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Rima Marrouch
Omar Edelbi, a leading voice of Syria’s anti-regime Local Coordination Committee shares his thoughts on the role of the LCC, arming the uprising,...
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
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Mohammed Shoair
Samir Amin, the consummate Marxist activist and intellectual, turned 80 in the year of the "Arab Spring." He enthusiastically follows events in the...
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
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Sayed Mahmoud
Egyptian master calligrapher Khudair al-Borsaidi is now battling the Egyptian government to support Egypt’s calligraphic tradition.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
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Jamal Jubran
Famed Egyptian author Ibrahim Abdel-Meguid writes of the new wired Egypt, of chat rooms and social networks. The accomplishments of Egypt in Tahrir...
Saturday, October 1, 2011
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Jamal Jubran
Grand projects to document the Egyptian revolution are well underway, but few are as close to the tales of its ordinary people as chronicler Makkawi...
Thursday, September 22, 2011
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Wissam Kanaan
Syrian writer and poet Wafiq Khansa chose to meet us in the countryside surrounding the eternally tranquil Syrian city of Jable. Khansa has...
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
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Basheer al-Baker
Decades of dedicated political activism have earned Hassan Abdul-Azim the trust of friend and foe alike. The old-time Nasserite may be uniquely...
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
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Nader Fawz
High hopes were pinned on former Lebanese minister of Interior Ziad Baroud to affect change from within. But with little to show for, the young...
Monday, September 19, 2011
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Alaa el-Ali
Contemporary Palestinian cinema has made it to the world stage with the works of Eli Sulieman and Hany Abu Assad. But Palestinian filmmaking dates...
Friday, September 16, 2011
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