The Arab spring Archive

  • On June 3, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared that Iran would stand by the Syrian regime to the end. The following day there was news of some 10,000 Iranian and Iraqi Shiite soldiers who had come to Syria to defend the capital Damascus.

    After Assad

    On June 3, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared that Iran would stand by the Syrian regime to the end. The following day there was news of some 10,000 Iranian and Iraqi Shiite soldiers who had come to Syria to defend the capital Damascus.

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  • The difference is between those who have rights and those who don't: United against the system of inequalities, is there any chance to win?

    The Arab Spring and the Protest Movements in Europe

    The difference is between those who have rights and those who don't: United against the system of inequalities, is there any chance to win?

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  • On the last night of Egypt’s elections the April 6 movement posted a message on its Facebook page: “Notice for tomorrow: huge surprise – the independent candidate Abdel Fatah al-Sisi […]

    Sisi gets 95% of votes. Surprise?

    On the last night of Egypt’s elections the April 6 movement posted a message on its Facebook page: “Notice for tomorrow: huge surprise – the independent candidate Abdel Fatah al-Sisi […]

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  • The Egyptian revolution of 2011 was a rare opportunity to drive the country towards the future by creating a democratic regime which would enable Egyptians to develop a political awareness. The Muslim Brotherhood is incapable of turning Egypt into a modern state, because its religious outlook directly opposes cultural and scientific freedom, while the oppression of women prevents Egypt from shaking off backwardness and social introversion. But this is no reason to support the generals and the military coup. The only way of contending with these issues is via democratic elections.

    Egypt has lost its way

    The Egyptian revolution of 2011 was a rare opportunity to drive the country towards the future by creating a democratic regime which would enable Egyptians to develop a political awareness. The Muslim Brotherhood is incapable of turning Egypt into a modern state, because its religious outlook directly opposes cultural and scientific freedom, while the oppression of women prevents Egypt from shaking off backwardness and social introversion. But this is no reason to support the generals and the military coup. The only way of contending with these issues is via democratic elections.

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  • Istanbul, and with it all the major Turkish cities, has risen against what is regarded as the dictatorship of the Justice and Development Party, led by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. In our consciousness, Taksim and Tahrir squares have merged, Habib Borgeiva Boulevard has become one with Al-Abasain square in Damascus, and it seems that we are witnessing yet another event of the sort we have seen since the beginning of the Arab Spring in 2011.

    The Turkish spring is shuffling the deck

    Istanbul, and with it all the major Turkish cities, has risen against what is regarded as the dictatorship of the Justice and Development Party, led by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. In our consciousness, Taksim and Tahrir squares have merged, Habib Borgeiva Boulevard has become one with Al-Abasain square in Damascus, and it seems that we are witnessing yet another event of the sort we have seen since the beginning of the Arab Spring in 2011.

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