolutionMay 2014
How much more must Syrians pay for their uprising against the Assad government?
Lewis H. Lapham: Crowd ControlMarch 2014
Political revolt and the accumulation of more.
Robert Reich: Why There’s No OutcryFebruary 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 WatchSeptember 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 ParadiseJuly 2013
A Libyan-American returns to make sense of the country after Gadhafi’s fall.
Catriona Knapman: The Capital of NubiaMarch 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, TogetherJanuary 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 WordDecember 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 RevolutionJune 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 RevolutionJune 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 MeApril 2012
Through YouTube and Vimeo, these artists give their fellow Syrians a voice.
Bridging the Dignity GapApril 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 DreamFebruary 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.