My advice here is simple: It is time for both... →
Nobel Peace Prize for Arab Revolution Netizens?
globalvoices: Twitter is abuzz with excitement as the names of Arab netizens are being circulated as possible candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize for the roles they have played in the Arab revolutions. Read more
Extremely graphic images and story about the... →
This is exactly why Syria needs to see an immediate end to Assad’s rule. charquaouia: Originally posted by http://androphilia.tumblr.com/ I couldn’t reblog it because it is utterly enraging and I’m writing this post through my tears.
The Guardian: Press freedom in Northern Ireland →
Across Northern Ireland reporters and journalists face greater threats to press freedom, source confidentiality and physical safety than any of their counterparts in Britain. Much has been made of moves by police in England to seize television footage of the August riots. To those of us in…
Protest spokesman Patrick Bruner criticized the... →
MOOP!– Means: “Matter Out of Place.” It is what hippies use to shout at people who leave things on the ground at Burning Man. The organizers believe that you should pack out everything you bring into the desert and “leave no trace.” There are no trash cans in the desert only art that no one likes. It...
Yes to Palestinian statehood →
theeconomist: “We abhor the creeping delegitimisation and demonisation of Israel. But we also believe that the Palestinians deserve a state of their own. These two beliefs are entirely compatible. By his intransigence Mr Netanyahu has played into the hands of those who would destroy Israel. In blocking any Palestinian aspirations at the UN, America is helping extremists on both sides.”
What sets good travel writing apart is detail, detail, detail. Which cafe, on...– Sally Shalam, Guardian hotel critic in our tips for travel writers (via guardian) Travel writing is often so boring. I don’t understand how some authors ever get published in the first place. Don’t just tell me, show me your adventures, using words.
Amnesty International | A Bahraini activists blogs... →
I am a Bahraini activist, involved in the Bahrain Revolution that started on 14 February. When the army demolished the Pearl Roundabout and began arresting people, I was terrified. I knew that I hadn’t done anything wrong – but they were crazy. One night my house was raided by scores of officers. I was pulled out of the house by my neck with guns pointing at my head, without even a chance...