Despite the absence of the iconic central gathering point of Tahrir Square, the culture of demonstrating, protesting, and uniting to realize the radical lives on.
Even if the police were physically able evict everyone from lower Manhattan, it is impossible to bulldoze or brutalize this idea that has consumed our minds, hearts, and souls with the radical hope of liberation.
Palestine, and the Palestinians of the Diaspora who embody and perhaps hope to return to Palestine, deserve a Palestinian state that is liberated from military occupation.
After a half-hour long face-off, and failed negotiation with Greek commandos, the US Boat to Gaza returned to Athens. The passengers are being held in custody on the ship. Did Israel just outsource its diplomatic and military operations to Greece?
Though the people are flooding the streets and waving the Yemeni flag in a well-deserved celebration of Saleh’s departure, no one really knows what is going to happen next. It could just as easily be a milestone of the Yemeni revolution as it could a return to business as usual while the country sinks further into violent chaos and civil war.
Does Egypt hold the key to a Palestinian-Israeli peace?
It is impossible to predict whether or not this unity government will successfully lay the foundation of Palestinian statehood. However, it is undeniable that the alliance between Hamas and Fatah reflects a significant political change.
I am sick and tired of the “debate” over the burqa ban. The issue at stake is not the burqa. It is Islamophobia; as per usual, the war of cultural values is being fought on the battleground of women’s bodies.
Though they copied aspects of the social media model of the Arab revolution, Palestinians are different in that they are far more experienced with protesting and have already had their intifada –twice. This time, instead of trying to rise up against a regime, they were trying to bring one together.
Many other Arab states lack the serendipitous unity of Tunisia and Egypt, making their hopeful democratic transitions more challenging.