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Tahrir three years later

Three years ago, the Egyptian Revolution was fighting for its life in Tahrir Square. For 18 days and nights, the women and men of the Square faced off against President Hosni Mubarak’s security forces and thugs. In the end Mubarak was forced to follow Tunisia’s President-for-life, Ben Ali, into retirement and shame. The light of freedom spread–Square to Square, occupation to occupation. It was a historic turning point. Continue reading

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Turkey, Syria and Iran at crossroads of world revolt

The mass protests in Turkey, the presidential election in Iran and, above all, the continuing struggle for the Syrian revolution express the depth of today’s social crisis. These crises are interpenetrated and inseparable. The stakes are high. Continue reading

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Revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya shake world order

From the new March-April 2011 issue of News & Letters: Lead article: Revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya shake world order by Gerry Emmett The revolutionary movement that began in Tunisia in December, when 26-year-old street vendor Mohammed Bouazizi burned … Continue reading

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