Activists

Egypt

August 15, 2013
Lina Attalah: Egyptian Ministry of Interior uses light presence of firearms to justify aggressive military action that killed more than 500 peaceful sit-ins, as Saudi and Qatari power dynamics play out behind the scenes

“Dream Defenders” Occupy Florida State Capital Demanding End to “Stand Your Ground” Law

July 26, 2013

Activists are demanding a repeal of the notorious Stand Your Ground legislation and an end to racial profiling and the “school to prison pipeline”

Remembering Mandela

June 27, 2013
Glen Ford: Were the compromises made to avoid bloodshed responsible for the poverty and suffering that continues today?

Obama’s Carbon Reduction Plan “Will Guarantee Global Warming Disaster”

June 26, 2013

Nafeez Ahmed: Environmental activists need to redouble efforts to demand Obama reject Keystone XL, abandon hydrofracking, and adopt tougher emission standards

Violent eviction of Gezi Park gives rise to “standing protesters”

June 20, 2013

Night of “shocking violence” in Turkey’s major cities results in wave of silent demonstrations

Iran’s New President a Regime Insider – Wide Mandate for More Civil Liberties

June 17, 2013

Hamid Dabashi: President-elect Hassan Rohani will not change Iran’s Neo-liberal capitalism but may be inspired by popular support for more political rights and nuclear transparency

Police Brutality Against Blocupy Frankfurt Protest Makes Headlines

June 16, 2013

What began as a protest against the ECB, German banks and the German government turned into a protest against police brutality

Senate Immigration Bill Fails to Advance Immigrant Rights

June 11, 2013

Comprehensive immigration reform fails to address root causes of migration

Netanyahu Says it’s Anti-Semitism to Accuse Israel of War Crimes or Violating Human Rights

June 6, 2013

Shir Hever: At the Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism, the Israeli military and political leadership’s attacks on critics reflects Israel’s isolation and the strength of the boycott campaign

US Wars Far From Over

June 6, 2013
David Swanson: Samantha Power advocated regime change in Libya when UN resolution was specifically restricted to defense of Benghazi