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  • In Egypt, it is darkest before dawn

    In Egypt, it is darkest before dawn
    The images shown on the news media are startling: violence rages on the streets of Cairo while a divided government continues to sow seeds of discord. I have spent some time in Tahrir Square this past week and have seen a very different perspective. I...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Venezuela's troubled times: Maduro's first year in power

    BOGOTA, Colombia Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro often says he never wanted the country's top job. Instead, the 51-year-old former union organizer and transportation worker says he's simply following the orders of the late President Hugo Chavez, who...
  • Saudi activist sentenced to 15 years in jail for protests: lawyer

    DUBAI (Reuters) - A judge on Thursday sentenced a Saudi blogger and activist to 15 years in jail for taking part in protests and defaming the kingdom by communicating with foreigners and through publishing articles on the Internet, his lawyer said....
  • Algeria's ailing Bouteflika wins re-election

    ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the independence veteran in power for 15 years, won re-election on Friday with more than 80 percent of a vote opponents dismissed as fraud to keep an ailing leader in power. Bouteflika had cast...
  • Students add Easter twist to dwindling Venezuela protests

    Students add Easter twist to dwindling Venezuela protests
    CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan students are marching barefoot, building crucifixes and planning to burn effigies of President Nicolas Maduro to try and breathe new life into their protest movement over Easter. The religious-themed demonstrations are...