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It’s no surprise that there is a considerable amount of talk these days of World War III due to the Russian/Ukrainian conflict. It has also been alluded to when speaking of sanctions on Iran if they continue with a nuclear program (which they are legally allowed to pursue). 868 more words

Arab Spring

Human rights defenders under live fire, one dead

by the ISM

The Israeli military just shot a Gazan man trying to reach his family, during an announced ceasefire. He was with a group of municipality workers and international human rights defenders who were attempting to retrieve injured people in the Shajiya neighbourhood. 197 more words


Reaping What We Have Sown in Gaza

by: Amira Hass

I’ve already raised the white flag. I’ve stopped searching the dictionary for the word to describe half of a boy’s missing head while his father screams “Wake up, wake up, I bought you a toy!” How did Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Greater Germany, put it? 907 more words

Arab Spring

Has Freedom of Expression Increased in Post-Mubarak Egypt?

Has freedom of expression in Egypt increased after more than three years since the overthrow of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak?

The answer to this question is especially relevant if we consider that historically Egypt has maintained a reputation as a leader in media production in the region of the Middle East. 195 more words

Show Details for the week of July 21st, 2014

On The Monitor this week:

  • Dollar Democracy: with Liberty and Justice for Some; How to Reclaim the American Dream for All – an interview with…
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Economic Inequality

Who’s Responsible for the Mess in Syria-Iraq-Egypt?

We seem to be experiencing the quiet return of the “who lost Iraq?” monologue. Myself, I blame Mustafa Kemal Atatürk for causing the ideological and political fragmentation of Islamic society underlying recent Middle East violence, chaos and endemic instability. 425 more words