Dec 8, 2014

The real threat Iran poses to the West

Scott Vrooman
Canada supposedly closed our embassy because Iran was a clear and present danger, but the clear and present danger is to Iran, not from it.
Jun 17, 2014

What happened to the Arab Spring?

After the departure of a few tyrants, did real change come to Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen or Iraq? Despite claims to democracy, it seems the West prefers security and stability in the Arab world.
Dec 24, 2012
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Lumps of coal to the world this year

Gerry Caplan
Humanity is yet again awash in injustice and oppression, much of which, as always, we are helpless to end or can't be bothered trying.
Book Review
Oct 25, 2012

Justin Podur on Haiti's new dictatorship

Justin Podur
Matthew Adams
In this interview with Matt Adams, Justin Podur, author of Haiti’s New Dictatorship, discusses his new book.
Mar 25, 2011

Daraa's events prove Bashar al-Assad wrong

Maher Arar
After the fall of Mubarak, Arab citizens elsewhere rightly thought that their leaders would understand the inevitability of the situation: that the resolve of the people was too strong to overcome.
Feb 3, 2011

What led to the uprising in Egypt

Stephen Zunes joins us on Redeye to talk about the Mubarak regime, the Egyptian economy and the Obama administration's response to the pro-democracy movement in the streets.
Feb 1, 2011

Uprising in Tunisia

Of all the North African states ruled by dictators, Tunisia collapsed first. Redeye explores what led to the rebellion and what could happen next with Samer Shehata.
Feb 1, 2011

Falling Arab dictatorships and Israeli government panic

Mordecai Briemberg
In the backdrop of the spreading unrest in the Middle East, the Israeli government is showing its anti-democratic tendencies that move beyond their treatment of Palestinians to the wider Arab world.
Feb 15, 2010

Sri Lanka's president tightens his grip on power

Kshama Ranawana
Sri Lanka's presidential election victor, Mahinda Rajapakse, is arresting opponents and protesters, and consolidating his authoritarian power on the island nation.
Book Review
Oct 16, 2009

Messing with Mao

Meagan Perry
Denise Chong documents the story of Lu Decheng, a small town bus mechanic, imprisoned for thumbing his nose at Mao in her latest book. Chong chats with Meagan Perry in this book lounge interview.
Jul 1, 2009

Undo the coup

The first coup d'etat in Central America in more than a quarter-century occurred last Sunday in Honduras. After a long history of domination in the hemisphere, the U.S. has a chance to change course.
Activist Toolkit

School of the Americas

the School of the Americas (SOA) is a United States facility located at Fort Benning, Georgia that trained over 60,000 Latin American intelligence officers in torture and counter-insurgency


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