The Mechanics Behind The Egyptian Revolution

By Hossam el-Hamalawi, ROAR Magazine. -

The Egyptian revolution, which flared from early 2011 to mid-2013, is usually presented in the media (and some academic circles) as a “Facebook Revolution” or at least as one gigantic event that [...]

The Revolutionaries, When They Rise, Care For Nothing But Love

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

A decade has now slipped by since a man named Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in the Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid on 17 December 2010. Bouazizi, a street vendor, took this extreme step after [...]

What Explains Success Or Failure In The Arab Spring?

By Molly Wallace, -

Seven years after the blossoming of the so-called Arab Spring, the results of numerous civil resistance movements across the Middle East and North Africa region are mixed. Scholars have studied [...]

The Sixth Anniversary Of The Start Of The Arab Uprisings

By Gilbert Achcar, -

By Gilbert Achcar for Jadaliyya. What started in the Arab region in 2011 actually is a long-term revolutionary process which, from the beginning it was possible to predict, would take many years, [...]

US Planned Regime Change Of ‘Too Left’ Syrian Gov’t

By Stephen Gowans, -

By Stephen Gowans for What's Left - Documents prepared by US Congress researchers as early as 2005 revealed that the US government was actively weighing regime change in Syria long before the [...]

Growing Dissent: The Coming Year Of Protest

By Derek Royden, -

By Derek Royden for Occupy - It was February of 1848 when what came to be called “The Spring of Nations” and “The Year of Revolution” began. The first revolt was in France, then the unrest spread [...]

‘I Was Terribly Wrong’ Writers Look Back At Arab Spring 5 Years On

By Robin Yassin-Kassab, Alaa Abd El Fattah, Ahdaf Soueif, Mourid Barghouti, Laila Lalami, Raja Shehadeh, Khaled Mattawa, Tamim al-Barghouti, Nouri Gana, and Joumana Haddad, -

By Robin Yassin-Kassab, Alaa Abd El Fattah, Ahdaf Soueif, Mourid Barghouti, Laila Lalami, Raja Shehadeh, Khaled Mattawa, Tamim al-Barghouti, Nouri Gana, and Joumana Haddad for The Guardian - Five [...]

Women And The Arab Spring: A Dream Turned Nightmare

By Abdalhadi Alijla, -

By Abdalhadi Alijla for Open Democracy - At first, opportunistically then pragmatically, a growing number of us thought that the Arab Spring would enhance women rights in the MENA region. Though [...]

Arab Spring Anniversary: Protesters Defy Crackdown

By Staff, -

By Staff of Aljazeera - Anti-government protesters defied a security crackdown and took to the streets as Egypt marked the fifth anniversary on Monday of the 2011 uprising that toppled long-time [...]

The Revolution In Rojava

By Meredith Tax, -

You’d think it would be big news that there’s a liberated area in the Middle East led by kickass socialist-feminists, where people make decisions through local councils and women hold 40 percent [...]

The Embers Of The Arab Spring Still Burn

By The Socialist Forum Lebanon, -

For several weeks now, the Israeli war machine has continued its bombardment and ground operations against Gaza, committing one massacre after another, while the so-called “international [...]

Why It’s Way Too Soon To Give Up On The Arab Spring

By Juan Cole, -

Three and a half years ago, the world was riveted by massive crowds of youths mobilizing in Cairo's Tahrir Square to demand an end to Egypt's dreary police state. We watched transfixed as a [...]

DoD Preparing For Social Movements Since 2008

By Nafeez Ahmed, -

Social science is being militarised to develop 'operational tools' to target peaceful activists and protest movements: A US Department of Defense (DoD) research programme is funding [...]

Icon Of Egypt’s 2011 Revolt Gets 15 Years

By Kevin Zeese, -

A court on Wednesday convicted a prominent activist from Egypt's 2011 uprising for demonstrating without permit and assaulting a policeman, sentencing him to 15 years in prison. The sentence [...]

Tunisia After The Arab Spring: Change, But No Change

By Serge Halimi, -

Tunisia has taken the most hopeful direction after its Arab Spring. But none of the entrants in the forthcoming election seems to have the valid and drastic economic plans that will be needed to [...]

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