People Power in the Middle East and North Africa
YES! Magazine's coverage of transformation in the Middle East and North Africa.
Lessons and Signs of Hope Amidst the Carnage in Libya
by Stephen Zunesposted Feb 25, 2011
- Gaddafi's violence is backfiring as many of those who work for his regime—from pilots to soldiers to diplomats—are refusing to continue.
Libya and Beyond: What’s Next for Democracy?
by Phyllis Bennisposted Feb 24, 2011
- Phyllis Bennis on why Libya differs from other pro-democracy uprisings in the region.
People, Power, and Public Spaces
by Jay Walljasperposted Feb 22, 2011
- What the privatization of public spaces has to do with our likelihood of taking to the streets.
Egypt's Revolution: Behind the Scenes
posted Feb 18, 2011
- Al Jazeera reports on the years of organizing that underpinned Egypt's "spontaneous" uprising.
Thank You, Egypt
by Adrienne Maree Brownposted Feb 11, 2011
- An American organizer on Egypt's lessons in people power.
In Egypt, Something Rare and Remarkable
by Katherine Gustafsonposted Feb 10, 2011
- From Cairo, a first-person account of the way Egyptians supported and protected one another during the historic protests that led to the departure of President Hosni Mubarak.
Revolution Doesn't Happen Overnight
by Stephen Zunesposted Feb 08, 2011
- Those who were expecting a quick victory in Egypt are no doubt disappointed, but successful People Power movements of recent decades have usually been protracted struggles.
Tunisia, Egypt, and the Big Picture
by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmedposted Feb 02, 2011
- Egypt lies on the fault lines of the convergence of global ecological, energy, and economic crises—and thus, on the frontlines of deepening global system failure.
Egypt: Lessons in Democracy
by Stephen Zunesposted Feb 01, 2011
- Could 2011 be to the Arab world what 1989 was to Eastern Europe?