Gaddafi’s violence is backfiring as many of those who work for his regime—from pilots to soldiers to diplomats—are refusing to continue.
Phyllis Bennis on why Libya differs from other pro-democracy uprisings in the region.
What the privatization of public spaces has to do with our likelihood of taking to the streets.
Al Jazeera reports on the years of organizing that underpinned Egypt's "spontaneous" uprising.
An American organizer on Egypt’s lessons in people power.
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.
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.
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.
Could 2011 be to the Arab world what 1989 was to Eastern Europe?