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  • Occupy anniversary: The 1 percent are winning

    Occupy anniversary: The 1 percent are winning
    It's been a good year for the 1 percent. The protesters who occupied public spaces in cities across the country, beginning with Wall Street on Sept. 17, 2011, garnered a great deal of attention for the idea that our democracy is being hijacked by the...
  • Finding shards of light 'In Darkness'

    Finding shards of light 'In Darkness'
    Agnieszka Holland's Holocaust movies, like "Angry Harvest" and "Europa Europa," are a world away from concentration camp tear-jerkers like Robert Benigni's Oscar-winning smash "Life Is Beautiful." Holland's films are uninhibited and sexual, gutsy and...
  • Egypt and Islam

    Egypt and Islam
    Initial results from Egypt's first elections since the fall of President Hosni Mubarak are in, and it appears Islamist parties have captured the lion's share of the vote. The rise of politicians eager to curtail basic human rights, particularly for women,...
  • Occupy Baltimore: time for Phase II

    Occupy Baltimore: time for Phase II
    Although some of the Occupy Baltimore protesters are expressing disappointment and anger at their early morning rousting from their McKeldin Square encampment, both they and the Baltimore Police Department deserve congratulations for peacefully handling...
  • For Occupy movement, civil disobedience is a legitimate form of protest

    I am impressed by Jabriera Handy's story of her experience in jail and her work today as a youth organizer ("Occupy right to question youth jail plan," Jan. 23). Remarkably, she does not sound bitter, but rather, at a young age, has turned her...
  • Norman Lear: Occupy movement revives tradition of protest

    Norman Lear: Occupy movement revives tradition of protest
    I was recently shown a picture from one of the Occupy protests taking place across the country. It featured a young woman surrounded by police. She was the only protester in the picture, but she didn't seem intimidated. All by herself, up against the...
  • 2011, the year of winning by losing

    2011, the year of winning by losing
    Charlie Sheen was clearly the man of the year. You'll recall that 2011 began with the oafish actor celebrating his own narcotic and sexual crapulence like a victorious gladiator working the crowds. He was egged on by a media with as much decency as the...
  • Protesters in downtown Annapolis call for Leopold ouster

    Protesters in downtown Annapolis call for Leopold ouster
    Protesters held signs reading "Leopold must go!" "Spying un-American" and "Resign now" outside Anne Arundel County government headquarters Monday, criticizing an embattled county executive who faces allegations that he used his county police detail to...
  • Peniel E. Joseph: Ferguson protests expose a civil-rights generational divide

    Peniel E. Joseph: Ferguson protests expose a civil-rights generational divide
    This past week's racial crisis in Ferguson, Mo., has uncovered a divide within the black community — one based on generation, class and the cloudy political vision offered by African-American politics in the Obama age. When asked who is the leader...
  • Syrian forces hit Islamic State in Raqqa, destroy water plant

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government forces struck Islamic State positions in and around the eastern Syrian city of Raqqa, residents said on Monday, part of a growing campaign against hardline militants who control a third of the country. Raqqa is a...
  • Three Islamist protesters killed in Cairo: security sources

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Three Islamist protesters were killed on Friday during clashes between police and demonstrators in Cairo, Egyptian security sources said. The men died from bullet wounds during clashes between a few hundred protesters and police in...
  • The world needs a freer, better Egypt

    The following editorial appeared in the Kansas City Star on Thursday, Aug. 14: Egypt, the heart of the Arab world, could and should be a major player today in finding resolution to all of the chaos and violence in the Middle East today. Instead, it...