Where does Al Jazeera stand? | by Joseph Daher

Where does Al Jazeera stand? | by Joseph Daher

Joseph Daher looks at the role of Al Jazeera as both a tool of Qatar’s political and economic interests, but which also sometimes shares sympathy with popular movements in the region.Al Jazeera television has recently been subject to debate, following the resignation...
How the 1 percent rules | Lance Selfa

How the 1 percent rules | Lance Selfa

The Occupy movement’s most powerful unifying factor has been its clear and simple identification of the key problem in American society: the divide between the vast majority of the population–the 99 percent–and the richest and most powerful 1...
Military vs people power | by Carl Finamore

Military vs people power | by Carl Finamore

Egyptians immediately recognised vivid symbolism few others understood in the soccer riot that broke out recently in the coastal city of Port Said. First, the killing of 74 Ultras, fans of the Cairo team Al-Ahly, occurred on the 1 February one-year anniversary of the...

The need to understand history

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived. But if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” So wrote the American author Maya Angelou. A fellow writer, James Baldwin also noted: “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed...