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Blog post 2: Protests and activism

Two articles are assigned this week. Read both articles. Find them in the Course Schedule and on Ares.

After reading the two articles (and making notes, as always), you will think about two different aspects of the use of social media tools or apps for protest or activism: (1) How activists or protest movements use social media. 408 more words


Show Details for the week of August 31st, 2015

On The Monitor this week:

  • The demonstrations over trash pilling  in Beirut widen to include protests over corruption in Lebanon, with Hicham Safieddine
  • The Danger of Bad Intel on “Islamic State,” with…
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"Vocês Fedem". A revolução do lixo no Líbano é um grito contra o governo

Os políticos no Líbano não cheiram mesmo nada bem. Têm tendência para brincar com a democracia. O Parlamento já alargou o mandato por duas vezes. Sem respeitar a Constituição, claro. 473 more words


Egypt's Besieged Universities

Egyptian students and professors will soon return to universities which are experiencing the lowest levels of academic freedom the country has ever known. In the last academic year alone, … 1,463 more words

Middle East

Policeman Killed In Bahrain Blast

A policeman has been killed, following a ‘terrorist blast’ in a Shi’ite village, in Bahrain, one of a growing number of attacks in the country. 88 more words


Political Islam: Various links

Here are a few links for those interested in political Islam in different Middle Eastern states. The first link is to a study of Shi’a militias in Syria and their regional impact. 759 more words