Opinion

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Gene Sharp has half a recipe for revolution

I first heard of Gene Sharp from a commentator on National Public Radio. He said that he had examined the "Arab Spring" upsurges in Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Libya  and Yemen.

Humanitarian intervention or regime change?

I was suspicious of the UN Security Council's establishment of a Libya no fly zone from the beginning, and events seem to be proving me right.

U.S. & Libya: Many questions remain

After President Obama's March 28 address to the nation on the U.S. and NATO military intervention in Libya, many questions remain.

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Libya: Just say "no” to a no-fly zone

Any such attack would mean destroying the Gaddafi regime's anti-aircraft missile installations, almost surely resulting in civilian casualties on the ground.

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Poem of the week: Nizar Qabbani’s “The Old World is Dead”

This unnamed verse, written in 1970, seems as if it could have been written yesterday in half a dozen nations - and in some U.S. states as well.

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New films to watch for, from around the world

From "Circus Kids" to "Hitler in Hollywood," a cornucopia of wonderful progressive films will entertain and inspire viewers.

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Films show human element in Palestinians’ struggles

The presence of three great films in support of the Palestinian struggle was highly welcomed at this year's Toronto International Film Festival last month.

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Poem of the week: “Jerusalem”

"Shouldn't it be as important to learn about one another's poetry, country to country, as one another's weather or gross national products?"

The U.S. & Yemen: A “lethal blend”

How involved is the U.S. military in Yemen, and is the Obama administration laying the groundwork for a new foreign adventure?

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